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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 489 512 551
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +39
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 160 123 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 0.70% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 70 42
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £550 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £40.50
UK excluding London median 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
17973 17628 17417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.29% 31.97% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11641 10994 10677
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 £255 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 631 656 707
Median hourly rate £22.25 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.52% -12.04%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +39 154 £400 -4.76% 21
South East +18 72 £363 -9.25% 3
Hampshire +26 36 £350 -14.63%
West Midlands - 21 £435 - 5
Berkshire +4 20 £375 +29.31% 1
East Midlands +3 20 £415 -2.35%
North West - 20 £375 -
Surrey -9 16 £475 +11.76%
Winchester +8 15 £350 -5.72%
Reading - 14 £450 -
Lancashire - 12 £375 -
Staines -3 11 - -
Nottinghamshire +4 10 £415 -2.35%
Solihull - 10 £425 -
Chorley - 9 £375 -
Leicestershire +8 8 £500 -
Nottingham +6 8 £386 -9.11%
Leicester +3 8 £500 -
Yorkshire -5 8 £550 +45.69% 5
London -11 8 £475 +11.76% 6
Cheshire - 7 £390 -
Slough +4 5 £350 +1.44% 1
West Yorkshire -8 5 £625 +65.56% 5
Warwickshire - 5 £450 - 1
Warrington - 5 £390 -
Leatherhead -2 4 £450 +5.88%
Leeds -12 4 £638 +68.87% 5
Scotland -24 4 - -
Kingswinford - 4 £310 -
Havant +4 2 £410 -

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 63 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (16.05%) Telecoms
2 56 (16.05%) Project Management
3 50 (14.33%) ITIL
4 49 (14.04%) SQL
5 47 (13.47%) Linux
6 45 (12.89%) Oracle
7 44 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 43 (12.32%) Degree
9 38 (10.89%) JIRA
10 35 (10.03%) ZigBee
10 35 (10.03%) Retail
11 32 (9.17%) Unix
12 31 (8.88%) PRINCE2
12 31 (8.88%) Microsoft
13 30 (8.60%) Waterfall
14 29 (8.31%) Java
15 28 (8.02%) SQL Server
15 28 (8.02%) Finance
16 27 (7.74%) PostgreSQL
16 27 (7.74%) MS Office
16 27 (7.74%) HP
17 26 (7.45%) SAP
18 24 (6.88%) JBoss
18 24 (6.88%) Requirements Management
19 23 (6.59%) Supplier Management
19 23 (6.59%) Release Management
19 23 (6.59%) ITIL V3
19 23 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
20 22 (6.30%) MS Excel

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 (6.88%) JBoss
2 15 (4.30%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.44%) 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
7 2 (0.57%) CMS
7 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 27 (7.74%) MS Office
2 22 (6.30%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.58%) MS Project
4 7 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.72%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (4.58%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.57%) Primavera
3 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.03%) ZigBee
2 12 (3.44%) SSL
2 12 (3.44%) VLAN
3 11 (3.15%) Firewall
4 9 (2.58%) Internet
5 8 (2.29%) Bluetooth
6 6 (1.72%) 802.15
6 6 (1.72%) HTTP
6 6 (1.72%) IPv6
6 6 (1.72%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.43%) SNMP
7 5 (1.43%) WAN
8 4 (1.15%) DNS
8 4 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.15%) X.509
9 3 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.86%) Network Security
9 3 (0.86%) Wireless
10 2 (0.57%) ASN.1
10 2 (0.57%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.74%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (3.44%) Big Data
4 7 (2.01%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.72%) SQLite
6 4 (1.15%) DB2
6 4 (1.15%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (1.15%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.57%) MySQL
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.29%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.29%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.29%) QlikView
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 38 (10.89%) JIRA
2 12 (3.44%) Subversion
3 11 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (2.87%) Artifactory
4 10 (2.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (2.87%) Checkstyle
4 10 (2.87%) Cucumber
4 10 (2.87%) FindBugs
4 10 (2.87%) Gradle
4 10 (2.87%) JUnit
4 10 (2.87%) Selenium
5 7 (2.01%) LabVIEW
6 3 (0.86%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.57%) Maven
7 2 (0.57%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.29%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 56 (16.05%) Telecoms
2 35 (10.03%) Retail
3 28 (8.02%) Finance
4 22 (6.30%) Billing
5 10 (2.87%) Banking
6 8 (2.29%) Marketing
7 7 (2.01%) Legal
8 5 (1.43%) Electronics
9 3 (0.86%) Local Government
10 2 (0.57%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 78 (22.35%) Analyst
2 52 (14.90%) Architect
2 52 (14.90%) Project Manager
3 34 (9.74%) Developer
4 23 (6.59%) Business Analyst
5 21 (6.02%) Test Engineer
6 20 (5.73%) Smart Metering Project Manager
7 19 (5.44%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (5.16%) Test Analyst
9 13 (3.72%) Consultant
9 13 (3.72%) Test Manager
10 11 (3.15%) Java Developer
10 11 (3.15%) Senior Architect
10 11 (3.15%) Smart Metering Engineer
10 11 (3.15%) Test Leader
10 11 (3.15%) Transition Analyst
11 9 (2.58%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
11 9 (2.58%) Tester
12 8 (2.29%) IT Manager
12 8 (2.29%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.87%) ActiveMQ
2 16 (4.58%) XML
3 12 (3.44%) Hibernate
3 12 (3.44%) Spring
4 11 (3.15%) REST
5 10 (2.87%) .NET
5 10 (2.87%) Apache Camel
5 10 (2.87%) NHibernate
5 10 (2.87%) SOAP
6 9 (2.58%) AngularJS
6 9 (2.58%) HTML
7 8 (2.29%) CSS
8 7 (2.01%) HTML5
8 7 (2.01%) QML
8 7 (2.01%) Qt
8 7 (2.01%) RESTful
8 7 (2.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (2.01%) Web Services
9 6 (1.72%) 802.1X
9 6 (1.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.72%) PKI
2 13 (3.72%) Smart Energy
3 12 (3.44%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.44%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.15%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.58%) Cryptography
6 7 (2.01%) Algorithms
6 7 (2.01%) Clustering
7 6 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.72%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.15%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.15%) Statistics
8 4 (1.15%) VCE vBlock
9 3 (0.86%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.86%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.57%) IVR
10 2 (0.57%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.47%) Linux
2 32 (9.17%) Unix
3 22 (6.30%) Windows
4 17 (4.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.15%) AIX
5 4 (1.15%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (16.05%) Project Management
3 50 (14.33%) ITIL
4 44 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (8.88%) PRINCE2
6 30 (8.60%) Waterfall
7 24 (6.88%) Requirements Management
8 23 (6.59%) ITIL V3
8 23 (6.59%) Release Management
8 23 (6.59%) Supplier Management
9 21 (6.02%) TOGAF
10 20 (5.73%) Case Management
10 20 (5.73%) Test Scripting
11 19 (5.44%) Change Management
11 19 (5.44%) Scrum
11 19 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (5.16%) Enterprise Architecture
12 18 (5.16%) Risk Management
13 17 (4.87%) CRM
13 17 (4.87%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 49 (14.04%) SQL
2 29 (8.31%) Java
3 13 (3.72%) C++
3 13 (3.72%) PL/SQL
4 10 (2.87%) Python
5 8 (2.29%) C
5 8 (2.29%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.01%) Perl
7 4 (1.15%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.15%) COBOL
8 3 (0.86%) R
9 2 (0.57%) PHP
9 2 (0.57%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.29%) C#
10 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.29%) Scala
10 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (12.32%) Degree
2 13 (3.72%) ISTQB
3 12 (3.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 12 (3.44%) MBA
4 9 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (2.58%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.29%) PMI Certification
5 8 (2.29%) PMP
5 8 (2.29%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.01%) CISSP
6 7 (2.01%) HND
7 5 (1.43%) CITP
8 3 (0.86%) ISEB
8 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.57%) APMP
9 2 (0.57%) CISM
9 2 (0.57%) GCIA
9 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.29%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.72%) QA
2 5 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.15%) FIPS 140-2
3 4 (1.15%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.57%) ISO22301
5 2 (0.57%) ISO27005
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (4.01%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.29%) Firmware
4 5 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.15%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (5.73%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.43%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.86%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (0.57%) logstash
4 2 (0.57%) OpenNMS
4 2 (0.57%) OpenView
4 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.57%) Puppet
5 1 (0.29%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 45 (12.89%) Oracle
2 31 (8.88%) Microsoft
3 27 (7.74%) HP
4 26 (7.45%) SAP
5 14 (4.01%) VMware
6 9 (2.58%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.72%) Remedy
8 4 (1.15%) BT
8 4 (1.15%) Cisco
8 4 (1.15%) Citrix
8 4 (1.15%) F5
8 4 (1.15%) IBM
9 3 (0.86%) Splunk
9 3 (0.86%) Symantec
10 2 (0.57%) ArcSight
10 2 (0.57%) BMC
10 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.57%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.29%) Capita
11 1 (0.29%) Tripwire
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 per day
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