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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 180 176 215
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +39
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 76 58 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 0.67% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.72% 2.61% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 43 16
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£450 £380 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -21.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £305 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £524 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £384 £488
% change year-on-year
+17.26% -21.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +17.69%
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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
2799 2224 2476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.12% 25.73% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1590 1201 1121
Average daily rate £360 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 116 186
Average hourly rate £16.61 £20.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.95% -1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Surrey - 51 £450 - 2
Berkshire +16 11 £383 -15.00% 1
Hampshire -13 9 £375 -27.88% 1
West Sussex -29 1 £340 -4.89%
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 35 (30.70%) Security Cleared
2 33 (28.95%) SC Cleared
3 27 (23.68%) Java
4 24 (21.05%) Telecoms
5 19 (16.67%) SAP
6 18 (15.79%) UNIX
7 16 (14.04%) Management Information System
8 14 (12.28%) Oracle
8 14 (12.28%) PKI
9 13 (11.40%) Information Security
10 12 (10.53%) Project Management
10 12 (10.53%) SQL
10 12 (10.53%) GPRS
10 12 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (10.53%) Maven
10 12 (10.53%) Jenkins
11 11 (9.65%) Data Protection
11 11 (9.65%) Security Testing
11 11 (9.65%) Windows
11 11 (9.65%) ITIL
11 11 (9.65%) Risk Management
12 10 (8.77%) XML
12 10 (8.77%) SAP IS-U
13 9 (7.89%) Degree
13 9 (7.89%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (7.89%) Linux
13 9 (7.89%) CRM
13 9 (7.89%) Information Security Management
13 9 (7.89%) Security Management
13 9 (7.89%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (5.26%) JBoss
2 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.51%) MS Project
2 4 (3.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (8.77%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (5.26%) SAP CRM
3 3 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.75%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.53%) GPRS
2 8 (7.02%) UMTS
2 8 (7.02%) ZigBee
3 7 (6.14%) IPv6
3 7 (6.14%) 3G
4 6 (5.26%) HTTP
4 6 (5.26%) Firewall
4 6 (5.26%) Internet
5 4 (3.51%) DAB
5 4 (3.51%) Network Security
5 4 (3.51%) HSPA
5 4 (3.51%) 4G
5 4 (3.51%) DNS
5 4 (3.51%) GSM
5 4 (3.51%) 3GPP
5 4 (3.51%) SSL
6 3 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.63%) Wireless
7 2 (1.75%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.63%) MS Access
3 2 (1.75%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 12 (10.53%) Maven
1 12 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.14%) Subversion
3 5 (4.39%) Selenium
3 5 (4.39%) JUnit
4 3 (2.63%) Toad
5 1 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.88%) Introscope
5 1 (0.88%) JMeter
5 1 (0.88%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.88%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (0.88%) JProfiler
General
1 24 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.02%) Billing
3 6 (5.26%) Finance
4 5 (4.39%) Electronics
5 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (28.95%) Analyst
2 14 (12.28%) Developer
3 13 (11.40%) Consultant
4 12 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 11 (9.65%) Architect
6 10 (8.77%) Project Manager
6 10 (8.77%) Test Analyst
6 10 (8.77%) Security Consultant
7 9 (7.89%) Business Analyst
8 8 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (6.14%) Environment Manager
10 6 (5.26%) Applications Support
11 5 (4.39%) Software Test Analyst
11 5 (4.39%) Applications Support Analyst
11 5 (4.39%) Support Analyst
11 5 (4.39%) Test Manager
12 4 (3.51%) Data Analyst
12 4 (3.51%) Test Engineer
12 4 (3.51%) J2EE Developer
12 4 (3.51%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.77%) XML
2 6 (5.26%) J2EE
3 5 (4.39%) SAML
3 5 (4.39%) Hibernate
3 5 (4.39%) Spring
4 4 (3.51%) WML
4 4 (3.51%) WAP
5 3 (2.63%) Middleware
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.88%) RESTful
7 1 (0.88%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.88%) JDBC
7 1 (0.88%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.04%) Management Information System
2 14 (12.28%) PKI
3 9 (7.89%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (7.02%) Cryptography
4 8 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.63%) Statistics
6 2 (1.75%) DTV
6 2 (1.75%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (1.75%) CMDB
7 1 (0.88%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.88%) DataPower
7 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.88%) e-Health
7 1 (0.88%) SCADA
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.79%) UNIX
2 11 (9.65%) Windows
3 9 (7.89%) Linux
4 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.88%) AIX
5 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.40%) Information Security
2 12 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (10.53%) Project Management
3 11 (9.65%) Risk Management
3 11 (9.65%) ITIL
3 11 (9.65%) Security Testing
3 11 (9.65%) Data Protection
4 9 (7.89%) Waterfall
4 9 (7.89%) CRM
4 9 (7.89%) Information Security Management
4 9 (7.89%) Security Management
5 8 (7.02%) Information Management
5 8 (7.02%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (7.02%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (7.02%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (6.14%) Mentoring
6 7 (6.14%) Performance Testing
6 7 (6.14%) Business Analysis
6 7 (6.14%) Test Scripting
6 7 (6.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.68%) Java
2 12 (10.53%) SQL
3 3 (2.63%) VB
3 3 (2.63%) Python
3 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.75%) Perl
4 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.75%) C
5 1 (0.88%) C++
5 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (30.70%) Security Cleared
2 33 (28.95%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.89%) Degree
4 8 (7.02%) CISSP
5 6 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.39%) Sun Certification
6 5 (4.39%) CISA
7 4 (3.51%) CISM
7 4 (3.51%) ISEB
8 3 (2.63%) CRISC
8 3 (2.63%) PMP
8 3 (2.63%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.75%) CCNP
9 2 (1.75%) CCNA
9 2 (1.75%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.75%) QA
4 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (5.26%) Firmware
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (7.02%) Ansible
2 4 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.75%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.88%) nmon
Vendors
1 19 (16.67%) SAP
2 14 (12.28%) Oracle
3 7 (6.14%) HP
4 6 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.26%) Cisco
5 3 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.63%) Remedy
5 3 (2.63%) Primavera
5 3 (2.63%) F5
6 2 (1.75%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.75%) IBM
7 1 (0.88%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.88%) BMC
7 1 (0.88%) webMethods
7 1 (0.88%) VMware
7 1 (0.88%) ComArch
7 1 (0.88%) Agilent
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