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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 492 521 471
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -50
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 121 71 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 0.42% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 39 49
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£425 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £40.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.50 -

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
17514 16879 16449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.89% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10366 9706
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 644 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 +6 106 £425 +16.43% 33
South East -3 52 £395 +18.35% 23
Hampshire +14 20 £375 -26.82% 1
Surrey 0 17 £425 -
East Midlands +2 15 £425 +25.00% 1
London -2 15 £425 +41.66% 3
Scotland +16 14 £500 - 2
West Yorkshire -10 12 £396 +7.09%
Yorkshire -13 12 £396 -10.50%
Leeds -16 12 £396 +7.09%
Berkshire +8 11 £290 -10.76% 6
Winchester -5 9 £371 +10.00% 1
Slough -3 8 £345 +6.15%
Leatherhead - 7 £425 -
Nottinghamshire -7 6 £425 +24.08%
North East - 6 £494 -
Leicestershire - 6 - -
Leicester - 6 - -
Staines -3 5 £513 -
City of London -3 5 £510 -
Havant -1 4 £438 -16.66%
Glasgow +2 3 £450 -
Wiltshire -1 3 - -
South West -8 3 - -
Nottingham -11 2 £425 +24.08%
Middlesex +4 1 - -
West Midlands -2 1 £450 +5.88% 2
West Sussex -14 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £500 - 2
Kent - 1 - -

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (17.71%) SAP
2 33 (17.19%) ITIL
3 29 (15.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (14.06%) Project Management
5 24 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 24 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 22 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (10.94%) ISTQB
8 20 (10.42%) PRINCE2
8 20 (10.42%) HP
8 20 (10.42%) ISEB
9 19 (9.90%) SAP IS-U
10 18 (9.38%) SC Cleared
10 18 (9.38%) Security Cleared
10 18 (9.38%) Risk Management
10 18 (9.38%) Change Management
11 17 (8.85%) QA
11 17 (8.85%) Finance
12 16 (8.33%) Service Management
13 15 (7.81%) MS Project
14 14 (7.29%) XML
14 14 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (6.77%) Billing
15 13 (6.77%) SQL
15 13 (6.77%) Remedy
15 13 (6.77%) HP Quality Center
16 12 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
16 12 (6.25%) Retail
16 12 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
16 12 (6.25%) Integration Testing

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (1.04%) JBoss
2 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (7.81%) MS Project
2 10 (5.21%) MS Office
3 4 (2.08%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.08%) Doxygen
4 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (9.90%) SAP IS-U
2 9 (4.69%) SAP CRM
3 6 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.52%) Primavera
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.21%) ZigBee
2 6 (3.13%) Bluetooth
3 4 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.08%) Firewall
4 3 (1.56%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.56%) DNS
4 3 (1.56%) GPRS
4 3 (1.56%) GSM
4 3 (1.56%) UMTS
4 3 (1.56%) HTTP
5 2 (1.04%) ATM
5 2 (1.04%) IPv6
5 2 (1.04%) 802.15
5 2 (1.04%) 3GPP
5 2 (1.04%) Wireless
5 2 (1.04%) HSPA
6 1 (0.52%) 4G
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.52%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.08%) SQLite
2 3 (1.56%) DTS
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (1.56%) JIRA
2 2 (1.04%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.52%) Kiln
3 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.52%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.52%) TestPartner
General
1 24 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.85%) Finance
3 13 (6.77%) Billing
4 12 (6.25%) Retail
5 10 (5.21%) Legal
6 9 (4.69%) Marketing
7 5 (2.60%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.56%) Electronics
9 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.52%) Front Office
9 1 (0.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 42 (21.88%) Analyst
2 39 (20.31%) Project Manager
3 23 (11.98%) Consultant
4 20 (10.42%) Test Analyst
4 20 (10.42%) Business Analyst
5 17 (8.85%) Architect
6 16 (8.33%) Test Leader
7 10 (5.21%) Senior Manager
7 10 (5.21%) Senior Project Manager
7 10 (5.21%) Designer
8 9 (4.69%) Business Consultant
8 9 (4.69%) Business Process Consultant
8 9 (4.69%) Process Consultant
8 9 (4.69%) Test Manager
9 8 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
10 7 (3.65%) Developer
10 7 (3.65%) Security Consultant
10 7 (3.65%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 5 (2.60%) Business Project Manager
11 5 (2.60%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.29%) XML
2 6 (3.13%) Qt
2 6 (3.13%) RESTful
3 5 (2.60%) SOAP
4 4 (2.08%) QML
5 3 (1.56%) JSON
5 3 (1.56%) XML Messaging
6 2 (1.04%) .NET
6 2 (1.04%) Middleware
6 2 (1.04%) CGI
6 2 (1.04%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.52%) Play Framework
7 1 (0.52%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.52%) Akka
7 1 (0.52%) Twisted
7 1 (0.52%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.52%) Web Services
7 1 (0.52%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.21%) PKI
3 7 (3.65%) Cryptography
3 7 (3.65%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.08%) GIS
6 3 (1.56%) CMDB
6 3 (1.56%) EPoS
6 3 (1.56%) EFT
6 3 (1.56%) EFTPOS
6 3 (1.56%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.56%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (1.56%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.04%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.04%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (1.04%) DTV
7 2 (1.04%) APACS
7 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.13%) Windows
2 5 (2.60%) Linux
3 4 (2.08%) UNIX
4 3 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.19%) ITIL
2 29 (15.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (14.06%) Project Management
4 24 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 20 (10.42%) PRINCE2
6 18 (9.38%) Risk Management
6 18 (9.38%) Change Management
7 16 (8.33%) Service Management
8 14 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (6.25%) Software Testing
9 12 (6.25%) Integration Testing
9 12 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
10 11 (5.73%) Security Testing
10 11 (5.73%) Data Management
11 10 (5.21%) Incident Management
11 10 (5.21%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (5.21%) Test Management
11 10 (5.21%) CRM
11 10 (5.21%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.77%) SQL
2 7 (3.65%) Java
3 6 (3.13%) C++
4 4 (2.08%) Python
4 4 (2.08%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.56%) Perl
6 2 (1.04%) C
6 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.04%) Scala
7 1 (0.52%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 21 (10.94%) ISTQB
2 20 (10.42%) ISEB
3 18 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 18 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.21%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (4.17%) CISSP
6 6 (3.13%) PMP
6 6 (3.13%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.60%) CISA
7 5 (2.60%) CISM
8 4 (2.08%) CRISC
8 4 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.04%) Degree
10 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.85%) QA
2 10 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.60%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.04%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (1.56%) Firmware
2 1 (0.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (6.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 34 (17.71%) SAP
2 20 (10.42%) HP
3 13 (6.77%) Remedy
4 8 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.65%) Oracle
6 3 (1.56%) BMC
7 2 (1.04%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.04%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.04%) Cognos
7 2 (1.04%) Cisco
7 2 (1.04%) BT
7 2 (1.04%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.04%) Vitria
7 2 (1.04%) Capita
8 1 (0.52%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (0.52%) VocaLink
8 1 (0.52%) TSYS
8 1 (0.52%) VeriFone
8 1 (0.52%) F5
8 1 (0.52%) WorldPay
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