The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 471 554 552
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -2
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 177 82 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.98% 0.46% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 53 39
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £590 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £40.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18138 17716 17503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.63% 31.72% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11806 10730 10682
Median daily rate £425 £420 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 700 759
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Smart Meter as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Smart Meter within the UK.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smart Meter within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Smart Meter
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter within the UK.

Smart Meter Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Smart Meter
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 4 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
England +69 171 £400 -4.19% 41
South East +41 86 £360 -10.00% 13
Hampshire +37 48 £350 -16.16% 3
East Midlands +30 29 £415 -7.77% 2
Berkshire +26 23 £450 -2.70% 3
Winchester +17 22 £350 - 1
Nottinghamshire +14 19 £410 -8.88%
Nottingham +17 16 £353 -21.66%
West Midlands +2 15 £425 -32.00% 14
North West +9 14 £350 - 1
Surrey -11 13 £500 +33.33% 5
Reading +3 10 £475 -24.00% 1
London -16 10 £550 +29.41% 10
Slough - 10 £350 -
West Yorkshire +6 9 £650 +73.33% 1
Yorkshire -2 9 £650 +73.33% 1
Leeds -6 9 £650 +73.33% 1
Leatherhead -14 9 £500 +2.56% 4
Lancashire - 8 £350 -
Solihull - 8 £425 - 1
Leicestershire +6 7 £500 - 2
Leicester +3 7 £500 - 2
Runcorn - 6 £350 -
Cheshire - 6 £350 -
Chorley - 5 £350 -
Scotland - 5 - -
East of England +11 3 £475 -
Kingswinford -1 2 £310 -
Staines -7 2 £500 -2.43% 1
West Sussex -18 2 £495 +52.30%

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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 with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 72 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (17.44%) Project Management
3 56 (16.28%) SQL
4 55 (15.99%) Telecoms
5 46 (13.37%) Oracle
6 42 (12.21%) Degree
7 41 (11.92%) ITIL
8 38 (11.05%) ZigBee
9 37 (10.76%) Retail
10 35 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 35 (10.17%) SAP
11 34 (9.88%) JIRA
12 33 (9.59%) PRINCE2
13 32 (9.30%) Unix
14 31 (9.01%) Microsoft
14 31 (9.01%) Waterfall
15 28 (8.14%) Finance
16 26 (7.56%) MS Office
16 26 (7.56%) Linux
17 25 (7.27%) HP
18 24 (6.98%) SQL Server
18 24 (6.98%) Java
18 24 (6.98%) Billing
18 24 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (6.69%) Requirements Management
19 23 (6.69%) Release Management
20 22 (6.40%) SAP IS-U
21 21 (6.10%) TOGAF
21 21 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
22 20 (5.81%) Test Scripting

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills 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 13 (3.78%) JBoss
1 13 (3.78%) Tomcat
2 12 (3.49%) Apache
3 7 (2.03%) Node.js
4 6 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.16%) CICS
5 4 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.58%) CMS
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (7.56%) MS Office
2 17 (4.94%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.20%) MS Project
4 5 (1.45%) Doxygen
5 4 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (6.40%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.58%) Primavera
3 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 38 (11.05%) ZigBee
2 12 (3.49%) SSL
3 11 (3.20%) Firewall
3 11 (3.20%) HTTP
4 10 (2.91%) Bluetooth
4 10 (2.91%) VLAN
4 10 (2.91%) WAN
5 9 (2.62%) Internet
6 8 (2.33%) 802.15
6 8 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (2.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (2.03%) X.509
8 6 (1.74%) LAN
9 3 (0.87%) DNS
9 3 (0.87%) IPv6
9 3 (0.87%) Network Security
9 3 (0.87%) Wireless
10 2 (0.58%) ASN.1
10 2 (0.58%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (3.78%) Big Data
4 5 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (1.45%) SQLite
5 4 (1.16%) DB2
5 4 (1.16%) MySQL
5 4 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (0.87%) CouchDB
6 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.87%) VoltDB
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (9.88%) JIRA
2 12 (3.49%) Subversion
2 12 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (3.20%) JUnit
4 10 (2.91%) Artifactory
4 10 (2.91%) Checkstyle
4 10 (2.91%) Cucumber
4 10 (2.91%) FindBugs
4 10 (2.91%) Gradle
4 10 (2.91%) LabVIEW
4 10 (2.91%) Selenium
5 2 (0.58%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.58%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.29%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.29%) Introscope
6 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.29%) Maven
6 1 (0.29%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.29%) Toad
General
1 55 (15.99%) Telecoms
2 37 (10.76%) Retail
3 28 (8.14%) Finance
4 24 (6.98%) Billing
5 10 (2.91%) Banking
6 9 (2.62%) Marketing
7 8 (2.33%) Legal
8 3 (0.87%) Electronics
9 2 (0.58%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 65 (18.90%) Analyst
2 58 (16.86%) Project Manager
3 46 (13.37%) Architect
4 32 (9.30%) Developer
5 22 (6.40%) Test Analyst
6 21 (6.10%) Smart Metering Project Manager
6 21 (6.10%) Test Manager
7 20 (5.81%) Test Engineer
8 19 (5.52%) Consultant
9 17 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (3.78%) Tester
11 12 (3.49%) Business Analyst
11 12 (3.49%) Java Developer
11 12 (3.49%) Smart Metering Engineer
12 11 (3.20%) Senior Architect
13 10 (2.91%) Development Manager
14 9 (2.62%) IT Manager
15 8 (2.33%) Manual Tester
15 8 (2.33%) Test Leader
15 8 (2.33%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.36%) XML
2 14 (4.07%) HTML
3 13 (3.78%) AngularJS
3 13 (3.78%) Spring
4 12 (3.49%) .NET
4 12 (3.49%) Hibernate
5 11 (3.20%) ActiveMQ
5 11 (3.20%) Apache Camel
6 10 (2.91%) CSS
6 10 (2.91%) NHibernate
7 8 (2.33%) 802.1X
7 8 (2.33%) HTML5
7 8 (2.33%) RESTful
7 8 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (1.74%) REST
9 5 (1.45%) Ajax
9 5 (1.45%) CSS3
9 5 (1.45%) JSON
9 5 (1.45%) QML
9 5 (1.45%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.36%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.07%) PKI
4 13 (3.78%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.49%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.91%) Cryptography
6 10 (2.91%) Smart Energy
7 6 (1.74%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.74%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.16%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.87%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.58%) DataPower
10 2 (0.58%) IVR
10 2 (0.58%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.58%) PMI
10 2 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.58%) VCE vBlock
11 1 (0.29%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.30%) Unix
2 26 (7.56%) Linux
3 19 (5.52%) Windows
4 8 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.16%) AIX
6 3 (0.87%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (17.44%) Project Management
3 41 (11.92%) ITIL
4 35 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (9.59%) PRINCE2
6 31 (9.01%) Waterfall
7 23 (6.69%) Release Management
7 23 (6.69%) Requirements Management
8 21 (6.10%) TOGAF
8 21 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (5.81%) ITIL V3
9 20 (5.81%) Supplier Management
9 20 (5.81%) Test Scripting
10 19 (5.52%) Case Management
10 19 (5.52%) Scrum
11 18 (5.23%) Configuration Management
11 18 (5.23%) Enterprise Architecture
11 18 (5.23%) Manual Testing
11 18 (5.23%) Risk Management
12 17 (4.94%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (16.28%) SQL
2 24 (6.98%) Java
3 17 (4.94%) PL/SQL
4 15 (4.36%) C++
5 13 (3.78%) Python
6 11 (3.20%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.91%) C
8 6 (1.74%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.45%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.45%) Perl
10 4 (1.16%) COBOL
11 3 (0.87%) AWK
11 3 (0.87%) sed
12 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.29%) PHP
12 1 (0.29%) Scala
12 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (12.21%) Degree
2 17 (4.94%) ISTQB
3 14 (4.07%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.07%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.49%) MBA
4 12 (3.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (3.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (2.91%) PMI Certification
6 10 (2.91%) PMP
7 8 (2.33%) CISSP
8 7 (2.03%) HND
9 6 (1.74%) ISEB
10 4 (1.16%) APMP
10 4 (1.16%) CITP
11 3 (0.87%) CISM
12 2 (0.58%) GCIA
12 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.29%) CREST Certified
13 1 (0.29%) GCIH
13 1 (0.29%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.36%) QA
2 6 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.16%) FIPS 140-2
3 4 (1.16%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.58%) ISO22301
4 2 (0.58%) ISO27005
4 2 (0.58%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.16%) vSphere
3 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.45%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (0.87%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (0.58%) OpenNMS
4 2 (0.58%) OpenView
5 1 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.29%) logstash
5 1 (0.29%) nmon
Vendors
1 46 (13.37%) Oracle
2 35 (10.17%) SAP
3 31 (9.01%) Microsoft
4 25 (7.27%) HP
5 7 (2.03%) ArcSight
5 7 (2.03%) VMware
6 4 (1.16%) BT
6 4 (1.16%) Cisco
6 4 (1.16%) Citrix
6 4 (1.16%) IBM
7 3 (0.87%) Capita
7 3 (0.87%) Remedy
7 3 (0.87%) Symantec
8 2 (0.58%) BMC
8 2 (0.58%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.58%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.58%) Splunk
9 1 (0.29%) F5
9 1 (0.29%) Tripwire
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