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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 478 527 542
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +15
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 165 119 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.91% 0.65% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 70 29
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -38.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+90.00% -38.27%

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
18103 18393 17223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.45% 32.30% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11668 11542 10428
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 722 689
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.35 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +47 164 £400 -5.88% 14
South East +31 83 £375 - 3
Hampshire +31 48 £350 -6.66% 1
West Midlands +1 27 £425 -5.55% 2
North West - 21 £375 - 1
Berkshire +12 19 £363 +25.00% 1
Winchester +7 19 £340 -9.33% 1
East Midlands +6 15 £358 -15.88% 2
Surrey -2 13 £450 -2.70%
Lancashire - 13 £375 - 1
Reading - 13 £400 - 1
Staines +1 10 - -
London -3 10 £438 +2.94% 5
Solihull - 10 £425 -
Chorley - 9 £375 -
Nottinghamshire 0 8 £354 -16.76% 2
Cheshire - 7 £390 -
Leicestershire +8 6 £500 -
Havant +5 6 £489 +1.55%
Nottingham +1 6 £350 -17.64% 2
Leicester 0 6 £500 -
Birmingham -6 6 £375 -16.66% 2
Yorkshire -8 6 £475 +8.57%
Warwickshire - 6 £443 -
Slough +4 5 £325 -5.79%
Warrington - 5 £390 -
Kingswinford - 4 £310 -
South West +1 3 £400 -
West Sussex -3 3 £400 -
Wiltshire -4 3 £400 -

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (16.38%) ITIL
3 52 (14.94%) Linux
4 50 (14.37%) Telecoms
5 49 (14.08%) Project Management
5 49 (14.08%) Oracle
6 46 (13.22%) SQL
7 43 (12.36%) Degree
8 42 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (10.63%) Retail
9 37 (10.63%) Java
9 37 (10.63%) PRINCE2
10 33 (9.48%) PostgreSQL
11 31 (8.91%) SQL Server
11 31 (8.91%) Waterfall
11 31 (8.91%) ITIL V3
12 30 (8.62%) SAP
12 30 (8.62%) Unix
13 29 (8.33%) HP
13 29 (8.33%) JIRA
13 29 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
14 26 (7.47%) Test Scripting
14 26 (7.47%) JBoss
15 25 (7.18%) ZigBee
16 24 (6.90%) Finance
16 24 (6.90%) ActiveMQ
17 23 (6.61%) Billing
17 23 (6.61%) Change Management
17 23 (6.61%) Microsoft
18 22 (6.32%) Tomcat

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 26 (7.47%) JBoss
2 22 (6.32%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.45%) Apache
4 6 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.15%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.15%) CICS
5 4 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.86%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.86%) CMS
6 3 (0.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 21 (6.03%) MS Office
2 19 (5.46%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.01%) MS Project
4 6 (1.72%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (5.17%) SAP IS-U
2 8 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.57%) Primavera
3 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.18%) ZigBee
2 18 (5.17%) Firewall
3 17 (4.89%) SSL
4 12 (3.45%) IPv6
5 11 (3.16%) SNMP
6 8 (2.30%) Internet
6 8 (2.30%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (2.30%) VLAN
7 7 (2.01%) Bluetooth
7 7 (2.01%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.72%) HTTP
8 6 (1.72%) Wireless
9 5 (1.44%) 802.15
10 4 (1.15%) DNS
11 3 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.86%) PuTTY
11 3 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.86%) X.509
12 2 (0.57%) Diameter Protocol
12 2 (0.57%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.48%) PostgreSQL
2 31 (8.91%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.31%) Big Data
4 7 (2.01%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.72%) SQLite
6 5 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.15%) DB2
7 4 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.86%) GIS
8 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.86%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.57%) JasperReports
9 2 (0.57%) MySQL
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 29 (8.33%) JIRA
2 12 (3.45%) Subversion
3 10 (2.87%) Artifactory
3 10 (2.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (2.87%) Checkstyle
3 10 (2.87%) Cucumber
3 10 (2.87%) FindBugs
3 10 (2.87%) Gradle
3 10 (2.87%) JUnit
3 10 (2.87%) Selenium
4 9 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.01%) LabVIEW
6 3 (0.86%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.86%) Maven
6 3 (0.86%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.57%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.57%) TestDirector
General
1 50 (14.37%) Telecoms
2 37 (10.63%) Retail
3 24 (6.90%) Finance
4 23 (6.61%) Billing
5 10 (2.87%) Banking
6 6 (1.72%) Electronics
7 5 (1.44%) Marketing
8 4 (1.15%) Legal
8 4 (1.15%) Local Government
9 2 (0.57%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 89 (25.57%) Analyst
2 51 (14.66%) Architect
3 46 (13.22%) Project Manager
4 34 (9.77%) Developer
5 26 (7.47%) Business Analyst
6 20 (5.75%) Test Engineer
7 18 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (5.17%) Test Analyst
8 16 (4.60%) Smart Metering Project Manager
8 16 (4.60%) Transition Analyst
9 14 (4.02%) Consultant
10 12 (3.45%) Test Leader
11 11 (3.16%) Java Developer
11 11 (3.16%) Senior Architect
11 11 (3.16%) Service Analyst
11 11 (3.16%) Service Transition Analyst
12 10 (2.87%) Smart Metering Engineer
13 8 (2.30%) Applications Support
13 8 (2.30%) Smart Metering Architect
13 8 (2.30%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.90%) ActiveMQ
2 17 (4.89%) XML
3 14 (4.02%) Spring
4 12 (3.45%) Hibernate
5 10 (2.87%) Apache Camel
5 10 (2.87%) NHibernate
5 10 (2.87%) REST
5 10 (2.87%) SOAP
6 8 (2.30%) .NET
6 8 (2.30%) LAPP Stack
7 7 (2.01%) QML
7 7 (2.01%) Qt
8 6 (1.72%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.72%) CSS
8 6 (1.72%) HTML
8 6 (1.72%) RESTful
8 6 (1.72%) Web Services
9 5 (1.44%) CSS3
9 5 (1.44%) HTML5
9 5 (1.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.31%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.74%) PKI
4 12 (3.45%) Smart Energy
5 9 (2.59%) Cryptography
5 9 (2.59%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.30%) Clustering
6 8 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.01%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.44%) Internet of Things
9 5 (1.44%) VCE vBlock
10 4 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (1.15%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.15%) Statistics
11 3 (0.86%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.86%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.57%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.57%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 52 (14.94%) Linux
2 30 (8.62%) Unix
3 22 (6.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (6.32%) Windows
4 5 (1.44%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.15%) AIX
6 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (16.38%) ITIL
3 49 (14.08%) Project Management
4 42 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (10.63%) PRINCE2
6 31 (8.91%) ITIL V3
6 31 (8.91%) Waterfall
7 26 (7.47%) Test Scripting
8 23 (6.61%) Change Management
9 22 (6.32%) Service Management
10 21 (6.03%) TOGAF
11 20 (5.75%) CRM
11 20 (5.75%) Supplier Management
12 18 (5.17%) Enterprise Architecture
12 18 (5.17%) Risk Management
12 18 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (4.89%) Scrum
14 16 (4.60%) Business Analysis
14 16 (4.60%) System Integration Testing
15 14 (4.02%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (13.22%) SQL
2 37 (10.63%) Java
3 13 (3.74%) Perl
4 12 (3.45%) C++
5 11 (3.16%) PL/SQL
6 9 (2.59%) Bash Shell
6 9 (2.59%) Python
7 7 (2.01%) C
8 6 (1.72%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.44%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.15%) COBOL
10 4 (1.15%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.86%) R
12 2 (0.57%) PHP
13 1 (0.29%) C#
13 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.29%) Scala
13 1 (0.29%) VB
13 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (12.36%) Degree
2 12 (3.45%) MBA
3 11 (3.16%) ISTQB
3 11 (3.16%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.87%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (2.01%) HND
7 7 (2.01%) PMP
8 6 (1.72%) ISEB
9 5 (1.44%) CISSP
9 5 (1.44%) CITP
9 5 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.15%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.57%) CISM
11 2 (0.57%) GCIA
12 1 (0.29%) GCIH
12 1 (0.29%) GREM
12 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.87%) QA
2 7 (2.01%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.15%) FIPS 140-2
3 4 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.57%) ISO22301
4 2 (0.57%) ISO27005
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 12 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (2.59%) Firmware
2 9 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (6.03%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.30%) Puppet
3 5 (1.44%) Data Guard
4 4 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.86%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.57%) logstash
6 2 (0.57%) OpenNMS
6 2 (0.57%) OpenView
6 2 (0.57%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 49 (14.08%) Oracle
2 30 (8.62%) SAP
3 29 (8.33%) HP
4 23 (6.61%) Microsoft
5 19 (5.46%) VMware
6 13 (3.74%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.01%) Remedy
8 5 (1.44%) F5
9 4 (1.15%) BT
9 4 (1.15%) Citrix
9 4 (1.15%) IBM
10 3 (0.86%) ESRI
10 3 (0.86%) Splunk
10 3 (0.86%) Symantec
11 2 (0.57%) ArcSight
11 2 (0.57%) BMC
11 2 (0.57%) Cisco
11 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.57%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.57%) TIBCO
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