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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 496 553 486
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -67
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 130 63 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 0.35% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 31 62
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £260 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £498 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.25 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 - £37.50

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
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +51 123 £413 +10.00% 34
South East +6 55 £375 - 23
Yorkshire -12 27 £425 - 5
West Yorkshire -7 24 £420 -1.17% 3
Leeds -12 24 £425 - 3
Hampshire +12 22 £375 -15.25% 3
Surrey +5 17 £400 +6.66%
Winchester -3 17 £350 +12.90% 2
East Midlands +2 16 £425 +47.82%
London +26 13 £340 -23.16% 2
Nottinghamshire -2 12 £425 +41.66%
Staines -2 10 - -
West Sussex -8 7 £366 -
Scotland 0 6 £400 -
Slough -6 6 £400 +6.66%
Berkshire -13 6 £400 +6.66% 12
Nottingham -10 5 £425 +41.66%
Leatherhead - 5 £400 -
Crawley - 5 £366 -
Midlands - 4 £320 -
North East - 3 £550 -
North West - 3 £420 - 2
Lancashire - 3 £420 -
Glasgow +4 2 £400 -
East Grinstead +3 2 - -
Chorley - 2 £403 -
Leicester - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 - -

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 45 (18.60%) Project Management
2 42 (17.36%) ITIL
3 41 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 38 (15.70%) SAP
5 36 (14.88%) PRINCE2
6 31 (12.81%) Telecoms
7 30 (12.40%) ISTQB
8 26 (10.74%) ISEB
8 26 (10.74%) SQL
9 25 (10.33%) Test Scripting
10 24 (9.92%) SAP IS-U
11 23 (9.50%) QA
12 21 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (8.68%) HP
13 20 (8.26%) Change Management
13 20 (8.26%) Migration
14 19 (7.85%) Service Management
14 19 (7.85%) Linux
15 18 (7.44%) Finance
15 18 (7.44%) System Integration Testing
16 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (7.02%) Integration Testing
17 16 (6.61%) Oracle
18 15 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
18 15 (6.20%) Legal
18 15 (6.20%) Risk Management
18 15 (6.20%) Data Centre
19 14 (5.79%) Use Case
19 14 (5.79%) Programme Management
19 14 (5.79%) Software Testing

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (1.24%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.24%) SAS
2 2 (0.83%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (5.79%) MS Project
1 14 (5.79%) MS Office
2 8 (3.31%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.65%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.65%) Doxygen
4 3 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.24%) SPSS
5 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (9.92%) SAP IS-U
2 9 (3.72%) SAP CRM
3 7 (2.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.37%) ZigBee
2 12 (4.96%) Firewall
3 9 (3.72%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (3.72%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (3.72%) MPLS
3 9 (3.72%) BGP
4 6 (2.48%) Bluetooth
5 4 (1.65%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.24%) DNS
6 3 (1.24%) IPv6
6 3 (1.24%) 802.15
6 3 (1.24%) GPRS
6 3 (1.24%) 3GPP
6 3 (1.24%) UMTS
6 3 (1.24%) HSPA
6 3 (1.24%) Wireless
6 3 (1.24%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.83%) HTTP
7 2 (0.83%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.65%) SQLite
2 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.24%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.24%) DTS
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.41%) Big Data
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.41%) QlikView
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (3.72%) JIRA
2 5 (2.07%) SoapUI
3 3 (1.24%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.41%) TestPartner
4 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.41%) Kiln
General
1 31 (12.81%) Telecoms
2 18 (7.44%) Finance
3 15 (6.20%) Legal
4 13 (5.37%) Billing
5 12 (4.96%) Marketing
6 10 (4.13%) Retail
7 8 (3.31%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.48%) Electronics
9 2 (0.83%) Back Office
10 1 (0.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 67 (27.69%) Analyst
2 43 (17.77%) Project Manager
3 28 (11.57%) Business Analyst
4 26 (10.74%) Consultant
5 25 (10.33%) Test Analyst
6 18 (7.44%) Test Leader
7 17 (7.02%) Architect
8 16 (6.61%) Test Manager
9 12 (4.96%) Process Consultant
9 12 (4.96%) Business Consultant
9 12 (4.96%) Business Process Consultant
10 11 (4.55%) Designer
11 10 (4.13%) SAP Consultant
12 9 (3.72%) Developer
12 9 (3.72%) SAP ISU Consultant
13 8 (3.31%) Systems Analyst
13 8 (3.31%) Senior Manager
13 8 (3.31%) Senior Project Manager
14 5 (2.07%) Security Consultant
14 5 (2.07%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.55%) XML
2 6 (2.48%) Qt
2 6 (2.48%) RESTful
3 5 (2.07%) SOAP
4 4 (1.65%) .NET
4 4 (1.65%) QML
5 3 (1.24%) JSON
5 3 (1.24%) XML Messaging
5 3 (1.24%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.83%) CGI
6 2 (0.83%) Middleware
6 2 (0.83%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.41%) Play Framework
7 1 (0.41%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.41%) Akka
7 1 (0.41%) Twisted
7 1 (0.41%) REST
7 1 (0.41%) Web Services
7 1 (0.41%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.20%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.55%) PKI
4 7 (2.89%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (2.07%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.24%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (1.24%) EPoS
6 3 (1.24%) Data Extraction
6 3 (1.24%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.24%) EFT
6 3 (1.24%) EFTPOS
6 3 (1.24%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.24%) DTV
6 3 (1.24%) GIS
7 2 (0.83%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.83%) APACS
7 2 (0.83%) CMDB
8 1 (0.41%) EMV
8 1 (0.41%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.85%) Linux
2 11 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (3.72%) UNIX
4 8 (3.31%) Windows
5 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.60%) Project Management
2 42 (17.36%) ITIL
3 41 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (14.88%) PRINCE2
5 25 (10.33%) Test Scripting
6 21 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (8.26%) Migration
7 20 (8.26%) Change Management
8 19 (7.85%) Service Management
9 18 (7.44%) System Integration Testing
10 17 (7.02%) Integration Testing
11 15 (6.20%) Risk Management
11 15 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (5.79%) Use Case
12 14 (5.79%) Software Testing
12 14 (5.79%) Programme Management
13 13 (5.37%) Test Management
14 12 (4.96%) Data Management
14 12 (4.96%) Validation
14 12 (4.96%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.74%) SQL
2 9 (3.72%) Java
3 8 (3.31%) C++
4 7 (2.89%) C
5 6 (2.48%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.65%) Python
7 3 (1.24%) Perl
7 3 (1.24%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.24%) R
8 2 (0.83%) Scala
8 2 (0.83%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.83%) Embedded C++
8 2 (0.83%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.41%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 30 (12.40%) ISTQB
2 26 (10.74%) ISEB
3 13 (5.37%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.37%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (4.13%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (4.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.89%) CISSP
6 7 (2.89%) Degree
7 6 (2.48%) PMP
7 6 (2.48%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.07%) CISM
9 4 (1.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.24%) CRISC
10 3 (1.24%) CISA
11 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.50%) QA
2 11 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.65%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.24%) SLA
5 2 (0.83%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 7 (2.89%) Firmware
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (3.72%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (3.72%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.41%) Netcool
Vendors
1 38 (15.70%) SAP
2 21 (8.68%) HP
3 16 (6.61%) Oracle
4 14 (5.79%) Microsoft
5 13 (5.37%) Remedy
6 11 (4.55%) Cisco
7 10 (4.13%) Red Hat
8 9 (3.72%) CheckPoint
8 9 (3.72%) F5
9 5 (2.07%) BT
10 3 (1.24%) VMware
11 2 (0.83%) Capita
11 2 (0.83%) Vitria
11 2 (0.83%) Cognos
11 2 (0.83%) BMC
11 2 (0.83%) Ab Initio
12 1 (0.41%) Splunk
12 1 (0.41%) WorldPay
12 1 (0.41%) Elavon
12 1 (0.41%) Ingenico
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