The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 225 181 174
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -7
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 29 63 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.72% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.15% 2.68% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 42 26
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£375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £495 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £381 £380
% change year-on-year
+9.83% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2522 2347 1776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.65% 26.95% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1226 813
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 141 186
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smart Meter across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Smart Meter
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the South East region.

Smart Meter Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -2 12 £375 -3.22%
Hampshire -19 8 £413 -8.33% 2
Berkshire -8 6 £350 +40.00% 1
Middlesex +1 1 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
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England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 46 (36.80%) Security Cleared
2 44 (35.20%) SC Cleared
3 25 (20.00%) Java
4 23 (18.40%) Risk Management
5 16 (12.80%) Information Security
5 16 (12.80%) PRINCE2
6 15 (12.00%) Telecoms
6 15 (12.00%) PKI
7 14 (11.20%) Jenkins
7 14 (11.20%) Maven
7 14 (11.20%) Linux
8 13 (10.40%) Project Management
8 13 (10.40%) Ansible
9 12 (9.60%) Data Protection Act
9 12 (9.60%) Security Testing
9 12 (9.60%) Data Protection
9 12 (9.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (9.60%) F5
9 12 (9.60%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (9.60%) CISSP
9 12 (9.60%) Red Hat
9 12 (9.60%) SAP
9 12 (9.60%) Cryptography
9 12 (9.60%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (9.60%) Information Security Management
9 12 (9.60%) Security Management
9 12 (9.60%) Management Information System
10 11 (8.80%) Change Management
10 11 (8.80%) UNIX
10 11 (8.80%) SQL

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 7 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.80%) JBoss
3 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.40%) MS Project
3 2 (1.60%) MS Office
3 2 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) SAP CRM
1 2 (1.60%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.00%) Firewall
2 9 (7.20%) MPLS
2 9 (7.20%) BGP
2 9 (7.20%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (7.20%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (3.20%) GPRS
4 3 (2.40%) SAN
4 3 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.40%) 3G
4 3 (2.40%) BIG-IP
4 3 (2.40%) ZigBee
5 2 (1.60%) Internet
6 1 (0.80%) SMS
6 1 (0.80%) HTTP
6 1 (0.80%) ASN.1
6 1 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.80%) MS Access
3 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (11.20%) Maven
1 14 (11.20%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.20%) Subversion
3 5 (4.00%) Selenium
3 5 (4.00%) JUnit
4 1 (0.80%) JMeter
General
1 15 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.40%) Billing
3 6 (4.80%) Finance
4 2 (1.60%) Retail
5 1 (0.80%) Marketing
5 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.80%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (24.80%) Analyst
2 25 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 15 (12.00%) Consultant
3 15 (12.00%) Environment Manager
4 13 (10.40%) Developer
4 13 (10.40%) Business Analyst
5 12 (9.60%) Security Consultant
5 12 (9.60%) Java Developer
6 11 (8.80%) Test Manager
6 11 (8.80%) Test Analyst
7 7 (5.60%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) Integration Manager
9 5 (4.00%) Build Manager
10 4 (3.20%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Test Environment Manager
10 4 (3.20%) Release Manager
10 4 (3.20%) J2EE Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Programme Manager
10 4 (3.20%) Senior Manager
11 3 (2.40%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.80%) J2EE
1 6 (4.80%) XML
2 5 (4.00%) SAML
2 5 (4.00%) Hibernate
2 5 (4.00%) Spring
3 1 (0.80%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.00%) PKI
2 12 (9.60%) Management Information System
2 12 (9.60%) Cryptography
2 12 (9.60%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.00%) Statistics
5 4 (3.20%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (2.40%) DataPower
7 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.80%) PMI
7 1 (0.80%) GIS
7 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.20%) Linux
2 12 (9.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (8.80%) UNIX
4 4 (3.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.40%) Risk Management
2 16 (12.80%) Information Security
2 16 (12.80%) PRINCE2
3 13 (10.40%) Project Management
4 12 (9.60%) Information Security Management
4 12 (9.60%) Security Management
4 12 (9.60%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (9.60%) Security Testing
4 12 (9.60%) Data Protection
4 12 (9.60%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (8.80%) Change Management
6 10 (8.00%) Information Management
6 10 (8.00%) Integration Testing
6 10 (8.00%) ISMS
6 10 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (7.20%) ITIL
7 9 (7.20%) Service Delivery
7 9 (7.20%) Migration
8 8 (6.40%) Supplier Management
8 8 (6.40%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.00%) Java
2 11 (8.80%) SQL
3 4 (3.20%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.40%) Python
5 2 (1.60%) VB
5 2 (1.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (36.80%) Security Cleared
2 44 (35.20%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.60%) CISSP
4 9 (7.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (4.80%) ISEB
5 6 (4.80%) CISA
5 6 (4.80%) CISM
6 5 (4.00%) Sun Certification
6 5 (4.00%) CRISC
7 4 (3.20%) Degree
8 3 (2.40%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.60%) PMP
10 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.80%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (10.40%) Ansible
2 9 (7.20%) FortiGate
3 5 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (9.60%) SAP
1 12 (9.60%) Red Hat
1 12 (9.60%) F5
2 10 (8.00%) Oracle
3 9 (7.20%) Cisco
3 9 (7.20%) CheckPoint
4 4 (3.20%) Primavera
4 4 (3.20%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.40%) IBM
5 3 (2.40%) VMware
6 1 (0.80%) webMethods
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