The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 16 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.82% 1.13% 2.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.11% 2.97% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Median daily rate £350 £268 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.84% -17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £286 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £40.50
Smart Meter
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Slough region.

Miscellaneous Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
72 101 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 43.37% 38.11% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 56 43
Median daily rate £365 £333 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.77% +3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £209 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.22 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% -13.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.47 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.11% -7.65%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough region citing Smart Meter as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Smart Meter across the Slough region.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Slough region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 14 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (40.00%) HP
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (25.00%) Change Management
5 4 (20.00%) Project Management
5 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (20.00%) ZigBee
5 4 (20.00%) V-Model
5 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.00%) Change Control
6 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (15.00%) QA
6 3 (15.00%) Security Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Degree
6 3 (15.00%) 802.1X
6 3 (15.00%) Linux
6 3 (15.00%) 802.15
6 3 (15.00%) DNS
6 3 (15.00%) IPv6
6 3 (15.00%) Service Management
7 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.00%) SNMP
7 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (10.00%) PHP
7 2 (10.00%) HTML
7 2 (10.00%) MySQL

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) ZigBee
2 3 (15.00%) 802.15
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) IPv6
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) SNMP
4 1 (5.00%) 4G
4 1 (5.00%) ASN.1
4 1 (5.00%) DAB
4 1 (5.00%) FTP
4 1 (5.00%) GPRS
4 1 (5.00%) GSM
4 1 (5.00%) HTTP
4 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) UMTS
4 1 (5.00%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.00%) Introscope
1 1 (5.00%) JProfiler
1 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (5.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 14 (70.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Angular Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Full Stack Web Developer
4 2 (10.00%) PMO Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Change Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Commercial Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Environment Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
2 2 (10.00%) CSS3
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) HTML5
2 2 (10.00%) REST
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (5.00%) JDBC
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Solaris
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Change Management
3 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) V-Model
3 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (15.00%) Change Control
4 3 (15.00%) Security Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Release Management
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) Web Development
6 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO22301
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.00%) logstash
3 1 (5.00%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (5.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Remedy
2 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com