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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 498 448 440
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -8
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 80 109 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.73% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 73 51
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£410 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

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
15163 14956 13365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.90% 30.70% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9582 9248 8000
Average daily rate £418 £404 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 618 798
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -54 75 £400 +6.66% 20
South East -49 46 £406 +14.43% 5
Surrey +3 18 £500 +81.81%
Hampshire -23 14 £365 -18.88% 2
Nottinghamshire - 10 £410 -
East Midlands - 10 £410 -
Nottingham - 10 £410 -
Staines -10 8 - -
Berkshire 0 7 £350 - 3
Winchester +2 6 £350 -17.64%
West Yorkshire -4 5 £375 -9.09% 1
Yorkshire -13 5 £375 -9.09% 1
Leeds -16 5 £375 -9.09% 1
West Midlands -2 4 £310 -17.33% 1
Kingswinford - 4 £310 -
Middlesex +2 3 - -
London -12 3 - - 5
Havant -12 2 £438 -7.89% 1
North West - 2 £400 - 3
Slough -11 1 - -
Wigan - 1 - - 3
Reading - 1 £288 - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 3
Farnborough - 1 - -
East of England - - - - 4
South West - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 52 (26.40%) Security Cleared
2 50 (25.38%) SC Cleared
3 32 (16.24%) SAP
4 30 (15.23%) Java
5 24 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (11.68%) Risk Management
7 20 (10.15%) Management Information System
7 20 (10.15%) Information Security
8 19 (9.64%) Project Management
8 19 (9.64%) Oracle
8 19 (9.64%) PRINCE2
8 19 (9.64%) Linux
8 19 (9.64%) Retail
9 18 (9.14%) Telecoms
9 18 (9.14%) PKI
9 18 (9.14%) UNIX
10 17 (8.63%) CISSP
11 16 (8.12%) SQL
11 16 (8.12%) SAP IS-U
11 16 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (7.61%) Data Protection
12 15 (7.61%) Change Management
13 14 (7.11%) Information Security Management
13 14 (7.11%) Security Management
13 14 (7.11%) Data Modelling
13 14 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (7.11%) Data Protection Act
13 14 (7.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 14 (7.11%) Maven
13 14 (7.11%) Jenkins

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.05%) JBoss
3 4 (2.03%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.52%) SAS
5 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 11 (5.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.54%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.03%) MS Office
4 3 (1.52%) MS Project
5 2 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (8.12%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (1.02%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.09%) Firewall
2 9 (4.57%) MPLS
2 9 (4.57%) BGP
2 9 (4.57%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (4.57%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (4.06%) GPRS
4 4 (2.03%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (2.03%) SAN
4 4 (2.03%) ZigBee
5 3 (1.52%) Network Security
5 3 (1.52%) BIG-IP
5 3 (1.52%) Internet
5 3 (1.52%) 3G
5 3 (1.52%) WAN
5 3 (1.52%) HTTP
5 3 (1.52%) LAN
5 3 (1.52%) SMS
6 2 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.51%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.55%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.05%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.03%) MS Access
5 3 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.02%) Big Data
6 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.51%) MySQL
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.51%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 14 (7.11%) Maven
1 14 (7.11%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.57%) Subversion
3 5 (2.54%) Selenium
3 5 (2.54%) JUnit
4 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.51%) JMeter
4 1 (0.51%) LabVIEW
General
1 19 (9.64%) Retail
2 18 (9.14%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.09%) Finance
4 8 (4.06%) Marketing
5 4 (2.03%) Billing
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (30.96%) Analyst
2 31 (15.74%) Consultant
3 27 (13.71%) Business Analyst
4 26 (13.20%) Project Manager
5 20 (10.15%) Developer
6 16 (8.12%) Test Analyst
7 15 (7.61%) Security Consultant
7 15 (7.61%) Environment Manager
8 12 (6.09%) Java Developer
9 11 (5.58%) Test Manager
10 9 (4.57%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.55%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (3.05%) Integration Manager
12 6 (3.05%) Architect
13 5 (2.54%) Senior Business Analyst
13 5 (2.54%) Support Analyst
13 5 (2.54%) Applications Support
13 5 (2.54%) Applications Consultant
13 5 (2.54%) Build Manager
13 5 (2.54%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.09%) XML
2 6 (3.05%) J2EE
3 5 (2.54%) SAML
3 5 (2.54%) Hibernate
3 5 (2.54%) Spring
4 3 (1.52%) Web Services
5 2 (1.02%) HTML
6 1 (0.51%) CSS
6 1 (0.51%) SOAP
6 1 (0.51%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.51%) Middleware
6 1 (0.51%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.51%) Ajax
6 1 (0.51%) JSON
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.51%) RESTful
6 1 (0.51%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.51%) Twisted
6 1 (0.51%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.15%) Management Information System
2 18 (9.14%) PKI
3 16 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (7.11%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (6.60%) Cryptography
6 6 (3.05%) Machine to Machine
7 4 (2.03%) Statistics
8 3 (1.52%) DataPower
9 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.02%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.02%) CMDB
9 2 (1.02%) IVR
9 2 (1.02%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.51%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.51%) PMI
10 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.51%) SCADA
10 1 (0.51%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.64%) Linux
2 18 (9.14%) UNIX
3 13 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (4.06%) Windows
5 3 (1.52%) AIX
6 1 (0.51%) Solaris
6 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 23 (11.68%) Risk Management
3 20 (10.15%) Information Security
4 19 (9.64%) PRINCE2
4 19 (9.64%) Project Management
5 15 (7.61%) Change Management
5 15 (7.61%) Data Protection
6 14 (7.11%) Information Security Management
6 14 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (7.11%) Security Management
6 14 (7.11%) Data Modelling
7 13 (6.60%) ITIL
7 13 (6.60%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (6.60%) Security Testing
7 13 (6.60%) Vulnerability Management
8 12 (6.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (6.09%) Migration
9 11 (5.58%) Information Management
9 11 (5.58%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.58%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.23%) Java
2 16 (8.12%) SQL
3 5 (2.54%) VB
3 5 (2.54%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.03%) Python
4 4 (2.03%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.02%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.02%) PHP
6 1 (0.51%) C
6 1 (0.51%) Perl
6 1 (0.51%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 52 (26.40%) Security Cleared
2 50 (25.38%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.63%) CISSP
4 11 (5.58%) Degree
5 10 (5.08%) CISA
6 9 (4.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (4.06%) ISEB
8 7 (3.55%) CISM
9 5 (2.54%) CRISC
9 5 (2.54%) Sun Certification
10 3 (1.52%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.02%) PMP
12 1 (0.51%) HND
12 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.06%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.54%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.51%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (2.03%) Firmware
2 3 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.51%) NFS
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (6.60%) Ansible
2 9 (4.57%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (16.24%) SAP
2 19 (9.64%) Oracle
3 13 (6.60%) Red Hat
4 12 (6.09%) F5
5 9 (4.57%) CheckPoint
5 9 (4.57%) Cisco
6 4 (2.03%) IBM
6 4 (2.03%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.03%) Primavera
7 3 (1.52%) VMware
7 3 (1.52%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.02%) HP
8 2 (1.02%) BMC
8 2 (1.02%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.02%) Remedy
9 1 (0.51%) Facebook
9 1 (0.51%) webMethods
9 1 (0.51%) Google
9 1 (0.51%) JD Edwards
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