The first 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South East region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 206 192 211
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 39 44 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.52% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.93% 2.56% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 13
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£334 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £355 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £490 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2023 1720 2030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.99% 20.22% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1045 843 859
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 126 175
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% -18.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%
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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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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
Berkshire - 18 £325 - 1
Surrey - 13 - - 1
Hampshire -22 4 £488 +13.04% 1
Middlesex -5 2 - -
West Sussex -21 2 £330 -8.33%
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Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 20 (27.03%) Telecoms
2 16 (21.62%) SAP
3 15 (20.27%) Project Management
4 12 (16.22%) PRINCE2
4 12 (16.22%) SAP IS-U
5 11 (14.86%) Business Analysis
5 11 (14.86%) Service Management
6 10 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (13.51%) CRM
6 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
7 9 (12.16%) HP
7 9 (12.16%) Billing
8 8 (10.81%) IPv6
8 8 (10.81%) GPRS
8 8 (10.81%) UMTS
8 8 (10.81%) Supplier Management
8 8 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (9.46%) UNIX
9 7 (9.46%) ITIL
9 7 (9.46%) MS Project
9 7 (9.46%) ISEB
9 7 (9.46%) SAP CRM
10 6 (8.11%) Finance
10 6 (8.11%) Electronics
10 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
10 6 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (8.11%) Firmware
10 6 (8.11%) Oracle
10 6 (8.11%) SQL
10 6 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Project
2 4 (5.41%) MS Office
3 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (16.22%) SAP IS-U
2 7 (9.46%) SAP CRM
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (4.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (2.70%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) GPRS
1 8 (10.81%) UMTS
1 8 (10.81%) IPv6
2 5 (6.76%) SS7
2 5 (6.76%) HTTP
2 5 (6.76%) DNS
2 5 (6.76%) 3G
2 5 (6.76%) SIGTRAN
2 5 (6.76%) ZigBee
3 4 (5.41%) HSPA
3 4 (5.41%) 4G
3 4 (5.41%) GSM
3 4 (5.41%) 3GPP
3 4 (5.41%) DAB
3 4 (5.41%) Internet
3 4 (5.41%) SSL
4 3 (4.05%) Firewall
4 3 (4.05%) Wireless
4 3 (4.05%) WAN
4 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) MS Access
2 2 (2.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Toad
2 1 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.35%) Introscope
2 1 (1.35%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.35%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (1.35%) JProfiler
General
1 20 (27.03%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.16%) Billing
3 6 (8.11%) Finance
3 6 (8.11%) Electronics
4 5 (6.76%) Retail
5 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.70%) Marketing
7 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (41.89%) Analyst
2 12 (16.22%) Business Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) Architect
4 9 (12.16%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (10.81%) Project Manager
6 7 (9.46%) Test Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Data Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.41%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Manager
10 2 (2.70%) IT Consultant
10 2 (2.70%) Applications Support
10 2 (2.70%) Security Consultant
10 2 (2.70%) Service Analyst
10 2 (2.70%) IT Security Consultant
10 2 (2.70%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) WML
1 4 (5.41%) XML
1 4 (5.41%) WAP
1 4 (5.41%) Middleware
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.35%) ODBC
2 1 (1.35%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Firmware
1 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.41%) PKI
2 4 (5.41%) Data Extraction
3 3 (4.05%) Visualisation
3 3 (4.05%) CMDB
3 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.70%) DTV
5 1 (1.35%) e-Health
5 1 (1.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) UNIX
2 5 (6.76%) Windows
3 2 (2.70%) Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) Project Management
2 12 (16.22%) PRINCE2
3 11 (14.86%) Service Management
3 11 (14.86%) Business Analysis
4 10 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (13.51%) CRM
5 8 (10.81%) Supplier Management
5 8 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (9.46%) ITIL
7 6 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (6.76%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.76%) Change Management
8 5 (6.76%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.76%) Software Testing
9 4 (5.41%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (5.41%) Programme Management
9 4 (5.41%) Test Scripting
10 3 (4.05%) Security Testing
10 3 (4.05%) Test Management
10 3 (4.05%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) SQL
2 2 (2.70%) C
2 2 (2.70%) Java
2 2 (2.70%) Perl
3 1 (1.35%) C++
3 1 (1.35%) VB
3 1 (1.35%) VBA
3 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) ISEB
2 6 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.05%) IIBA
3 3 (4.05%) Degree
4 2 (2.70%) PMP
4 2 (2.70%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.70%) CCNP
4 2 (2.70%) CCNA
5 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.35%) nmon
2 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) SAP
2 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.16%) HP
4 6 (8.11%) Oracle
5 5 (6.76%) Ericsson
6 4 (5.41%) Cisco
6 4 (5.41%) Remedy
6 4 (5.41%) ComArch
7 2 (2.70%) Primavera
8 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.35%) Agilent
8 1 (1.35%) F5
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