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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 30 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 179 221 218
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -3
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 84 55 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 0.57% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.14% 1.83% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 29 14
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £313 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £25.25 -
% change year-on-year
+88.11% -
Smart Meter
England

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
2672 3009 2756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.84% 30.96% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1549 1694 1494
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 174 160
Median hourly rate £27.38 £21.15 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.46% +11.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £47.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £19.29 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+15.34% -1.07%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Smart Meter as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +35 55 £400 +6.66%
Berkshire +10 13 £400 - 4
West Sussex -3 8 £400 +9.21%
Surrey -5 8 - -
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 South East region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 44 (27.85%) Linux
2 38 (24.05%) ITIL
3 34 (21.52%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (17.72%) JIRA
4 28 (17.72%) Java
5 27 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (16.46%) ActiveMQ
6 26 (16.46%) JBoss
7 24 (15.19%) Oracle
7 24 (15.19%) Waterfall
8 23 (14.56%) SQL
9 22 (13.92%) Telecoms
10 19 (12.03%) Tomcat
10 19 (12.03%) Project Management
10 19 (12.03%) ITIL V3
11 18 (11.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (11.39%) SQL Server
12 17 (10.76%) PRINCE2
12 17 (10.76%) Unix
12 17 (10.76%) Service Management
12 17 (10.76%) Spring
12 17 (10.76%) Test Scripting
12 17 (10.76%) System Integration Testing
13 16 (10.13%) Change Management
13 16 (10.13%) XML
14 15 (9.49%) MS Office
14 15 (9.49%) Firewall
14 15 (9.49%) Subversion
14 15 (9.49%) Retail
14 15 (9.49%) Atlassian Bamboo

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 26 (16.46%) JBoss
2 19 (12.03%) Tomcat
3 12 (7.59%) Apache
4 5 (3.16%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.90%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.90%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.27%) CMS
6 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (9.49%) MS Office
2 12 (7.59%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.27%) MS Project
5 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.49%) Firewall
2 12 (7.59%) SSL
3 11 (6.96%) SNMP
4 10 (6.33%) ZigBee
5 9 (5.70%) IPv6
5 9 (5.70%) Wireless
6 8 (5.06%) OpenLDAP
7 6 (3.80%) VLAN
8 5 (3.16%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.16%) WAN
9 4 (2.53%) PuTTY
10 3 (1.90%) FTP
10 3 (1.90%) HTTP
10 3 (1.90%) Internet
11 2 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.63%) ASN.1
12 1 (0.63%) Diameter Protocol
12 1 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (0.63%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (21.52%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (11.39%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.59%) Big Data
4 5 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.90%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.90%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.27%) GIS
7 2 (1.27%) MySQL
7 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.63%) QlikView
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (17.72%) JIRA
2 15 (9.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 15 (9.49%) Subversion
3 14 (8.86%) Artifactory
4 11 (6.96%) JUnit
5 10 (6.33%) Checkstyle
5 10 (6.33%) Cucumber
5 10 (6.33%) FindBugs
5 10 (6.33%) Gradle
5 10 (6.33%) Selenium
6 5 (3.16%) LabVIEW
7 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.90%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.63%) JMeter
General
1 22 (13.92%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.49%) Retail
3 8 (5.06%) Finance
4 4 (2.53%) Banking
4 4 (2.53%) Billing
4 4 (2.53%) Electronics
4 4 (2.53%) Local Government
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (22.15%) Analyst
2 19 (12.03%) Developer
3 17 (10.76%) Project Manager
4 16 (10.13%) Test Engineer
5 15 (9.49%) Architect
6 12 (7.59%) Java Developer
7 10 (6.33%) Service Analyst
7 10 (6.33%) Service Transition Analyst
7 10 (6.33%) Transition Analyst
8 8 (5.06%) Tester
9 7 (4.43%) Applications Support
9 7 (4.43%) Business Analyst
9 7 (4.43%) Smart Metering Engineer
9 7 (4.43%) Test Leader
10 6 (3.80%) Linux Support
11 5 (3.16%) Consultant
11 5 (3.16%) Smart Metering Project Manager
11 5 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 4 (2.53%) Smart Metering Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.46%) ActiveMQ
2 17 (10.76%) Spring
3 16 (10.13%) XML
4 11 (6.96%) Apache Camel
4 11 (6.96%) Hibernate
5 10 (6.33%) NHibernate
6 8 (5.06%) LAPP Stack
7 6 (3.80%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (1.90%) Middleware
8 3 (1.90%) REST
9 2 (1.27%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.27%) CSS
9 2 (1.27%) CSS3
9 2 (1.27%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.27%) HTML
9 2 (1.27%) HTML5
9 2 (1.27%) SOAP
9 2 (1.27%) Spring Boot
9 2 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.63%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.96%) Mobile App
2 11 (6.96%) PKI
2 11 (6.96%) Smart Energy
3 6 (3.80%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.53%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.53%) Clustering
4 4 (2.53%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.53%) VCE vBlock
5 3 (1.90%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.90%) Statistics
5 3 (1.90%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.27%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.27%) IVR
6 2 (1.27%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (1.27%) Social Media
7 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.63%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (27.85%) Linux
2 18 (11.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (10.76%) Unix
4 8 (5.06%) Windows
5 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.05%) ITIL
2 27 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (15.19%) Waterfall
4 19 (12.03%) ITIL V3
4 19 (12.03%) Project Management
5 17 (10.76%) PRINCE2
5 17 (10.76%) Service Management
5 17 (10.76%) System Integration Testing
5 17 (10.76%) Test Scripting
6 16 (10.13%) Change Management
7 12 (7.59%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 12 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (6.96%) Risk Management
8 11 (6.96%) Scrum
9 10 (6.33%) Requirements Management
9 10 (6.33%) Validation
10 8 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (5.06%) DevOps
10 8 (5.06%) SDLC
10 8 (5.06%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.72%) Java
2 23 (14.56%) SQL
3 12 (7.59%) Perl
4 8 (5.06%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.16%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.53%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.53%) Python
7 3 (1.90%) R
8 2 (1.27%) C
8 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.27%) PHP
9 1 (0.63%) C++
9 1 (0.63%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (8.86%) Degree
2 10 (6.33%) SC Cleared
2 10 (6.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.43%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (3.80%) CISM
4 6 (3.80%) CISSP
5 5 (3.16%) CITP
5 5 (3.16%) ISEB
5 5 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.53%) HND
6 4 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.53%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.53%) PMP
7 1 (0.63%) CEH
7 1 (0.63%) CLAS
7 1 (0.63%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.43%) QA
2 6 (3.80%) ISO 9001
3 5 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.27%) FIPS 140-2
4 2 (1.27%) SLA
5 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 14 (8.86%) Firmware
2 8 (5.06%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.90%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.06%) Puppet
2 4 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.27%) logstash
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.63%) OpenNMS
4 1 (0.63%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (15.19%) Oracle
2 13 (8.23%) Red Hat
3 12 (7.59%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.70%) HP
4 9 (5.70%) VMware
5 7 (4.43%) SAP
6 4 (2.53%) F5
6 4 (2.53%) Remedy
7 2 (1.27%) BT
7 2 (1.27%) Cisco
7 2 (1.27%) ESRI
7 2 (1.27%) Symantec
8 1 (0.63%) BMC
8 1 (0.63%) Progress
8 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.63%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.63%) Splunk