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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 169 178 210
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +32
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 95 59 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 0.70% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.23% 2.57% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 40 11
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£450 £355 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £324 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £537 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £403
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2944 2300 2166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.50% 27.13% 25.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1657 1229 956
Average daily rate £375 £363 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 126 196
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.41 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.14% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.48 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.35% -2.50%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +47 60 £500 - 2
Hampshire -10 16 £375 -21.05% 5
Berkshire +7 10 £350 -20.90% 1
Middlesex +4 5 £500 -
West Sussex -29 4 £455 +28.16% 2
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 45 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 43 (34.40%) SC Cleared
3 26 (20.80%) Java
4 20 (16.00%) Telecoms
5 18 (14.40%) SAP
6 17 (13.60%) Risk Management
7 16 (12.80%) Management Information System
7 16 (12.80%) UNIX
8 15 (12.00%) Information Security
9 14 (11.20%) Maven
9 14 (11.20%) PKI
9 14 (11.20%) Jenkins
10 13 (10.40%) Project Management
10 13 (10.40%) Linux
11 12 (9.60%) GPRS
11 12 (9.60%) Ansible
12 11 (8.80%) Data Protection
12 11 (8.80%) Oracle
12 11 (8.80%) Information Security Management
12 11 (8.80%) Security Management
13 10 (8.00%) Firewall
13 10 (8.00%) XML
13 10 (8.00%) PRINCE2
13 10 (8.00%) Cisco
13 10 (8.00%) Security Testing
14 9 (7.20%) Integration Testing
14 9 (7.20%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (7.20%) F5
14 9 (7.20%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 6 (4.80%) JBoss
2 5 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.20%) MS Project
3 2 (1.60%) MS Office
3 2 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.60%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (4.80%) SAP CRM
3 3 (2.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.60%) GPRS
2 10 (8.00%) Firewall
3 7 (5.60%) ZigBee
3 7 (5.60%) IPv6
3 7 (5.60%) UMTS
4 6 (4.80%) BGP
4 6 (4.80%) 3G
4 6 (4.80%) MPLS
4 6 (4.80%) Internet
4 6 (4.80%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (4.80%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (4.00%) HTTP
6 4 (3.20%) DAB
6 4 (3.20%) SSL
6 4 (3.20%) 3GPP
6 4 (3.20%) DNS
6 4 (3.20%) GSM
6 4 (3.20%) Network Security
6 4 (3.20%) HSPA
6 4 (3.20%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.60%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.80%) MS Access
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%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.80%) JMeter
General
1 20 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.00%) Billing
2 5 (4.00%) Finance
2 5 (4.00%) Electronics
3 3 (2.40%) Marketing
3 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (24.80%) Analyst
2 15 (12.00%) Project Manager
3 14 (11.20%) Developer
3 14 (11.20%) Consultant
4 12 (9.60%) Environment Manager
4 12 (9.60%) Java Developer
5 11 (8.80%) Security Consultant
6 10 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 10 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 10 (8.00%) Architect
7 9 (7.20%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.80%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Applications Support
9 5 (4.00%) Integration Manager
10 4 (3.20%) Release Manager
10 4 (3.20%) Programme Manager
10 4 (3.20%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.00%) XML
2 6 (4.80%) J2EE
3 5 (4.00%) Spring
3 5 (4.00%) SAML
3 5 (4.00%) Hibernate
4 4 (3.20%) WAP
4 4 (3.20%) WML
5 1 (0.80%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.80%) RESTful
5 1 (0.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.80%) Management Information System
2 14 (11.20%) PKI
3 9 (7.20%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (6.40%) Cryptography
5 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.40%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.40%) DataPower
7 2 (1.60%) DTV
7 2 (1.60%) Statistics
7 2 (1.60%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.80%) CMDB
8 1 (0.80%) SCADA
8 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.80%) UNIX
2 13 (10.40%) Linux
3 9 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (7.20%) Windows
4 1 (0.80%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.60%) Risk Management
2 15 (12.00%) Information Security
3 13 (10.40%) Project Management
4 11 (8.80%) Data Protection
4 11 (8.80%) Information Security Management
4 11 (8.80%) Security Management
5 10 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 10 (8.00%) Security Testing
6 9 (7.20%) Integration Testing
6 9 (7.20%) ITIL
7 8 (6.40%) CRM
7 8 (6.40%) Information Management
7 8 (6.40%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.40%) Waterfall
7 8 (6.40%) Security Architecture
7 8 (6.40%) ISMS
7 8 (6.40%) Test Scripting
7 8 (6.40%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (5.60%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.80%) Java
2 8 (6.40%) SQL
3 4 (3.20%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.40%) Python
5 2 (1.60%) C
5 2 (1.60%) VB
5 2 (1.60%) Perl
5 2 (1.60%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 43 (34.40%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.20%) Degree
3 9 (7.20%) CISSP
4 7 (5.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (4.80%) ISEB
5 6 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.00%) Sun Certification
6 5 (4.00%) CISA
7 4 (3.20%) CISM
8 3 (2.40%) CRISC
8 3 (2.40%) PMP
8 3 (2.40%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.60%) CCNP
9 2 (1.60%) CCNA
9 2 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.60%) QA
4 1 (0.80%) COBIT
4 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 4 (3.20%) Firmware
2 3 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (9.60%) Ansible
2 6 (4.80%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (14.40%) SAP
2 11 (8.80%) Oracle
3 10 (8.00%) Cisco
4 9 (7.20%) F5
4 9 (7.20%) Red Hat
5 7 (5.60%) HP
6 6 (4.80%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (3.20%) IBM
9 3 (2.40%) Primavera
9 3 (2.40%) VMware
10 2 (1.60%) Remedy
11 1 (0.80%) Agilent
11 1 (0.80%) BMC
11 1 (0.80%) webMethods
11 1 (0.80%) JD Edwards
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
East Grinstead
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 8 days ago