The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 133 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.067% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
593 423 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.93% 19.67% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 245 290
Average daily rate £375 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £198 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £504 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 33 50
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -53.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%
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Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Smart Meter across the South West region.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Smart Meter
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the South West region.

Smart Meter Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Smart Meter
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (80.00%) Bluetooth
1 4 (80.00%) Firmware
1 4 (80.00%) 3G
1 4 (80.00%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (80.00%) Wireless
1 4 (80.00%) Device Driver
1 4 (80.00%) Embedded Linux
1 4 (80.00%) ZigBee
1 4 (80.00%) C
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Bluetooth
1 4 (80.00%) 3G
1 4 (80.00%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (80.00%) Wireless
1 4 (80.00%) ZigBee
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Firmware
1 4 (80.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C