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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 33 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 6 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.90% 2.52% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.45% 7.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£355 £543 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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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
110 84 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 34.92% 35.29% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 52 23
Average daily rate £382 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.68% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £260 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £38.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +127.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smart Meter across the Slough region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough region citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Smart Meter.

1 14 (82.35%) Telecoms
2 6 (35.29%) Firewall
2 6 (35.29%) Project Management
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco
3 5 (29.41%) GPRS
3 5 (29.41%) UMTS
3 5 (29.41%) Internet
3 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
4 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
4 4 (23.53%) Information Security
4 4 (23.53%) UNIX
4 4 (23.53%) Windows
4 4 (23.53%) IPv6
4 4 (23.53%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) Degree
4 4 (23.53%) Network Security
4 4 (23.53%) Database Security
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (17.65%) FortiGate
5 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
5 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
5 3 (17.65%) 4G
5 3 (17.65%) F5
5 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (17.65%) ZigBee
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Matrix Management
5 3 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough region citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Smart Meter. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) GPRS
2 5 (29.41%) UMTS
2 5 (29.41%) Internet
3 4 (23.53%) IPv6
3 4 (23.53%) Network Security
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (17.65%) 4G
4 3 (17.65%) ZigBee
4 3 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (17.65%) GSM
4 3 (17.65%) SSL
4 3 (17.65%) HTTP
4 3 (17.65%) MPLS
4 3 (17.65%) DAB
4 3 (17.65%) BGP
5 2 (11.76%) 3GPP
5 2 (11.76%) DNS
5 2 (11.76%) HSPA
General
1 14 (82.35%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
2 3 (17.65%) Electronics
3 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Environment Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) IT Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) IT Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Vendor Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Vendor Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Test Environment Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Product Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) WML
1 3 (17.65%) WAP
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) PKI
3 2 (11.76%) DTV
4 1 (5.88%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) UNIX
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
2 4 (23.53%) Information Security
2 4 (23.53%) Database Security
3 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Matrix Management
3 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (11.76%) Strategic Management
4 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) CISSP
4 1 (5.88%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) HP
3 3 (17.65%) F5
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
3 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.76%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) Remedy