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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 552 504 512
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +8
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 61 80 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.50% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 47 33
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£388 £388 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £488
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
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
17571 16146 17261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.54% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10696 9949 9991
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 661 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 September 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 28 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 September 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 -52 58 £388 - 15
South East -21 32 £450 +25.00% 6
Berkshire +16 13 £393 -12.77% 2
Surrey - 12 £413 - 4
Slough +4 11 £450 - 2
Staines - 10 - - 2
East Midlands +2 7 £318 -9.28%
Nottingham +10 5 £309 -11.78%
Nottinghamshire +6 5 £309 -11.78%
London -7 4 £500 -13.04% 3
West Midlands -15 3 £350 -6.66% 1
Hampshire -24 3 £550 +23.24%
Solihull +6 2 £350 - 1
East of England -27 2 £388 - 3
Cambridgeshire +3 1 - - 3
Winchester - 1 £310 -
Leatherhead - 1 £450 -
Manchester - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 3
Worcester - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
South Coast - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 34 (25.19%) SAP
2 26 (19.26%) Project Management
3 24 (17.78%) Telecoms
4 23 (17.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (14.07%) PRINCE2
7 17 (12.59%) SAP IS-U
8 15 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (11.11%) UNIX
9 14 (10.37%) Microsoft
9 14 (10.37%) Business Analysis
10 13 (9.63%) Management Information System
11 12 (8.89%) XML
11 12 (8.89%) Oracle
12 11 (8.15%) Windows
13 10 (7.41%) Linux
13 10 (7.41%) MS Project
13 10 (7.41%) SQL
13 10 (7.41%) CRM
13 10 (7.41%) HP
13 10 (7.41%) Firmware
13 10 (7.41%) Billing
13 10 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
13 10 (7.41%) ZigBee
14 9 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 9 (6.67%) Supplier Management
14 9 (6.67%) PKI
14 9 (6.67%) Information Security
14 9 (6.67%) 3G
14 9 (6.67%) IPv6

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (2.96%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.74%) SAS
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (7.41%) MS Project
2 6 (4.44%) MS Office
3 3 (2.22%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (12.59%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (4.44%) SAP CRM
3 3 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.48%) SAP MM
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.41%) ZigBee
2 9 (6.67%) GPRS
2 9 (6.67%) UMTS
2 9 (6.67%) IPv6
2 9 (6.67%) 3G
3 8 (5.93%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.19%) HTTP
4 7 (5.19%) Internet
4 7 (5.19%) Wireless
5 6 (4.44%) Firewall
5 6 (4.44%) Network Security
6 5 (3.70%) 4G
6 5 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (3.70%) DAB
6 5 (3.70%) GSM
6 5 (3.70%) DNS
6 5 (3.70%) SSL
7 4 (2.96%) Bluetooth
7 4 (2.96%) 3GPP
7 4 (2.96%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 5 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.96%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.96%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.22%) MS Access
4 2 (1.48%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.74%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.74%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.74%) Big Data
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Toad
2 2 (1.48%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.48%) LabVIEW
2 2 (1.48%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.74%) Subversion
3 1 (0.74%) Maven
3 1 (0.74%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (0.74%) JProfiler
3 1 (0.74%) Introscope
3 1 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 24 (17.78%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.41%) Billing
3 8 (5.93%) Finance
4 7 (5.19%) Retail
5 5 (3.70%) Electronics
6 3 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.22%) Automotive
6 3 (2.22%) Marketing
7 2 (1.48%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.74%) Games
8 1 (0.74%) Banking
8 1 (0.74%) French Language
8 1 (0.74%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (34.07%) Analyst
2 21 (15.56%) Business Analyst
3 19 (14.07%) Consultant
4 17 (12.59%) Project Manager
5 13 (9.63%) Architect
6 9 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.93%) Test Manager
8 7 (5.19%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.19%) Security Consultant
9 6 (4.44%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.70%) Developer
11 4 (2.96%) Applications Support
12 3 (2.22%) Support Analyst
12 3 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (2.22%) Senior Project Manager
12 3 (2.22%) Software Engineer
12 3 (2.22%) IT Consultant
12 3 (2.22%) Senior Manager
12 3 (2.22%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.89%) XML
2 7 (5.19%) Web Services
3 5 (3.70%) WML
3 5 (3.70%) WAP
4 3 (2.22%) Middleware
4 3 (2.22%) XSD
4 3 (2.22%) XSLT
5 2 (1.48%) .NET
5 2 (1.48%) SOAP
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.74%) RESTful
6 1 (0.74%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.74%) Twisted
6 1 (0.74%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.74%) JSON
6 1 (0.74%) WCF
6 1 (0.74%) WPF
6 1 (0.74%) JDBC
6 1 (0.74%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.63%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.41%) Firmware
4 9 (6.67%) PKI
5 5 (3.70%) Device Driver
5 5 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.96%) Machine to Machine
6 4 (2.96%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.22%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.48%) CMDB
8 2 (1.48%) DTV
8 2 (1.48%) mHealth
8 2 (1.48%) User Experience
8 2 (1.48%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.48%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.74%) Open Source
9 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.74%) IVR
9 1 (0.74%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.11%) UNIX
2 11 (8.15%) Windows
3 10 (7.41%) Linux
4 5 (3.70%) AIX
5 4 (2.96%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.26%) Project Management
2 23 (17.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (14.07%) PRINCE2
4 15 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (10.37%) Business Analysis
6 10 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (7.41%) CRM
7 9 (6.67%) Information Security
7 9 (6.67%) Supplier Management
8 8 (5.93%) Change Management
8 8 (5.93%) Service Management
9 7 (5.19%) E-Commerce
9 7 (5.19%) ITIL
9 7 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (5.19%) Data Protection
9 7 (5.19%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.44%) Security Testing
10 6 (4.44%) Software Testing
11 5 (3.70%) Performance Testing
11 5 (3.70%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.41%) SQL
2 9 (6.67%) Java
3 7 (5.19%) C
4 3 (2.22%) C++
5 2 (1.48%) Groovy
5 2 (1.48%) Perl
5 2 (1.48%) VB
6 1 (0.74%) VBA
6 1 (0.74%) Python
6 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.74%) Erlang
6 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.74%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (5.93%) ISEB
1 8 (5.93%) Degree
2 7 (5.19%) CISSP
2 7 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.70%) CISA
5 4 (2.96%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.22%) PMP
6 3 (2.22%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.48%) CCNP
7 2 (1.48%) CCNA
7 2 (1.48%) CISM
7 2 (1.48%) IIBA
8 1 (0.74%) CRISC
8 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.96%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.74%) COBIT
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.74%) nmon
2 1 (0.74%) Ansible
Vendors
1 34 (25.19%) SAP
2 14 (10.37%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.89%) Oracle
4 10 (7.41%) HP
5 5 (3.70%) Cisco
6 3 (2.22%) Remedy
7 2 (1.48%) Primavera
7 2 (1.48%) VMware
8 1 (0.74%) ComArch
8 1 (0.74%) Agilent
8 1 (0.74%) F5
8 1 (0.74%) IBM
8 1 (0.74%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.74%) BMC
8 1 (0.74%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.74%) webMethods
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