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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 177 212 219
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +7
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 78 59 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.93% 0.59% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.00% 1.90% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 30 18
Median daily rate £400 £366 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -21.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £288 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £500 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.23% -4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £25.25 -
% change year-on-year
+88.11% -
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
2597 3113 2771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.00% 31.37% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1477 1784 1500
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £232 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 182 164
Median hourly rate £23.68 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.13% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.15 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +5.82%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +38 54 £400 +6.66% 1
Berkshire +20 13 £400 +19.40% 1
West Sussex -1 6 £525 +42.85%
Surrey -7 3 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 48 (32.21%) Linux
2 35 (23.49%) ITIL
3 32 (21.48%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (18.12%) JIRA
4 27 (18.12%) JBoss
5 25 (16.78%) Java
6 24 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (16.11%) ActiveMQ
7 23 (15.44%) SQL
8 22 (14.77%) Oracle
8 22 (14.77%) Waterfall
9 20 (13.42%) Unix
10 19 (12.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (12.75%) System Integration Testing
11 18 (12.08%) Project Management
12 17 (11.41%) Service Management
12 17 (11.41%) SQL Server
12 17 (11.41%) Tomcat
12 17 (11.41%) ITIL V3
13 16 (10.74%) PRINCE2
14 15 (10.07%) Telecoms
14 15 (10.07%) Spring
14 15 (10.07%) XML
14 15 (10.07%) Firewall
14 15 (10.07%) Red Hat
14 15 (10.07%) Test Scripting
15 14 (9.40%) Firmware
15 14 (9.40%) Change Management
16 13 (8.72%) MS Office
16 13 (8.72%) Stakeholder 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 27 (18.12%) JBoss
2 17 (11.41%) Tomcat
3 12 (8.05%) Apache
4 3 (2.01%) Apache Solr
4 3 (2.01%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.34%) CMS
5 2 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.67%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (8.72%) MS Office
2 11 (7.38%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.34%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.07%) Firewall
2 11 (7.38%) SNMP
2 11 (7.38%) SSL
3 9 (6.04%) Wireless
3 9 (6.04%) ZigBee
4 8 (5.37%) IPv6
4 8 (5.37%) OpenLDAP
5 6 (4.03%) VLAN
6 5 (3.36%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.36%) WAN
7 4 (2.68%) PuTTY
8 3 (2.01%) FTP
8 3 (2.01%) Internet
9 2 (1.34%) HTTP
9 2 (1.34%) SAN
10 1 (0.67%) GPRS
10 1 (0.67%) GSM
10 1 (0.67%) LAN
10 1 (0.67%) LDAP
10 1 (0.67%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.48%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (11.41%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.38%) Big Data
4 5 (3.36%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.01%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.01%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.34%) GIS
7 2 (1.34%) MySQL
7 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.67%) QlikView
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (18.12%) JIRA
2 13 (8.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 13 (8.72%) Subversion
3 12 (8.05%) Artifactory
4 9 (6.04%) JUnit
5 8 (5.37%) Checkstyle
5 8 (5.37%) Cucumber
5 8 (5.37%) FindBugs
5 8 (5.37%) Gradle
5 8 (5.37%) Selenium
6 6 (4.03%) LabVIEW
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (2.01%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.34%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.67%) JMeter
General
1 15 (10.07%) Telecoms
2 12 (8.05%) Retail
3 9 (6.04%) Finance
4 4 (2.68%) Banking
4 4 (2.68%) Billing
4 4 (2.68%) Electronics
4 4 (2.68%) Local Government
5 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (22.15%) Analyst
2 17 (11.41%) Developer
3 16 (10.74%) Test Engineer
4 14 (9.40%) Project Manager
5 13 (8.72%) Architect
6 11 (7.38%) Java Developer
7 10 (6.71%) Tester
8 9 (6.04%) Service Analyst
8 9 (6.04%) Service Transition Analyst
8 9 (6.04%) Transition Analyst
9 8 (5.37%) Business Analyst
10 7 (4.70%) Applications Support
11 6 (4.03%) Linux Support
11 6 (4.03%) Smart Metering Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Test Leader
12 5 (3.36%) Senior Test Engineer
12 5 (3.36%) Smart Metering Project Manager
12 5 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.36%) Testing Engineer
13 4 (2.68%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.11%) ActiveMQ
2 15 (10.07%) Spring
2 15 (10.07%) XML
3 9 (6.04%) Apache Camel
3 9 (6.04%) Hibernate
4 8 (5.37%) LAPP Stack
4 8 (5.37%) NHibernate
5 6 (4.03%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (2.68%) Middleware
6 4 (2.68%) REST
7 3 (2.01%) SOAP
8 2 (1.34%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.34%) CSS
8 2 (1.34%) CSS3
8 2 (1.34%) HTML
8 2 (1.34%) HTML5
8 2 (1.34%) Spring Boot
8 2 (1.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.34%) Web Services
9 1 (0.67%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (7.38%) Smart Energy
2 10 (6.71%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.37%) PKI
4 6 (4.03%) Clustering
5 5 (3.36%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.68%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.01%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.01%) Statistics
7 3 (2.01%) VCE vBlock
7 3 (2.01%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.34%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.34%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.34%) IVR
8 2 (1.34%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (1.34%) Social Media
9 1 (0.67%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.67%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.67%) User Experience
9 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (32.21%) Linux
2 20 (13.42%) Unix
3 19 (12.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (6.04%) Windows
5 1 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.49%) ITIL
2 24 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (14.77%) Waterfall
4 19 (12.75%) System Integration Testing
5 18 (12.08%) Project Management
6 17 (11.41%) ITIL V3
6 17 (11.41%) Service Management
7 16 (10.74%) PRINCE2
8 15 (10.07%) Test Scripting
9 14 (9.40%) Change Management
10 13 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (6.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 10 (6.71%) Requirements Management
11 10 (6.71%) Risk Management
11 10 (6.71%) Validation
12 9 (6.04%) Scrum
13 8 (5.37%) DevOps
13 8 (5.37%) Logistics
14 7 (4.70%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (4.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.78%) Java
2 23 (15.44%) SQL
3 12 (8.05%) Perl
4 10 (6.71%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.36%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.68%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.01%) Python
7 3 (2.01%) R
8 2 (1.34%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.34%) Korn
8 2 (1.34%) PHP
9 1 (0.67%) C++
9 1 (0.67%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (8.05%) Degree
2 11 (7.38%) SC Cleared
2 11 (7.38%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.70%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (3.36%) CITP
4 5 (3.36%) ISEB
5 4 (2.68%) CISM
5 4 (2.68%) CISSP
5 4 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.68%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.68%) PMP
5 4 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.01%) HND
7 1 (0.67%) CEH
7 1 (0.67%) CLAS
7 1 (0.67%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.70%) QA
2 6 (4.03%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.01%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.34%) SLA
6 1 (0.67%) FIPS 140-2
6 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 14 (9.40%) Firmware
2 8 (5.37%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.37%) Puppet
2 4 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.34%) logstash
4 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.67%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 22 (14.77%) Oracle
2 15 (10.07%) Red Hat
3 10 (6.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.71%) VMware
4 9 (6.04%) SAP
5 6 (4.03%) HP
6 4 (2.68%) F5
7 3 (2.01%) Remedy
8 2 (1.34%) Cisco
8 2 (1.34%) ESRI
8 2 (1.34%) Veritas
9 1 (0.67%) BMC
9 1 (0.67%) BT
9 1 (0.67%) Progress
9 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.67%) Splunk
9 1 (0.67%) Symantec
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