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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 531 475 506
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +31
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 64 103 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.74% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 63 28
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £346 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £520 £715
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £395 £575
% change year-on-year
-5.06% -31.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
14390 13929 14463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.53% 26.13% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8533 8398
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 621 795
Average hourly rate £18.53 £19.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 -68 61 £375 -6.25% 12
South East -19 32 £375 - 1
Berkshire - 15 £375 -
Slough - 13 £375 -
Surrey - 11 £375 -
Staines - 10 - -
East Midlands -4 6 £275 -21.42%
London +11 5 £443 -11.50% 3
Nottingham +8 4 £296 -15.35%
Nottinghamshire +4 4 £296 -15.35%
West Midlands -24 4 £350 -17.64% 2
Middlesex 0 3 £525 -
East of England - 3 £394 - 4
Solihull -1 2 £375 -11.76%
Hampshire -26 2 £443 -0.56% 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £400 - 4
City of London +31 1 - - 2
Winchester - 1 £310 -
Cambridge - 1 £400 - 3
Daventry - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Stafford - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Worcester - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 1
South Coast - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 31 (23.48%) SAP
2 26 (19.70%) Project Management
3 24 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (17.42%) Telecoms
5 19 (14.39%) PRINCE2
6 18 (13.64%) SAP IS-U
7 15 (11.36%) Business Analysis
8 14 (10.61%) Microsoft
9 13 (9.85%) Oracle
10 12 (9.09%) Service Management
11 11 (8.33%) XML
11 11 (8.33%) CRM
11 11 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (8.33%) Management Information System
11 11 (8.33%) Billing
12 10 (7.58%) Supplier Management
12 10 (7.58%) ITIL
12 10 (7.58%) MS Project
12 10 (7.58%) SQL
12 10 (7.58%) Firmware
13 9 (6.82%) IPv6
13 9 (6.82%) HP
13 9 (6.82%) ISEB
13 9 (6.82%) 3G
13 9 (6.82%) UNIX
13 9 (6.82%) GPRS
13 9 (6.82%) UMTS
13 9 (6.82%) ZigBee
13 9 (6.82%) Finance
14 8 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 4 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (7.58%) MS Project
2 6 (4.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (13.64%) SAP IS-U
2 7 (5.30%) SAP CRM
3 4 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (1.52%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.82%) IPv6
1 9 (6.82%) 3G
1 9 (6.82%) GPRS
1 9 (6.82%) UMTS
1 9 (6.82%) ZigBee
2 8 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.30%) Internet
3 7 (5.30%) HTTP
3 7 (5.30%) Wireless
4 5 (3.79%) GSM
4 5 (3.79%) SSL
4 5 (3.79%) DNS
4 5 (3.79%) DAB
4 5 (3.79%) 4G
5 4 (3.03%) HSPA
5 4 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (3.03%) Network Security
5 4 (3.03%) Firewall
5 4 (3.03%) Bluetooth
5 4 (3.03%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database
1 4 (3.03%) Relational Database
1 4 (3.03%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.52%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.52%) MS Access
4 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Toad
2 2 (1.52%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.76%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (0.76%) Introscope
3 1 (0.76%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.76%) JProfiler
General
1 23 (17.42%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.33%) Billing
3 9 (6.82%) Finance
4 7 (5.30%) Retail
5 5 (3.79%) Electronics
6 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.27%) Automotive
7 2 (1.52%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.76%) French Language
8 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.76%) Games
8 1 (0.76%) Legal
8 1 (0.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (36.36%) Analyst
2 24 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 17 (12.88%) Consultant
4 14 (10.61%) Architect
4 14 (10.61%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.58%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.30%) Test Manager
7 6 (4.55%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) Developer
8 5 (3.79%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) Security Consultant
8 5 (3.79%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.27%) Senior Manager
9 3 (2.27%) IT Consultant
9 3 (2.27%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (2.27%) SAP Consultant
9 3 (2.27%) IT Security Consultant
10 2 (1.52%) Service Transition Analyst
10 2 (1.52%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.33%) XML
2 7 (5.30%) Web Services
3 5 (3.79%) WML
3 5 (3.79%) WAP
4 3 (2.27%) XSD
4 3 (2.27%) XSLT
4 3 (2.27%) Middleware
4 3 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.52%) .NET
5 2 (1.52%) SOAP
6 1 (0.76%) ODBC
6 1 (0.76%) JDBC
6 1 (0.76%) JSON
6 1 (0.76%) WCF
6 1 (0.76%) WPF
6 1 (0.76%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.76%) Twisted
6 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.58%) Firmware
3 7 (5.30%) PKI
4 5 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.03%) Device Driver
6 3 (2.27%) CMDB
6 3 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.27%) Data Extraction
6 3 (2.27%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (2.27%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.27%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.52%) mHealth
7 2 (1.52%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.52%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.52%) DTV
8 1 (0.76%) EPoS
8 1 (0.76%) EFT
8 1 (0.76%) EFTPOS
8 1 (0.76%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.76%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.82%) UNIX
2 7 (5.30%) Windows
2 7 (5.30%) Linux
3 4 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (3.03%) AIX
4 1 (0.76%) Solaris
4 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.70%) Project Management
2 24 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (14.39%) PRINCE2
4 15 (11.36%) Business Analysis
5 12 (9.09%) Service Management
6 11 (8.33%) CRM
6 11 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (7.58%) Supplier Management
7 10 (7.58%) ITIL
8 8 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (6.06%) Change Management
9 7 (5.30%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.55%) Information Security
10 6 (4.55%) Software Testing
10 6 (4.55%) Data Protection
11 5 (3.79%) B2B
11 5 (3.79%) Security Testing
11 5 (3.79%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (3.79%) Data Management
11 5 (3.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.58%) SQL
2 7 (5.30%) C
3 6 (4.55%) Java
4 3 (2.27%) C++
5 2 (1.52%) Groovy
5 2 (1.52%) Perl
6 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.76%) C#
6 1 (0.76%) VBA
6 1 (0.76%) VB
6 1 (0.76%) Python
6 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.76%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 9 (6.82%) ISEB
2 7 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (5.30%) Degree
2 7 (5.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.79%) CISSP
4 4 (3.03%) CISA
5 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.27%) IIBA
6 2 (1.52%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.52%) CISM
6 2 (1.52%) CCNP
6 2 (1.52%) CCNA
6 2 (1.52%) PMP
6 2 (1.52%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.76%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.76%) COBIT
3 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.76%) nmon
Vendors
1 31 (23.48%) SAP
2 14 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.85%) Oracle
4 9 (6.82%) HP
5 5 (3.79%) Cisco
5 5 (3.79%) Remedy
6 3 (2.27%) ComArch
7 2 (1.52%) VMware
7 2 (1.52%) Primavera
8 1 (0.76%) BMC
8 1 (0.76%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.76%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.76%) Agilent
8 1 (0.76%) F5
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