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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 472 469 478
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 137 100 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 0.62% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 66 27
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£425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%

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
16749 16076 14715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.28% 31.11% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10786 9968 8670
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 695 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.51 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +1 126 £420 +12.00% 6
South East -2 96 £450 +26.76% 4
Surrey +38 56 £500 +81.81% 1
Hampshire -5 18 £365 -23.15% 1
Staines +1 15 £350 +27.27%
Berkshire +5 12 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - 9 £410 -
East Midlands - 9 £410 -
Nottingham - 9 £410 -
Winchester - 8 £350 -
Middlesex +4 6 £500 -
Leeds -9 6 £400 +6.66%
Slough -10 6 £355 -34.56%
West Yorkshire -12 6 £400 +6.66%
Yorkshire -16 6 £400 +6.66%
West Midlands -6 5 £365 -2.66%
London +8 4 £400 -12.56% 1
West Sussex -33 4 £455 +28.16% 2
Havant 0 2 £438 -16.66%
East Grinstead -2 2 £413 +12.24% 1
North West - 1 £400 - 1
Farnborough - 1 - -
City of London - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 49 (24.75%) Security Cleared
2 46 (23.23%) SC Cleared
3 39 (19.70%) SAP
4 30 (15.15%) Java
5 24 (12.12%) Telecoms
6 21 (10.61%) Project Management
6 21 (10.61%) Oracle
7 19 (9.60%) PRINCE2
7 19 (9.60%) UNIX
7 19 (9.60%) Risk Management
7 19 (9.60%) Management Information System
7 19 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (9.60%) SAP IS-U
8 18 (9.09%) Linux
8 18 (9.09%) SQL
9 17 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (8.59%) Retail
10 16 (8.08%) Information Security
11 15 (7.58%) PKI
12 14 (7.07%) Maven
12 14 (7.07%) GPRS
12 14 (7.07%) Jenkins
13 13 (6.57%) Ansible
13 13 (6.57%) Data Modelling
13 13 (6.57%) Cisco
13 13 (6.57%) XML
13 13 (6.57%) Firewall
14 12 (6.06%) Information Security Management
14 12 (6.06%) Security Management
14 12 (6.06%) Migration

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 7 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.03%) JBoss
3 3 (1.52%) SAS
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.53%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.02%) MS Project
3 4 (2.02%) MS Office
4 2 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (9.60%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (2.53%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.07%) GPRS
2 13 (6.57%) Firewall
3 9 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (4.55%) MPLS
3 9 (4.55%) BGP
4 7 (3.54%) ZigBee
5 6 (3.03%) HTTP
5 6 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.03%) UMTS
5 6 (3.03%) IPv6
5 6 (3.03%) Internet
6 4 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.02%) SSL
6 4 (2.02%) GSM
6 4 (2.02%) SAN
6 4 (2.02%) 3G
6 4 (2.02%) DAB
6 4 (2.02%) Network Security
6 4 (2.02%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.02%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.02%) MS Access
4 4 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.01%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.01%) Big Data
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.51%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.51%) MySQL
7 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (7.07%) Maven
1 14 (7.07%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.55%) Subversion
3 5 (2.53%) JUnit
3 5 (2.53%) Selenium
4 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.51%) JMeter
4 1 (0.51%) LabVIEW
General
1 24 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.59%) Retail
3 11 (5.56%) Finance
4 8 (4.04%) Marketing
5 4 (2.02%) Electronics
5 4 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.02%) Billing
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (29.80%) Analyst
2 31 (15.66%) Consultant
3 26 (13.13%) Project Manager
4 24 (12.12%) Business Analyst
5 19 (9.60%) Developer
6 16 (8.08%) Test Analyst
7 15 (7.58%) Environment Manager
8 13 (6.57%) Test Manager
9 12 (6.06%) Java Developer
9 12 (6.06%) Security Consultant
10 8 (4.04%) Architect
11 7 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (3.03%) Integration Manager
12 6 (3.03%) Data Analyst
12 6 (3.03%) Test Engineer
12 6 (3.03%) Software Test Analyst
13 5 (2.53%) Support Analyst
13 5 (2.53%) Applications Support
13 5 (2.53%) Applications Consultant
13 5 (2.53%) Build Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.57%) XML
2 6 (3.03%) J2EE
3 5 (2.53%) SAML
3 5 (2.53%) Web Services
3 5 (2.53%) Spring
3 5 (2.53%) Hibernate
4 4 (2.02%) WAP
4 4 (2.02%) WML
5 2 (1.01%) HTML
6 1 (0.51%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.51%) RESTful
6 1 (0.51%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.51%) Twisted
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.51%) Middleware
6 1 (0.51%) CSS
6 1 (0.51%) JSON
6 1 (0.51%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.60%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.58%) PKI
3 10 (5.05%) Data Protection Act
3 10 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.55%) Cryptography
5 5 (2.53%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (1.52%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.52%) DataPower
7 2 (1.01%) Statistics
7 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.01%) DTV
7 2 (1.01%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.51%) Open Source
8 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.51%) PMI
8 1 (0.51%) CMDB
8 1 (0.51%) SCADA
8 1 (0.51%) IVR
8 1 (0.51%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.60%) UNIX
2 18 (9.09%) Linux
3 12 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.55%) Windows
5 5 (2.53%) AIX
6 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (10.61%) Project Management
2 19 (9.60%) PRINCE2
2 19 (9.60%) Risk Management
2 19 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (8.08%) Information Security
5 13 (6.57%) Data Modelling
6 12 (6.06%) Information Security Management
6 12 (6.06%) Security Management
6 12 (6.06%) Migration
6 12 (6.06%) Integration Testing
6 12 (6.06%) Data Protection
7 11 (5.56%) Security Testing
7 11 (5.56%) Change Management
8 10 (5.05%) Validation
8 10 (5.05%) Service Delivery
8 10 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (5.05%) BPMN
9 9 (4.55%) Performance Testing
9 9 (4.55%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.15%) Java
2 18 (9.09%) SQL
3 5 (2.53%) VB
4 4 (2.02%) Python
4 4 (2.02%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.02%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.01%) PHP
5 2 (1.01%) C
6 1 (0.51%) Erlang
6 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (24.75%) Security Cleared
2 46 (23.23%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.06%) Degree
3 12 (6.06%) CISSP
4 9 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (4.04%) ISEB
6 7 (3.54%) CISA
7 5 (2.53%) Sun Certification
8 4 (2.02%) CISM
8 4 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.52%) CRISC
9 3 (1.52%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.01%) PMP
10 2 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.51%) HND
11 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.53%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.51%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (3.03%) Firmware
2 3 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (6.57%) Ansible
2 9 (4.55%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (19.70%) SAP
2 21 (10.61%) Oracle
3 13 (6.57%) Cisco
4 12 (6.06%) Red Hat
4 12 (6.06%) F5
5 9 (4.55%) CheckPoint
6 7 (3.54%) HP
7 5 (2.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.02%) VMware
8 4 (2.02%) IBM
8 4 (2.02%) Primavera
9 3 (1.52%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.01%) Remedy
11 1 (0.51%) Facebook
11 1 (0.51%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.51%) webMethods
11 1 (0.51%) BMC
11 1 (0.51%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.51%) Google
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
East Grinstead
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 27 days ago