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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 198 203 215
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 72 47 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 0.51% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.56% 1.60% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 32 26
Median daily rate £375 £389 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.53% +1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £277 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £524 £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
2816 2934 2635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.89% 31.89% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1653 1567 1414
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 £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 128 171
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -7.50%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 38 £350 -14.63%
Berkshire +10 23 £413 +46.01% 3
Surrey -18 11 £500 +22.69% 1
West Sussex - 2 £495 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £400 -
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 46 (27.06%) Telecoms
2 38 (22.35%) Project Management
3 33 (19.41%) Linux
3 33 (19.41%) JIRA
4 31 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (18.24%) ITIL
5 27 (15.88%) SQL
5 27 (15.88%) Waterfall
6 25 (14.71%) ZigBee
7 24 (14.12%) Retail
7 24 (14.12%) MS Office
7 24 (14.12%) Unix
7 24 (14.12%) Microsoft
8 23 (13.53%) Requirements Management
9 22 (12.94%) PRINCE2
10 21 (12.35%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (11.76%) Release Management
11 20 (11.76%) Case Management
12 19 (11.18%) Java
13 18 (10.59%) Configuration Management
14 17 (10.00%) Oracle
14 17 (10.00%) Degree
14 17 (10.00%) Test Automation
14 17 (10.00%) Defect Management
15 16 (9.41%) Test Scripting
15 16 (9.41%) ITIL V3
15 16 (9.41%) Risk Management
16 15 (8.82%) XML
16 15 (8.82%) HP
16 15 (8.82%) Stress Testing

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 14 (8.24%) JBoss
2 11 (6.47%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.88%) Apache
4 6 (3.53%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.18%) CMS
5 2 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (14.12%) MS Office
2 12 (7.06%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.12%) MS Project
4 3 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Primavera
2 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.59%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.71%) ZigBee
2 11 (6.47%) VLAN
3 9 (5.29%) SSL
4 8 (4.71%) Firewall
5 5 (2.94%) IPv6
6 4 (2.35%) Internet
7 3 (1.76%) 802.15
7 3 (1.76%) DNS
7 3 (1.76%) HTTP
7 3 (1.76%) SNMP
7 3 (1.76%) WAN
7 3 (1.76%) Wireless
8 2 (1.18%) GPRS
8 2 (1.18%) LDAP
8 2 (1.18%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.59%) 4G
9 1 (0.59%) FTP
9 1 (0.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.35%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (5.29%) Big Data
3 6 (3.53%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.94%) MySQL
5 3 (1.76%) VoltDB
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.59%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 33 (19.41%) JIRA
2 11 (6.47%) Subversion
3 10 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (5.88%) JUnit
4 9 (5.29%) Artifactory
4 9 (5.29%) Checkstyle
4 9 (5.29%) Cucumber
4 9 (5.29%) FindBugs
4 9 (5.29%) Gradle
4 9 (5.29%) Selenium
5 8 (4.71%) LabVIEW
6 3 (1.76%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.18%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.59%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.59%) Introscope
8 1 (0.59%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.59%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.59%) Maven
8 1 (0.59%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (0.59%) Toad
General
1 46 (27.06%) Telecoms
2 24 (14.12%) Retail
3 10 (5.88%) Banking
4 5 (2.94%) Finance
5 2 (1.18%) Local Government
6 1 (0.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (24.12%) Analyst
2 26 (15.29%) Project Manager
3 20 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 15 (8.82%) Developer
5 12 (7.06%) Smart Metering Engineer
6 11 (6.47%) Java Developer
6 11 (6.47%) Transition Analyst
7 10 (5.88%) Architect
8 9 (5.29%) Test Analyst
8 9 (5.29%) Test Manager
9 8 (4.71%) Smart Metering Project Manager
10 7 (4.12%) Consultant
10 7 (4.12%) Test Leader
11 6 (3.53%) Business Analyst
11 6 (3.53%) OSS Engineer
11 6 (3.53%) Service Analyst
11 6 (3.53%) Service Transition Analyst
11 6 (3.53%) SQL Analyst
12 5 (2.94%) Development Manager
12 5 (2.94%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.82%) XML
2 13 (7.65%) ActiveMQ
3 10 (5.88%) Apache Camel
3 10 (5.88%) Spring
4 9 (5.29%) Hibernate
4 9 (5.29%) NHibernate
5 5 (2.94%) SOAP
6 3 (1.76%) 802.1X
6 3 (1.76%) XML Messaging
7 2 (1.18%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.18%) CGI
7 2 (1.18%) CSS
7 2 (1.18%) CSS3
7 2 (1.18%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.18%) HTML
7 2 (1.18%) HTML5
7 2 (1.18%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (1.18%) REST
7 2 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.59%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.47%) PKI
3 10 (5.88%) Cryptography
4 8 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.71%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.12%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.53%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.53%) Smart Energy
7 4 (2.35%) VCE vBlock
8 3 (1.76%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.18%) IVR
10 1 (0.59%) Clustering
10 1 (0.59%) DataPower
10 1 (0.59%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.59%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.41%) Linux
2 24 (14.12%) Unix
3 10 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (4.71%) Windows
5 1 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.35%) Project Management
2 31 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (18.24%) ITIL
3 27 (15.88%) Waterfall
4 23 (13.53%) Requirements Management
5 22 (12.94%) PRINCE2
6 20 (11.76%) Case Management
6 20 (11.76%) Release Management
7 18 (10.59%) Configuration Management
8 17 (10.00%) Defect Management
8 17 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 16 (9.41%) ITIL V3
9 16 (9.41%) Risk Management
9 16 (9.41%) Test Scripting
10 15 (8.82%) Stress Testing
10 15 (8.82%) V-Model
11 14 (8.24%) Change Management
11 14 (8.24%) Service Management
12 13 (7.65%) Change Control
12 13 (7.65%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.88%) SQL
2 19 (11.18%) Java
3 6 (3.53%) Python
4 5 (2.94%) C
4 5 (2.94%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.35%) C++
6 3 (1.76%) AWK
6 3 (1.76%) Perl
6 3 (1.76%) sed
7 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.18%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.18%) PHP
7 2 (1.18%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.59%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (10.00%) Degree
2 15 (8.82%) ISTQB
3 13 (7.65%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.65%) Security Cleared
4 12 (7.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 10 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (4.12%) HND
6 7 (4.12%) PMI Certification
6 7 (4.12%) PMP
7 5 (2.94%) CITP
8 3 (1.76%) ISEB
9 2 (1.18%) APMP
9 2 (1.18%) CISM
9 2 (1.18%) CISSP
10 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.71%) QA
2 4 (2.35%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.76%) FIPS 140-2
4 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.59%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.76%) Firmware
3 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.18%) logstash
2 2 (1.18%) OpenNMS
2 2 (1.18%) OpenView
2 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.18%) Puppet
3 1 (0.59%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.59%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.59%) nmon
Vendors
1 24 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.00%) Oracle
3 15 (8.82%) HP
4 9 (5.29%) SAP
5 4 (2.35%) VMware
6 3 (1.76%) BT
6 3 (1.76%) Symantec
7 2 (1.18%) Cisco
7 2 (1.18%) F5
7 2 (1.18%) Remedy
7 2 (1.18%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.59%) BMC
8 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com