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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 211 228 171
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -57
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 28 46 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.48% 0.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.21% 1.52% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 64
Median daily rate £363 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £425 £439
% change year-on-year
-4.11% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £43.75 -
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
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
2305 3031 3102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.75% 31.94% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1260 1749 1724
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 184 184
Median hourly rate £18.53 £19.52 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.07% +19.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.24 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.53 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.79%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +30 20 £345 -8.00%
Surrey +2 2 - - 1
Berkshire +1 2 £525 +9.66% 2
West Sussex +11 1 - -
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 31 (27.43%) Linux
2 27 (23.89%) JBoss
3 24 (21.24%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (21.24%) ITIL
4 21 (18.58%) Oracle
4 21 (18.58%) ActiveMQ
5 20 (17.70%) JIRA
5 20 (17.70%) Java
6 17 (15.04%) Red Hat
6 17 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (15.04%) System Integration Testing
7 16 (14.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (13.27%) Spring
8 15 (13.27%) Tomcat
8 15 (13.27%) Service Management
9 14 (12.39%) Apache
9 14 (12.39%) ITIL V3
10 13 (11.50%) Waterfall
10 13 (11.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (11.50%) Subversion
10 13 (11.50%) SQL Server
10 13 (11.50%) SQL
11 12 (10.62%) Firmware
11 12 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (10.62%) Artifactory
12 11 (9.73%) Smart Energy
12 11 (9.73%) Test Scripting
12 11 (9.73%) Bash Shell
12 11 (9.73%) VMware
12 11 (9.73%) XML

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 (23.89%) JBoss
2 15 (13.27%) Tomcat
3 14 (12.39%) Apache
4 5 (4.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (2.65%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.65%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.31%) MS Office
3 5 (4.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.88%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.85%) Firewall
2 8 (7.08%) SNMP
3 7 (6.19%) Wireless
4 6 (5.31%) IPv6
4 6 (5.31%) OpenLDAP
4 6 (5.31%) SSL
5 5 (4.42%) HTTP
5 5 (4.42%) SAN
5 5 (4.42%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.54%) WAN
6 4 (3.54%) ZigBee
7 3 (2.65%) FTP
7 3 (2.65%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.88%) GSM
8 1 (0.88%) ISUP
8 1 (0.88%) SCCP
8 1 (0.88%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (0.88%) SS7
8 1 (0.88%) UMTS
8 1 (0.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.24%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (11.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.42%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.54%) Big Data
4 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.65%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.65%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.77%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (1.77%) GIS
6 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (17.70%) JIRA
2 13 (11.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 13 (11.50%) Subversion
3 12 (10.62%) Artifactory
4 9 (7.96%) JUnit
5 8 (7.08%) Checkstyle
5 8 (7.08%) FindBugs
6 6 (5.31%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.31%) Gradle
6 6 (5.31%) Selenium
7 4 (3.54%) LabVIEW
8 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (2.65%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.88%) JMeter
General
1 7 (6.19%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.31%) Finance
3 4 (3.54%) Billing
4 3 (2.65%) Electronics
4 3 (2.65%) Retail
5 2 (1.77%) Back Office
5 2 (1.77%) Local Government
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (23.01%) Analyst
2 14 (12.39%) Developer
3 12 (10.62%) Tester
4 11 (9.73%) Test Engineer
5 10 (8.85%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.08%) Architect
7 7 (6.19%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.31%) Testing Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Administrator
9 5 (4.42%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (4.42%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.42%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Service Transition Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Test Leader
9 5 (4.42%) Transition Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Applications Manager
10 4 (3.54%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.54%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.58%) ActiveMQ
2 15 (13.27%) Spring
3 11 (9.73%) XML
4 9 (7.96%) Apache Camel
5 7 (6.19%) Hibernate
6 6 (5.31%) LAPP Stack
6 6 (5.31%) Middleware
6 6 (5.31%) NHibernate
6 6 (5.31%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.77%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.77%) REST
7 2 (1.77%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.77%) Web Services
8 1 (0.88%) HTML
8 1 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) Smart Energy
2 9 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.08%) Clustering
4 6 (5.31%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.42%) PKI
6 3 (2.65%) Statistics
6 3 (2.65%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.77%) Social Media
8 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.88%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.88%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.88%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.88%) User Experience
8 1 (0.88%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.43%) Linux
2 16 (14.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (7.08%) Unix
4 3 (2.65%) Windows
5 2 (1.77%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.24%) ITIL
2 17 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.04%) System Integration Testing
3 15 (13.27%) Service Management
4 14 (12.39%) ITIL V3
5 13 (11.50%) Waterfall
6 12 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (9.73%) Test Scripting
8 9 (7.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 8 (7.08%) Change Management
10 7 (6.19%) Analytics
10 7 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (6.19%) PRINCE2
10 7 (6.19%) Project Management
10 7 (6.19%) SOA
10 7 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (5.31%) DevOps
11 6 (5.31%) Incident Management
11 6 (5.31%) Integration Testing
11 6 (5.31%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.70%) Java
2 13 (11.50%) SQL
3 11 (9.73%) Bash Shell
4 9 (7.96%) Perl
5 5 (4.42%) Korn
5 5 (4.42%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.65%) Python
6 3 (2.65%) R
7 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.88%) C
8 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (8.85%) SC Cleared
1 10 (8.85%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.42%) ISEB
3 4 (3.54%) CISM
3 4 (3.54%) CISSP
3 4 (3.54%) Degree
4 3 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.88%) CEH
5 1 (0.88%) CLAS
5 1 (0.88%) IISP
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) QA
2 4 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.77%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.77%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (10.62%) Firmware
2 5 (4.42%) vSphere
3 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (5.31%) Puppet
2 5 (4.42%) Red Hat Satellite
2 5 (4.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (18.58%) Oracle
2 17 (15.04%) Red Hat
3 11 (9.73%) VMware
4 7 (6.19%) HP
5 5 (4.42%) Veritas
6 4 (3.54%) Remedy
6 4 (3.54%) SAP
7 3 (2.65%) F5
7 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.77%) ESRI
9 1 (0.88%) Progress
9 1 (0.88%) Splunk