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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 211 206 192
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 51 40 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.53% 0.44% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.73% 1.51% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 21
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£375 £334 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £218 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £511 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +8.00%
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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
2949 2644 2330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.80% 28.79% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1640 1393 1144
Average daily rate £375 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £210
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 150 138 163
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.31 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.12%

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 28 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 28 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 +17 21 £375 -23.07%
Surrey 0 12 £463 -
Berkshire -1 11 £290 -10.76% 8
West Sussex -9 4 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 15 (17.05%) Project Management
1 15 (17.05%) Risk Management
1 15 (17.05%) Test Scripting
2 14 (15.91%) Telecoms
3 13 (14.77%) ITIL
4 12 (13.64%) HP
4 12 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (13.64%) ISTQB
5 11 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 11 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 11 (12.50%) Billing
5 11 (12.50%) MS Office
5 11 (12.50%) SQL
6 10 (11.36%) MS Project
6 10 (11.36%) SAP
6 10 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (11.36%) Security Testing
6 10 (11.36%) Integration Testing
6 10 (11.36%) Test Management
6 10 (11.36%) PKI
6 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (10.23%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (10.23%) Software Testing
7 9 (10.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (10.23%) Information Security
7 9 (10.23%) Change Management
8 8 (9.09%) Service Management
8 8 (9.09%) Finance
8 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (9.09%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 (2.27%) JBoss
2 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) MS Office
2 10 (11.36%) MS Project
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.14%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.14%) Primavera
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) 3GPP
1 2 (2.27%) UMTS
1 2 (2.27%) GPRS
1 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.27%) DNS
1 2 (2.27%) IPv6
1 2 (2.27%) 802.15
1 2 (2.27%) Firewall
1 2 (2.27%) Wireless
1 2 (2.27%) Wireshark
1 2 (2.27%) ZigBee
1 2 (2.27%) HSPA
2 1 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.14%) ATM
2 1 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.14%) MPLS
2 1 (1.14%) BGP
2 1 (1.14%) SAN
2 1 (1.14%) IPv4
2 1 (1.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (5.68%) JIRA
2 2 (2.27%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.14%) Kiln
3 1 (1.14%) TestPartner
General
1 14 (15.91%) Telecoms
2 11 (12.50%) Billing
3 8 (9.09%) Finance
4 7 (7.95%) Retail
5 6 (6.82%) Manufacturing
6 5 (5.68%) Legal
7 3 (3.41%) Electronics
7 3 (3.41%) Marketing
8 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 22 (25.00%) Analyst
2 12 (13.64%) Test Analyst
3 9 (10.23%) Test Leader
4 8 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 8 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
5 7 (7.95%) Test Manager
5 7 (7.95%) Architect
6 6 (6.82%) Security Consultant
6 6 (6.82%) Consultant
6 6 (6.82%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Tester
8 3 (3.41%) Designer
9 2 (2.27%) Software Tester
9 2 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.27%) Security Analyst
9 2 (2.27%) Manual Tester
9 2 (2.27%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (2.27%) Business Project Manager
9 2 (2.27%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) XML
2 3 (3.41%) SOAP
3 2 (2.27%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.27%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.14%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.14%) JSON
4 1 (1.14%) REST
4 1 (1.14%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) PKI
1 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.82%) Cryptography
2 6 (6.82%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.55%) GIS
5 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.27%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.27%) CMDB
6 2 (2.27%) DTV
7 1 (1.14%) APACS
7 1 (1.14%) EPoS
7 1 (1.14%) EFT
7 1 (1.14%) EFTPOS
7 1 (1.14%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.14%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.41%) UNIX
2 2 (2.27%) Linux
2 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.05%) Project Management
1 15 (17.05%) Risk Management
1 15 (17.05%) Test Scripting
2 13 (14.77%) ITIL
3 10 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (11.36%) Security Testing
3 10 (11.36%) Integration Testing
3 10 (11.36%) Test Management
4 9 (10.23%) Software Testing
4 9 (10.23%) Information Security
4 9 (10.23%) Change Management
4 9 (10.23%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (9.09%) Service Management
5 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.95%) PRINCE2
6 7 (7.95%) Incident Management
6 7 (7.95%) Matrix Management
6 7 (7.95%) ISMS
7 6 (6.82%) Data Protection
7 6 (6.82%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (4.55%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.41%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.27%) Perl
4 2 (2.27%) C
5 1 (1.14%) Java
5 1 (1.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (13.64%) ISTQB
2 11 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 11 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (9.09%) ISEB
3 8 (9.09%) CISSP
4 6 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (6.82%) CISM
5 4 (4.55%) CISA
5 4 (4.55%) CRISC
6 3 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.14%) PMP
8 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.14%) Degree
8 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.09%) QA
3 5 (5.68%) PCI DSS
4 4 (4.55%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.14%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.14%) Netcool
Vendors
1 12 (13.64%) HP
2 10 (11.36%) SAP
3 7 (7.95%) Oracle
4 6 (6.82%) Remedy
5 3 (3.41%) Cisco
5 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.27%) BMC
6 2 (2.27%) VMware
7 1 (1.14%) F5
7 1 (1.14%) Splunk
7 1 (1.14%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.14%) Vitria
7 1 (1.14%) EMC