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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 208 203 210
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 46 37 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.41% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.65% 1.52% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 16
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£388 £356 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.50 -
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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
2785 2427 2080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.85% 27.11% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1306 1000
Average daily rate £375 £345 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 152 138
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £22.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -9.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.50 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +3 20 £410 -8.88%
Surrey +14 14 £408 -
Berkshire -7 9 £283 +37.80% 2
Middlesex +9 3 - -
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (23.26%) Risk Management
2 16 (18.60%) Project Management
3 12 (13.95%) ITIL
3 12 (13.95%) ISEB
3 12 (13.95%) Billing
4 11 (12.79%) Telecoms
4 11 (12.79%) PRINCE2
4 11 (12.79%) SAP
5 10 (11.63%) MS Project
5 10 (11.63%) CISSP
5 10 (11.63%) Change Management
5 10 (11.63%) PKI
5 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
5 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
5 10 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (10.47%) Integration Testing
6 9 (10.47%) Test Scripting
6 9 (10.47%) Matrix Management
6 9 (10.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (10.47%) Information Security
6 9 (10.47%) HP
6 9 (10.47%) MS Office
7 8 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (9.30%) Retail
7 8 (9.30%) Finance
7 8 (9.30%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (9.30%) Cryptography
7 8 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (9.30%) Security Testing

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.16%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) MS Project
2 9 (10.47%) MS Office
3 2 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.33%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.16%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.16%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) Firewall
2 3 (3.49%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (3.49%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (3.49%) MPLS
2 3 (3.49%) BGP
3 2 (2.33%) SAN
4 1 (1.16%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.16%) LAN
4 1 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) JIRA
2 1 (1.16%) Kiln
General
1 12 (13.95%) Billing
2 11 (12.79%) Telecoms
3 8 (9.30%) Retail
3 8 (9.30%) Finance
4 3 (3.49%) Legal
4 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.33%) Marketing
5 2 (2.33%) Electronics
6 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 26 (30.23%) Project Manager
2 22 (25.58%) Analyst
3 13 (15.12%) Business Analyst
4 9 (10.47%) Test Leader
4 9 (10.47%) Senior Project Manager
4 9 (10.47%) Senior Manager
4 9 (10.47%) Test Manager
5 8 (9.30%) Consultant
5 8 (9.30%) Security Consultant
6 6 (6.98%) Test Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Architect
7 3 (3.49%) Test Environment Manager
7 3 (3.49%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.49%) Environment Manager
8 2 (2.33%) Tester
8 2 (2.33%) Programme Manager
8 2 (2.33%) Manual Tester
8 2 (2.33%) Information Security Consultant
8 2 (2.33%) Software Tester
9 1 (1.16%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) XML
2 1 (1.16%) XML Messaging
2 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) PKI
1 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.30%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (9.30%) Cryptography
3 6 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.81%) Machine to Machine
5 4 (4.65%) GIS
6 3 (3.49%) Statistics
7 2 (2.33%) DTV
7 2 (2.33%) CMDB
7 2 (2.33%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.16%) DataPower
8 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.16%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (4.65%) Linux
3 1 (1.16%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) Risk Management
2 16 (18.60%) Project Management
3 12 (13.95%) ITIL
4 11 (12.79%) PRINCE2
5 10 (11.63%) Change Management
6 9 (10.47%) Integration Testing
6 9 (10.47%) Test Scripting
6 9 (10.47%) Matrix Management
6 9 (10.47%) Information Security
7 8 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (9.30%) Security Testing
7 8 (9.30%) Data Protection
7 8 (9.30%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (8.14%) Test Management
8 7 (8.14%) Software Testing
8 7 (8.14%) Incident Management
8 7 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (8.14%) Service Management
9 6 (6.98%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.14%) SQL
2 2 (2.33%) Java
2 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (13.95%) ISEB
2 10 (11.63%) CISSP
2 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
2 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.14%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.98%) CISA
4 6 (6.98%) CISM
4 6 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (5.81%) CRISC
6 4 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.81%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.49%) QA
4 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.49%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (12.79%) SAP
2 9 (10.47%) HP
3 5 (5.81%) Remedy
4 4 (4.65%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.65%) F5
5 3 (3.49%) Cisco
5 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.33%) BMC
6 2 (2.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle
7 1 (1.16%) VMware
7 1 (1.16%) IBM