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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 216 176 208
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +32
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 32 56 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.64% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.54% 3.24% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 36 18
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£375 £381 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -32.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £355 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £510 £715
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £575
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -32.17%
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%
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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
2080 1728 1995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.39% 19.76% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1098 914 870
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 £220 £208 £210
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 135 111 172
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 August 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 August 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
Berkshire +23 15 £375 -16.66% 1
Surrey - 11 £375 - 1
Middlesex - 3 £525 -
Hampshire -35 2 £443 -3.80%
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 15 (21.74%) Project Management
3 14 (20.29%) SAP
4 12 (17.39%) Business Analysis
5 11 (15.94%) Service Management
5 11 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (15.94%) PRINCE2
6 10 (14.49%) UNIX
6 10 (14.49%) ITIL
6 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
6 10 (14.49%) SAP IS-U
7 9 (13.04%) Windows
7 9 (13.04%) CRM
7 9 (13.04%) Management Information System
8 8 (11.59%) GPRS
8 8 (11.59%) UMTS
8 8 (11.59%) IPv6
8 8 (11.59%) HP
8 8 (11.59%) ISEB
8 8 (11.59%) Billing
8 8 (11.59%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (10.14%) PKI
9 7 (10.14%) Supplier Management
9 7 (10.14%) MS Project
9 7 (10.14%) Finance
10 6 (8.70%) SAP CRM
10 6 (8.70%) Information Security
10 6 (8.70%) Change Management
10 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
10 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (1.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Project
2 4 (5.80%) MS Office
3 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (14.49%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (8.70%) SAP CRM
3 3 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.90%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) GPRS
1 8 (11.59%) UMTS
1 8 (11.59%) IPv6
2 5 (7.25%) ZigBee
2 5 (7.25%) Network Security
2 5 (7.25%) 3G
2 5 (7.25%) HTTP
2 5 (7.25%) DNS
3 4 (5.80%) DAB
3 4 (5.80%) Firewall
3 4 (5.80%) GSM
3 4 (5.80%) 3GPP
3 4 (5.80%) SSL
3 4 (5.80%) Internet
3 4 (5.80%) 4G
3 4 (5.80%) HSPA
4 3 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.35%) WAN
4 3 (4.35%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.90%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Toad
2 1 (1.45%) JProfiler
2 1 (1.45%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.45%) Introscope
2 1 (1.45%) LabVIEW
General
1 21 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.59%) Billing
3 7 (10.14%) Finance
4 5 (7.25%) Electronics
5 4 (5.80%) Retail
6 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.90%) Marketing
8 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (44.93%) Analyst
2 13 (18.84%) Business Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) Architect
4 8 (11.59%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (10.14%) Project Manager
6 6 (8.70%) Data Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Security Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Consultant
8 4 (5.80%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Test Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Applications Support
9 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Manager
9 3 (4.35%) IT Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) IT Security Consultant
10 2 (2.90%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) XML
2 4 (5.80%) WML
2 4 (5.80%) WAP
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (4.35%) Middleware
4 1 (1.45%) RESTful
4 1 (1.45%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.45%) ODBC
4 1 (1.45%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.14%) PKI
3 6 (8.70%) Firmware
4 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.35%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.35%) Data Extraction
4 3 (4.35%) CMDB
5 2 (2.90%) DTV
5 2 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.90%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.45%) SCADA
6 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.45%) Statistics
6 1 (1.45%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.45%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) UNIX
2 9 (13.04%) Windows
3 4 (5.80%) Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.74%) Project Management
2 12 (17.39%) Business Analysis
3 11 (15.94%) Service Management
3 11 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (15.94%) PRINCE2
4 10 (14.49%) ITIL
5 9 (13.04%) CRM
6 8 (11.59%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (10.14%) Supplier Management
8 6 (8.70%) Information Security
8 6 (8.70%) Change Management
8 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
9 5 (7.25%) Waterfall
9 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
9 5 (7.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.25%) Data Protection
10 4 (5.80%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (5.80%) Programme Management
10 4 (5.80%) Risk Management
10 4 (5.80%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.25%) SQL
2 4 (5.80%) Java
3 3 (4.35%) C
4 2 (2.90%) Perl
5 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.45%) C++
5 1 (1.45%) VBA
5 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) ISEB
2 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (8.70%) Degree
2 6 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.35%) IIBA
3 3 (4.35%) CISSP
3 3 (4.35%) CISA
4 2 (2.90%) CISM
4 2 (2.90%) CCNP
4 2 (2.90%) CCNA
4 2 (2.90%) PMP
4 2 (2.90%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.45%) CRISC
5 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.90%) QA
3 1 (1.45%) COBIT
3 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.45%) nmon
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) SAP
2 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.59%) HP
4 5 (7.25%) Oracle
4 5 (7.25%) Remedy
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco
6 3 (4.35%) ComArch
7 2 (2.90%) Primavera
8 1 (1.45%) F5
8 1 (1.45%) Agilent
8 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.45%) BMC
8 1 (1.45%) JD Edwards
Staines, Middlesex
Steria
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago