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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 525 512 483
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -29
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 84 70 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.41% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 38 36
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£418 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £231 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £40.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
16952 16963 14865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.32% 31.08% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10413 10531 8844
Average daily rate £420 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 663 636
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.78 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.74% -7.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 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
England -10 82 £425 +13.33% 24
South East -22 42 £410 +17.14% 14
Surrey +16 18 £375 - 2
London +26 16 £425 -12.82% 10
Hampshire -9 15 £425 +1.19% 2
West Yorkshire -1 9 £375 -
Leeds -10 9 £375 -
Yorkshire -16 9 £375 -26.54%
East Midlands -7 8 £450 +31.38%
Havant -2 7 £410 -21.90%
Staines +6 6 £513 - 1
Berkshire -8 6 £300 +26.31% 9
Leicestershire - 4 - -
Leicester - 4 - -
Middlesex +8 3 - -
Nottingham -7 3 £450 +31.38%
Nottinghamshire -9 3 £450 +31.38%
Winchester -9 3 £391 +15.92%
Reading - 3 £625 - 1
Leatherhead - 3 £550 -
Slough -9 2 £245 +0.51% 7
North West -15 2 - -
West Midlands -18 2 £625 +66.66%
South Wales - 2 £400 - 1
Wales - 2 £400 - 1
City of London - 2 £600 - 4
East of England +15 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 £300 -

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 26 (15.95%) Stakeholder Management
2 24 (14.72%) Risk Management
2 24 (14.72%) ITIL
3 22 (13.50%) Project Management
3 22 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (12.27%) SC Cleared
4 20 (12.27%) Security Cleared
5 17 (10.43%) Test Scripting
5 17 (10.43%) Change Management
6 16 (9.82%) PRINCE2
6 16 (9.82%) SAP
6 16 (9.82%) ISEB
7 15 (9.20%) Service Management
8 14 (8.59%) Telecoms
8 14 (8.59%) MS Project
8 14 (8.59%) Retail
9 13 (7.98%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (7.98%) QA
9 13 (7.98%) SQL
10 12 (7.36%) Finance
10 12 (7.36%) HP
10 12 (7.36%) ISTQB
10 12 (7.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (7.36%) Billing
10 12 (7.36%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (6.75%) Integration Testing
11 11 (6.75%) HP Quality Center
11 11 (6.75%) CISSP
12 10 (6.13%) MS Office
12 10 (6.13%) Management Information System

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 4 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (8.59%) MS Project
2 10 (6.13%) MS Office
3 4 (2.45%) Doxygen
4 3 (1.84%) MS Excel
5 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.84%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.23%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.61%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.68%) Firewall
1 6 (3.68%) ZigBee
2 5 (3.07%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (3.07%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (3.07%) MPLS
2 5 (3.07%) BGP
3 4 (2.45%) Bluetooth
3 4 (2.45%) GPRS
3 4 (2.45%) LAN
4 3 (1.84%) WAN
4 3 (1.84%) HTTP
5 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.23%) GSM
5 2 (1.23%) SAN
6 1 (0.61%) Internet
6 1 (0.61%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.61%) SS7
6 1 (0.61%) ISUP
6 1 (0.61%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.45%) SQLite
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.61%) MySQL
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Rational Rose
1 1 (0.61%) Subversion
1 1 (0.61%) Maven
1 1 (0.61%) JIRA
1 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.61%) Kiln
1 1 (0.61%) SonarQube
General
1 14 (8.59%) Telecoms
1 14 (8.59%) Retail
2 12 (7.36%) Billing
2 12 (7.36%) Finance
3 4 (2.45%) Marketing
4 3 (1.84%) Legal
5 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.61%) Back Office
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 52 (31.90%) Analyst
2 35 (21.47%) Project Manager
3 31 (19.02%) Business Analyst
4 17 (10.43%) Test Analyst
5 14 (8.59%) Architect
6 13 (7.98%) Test Manager
7 10 (6.13%) Senior Manager
7 10 (6.13%) Senior Project Manager
8 8 (4.91%) Security Consultant
8 8 (4.91%) Test Leader
8 8 (4.91%) Consultant
8 8 (4.91%) Developer
9 7 (4.29%) Designer
10 6 (3.68%) Programme Manager
11 5 (3.07%) Environment Manager
12 4 (2.45%) Business Process Analyst
12 4 (2.45%) Process Analyst
12 4 (2.45%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (2.45%) C++ Developer
12 4 (2.45%) Qt Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.52%) XML
2 4 (2.45%) Qt
2 4 (2.45%) RESTful
2 4 (2.45%) QML
3 2 (1.23%) Web Services
4 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.61%) Twisted
4 1 (0.61%) HTML
4 1 (0.61%) CSS
4 1 (0.61%) SOAP
4 1 (0.61%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.61%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.61%) Ajax
4 1 (0.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.13%) PKI
2 10 (6.13%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.91%) Cryptography
3 8 (4.91%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (3.07%) Machine to Machine
5 4 (2.45%) GIS
6 3 (1.84%) Statistics
6 3 (1.84%) CMDB
7 2 (1.23%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.61%) IVR
8 1 (0.61%) PMI
8 1 (0.61%) EPoS
8 1 (0.61%) EFT
8 1 (0.61%) EFTPOS
8 1 (0.61%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.61%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.52%) Linux
2 8 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.45%) Windows
4 3 (1.84%) UNIX
5 1 (0.61%) Solaris
5 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.95%) Stakeholder Management
2 24 (14.72%) Risk Management
2 24 (14.72%) ITIL
3 22 (13.50%) Project Management
4 17 (10.43%) Change Management
4 17 (10.43%) Test Scripting
5 16 (9.82%) PRINCE2
6 15 (9.20%) Service Management
7 13 (7.98%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (7.36%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (6.75%) Integration Testing
10 10 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (6.13%) Test Strategy
10 10 (6.13%) Information Security
10 10 (6.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (5.52%) Matrix Management
12 8 (4.91%) Software Testing
12 8 (4.91%) Incident Management
12 8 (4.91%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (4.91%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.98%) SQL
2 5 (3.07%) Java
3 4 (2.45%) C++
3 4 (2.45%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.23%) Python
5 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.61%) Erlang
5 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.61%) Perl
5 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (12.27%) SC Cleared
1 20 (12.27%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.82%) ISEB
3 12 (7.36%) ISTQB
4 11 (6.75%) CISSP
5 7 (4.29%) CISA
6 6 (3.68%) CISM
6 6 (3.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.07%) CRISC
8 4 (2.45%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.84%) PMP
9 3 (1.84%) Degree
10 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.98%) QA
2 12 (7.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) Firmware
2 1 (0.61%) NFS
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (6.75%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.07%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.84%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (9.82%) SAP
2 12 (7.36%) HP
3 10 (6.13%) Remedy
4 7 (4.29%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.68%) Oracle
5 6 (3.68%) F5
6 5 (3.07%) Cisco
6 5 (3.07%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.84%) BMC
7 3 (1.84%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.23%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.61%) IBM
9 1 (0.61%) Facebook
9 1 (0.61%) VMware
9 1 (0.61%) Google
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £510 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
People Source
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Vivate Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
EarthStream Global
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £42 - £45 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago