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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 522 535 568
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +33
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 126 125 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 0.65% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 77 35
Median daily rate £400 £403 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.23% -4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £25.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £25.25 -
% change year-on-year
+88.11% -

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
17780 19182 18392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.28% 33.01% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11513 11998 11144
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 816 800
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +5.82%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +26 125 £400 -1.23% 13
South East +35 78 £400 +9.21% 3
Hampshire +38 54 £400 +6.66% 1
Winchester +12 25 £320 -5.18%
London -5 16 £394 -1.56% 3
Berkshire +20 13 £400 +19.40% 1
West Midlands -11 11 £375 -16.66% 2
Reading - 10 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -9 8 £425 -2.85% 3
West Yorkshire -1 6 £431 +1.47% 3
West Sussex -1 6 £525 +42.85%
Havant -2 6 £484 -0.25% 1
Leeds -8 6 £425 - 3
North West +13 5 £369 -12.72% 1
Crawley +9 5 £533 +44.89%
Birmingham -4 5 £350 -22.22% 2
East Midlands -9 5 £350 -26.31%
Nottingham -18 4 £350 -24.73%
Nottinghamshire -24 4 £350 -22.65%
South West - 4 £400 -
Wiltshire - 4 £400 -
Lancashire +19 3 £469 +11.60% 1
Surrey -7 3 - - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £375 -
Swindon - 3 £400 -
Cheshire +5 2 £288 -37.83%
Midlands -6 2 £475 +48.43%
Portsmouth -6 2 - -
Staines -11 2 - -
Warrington - 2 £288 -

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 58 (20.42%) Linux
2 44 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (14.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 41 (14.44%) ITIL
4 38 (13.38%) Java
4 38 (13.38%) Oracle
5 37 (13.03%) Project Management
6 33 (11.62%) JBoss
7 32 (11.27%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (10.92%) SQL
9 30 (10.56%) PRINCE2
10 29 (10.21%) Waterfall
11 27 (9.51%) JIRA
11 27 (9.51%) Unix
12 24 (8.45%) Telecoms
12 24 (8.45%) ActiveMQ
12 24 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 23 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
14 22 (7.75%) Test Scripting
14 22 (7.75%) Retail
14 22 (7.75%) Change Management
15 21 (7.39%) HP
16 20 (7.04%) Red Hat
16 20 (7.04%) Degree
17 19 (6.69%) System Integration Testing
17 19 (6.69%) VMware
18 18 (6.34%) Risk Management
18 18 (6.34%) Microsoft
18 18 (6.34%) SQL Server
18 18 (6.34%) ITIL V3

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 33 (11.62%) JBoss
2 17 (5.99%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.23%) Apache
4 5 (1.76%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.41%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.41%) CICS
5 4 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.06%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.06%) CMS
7 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (5.28%) MS Office
2 14 (4.93%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.41%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.46%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.34%) ZigBee
2 15 (5.28%) Firewall
3 11 (3.87%) SNMP
3 11 (3.87%) SSL
4 9 (3.17%) IPv6
4 9 (3.17%) Wireless
5 8 (2.82%) OpenLDAP
6 6 (2.11%) Internet
6 6 (2.11%) VLAN
7 5 (1.76%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.76%) WAN
8 4 (1.41%) Bluetooth
8 4 (1.41%) PuTTY
9 3 (1.06%) FTP
10 2 (0.70%) Diameter Protocol
10 2 (0.70%) HTTP
10 2 (0.70%) ISUP
10 2 (0.70%) SAN
10 2 (0.70%) SCCP
10 2 (0.70%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.27%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (6.34%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.28%) Big Data
4 7 (2.46%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.76%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.41%) DB2
6 4 (1.41%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.41%) SQLite
7 3 (1.06%) GIS
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.06%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.70%) JasperReports
8 2 (0.70%) MySQL
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (9.51%) JIRA
2 13 (4.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 13 (4.58%) Subversion
3 12 (4.23%) Artifactory
4 9 (3.17%) JUnit
5 8 (2.82%) Checkstyle
5 8 (2.82%) Cucumber
5 8 (2.82%) FindBugs
5 8 (2.82%) Gradle
5 8 (2.82%) Selenium
6 6 (2.11%) LabVIEW
7 4 (1.41%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.06%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.06%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.70%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.70%) Maven
9 2 (0.70%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (8.45%) Telecoms
2 22 (7.75%) Retail
3 16 (5.63%) Finance
4 14 (4.93%) Billing
5 5 (1.76%) Banking
6 4 (1.41%) Electronics
6 4 (1.41%) Local Government
7 2 (0.70%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 71 (25.00%) Analyst
2 35 (12.32%) Architect
2 35 (12.32%) Business Analyst
2 35 (12.32%) Project Manager
3 27 (9.51%) Developer
4 17 (5.99%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
5 16 (5.63%) Smart Metering Project Manager
5 16 (5.63%) Test Engineer
6 12 (4.23%) Consultant
6 12 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (4.23%) Test Leader
6 12 (4.23%) Tester
7 11 (3.87%) Java Developer
7 11 (3.87%) Test Analyst
8 9 (3.17%) Service Analyst
8 9 (3.17%) Service Transition Analyst
8 9 (3.17%) Transition Analyst
9 7 (2.46%) Applications Support
9 7 (2.46%) Smart Metering Architect
9 7 (2.46%) Smart Metering Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.45%) ActiveMQ
2 15 (5.28%) Spring
2 15 (5.28%) XML
3 10 (3.52%) REST
4 9 (3.17%) Apache Camel
4 9 (3.17%) Hibernate
4 9 (3.17%) SOAP
5 8 (2.82%) LAPP Stack
5 8 (2.82%) NHibernate
6 7 (2.46%) .NET
6 7 (2.46%) Web Services
7 6 (2.11%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (1.76%) Middleware
8 5 (1.76%) QML
8 5 (1.76%) Qt
9 4 (1.41%) RESTful
9 4 (1.41%) XSD
10 3 (1.06%) CSS3
10 3 (1.06%) HTML5
10 3 (1.06%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.63%) Smart Energy
3 14 (4.93%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.52%) Clustering
4 10 (3.52%) PKI
5 6 (2.11%) Cryptography
6 5 (1.76%) Internet of Things
7 4 (1.41%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.41%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.41%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.06%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.06%) Statistics
8 3 (1.06%) VCE vBlock
8 3 (1.06%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.70%) IVR
9 2 (0.70%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.70%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 58 (20.42%) Linux
2 27 (9.51%) Unix
3 24 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (5.28%) Windows
5 4 (1.41%) AIX
6 2 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (14.44%) ITIL
2 41 (14.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 37 (13.03%) Project Management
4 30 (10.56%) PRINCE2
5 29 (10.21%) Waterfall
6 22 (7.75%) Change Management
6 22 (7.75%) Test Scripting
7 19 (6.69%) System Integration Testing
8 18 (6.34%) ITIL V3
8 18 (6.34%) Risk Management
9 17 (5.99%) Service Management
10 16 (5.63%) Scrum
11 14 (4.93%) CRM
12 13 (4.58%) Business Analysis
12 13 (4.58%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 13 (4.58%) Use Case
12 13 (4.58%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (4.23%) Data Management
14 11 (3.87%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 38 (13.38%) Java
2 31 (10.92%) SQL
3 12 (4.23%) Perl
4 10 (3.52%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.11%) C++
6 5 (1.76%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.41%) COBOL
7 4 (1.41%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.06%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.06%) Python
8 3 (1.06%) R
9 2 (0.70%) Korn
9 2 (0.70%) PHP
10 1 (0.35%) C
10 1 (0.35%) C#
10 1 (0.35%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.35%) Scala
10 1 (0.35%) VB
10 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (7.04%) Degree
2 13 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.23%) ISTQB
3 12 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.52%) ISEB
5 7 (2.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.76%) CISSP
6 5 (1.76%) CITP
6 5 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.41%) CISM
7 4 (1.41%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.41%) PMP
8 3 (1.06%) HND
9 2 (0.70%) MBA
10 1 (0.35%) CEH
10 1 (0.35%) CLAS
10 1 (0.35%) IISP
10 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.87%) QA
2 7 (2.46%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.70%) SLA
6 1 (0.35%) FIPS 140-2
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.35%) P3O
System Software
1 16 (5.63%) Firmware
2 8 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.11%) vSphere
5 5 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.82%) Puppet
3 5 (1.76%) Data Guard
3 5 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.06%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.70%) logstash
5 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (0.70%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 38 (13.38%) Oracle
2 21 (7.39%) HP
3 20 (7.04%) Red Hat
4 19 (6.69%) VMware
5 18 (6.34%) Microsoft
6 17 (5.99%) SAP
7 5 (1.76%) Remedy
8 4 (1.41%) Citrix
8 4 (1.41%) F5
8 4 (1.41%) IBM
9 3 (1.06%) ESRI
10 2 (0.70%) Cisco
10 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.70%) Sonatype
10 2 (0.70%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.70%) Veritas
11 1 (0.35%) BMC
11 1 (0.35%) BT
11 1 (0.35%) Progress
11 1 (0.35%) Symantec
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