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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 460 532 490
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -42
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 167 80 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.01% 0.50% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 47 64
Average daily rate £425 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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 across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16596 16129 15942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.14% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10700 10027 9635
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 688 665
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +87 165 £425 +4.93% 39
South East +56 84 £400 +6.66% 18
Hampshire +33 45 £375 -
East Midlands +9 32 £420 +0.90% 1
Nottinghamshire +11 26 £405 -2.70%
Nottingham +5 25 £405 -2.70%
Winchester +6 21 £363 +11.53%
Berkshire +23 20 £425 +21.42% 18
Surrey -5 19 £425 -5.55%
London +19 15 £550 - 1
Slough +16 12 £450 -
West Yorkshire -7 11 £498 -10.76% 7
Leeds -8 11 £498 -10.76% 7
Yorkshire -18 11 £498 -10.76% 7
West Midlands -6 9 £425 +37.09% 6
Leatherhead -9 9 £425 -15.00%
Havant +16 8 £650 +42.46%
Staines +11 7 £500 -
Kingswinford 0 5 £310 -
North West -14 5 £375 - 6
Reading -1 4 £368 +27.82% 1
Lancashire - 4 £375 - 4
Leicestershire - 4 £425 - 1
Leicester - 4 £425 -
East of England - 4 £413 -
Cambridge - 3 - -
Chorley - 3 £375 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Glasgow +10 2 £638 -
Portsmouth -3 2 £638 +50.00%

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 56 (20.00%) SQL
2 51 (18.21%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (17.86%) Project Management
4 48 (17.14%) Oracle
5 40 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 35 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (12.14%) ITIL
8 28 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 28 (10.00%) ZigBee
9 27 (9.64%) Linux
10 26 (9.29%) MS Office
11 25 (8.93%) Unix
12 24 (8.57%) Microsoft
13 21 (7.50%) SAP
14 19 (6.79%) Management Information System
14 19 (6.79%) JIRA
14 19 (6.79%) Waterfall
14 19 (6.79%) Data Centre
15 18 (6.43%) Test Scripting
15 18 (6.43%) Finance
15 18 (6.43%) Risk Management
16 17 (6.07%) MS Excel
16 17 (6.07%) Firewall
16 17 (6.07%) Manual Testing
16 17 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (5.71%) Release Management
17 16 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
17 16 (5.71%) Degree
17 16 (5.71%) Java
17 16 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (2.50%) JBoss
2 5 (1.79%) Node.js
3 4 (1.43%) Apache
3 4 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.43%) SAS
4 3 (1.07%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.07%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 26 (9.29%) MS Office
2 17 (6.07%) MS Excel
3 12 (4.29%) MS Project
4 4 (1.43%) SPSS
5 3 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.36%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (3.93%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (0.71%) Primavera
2 2 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.00%) ZigBee
2 17 (6.07%) Firewall
3 10 (3.57%) WAN
4 8 (2.86%) HTTP
5 7 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.14%) 802.15
6 6 (2.14%) Bluetooth
6 6 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (2.14%) LAN
6 6 (2.14%) SSL
6 6 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.79%) BGP
7 5 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (1.79%) Internet
7 5 (1.79%) MPLS
7 5 (1.79%) VLAN
8 4 (1.43%) VPN
8 4 (1.43%) X.509
9 3 (1.07%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.86%) Big Data
3 5 (1.79%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.07%) CouchDB
4 3 (1.07%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.07%) MySQL
4 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.07%) QlikView
4 3 (1.07%) VoltDB
5 2 (0.71%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.36%) DataStage
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 19 (6.79%) JIRA
2 9 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.50%) LabVIEW
4 5 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (1.79%) JUnit
5 3 (1.07%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.07%) Checkstyle
5 3 (1.07%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.07%) FindBugs
5 3 (1.07%) Gradle
5 3 (1.07%) HP UFT
5 3 (1.07%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.07%) Selenium
5 3 (1.07%) Subversion
6 2 (0.71%) Introscope
6 2 (0.71%) JProfiler
6 2 (0.71%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (0.71%) Toad
7 1 (0.36%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
General
1 40 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 18 (6.43%) Finance
3 15 (5.36%) Retail
4 14 (5.00%) Billing
4 14 (5.00%) Legal
5 9 (3.21%) Marketing
6 4 (1.43%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (23.21%) Analyst
2 38 (13.57%) Project Manager
3 29 (10.36%) Test Manager
4 21 (7.50%) Test Analyst
5 20 (7.14%) Architect
6 19 (6.79%) Smart Metering Project Manager
7 18 (6.43%) Business Analyst
8 17 (6.07%) Developer
9 15 (5.36%) Consultant
10 14 (5.00%) Tester
11 11 (3.93%) Test Engineer
12 10 (3.57%) Development Manager
13 8 (2.86%) Security Analyst
14 7 (2.50%) Business Manager
14 7 (2.50%) Manual Tester
15 6 (2.14%) Environment Manager
15 6 (2.14%) Java Developer
15 6 (2.14%) Oracle Developer
15 6 (2.14%) Programme Manager
15 6 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.29%) HTML
2 9 (3.21%) AngularJS
2 9 (3.21%) Middleware
3 7 (2.50%) .NET
3 7 (2.50%) CSS
3 7 (2.50%) XML
4 6 (2.14%) 802.1X
4 6 (2.14%) HTML5
5 5 (1.79%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (1.79%) Apache Camel
5 5 (1.79%) RESTful
5 5 (1.79%) Spring
5 5 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (1.43%) Ajax
6 4 (1.43%) JSON
6 4 (1.43%) REST
7 3 (1.07%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.07%) NHibernate
7 3 (1.07%) Velocity
7 3 (1.07%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.79%) Data Centre
1 19 (6.79%) Management Information System
2 17 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.21%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.50%) Mathematics
5 6 (2.14%) Smart Energy
6 4 (1.43%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.43%) Internet of Things
6 4 (1.43%) PKI
7 3 (1.07%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.71%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.71%) DataPower
8 2 (0.71%) PMI
9 1 (0.36%) CESG
9 1 (0.36%) Clustering
9 1 (0.36%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.36%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.36%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.64%) Linux
2 25 (8.93%) Unix
3 12 (4.29%) Windows
4 8 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.71%) Solaris
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (18.21%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (17.86%) Project Management
3 35 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (12.14%) ITIL
5 28 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 19 (6.79%) Waterfall
7 18 (6.43%) Risk Management
7 18 (6.43%) Test Scripting
8 17 (6.07%) Manual Testing
9 16 (5.71%) Release Management
9 16 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (5.36%) Requirements Management
11 14 (5.00%) Change Control
11 14 (5.00%) Migration
12 13 (4.64%) Configuration Management
12 13 (4.64%) Defect Management
13 12 (4.29%) Case Management
13 12 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (4.29%) Data Modelling
14 11 (3.93%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (20.00%) SQL
2 16 (5.71%) Java
3 15 (5.36%) PL/SQL
4 12 (4.29%) C
5 10 (3.57%) C++
6 8 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.86%) Python
7 7 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.43%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.43%) Perl
8 4 (1.43%) R
9 3 (1.07%) AWK
9 3 (1.07%) sed
10 2 (0.71%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.71%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.71%) VB
11 1 (0.36%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (5.71%) Degree
1 16 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 15 (5.36%) ISTQB
3 9 (3.21%) ISEB
3 9 (3.21%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.21%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (1.79%) CISSP
5 5 (1.79%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.79%) PMP
6 4 (1.43%) APMP
6 4 (1.43%) MBA
7 3 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.71%) HND
8 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.36%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.36%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.36%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.00%) QA
2 10 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.57%) SLA
3 4 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (1.43%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.43%) RMADS
4 3 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.71%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.36%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 7 (2.50%) Firmware
2 3 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 13 (4.64%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.79%) ArcSight ESM
2 5 (1.79%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.71%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.71%) nmon
4 1 (0.36%) OpenNMS
4 1 (0.36%) OpenView
Vendors
1 48 (17.14%) Oracle
2 24 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 21 (7.50%) SAP
4 14 (5.00%) HP
5 7 (2.50%) Cisco
5 7 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.14%) ArcSight
6 6 (2.14%) F5
7 5 (1.79%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.07%) BT
8 3 (1.07%) Remedy
8 3 (1.07%) VMware
9 2 (0.71%) Capita
10 1 (0.36%) Adobe
10 1 (0.36%) Avaya
10 1 (0.36%) BMC
10 1 (0.36%) EMC
10 1 (0.36%) Google
10 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.36%) Splunk
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