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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Metering
UK
Rank 513 467 494
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +27
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 78 151 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.30% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.90% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 101 58
Median daily rate £428 £425 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £648 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £424
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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
14550 16750 16025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.53% 32.93% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9306 10623 10070
Median daily rate £440 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 698 647
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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 19 January 2017.

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 29 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -37 71 £425 - 10
South East -21 26 £363 -14.70% 3
Hampshire +2 22 £350 -12.50%
South West +26 13 £550 +22.22%
Swindon +16 13 £550 +22.22%
Wiltshire +10 13 £550 +22.22%
Winchester -4 12 £356 -5.00%
London +10 10 £350 -36.36% 3
Nottingham -7 10 £394 -7.35% 1
Nottinghamshire -10 10 £394 -7.35% 1
East Midlands -20 10 £388 -8.82% 1
West Midlands -6 6 £450 +13.56% 2
Solihull - 5 £475 -
North West +23 4 £450 +38.46% 1
Reading +6 3 £650 +76.87%
Lancashire +4 3 £450 +38.46% 1
Berkshire +2 3 £650 +35.77% 2
Havant -5 3 £350 -65.00%
Scotland +27 2 - -
Leeds +3 2 £638 +30.76%
Yorkshire +3 2 £638 +30.76%
West Yorkshire +1 2 £638 +30.76%
Derbyshire - 2 £388 -
Derby - 2 £388 -
Manchester +14 1 £400 -
Midlands +1 1 £325 -43.47%
Croydon - 1 £475 -
City of London - 1 £700 -
Preston - 1 £450 -

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 45 (25.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 28 (16.00%) Linux
3 27 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (13.71%) JBoss
5 21 (12.00%) Java
5 21 (12.00%) Project Management
5 21 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (10.86%) JIRA
7 18 (10.29%) Oracle
8 16 (9.14%) SQL
8 16 (9.14%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (9.14%) System Integration Testing
9 15 (8.57%) ITIL
10 14 (8.00%) HP
10 14 (8.00%) Spring
10 14 (8.00%) Smart Energy
11 13 (7.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 13 (7.43%) Mobile App
11 13 (7.43%) QA
11 13 (7.43%) Apache
11 13 (7.43%) SAP
12 12 (6.86%) Red Hat
13 11 (6.29%) Waterfall
13 11 (6.29%) Telecoms
13 11 (6.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (6.29%) Subversion
14 10 (5.71%) Retail
14 10 (5.71%) Billing
14 10 (5.71%) ActiveMQ

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 24 (13.71%) JBoss
2 13 (7.43%) Apache
3 7 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.57%) IIS
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.00%) MS Office
3 4 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.00%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (1.71%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.14%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.14%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.14%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.43%) SAN
1 6 (3.43%) ZigBee
2 4 (2.29%) HTTP
2 4 (2.29%) WAN
2 4 (2.29%) Wireless
3 3 (1.71%) Firewall
3 3 (1.71%) FTP
4 2 (1.14%) SNMP
4 2 (1.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.57%) IPv6
5 1 (0.57%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.57%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.14%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.57%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.71%) Big Data
3 3 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (10.86%) JIRA
2 11 (6.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (6.29%) Subversion
3 10 (5.71%) Artifactory
4 8 (4.57%) JUnit
5 6 (3.43%) Checkstyle
5 6 (3.43%) FindBugs
6 4 (2.29%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.29%) Gradle
6 4 (2.29%) Selenium
7 3 (1.71%) LabVIEW
7 3 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.14%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.57%) JMeter
9 1 (0.57%) Maven
9 1 (0.57%) TestDirector
General
1 11 (6.29%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.71%) Billing
2 10 (5.71%) Retail
3 9 (5.14%) Finance
4 3 (1.71%) Marketing
5 2 (1.14%) Back Office
5 2 (1.14%) Banking
5 2 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (29.14%) Analyst
2 28 (16.00%) Business Analyst
3 25 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 22 (12.57%) Test Analyst
5 16 (9.14%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
6 15 (8.57%) Tester
7 14 (8.00%) Developer
8 12 (6.86%) Smart Metering Project Manager
9 8 (4.57%) Architect
9 8 (4.57%) Consultant
9 8 (4.57%) Test Engineer
9 8 (4.57%) Testing Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Programme Manager
11 6 (3.43%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.43%) Test Manager
12 5 (2.86%) Administrator
12 5 (2.86%) Linux Administrator
12 5 (2.86%) Test Leader
13 4 (2.29%) Applications Manager
13 4 (2.29%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.00%) Spring
2 10 (5.71%) ActiveMQ
3 7 (4.00%) Apache Camel
3 7 (4.00%) Middleware
3 7 (4.00%) XML
4 6 (3.43%) Hibernate
5 4 (2.29%) .NET
5 4 (2.29%) NHibernate
5 4 (2.29%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.71%) HTML
7 2 (1.14%) BAPI
7 2 (1.14%) CSS
7 2 (1.14%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.14%) SAP Smart Forms
7 2 (1.14%) Smarty
7 2 (1.14%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.14%) Web Dynpro
8 1 (0.57%) CSS3
8 1 (0.57%) Node.js
8 1 (0.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.00%) Smart Energy
2 13 (7.43%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.00%) Clustering
5 6 (3.43%) PKI
6 4 (2.29%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.29%) Machine to Machine
7 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.71%) User Experience
8 2 (1.14%) Copywriting
8 2 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.14%) PMI
8 2 (1.14%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.57%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.57%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.00%) Linux
2 11 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (4.57%) Unix
4 4 (2.29%) Windows
5 1 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 27 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (12.00%) Project Management
3 21 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (9.14%) System Integration Testing
5 15 (8.57%) ITIL
6 13 (7.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 11 (6.29%) Waterfall
8 10 (5.71%) Change Management
8 10 (5.71%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.14%) Integration Testing
10 8 (4.57%) Business Analysis
10 8 (4.57%) Scrum
10 8 (4.57%) Service Management
10 8 (4.57%) System Testing
11 7 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (4.00%) Data Analysis
11 7 (4.00%) ITIL V3
11 7 (4.00%) Test Strategy
12 6 (3.43%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.00%) Java
2 16 (9.14%) SQL
3 7 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.43%) Korn
5 4 (2.29%) C
6 2 (1.14%) ABAP
6 2 (1.14%) Perl
6 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.14%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.14%) ISEB
2 9 (5.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.43%) Degree
4 5 (2.86%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.29%) CISM
5 4 (2.29%) CISSP
6 3 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.57%) CEH
8 1 (0.57%) CIPD
8 1 (0.57%) CLAS
8 1 (0.57%) IISP
8 1 (0.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.57%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.43%) QA
2 4 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.71%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.14%) P3O
4 2 (1.14%) SLA
5 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (5.14%) Firmware
2 5 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (4.57%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.43%) Red Hat Satellite
2 6 (3.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (10.29%) Oracle
2 14 (8.00%) HP
3 13 (7.43%) SAP
4 12 (6.86%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.43%) Veritas
5 6 (3.43%) VMware
6 4 (2.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.14%) Remedy
8 1 (0.57%) F5
8 1 (0.57%) Progress