The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 25 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.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 529 477 492
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +15
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 64 91 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.67% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 49 21
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £355 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £521 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13784 13507 14222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.47% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8368 8151 8153
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 613 778
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
England -57 62 £350 -12.50% 14
South East -13 40 £334 -11.00% 4
Berkshire - 17 £325 - 1
Surrey - 15 - - 3
Slough - 15 £325 -
London +2 5 £300 - 4
East Midlands -4 5 £306 -40.24% 1
West Midlands -18 4 £350 -17.64%
Hampshire -32 4 £488 +13.04%
Nottinghamshire +9 3 £338 -41.30% 1
Nottingham +6 3 £338 -41.30% 1
Middlesex -2 2 - -
Solihull -5 2 £375 -11.76%
West Sussex -20 2 £330 -8.33%
South Coast - 2 £475 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Havant -8 1 £525 +10.52%
Cambridge - 1 £400 -
Winchester - 1 £338 -
City of London - 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 - 2
East of England - 1 £400 - 2
Reading - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 25 (18.80%) SAP
2 23 (17.29%) Project Management
3 22 (16.54%) Telecoms
4 19 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (13.53%) PRINCE2
6 17 (12.78%) SAP IS-U
7 15 (11.28%) Microsoft
8 14 (10.53%) Oracle
8 14 (10.53%) Business Analysis
9 13 (9.77%) Billing
10 12 (9.02%) Supplier Management
11 11 (8.27%) Service Management
11 11 (8.27%) MS Project
11 11 (8.27%) CRM
12 10 (7.52%) SQL
12 10 (7.52%) HP
12 10 (7.52%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (7.52%) ZigBee
13 9 (6.77%) Firmware
13 9 (6.77%) 3G
13 9 (6.77%) UNIX
13 9 (6.77%) XML
13 9 (6.77%) GPRS
13 9 (6.77%) UMTS
13 9 (6.77%) IPv6
14 8 (6.02%) ISEB
14 8 (6.02%) Change Management
14 8 (6.02%) Wireless
14 8 (6.02%) Finance
15 7 (5.26%) SAP CRM

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (1.50%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.50%) nginx
1 2 (1.50%) Node.js
2 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (8.27%) MS Project
2 6 (4.51%) MS Office
3 2 (1.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (12.78%) SAP IS-U
2 7 (5.26%) SAP CRM
3 5 (3.76%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (2.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (1.50%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.52%) ZigBee
2 9 (6.77%) GPRS
2 9 (6.77%) UMTS
2 9 (6.77%) IPv6
2 9 (6.77%) 3G
3 8 (6.02%) Wireless
4 7 (5.26%) Internet
4 7 (5.26%) HTTP
4 7 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.76%) DNS
5 5 (3.76%) GSM
5 5 (3.76%) SSL
5 5 (3.76%) SS7
5 5 (3.76%) DAB
5 5 (3.76%) SIGTRAN
5 5 (3.76%) 4G
6 4 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.01%) HSPA
6 4 (3.01%) Bluetooth
6 4 (3.01%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.50%) MS Access
2 2 (1.50%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.50%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.75%) Big Data
3 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Toad
2 2 (1.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.75%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.75%) Introscope
3 1 (0.75%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.75%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (0.75%) JProfiler
General
1 22 (16.54%) Telecoms
2 13 (9.77%) Billing
3 8 (6.02%) Finance
4 7 (5.26%) Retail
5 6 (4.51%) Electronics
6 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.26%) Automotive
6 3 (2.26%) Marketing
7 2 (1.50%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.75%) Legal
8 1 (0.75%) Games
8 1 (0.75%) Banking
8 1 (0.75%) French Language
8 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (34.59%) Analyst
2 23 (17.29%) Business Analyst
3 18 (13.53%) Architect
4 17 (12.78%) Project Manager
5 13 (9.77%) Consultant
6 10 (7.52%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.26%) Data Analyst
7 7 (5.26%) Test Manager
7 7 (5.26%) Test Analyst
8 6 (4.51%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) Developer
9 4 (3.01%) Senior Project Manager
9 4 (3.01%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.01%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) Test Leader
10 2 (1.50%) Service Transition Analyst
10 2 (1.50%) IT Security Consultant
10 2 (1.50%) SAP Architect
10 2 (1.50%) Security Analyst
10 2 (1.50%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.77%) XML
2 5 (3.76%) WML
2 5 (3.76%) Web Services
2 5 (3.76%) WAP
3 4 (3.01%) Middleware
3 4 (3.01%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (2.26%) XSD
4 3 (2.26%) XSLT
5 2 (1.50%) SOAP
5 2 (1.50%) .NET
6 1 (0.75%) JDBC
6 1 (0.75%) ODBC
6 1 (0.75%) RESTful
6 1 (0.75%) Twisted
6 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.75%) JSON
6 1 (0.75%) WCF
6 1 (0.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.77%) Firmware
2 7 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.01%) Device Driver
3 4 (3.01%) PKI
3 4 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.01%) Data Extraction
4 3 (2.26%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.26%) CMDB
5 2 (1.50%) DTV
5 2 (1.50%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.50%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (1.50%) mHealth
5 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.75%) Open Source
6 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.75%) Statistics
6 1 (0.75%) e-Health
6 1 (0.75%) Economics
6 1 (0.75%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.75%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.77%) UNIX
2 7 (5.26%) Linux
3 6 (4.51%) Windows
4 4 (3.01%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.50%) Android
5 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.50%) AIX
6 1 (0.75%) Solaris
6 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.29%) Project Management
2 19 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (13.53%) PRINCE2
4 14 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 12 (9.02%) Supplier Management
6 11 (8.27%) CRM
6 11 (8.27%) Service Management
7 10 (7.52%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (6.02%) Change Management
9 7 (5.26%) Data Management
9 7 (5.26%) ITIL
9 7 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (4.51%) Software Testing
10 6 (4.51%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.51%) B2B
11 5 (3.76%) UML
11 5 (3.76%) Data Modelling
11 5 (3.76%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (3.76%) Waterfall
12 4 (3.01%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.52%) SQL
2 6 (4.51%) C
2 6 (4.51%) Java
3 3 (2.26%) Python
3 3 (2.26%) C++
4 2 (1.50%) Groovy
4 2 (1.50%) Perl
5 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.75%) C#
5 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.75%) Erlang
5 1 (0.75%) VB
5 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (6.02%) ISEB
2 7 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.76%) Degree
4 3 (2.26%) IIBA
5 2 (1.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.50%) PMP
5 2 (1.50%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.50%) CISA
5 2 (1.50%) CISSP
5 2 (1.50%) CCNP
5 2 (1.50%) CCNA
6 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.26%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.75%) nmon
2 1 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 25 (18.80%) SAP
2 15 (11.28%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.53%) Oracle
4 10 (7.52%) HP
5 5 (3.76%) Ericsson
5 5 (3.76%) Cisco
6 4 (3.01%) ComArch
6 4 (3.01%) Remedy
7 2 (1.50%) Primavera
7 2 (1.50%) VMware
8 1 (0.75%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.75%) Agilent
8 1 (0.75%) F5
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