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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 194 216 216
Rank change year-on-year
+22 0
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 72 55 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.58% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.62% 1.82% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 35 22
Median daily rate £363 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.46% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £299 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.50
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
2752 3018 2698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.24% 31.95% 29.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1602 1464
Median daily rate £400 £379 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.61% +8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £232 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 137 154
Median hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -11.90%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +18 36 £350 -14.63%
Berkshire +3 20 £375 +29.31% 1
Surrey -12 16 £475 +11.76%
West Sussex -18 2 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £400 - 1
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 43 (25.75%) Telecoms
2 37 (22.16%) Linux
3 36 (21.56%) JIRA
4 35 (20.96%) ITIL
5 30 (17.96%) Project Management
5 30 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (16.77%) SQL
7 27 (16.17%) Waterfall
8 26 (15.57%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (14.37%) MS Office
10 23 (13.77%) Unix
10 23 (13.77%) Microsoft
10 23 (13.77%) ZigBee
10 23 (13.77%) Requirements Management
11 22 (13.17%) Retail
12 20 (11.98%) Release Management
12 20 (11.98%) Case Management
13 19 (11.38%) Degree
13 19 (11.38%) PRINCE2
14 18 (10.78%) JBoss
14 18 (10.78%) Java
15 17 (10.18%) Oracle
15 17 (10.18%) MS Excel
15 17 (10.18%) Configuration Management
15 17 (10.18%) ActiveMQ
16 16 (9.58%) XML
16 16 (9.58%) ITIL V3
16 16 (9.58%) V-Model
16 16 (9.58%) Test Automation
17 15 (8.98%) Defect Management

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 18 (10.78%) JBoss
2 12 (7.19%) Tomcat
3 11 (6.59%) Apache
4 6 (3.59%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.80%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.80%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.20%) CMS
6 2 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 24 (14.37%) MS Office
2 17 (10.18%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.99%) MS Project
5 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Primavera
2 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.60%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.77%) ZigBee
2 12 (7.19%) VLAN
3 10 (5.99%) Firewall
4 9 (5.39%) SSL
5 5 (2.99%) IPv6
5 5 (2.99%) SNMP
6 4 (2.40%) Internet
7 3 (1.80%) 802.15
7 3 (1.80%) DNS
7 3 (1.80%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.80%) WAN
7 3 (1.80%) Wireless
8 2 (1.20%) FTP
8 2 (1.20%) GPRS
8 2 (1.20%) HTTP
8 2 (1.20%) LDAP
8 2 (1.20%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (1.20%) PuTTY
8 2 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.60%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.57%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (6.59%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.39%) Big Data
4 3 (1.80%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.20%) MySQL
5 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.60%) QlikView
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (21.56%) JIRA
2 12 (7.19%) Subversion
3 10 (5.99%) Artifactory
3 10 (5.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (5.99%) Checkstyle
3 10 (5.99%) Cucumber
3 10 (5.99%) FindBugs
3 10 (5.99%) Gradle
3 10 (5.99%) JUnit
3 10 (5.99%) Selenium
4 7 (4.19%) LabVIEW
5 3 (1.80%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.60%) Maven
6 1 (0.60%) SoapUI
General
1 43 (25.75%) Telecoms
2 22 (13.17%) Retail
3 10 (5.99%) Banking
4 5 (2.99%) Finance
5 3 (1.80%) Electronics
5 3 (1.80%) Local Government
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (26.95%) Analyst
2 21 (12.57%) Project Manager
2 21 (12.57%) Test Engineer
3 15 (8.98%) Developer
4 12 (7.19%) Architect
5 11 (6.59%) Java Developer
5 11 (6.59%) Smart Metering Engineer
5 11 (6.59%) Transition Analyst
6 8 (4.79%) Test Leader
6 8 (4.79%) Test Manager
7 7 (4.19%) Smart Metering Project Manager
7 7 (4.19%) SQL Analyst
7 7 (4.19%) Test Analyst
8 6 (3.59%) Business Analyst
8 6 (3.59%) OSS Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) Senior Test Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) Service Analyst
8 6 (3.59%) Service Transition Analyst
9 5 (2.99%) Integration Analyst
10 4 (2.40%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.18%) ActiveMQ
2 16 (9.58%) XML
3 10 (5.99%) Apache Camel
3 10 (5.99%) Hibernate
3 10 (5.99%) NHibernate
3 10 (5.99%) Spring
4 4 (2.40%) SOAP
5 3 (1.80%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.80%) REST
6 2 (1.20%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.20%) CSS
6 2 (1.20%) CSS3
6 2 (1.20%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.20%) HTML
6 2 (1.20%) HTML5
6 2 (1.20%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.60%) CGI
7 1 (0.60%) JCE
7 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.79%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.79%) PKI
3 7 (4.19%) Cryptography
3 7 (4.19%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.59%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.59%) Smart Energy
5 4 (2.40%) VCE vBlock
6 3 (1.80%) Clustering
6 3 (1.80%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.80%) Statistics
6 3 (1.80%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.20%) IVR
8 1 (0.60%) DataPower
8 1 (0.60%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.60%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.16%) Linux
2 23 (13.77%) Unix
3 11 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (4.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.96%) ITIL
2 30 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.96%) Project Management
3 27 (16.17%) Waterfall
4 23 (13.77%) Requirements Management
5 20 (11.98%) Case Management
5 20 (11.98%) Release Management
6 19 (11.38%) PRINCE2
7 17 (10.18%) Configuration Management
8 16 (9.58%) ITIL V3
8 16 (9.58%) Test Automation
8 16 (9.58%) V-Model
9 15 (8.98%) Defect Management
9 15 (8.98%) Test Scripting
10 14 (8.38%) Service Management
10 14 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (8.38%) Stress Testing
10 14 (8.38%) System Integration Testing
11 13 (7.78%) Risk Management
11 13 (7.78%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.77%) SQL
2 18 (10.78%) Java
3 6 (3.59%) Python
4 5 (2.99%) C
4 5 (2.99%) Perl
5 3 (1.80%) C++
5 3 (1.80%) R
6 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.20%) PHP
6 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.60%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 19 (11.38%) Degree
2 12 (7.19%) ISTQB
2 12 (7.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 8 (4.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (4.19%) HND
4 7 (4.19%) PMI Certification
4 7 (4.19%) PMP
4 7 (4.19%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.19%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.99%) CITP
6 2 (1.20%) APMP
6 2 (1.20%) CISM
6 2 (1.20%) CISSP
6 2 (1.20%) ISEB
6 2 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.39%) QA
2 4 (2.40%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.80%) FIPS 140-2
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (8.38%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (4.19%) Firmware
3 4 (2.40%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.20%) logstash
2 2 (1.20%) OpenNMS
2 2 (1.20%) OpenView
2 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.20%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 23 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.18%) Oracle
3 14 (8.38%) HP
4 7 (4.19%) SAP
5 4 (2.40%) F5
5 4 (2.40%) Remedy
5 4 (2.40%) VMware
6 3 (1.80%) BT
6 3 (1.80%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.80%) Symantec
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco
7 2 (1.20%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.60%) BMC
8 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.60%) Splunk
West Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 per day
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