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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 206 203 191
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 52 42 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.56% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.77% 1.63% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 21
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£395 £334 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.35% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £217 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.50 -
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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
2941 2583 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.43% 28.84% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1388 1128
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 145 165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.45 £47.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Hampshire +14 20 £375 -26.82% 1
Surrey 0 17 £425 -
Berkshire +8 11 £290 -10.76% 6
Middlesex +4 1 - -
West Sussex -14 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
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Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 17 (20.24%) Risk Management
2 15 (17.86%) Telecoms
3 14 (16.67%) Project Management
3 14 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 12 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 12 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (14.29%) HP
4 12 (14.29%) ITIL
5 11 (13.10%) Billing
5 11 (13.10%) ISTQB
5 11 (13.10%) Security Testing
5 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (11.90%) Integration Testing
6 10 (11.90%) Test Management
6 10 (11.90%) SQL
6 10 (11.90%) MS Project
6 10 (11.90%) SAP
7 9 (10.71%) MS Office
7 9 (10.71%) ISEB
7 9 (10.71%) Information Security
7 9 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (10.71%) Change Management
7 9 (10.71%) Finance
7 9 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (9.52%) Software Testing
8 8 (9.52%) PKI
8 8 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (9.52%) Retail
8 8 (9.52%) CISSP

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (2.38%) JBoss
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (11.90%) MS Project
2 9 (10.71%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.19%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.19%) Primavera
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) GPRS
1 2 (2.38%) 3GPP
1 2 (2.38%) UMTS
1 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.38%) DNS
1 2 (2.38%) IPv6
1 2 (2.38%) Firewall
1 2 (2.38%) Wireless
1 2 (2.38%) Wireshark
1 2 (2.38%) ZigBee
1 2 (2.38%) 802.15
1 2 (2.38%) HSPA
2 1 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.19%) MPLS
2 1 (1.19%) BGP
2 1 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.19%) SAN
2 1 (1.19%) HTTP
2 1 (1.19%) LAN
2 1 (1.19%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) JIRA
2 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.19%) Kiln
3 1 (1.19%) TestPartner
General
1 15 (17.86%) Telecoms
2 11 (13.10%) Billing
3 9 (10.71%) Finance
4 8 (9.52%) Retail
5 4 (4.76%) Legal
5 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.57%) Electronics
6 3 (3.57%) Marketing
7 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 21 (25.00%) Analyst
2 11 (13.10%) Test Analyst
3 9 (10.71%) Test Leader
4 8 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 8 (9.52%) Senior Project Manager
4 8 (9.52%) Senior Manager
5 7 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 7 (8.33%) Architect
5 7 (8.33%) Consultant
5 7 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Tester
7 2 (2.38%) Software Tester
7 2 (2.38%) Designer
7 2 (2.38%) Manual Tester
7 2 (2.38%) Business Project Manager
7 2 (2.38%) Environment Manager
7 2 (2.38%) Business Manager
8 1 (1.19%) Infrastructure Designer
8 1 (1.19%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) XML
2 3 (3.57%) XML Messaging
2 3 (3.57%) SOAP
3 1 (1.19%) Web Services
3 1 (1.19%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.19%) JSON
3 1 (1.19%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.52%) PKI
3 7 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (8.33%) Cryptography
4 5 (5.95%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.76%) GIS
6 2 (2.38%) DTV
6 2 (2.38%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.38%) CMDB
7 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.19%) Statistics
7 1 (1.19%) APACS
7 1 (1.19%) EPoS
7 1 (1.19%) EFT
7 1 (1.19%) EFTPOS
7 1 (1.19%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.57%) UNIX
2 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.24%) Risk Management
2 14 (16.67%) Project Management
2 14 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 12 (14.29%) ITIL
4 11 (13.10%) Security Testing
5 10 (11.90%) Integration Testing
5 10 (11.90%) Test Management
6 9 (10.71%) Information Security
6 9 (10.71%) Change Management
6 9 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (9.52%) Software Testing
8 7 (8.33%) Incident Management
8 7 (8.33%) Matrix Management
8 7 (8.33%) Data Protection
8 7 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 7 (8.33%) Service Management
8 7 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.90%) SQL
2 4 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.38%) Java
3 2 (2.38%) Perl
4 1 (1.19%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.10%) ISTQB
3 9 (10.71%) ISEB
4 8 (9.52%) CISSP
5 6 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (5.95%) CISA
6 5 (5.95%) CISM
7 4 (4.76%) CRISC
8 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.19%) PMP
9 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.95%) QA
2 5 (5.95%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.19%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) HP
2 10 (11.90%) SAP
3 6 (7.14%) Oracle
3 6 (7.14%) Remedy
4 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.38%) Cisco
5 2 (2.38%) BMC
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.19%) Vitria
6 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.19%) EMC
6 1 (1.19%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.19%) VMware
6 1 (1.19%) F5
Winchester, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £300 - £360 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago