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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 554 534 516
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -18
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 73 103 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.56% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 67 90
Median daily rate £400 £413 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £508 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £439
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -

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
16353 18243 18179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.59% 33.35% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10596 11467 11532
Median daily rate £430 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 787 758
Median hourly rate £19.02 £20.63 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +21.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -32 70 £400 -3.03% 23
South East -2 30 £381 +1.66% 3
Hampshire +26 21 £350 -6.66%
London +1 15 £375 -3.22% 9
South West +10 9 £575 +35.29% 2
Wiltshire -5 9 £575 +35.29% 1
Swindon 0 8 £575 +35.29%
Winchester +12 7 £363 +31.81%
Yorkshire +9 4 £413 -12.00%
North West +7 4 £450 -2.70% 2
Nottingham -14 4 £415 -2.35%
Nottinghamshire -20 4 £415 -2.35%
East Midlands -23 4 £415 -2.35%
Surrey +12 3 - - 1
Leeds +9 3 £425 -9.33%
West Yorkshire +6 3 £425 -9.33%
Havant -1 3 - -
Lancashire -4 3 £450 - 2
Midlands +6 2 £413 -17.50%
Reading +5 2 £525 +42.85%
Berkshire -1 2 £525 +10.52% 2
Staines -7 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
West Sussex +8 1 - -
Manchester +4 1 £400 -
West Midlands -19 1 £400 +8.84% 6
Chippenham - 1 - -
East Grinstead - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £450 - 1

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 43 (19.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 39 (17.81%) Linux
3 31 (14.16%) ITIL
4 29 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (12.79%) JBoss
5 28 (12.79%) Java
6 27 (12.33%) Oracle
7 25 (11.42%) Project Management
8 24 (10.96%) SQL
8 24 (10.96%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (10.50%) PRINCE2
10 21 (9.59%) ActiveMQ
10 21 (9.59%) JIRA
11 20 (9.13%) Waterfall
12 18 (8.22%) Telecoms
13 17 (7.76%) Change Management
13 17 (7.76%) Red Hat
13 17 (7.76%) Spring
13 17 (7.76%) System Integration Testing
13 17 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (7.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (7.31%) HP
15 15 (6.85%) Service Management
15 15 (6.85%) Tomcat
15 15 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (6.85%) ITIL V3
15 15 (6.85%) Smart Energy
16 14 (6.39%) Test Scripting
16 14 (6.39%) Apache
16 14 (6.39%) MS Excel

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 28 (12.79%) JBoss
2 15 (6.85%) Tomcat
3 14 (6.39%) Apache
4 5 (2.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (1.37%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.37%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.46%) CMS
7 1 (0.46%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (6.39%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.48%) MS Office
3 6 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.28%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.37%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.91%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.57%) Firewall
2 9 (4.11%) ZigBee
3 8 (3.65%) SNMP
4 7 (3.20%) Wireless
5 6 (2.74%) IPv6
5 6 (2.74%) OpenLDAP
5 6 (2.74%) SSL
6 5 (2.28%) FTP
6 5 (2.28%) HTTP
6 5 (2.28%) SAN
6 5 (2.28%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.83%) WAN
8 3 (1.37%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.91%) Diameter Protocol
9 2 (0.91%) ISUP
9 2 (0.91%) SCCP
9 2 (0.91%) SIGTRAN
9 2 (0.91%) SS7
9 2 (0.91%) VLAN
10 1 (0.46%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.96%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (5.94%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.74%) Big Data
4 5 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.37%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (1.37%) GIS
6 3 (1.37%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.91%) JasperReports
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (9.59%) JIRA
2 13 (5.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 13 (5.94%) Subversion
3 12 (5.48%) Artifactory
4 10 (4.57%) JUnit
5 8 (3.65%) Checkstyle
5 8 (3.65%) FindBugs
6 6 (2.74%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.74%) Gradle
6 6 (2.74%) Selenium
7 5 (2.28%) LabVIEW
8 4 (1.83%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.37%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.37%) Maven
9 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.37%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.91%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (8.22%) Telecoms
2 13 (5.94%) Retail
3 8 (3.65%) Finance
4 7 (3.20%) Billing
5 3 (1.37%) Electronics
6 2 (0.91%) Back Office
6 2 (0.91%) Banking
6 2 (0.91%) Local Government
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (28.31%) Analyst
2 35 (15.98%) Business Analyst
3 26 (11.87%) Project Manager
4 21 (9.59%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
5 19 (8.68%) Developer
6 16 (7.31%) Tester
7 15 (6.85%) Architect
7 15 (6.85%) Smart Metering Project Manager
8 14 (6.39%) Test Analyst
9 13 (5.94%) Test Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) Test Leader
11 8 (3.65%) Java Developer
11 8 (3.65%) Testing Engineer
12 7 (3.20%) Consultant
13 6 (2.74%) Test Manager
14 5 (2.28%) Administrator
14 5 (2.28%) Linux Administrator
14 5 (2.28%) Programme Manager
14 5 (2.28%) Service Analyst
14 5 (2.28%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.59%) ActiveMQ
2 17 (7.76%) Spring
3 11 (5.02%) XML
4 9 (4.11%) Apache Camel
5 8 (3.65%) Hibernate
6 6 (2.74%) LAPP Stack
6 6 (2.74%) Middleware
6 6 (2.74%) NHibernate
6 6 (2.74%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.37%) .NET
7 3 (1.37%) HTML
7 3 (1.37%) REST
7 3 (1.37%) Web Services
8 2 (0.91%) CSS
8 2 (0.91%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.91%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.91%) Smarty
8 2 (0.91%) SOAP
8 2 (0.91%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.91%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.85%) Smart Energy
3 12 (5.48%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.65%) Clustering
5 6 (2.74%) PKI
6 3 (1.37%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (1.37%) Statistics
6 3 (1.37%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.91%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.91%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.91%) PMI
7 2 (0.91%) Social Media
8 1 (0.46%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.46%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.46%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.46%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.46%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (17.81%) Linux
2 16 (7.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (6.39%) Unix
4 6 (2.74%) Windows
5 2 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.91%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 31 (14.16%) ITIL
3 29 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (11.42%) Project Management
5 23 (10.50%) PRINCE2
6 20 (9.13%) Waterfall
7 17 (7.76%) Change Management
7 17 (7.76%) System Integration Testing
8 15 (6.85%) ITIL V3
8 15 (6.85%) Service Management
8 15 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (6.39%) Test Scripting
10 12 (5.48%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 11 (5.02%) Business Analysis
11 11 (5.02%) Use Case
12 10 (4.57%) Test Strategy
13 9 (4.11%) Analytics
14 8 (3.65%) Incident Management
14 8 (3.65%) Scrum
15 7 (3.20%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.79%) Java
2 24 (10.96%) SQL
3 11 (5.02%) Bash Shell
4 9 (4.11%) Perl
5 5 (2.28%) Korn
5 5 (2.28%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.83%) C
7 3 (1.37%) Python
7 3 (1.37%) R
8 2 (0.91%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (5.48%) ISEB
2 11 (5.02%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.20%) Degree
4 7 (3.20%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.83%) CISM
6 4 (1.83%) CISSP
6 4 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.91%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.46%) CEH
8 1 (0.46%) CLAS
8 1 (0.46%) IISP
8 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.46%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.46%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.57%) QA
2 4 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.37%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.91%) P3O
4 2 (0.91%) SLA
5 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (6.39%) Firmware
2 5 (2.28%) vSphere
3 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (4.57%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.74%) Puppet
3 5 (2.28%) Red Hat Satellite
3 5 (2.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.91%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 27 (12.33%) Oracle
2 17 (7.76%) Red Hat
3 16 (7.31%) HP
4 14 (6.39%) SAP
5 11 (5.02%) VMware
6 9 (4.11%) Microsoft
7 6 (2.74%) Remedy
8 5 (2.28%) Veritas
9 3 (1.37%) ESRI
9 3 (1.37%) F5
10 2 (0.91%) Sonatype
10 2 (0.91%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.46%) Progress
11 1 (0.46%) Splunk
Wiltshire
Pertemps Managed Services
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
aap3
Rate: £600.00 - £800.00 per day + Neg
Posted: 6 days ago