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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Metering
England / South East
Rank 207 177 201
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +24
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 29 72 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.88% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.32% 2.81% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 46 30
Median daily rate £381 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £339 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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
2205 2565 2745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.19% 31.27% 30.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1248 1487 1460
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 171 172
Median hourly rate £19.63 £37.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.66% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.49 £59.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 -4 23 £350 -12.50% 1
Berkshire +7 5 £450 -6.73% 1
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 23 (29.11%) JBoss
2 22 (27.85%) Linux
3 18 (22.78%) JIRA
4 16 (20.25%) System Integration Testing
5 15 (18.99%) Java
5 15 (18.99%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (16.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (16.46%) Apache
6 13 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (15.19%) Oracle
7 12 (15.19%) Red Hat
8 11 (13.92%) Subversion
8 11 (13.92%) Spring
8 11 (13.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (13.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (13.92%) Smart Energy
9 10 (12.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
9 10 (12.66%) Artifactory
9 10 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (12.66%) ITIL
10 9 (11.39%) ActiveMQ
10 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
10 9 (11.39%) Integration Testing
11 8 (10.13%) Mobile App
11 8 (10.13%) Service Management
11 8 (10.13%) Clustering
12 7 (8.86%) Finance
12 7 (8.86%) Change Management
12 7 (8.86%) 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 23 (29.11%) JBoss
2 13 (16.46%) Apache
3 6 (7.59%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.27%) IIS
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.06%) MS Office
3 3 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) SAN
2 4 (5.06%) HTTP
2 4 (5.06%) WAN
2 4 (5.06%) Wireless
3 3 (3.80%) ZigBee
4 2 (2.53%) Firewall
4 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.27%) FTP
5 1 (1.27%) PuTTY
5 1 (1.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.99%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.53%) Big Data
5 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (22.78%) JIRA
2 11 (13.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (13.92%) Subversion
3 10 (12.66%) Artifactory
4 7 (8.86%) JUnit
5 6 (7.59%) Checkstyle
5 6 (7.59%) FindBugs
6 4 (5.06%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.06%) Gradle
6 4 (5.06%) Selenium
7 3 (3.80%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.27%) JMeter
8 1 (1.27%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Retail
2 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.53%) Back Office
4 1 (1.27%) Billing
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (22.78%) Analyst
2 11 (13.92%) Tester
3 10 (12.66%) Test Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Business Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Test Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.59%) Testing Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Administrator
7 5 (6.33%) Java Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (6.33%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Applications Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.80%) Programme Manager
9 3 (3.80%) Smart Metering Project Manager
10 2 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.53%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) Spring
2 9 (11.39%) ActiveMQ
3 7 (8.86%) Apache Camel
3 7 (8.86%) XML
4 6 (7.59%) Middleware
5 5 (6.33%) Hibernate
6 4 (5.06%) NHibernate
6 4 (5.06%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (2.53%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.53%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.27%) HTML
8 1 (1.27%) REST
8 1 (1.27%) SOAP
8 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Smart Energy
2 8 (10.13%) Clustering
2 8 (10.13%) Mobile App
3 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.33%) PKI
5 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.53%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.53%) User Experience
7 1 (1.27%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.27%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.85%) Linux
2 11 (13.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (6.33%) Unix
4 4 (5.06%) Windows
5 1 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.25%) System Integration Testing
2 13 (16.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.66%) ITIL
3 10 (12.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 9 (11.39%) Integration Testing
5 8 (10.13%) Service Management
6 7 (8.86%) Change Management
6 7 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (8.86%) ITIL V3
7 6 (7.59%) System Testing
8 5 (6.33%) Performance Management
8 5 (6.33%) Project Management
8 5 (6.33%) SOA
8 5 (6.33%) Waterfall
9 4 (5.06%) Information Security
9 4 (5.06%) Requirements Management
9 4 (5.06%) Scrum
9 4 (5.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.99%) Java
2 6 (7.59%) Bash Shell
2 6 (7.59%) Korn
3 3 (3.80%) SQL
4 1 (1.27%) C
4 1 (1.27%) Perl
4 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.06%) CISM
3 4 (5.06%) CISSP
4 2 (2.53%) CIPD
4 2 (2.53%) Degree
4 2 (2.53%) ISEB
5 1 (1.27%) CEH
5 1 (1.27%) CLAS
5 1 (1.27%) IISP
5 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) QA
2 4 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.53%) SLA
4 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) Firmware
2 5 (6.33%) vSphere
3 1 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) Red Hat Satellite
1 6 (7.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Oracle
1 12 (15.19%) Red Hat
2 7 (8.86%) HP
3 6 (7.59%) Veritas
4 5 (6.33%) VMware
5 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.53%) Remedy
6 2 (2.53%) SAP
7 1 (1.27%) Arqiva
7 1 (1.27%) F5
7 1 (1.27%) Progress
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