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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 542 504 501
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -3
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 75 86 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.52% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 55 32
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£425 £388 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -19.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £334 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £368 £475
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -22.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
17525 16502 17427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.63% 31.32% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10780 10232 10133
Average daily rate £413 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 720 646 880
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.81 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -27.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 1 October 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 27 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 1 October 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 -34 70 £425 +9.67% 12
South East -23 44 £450 +25.00% 5
Surrey - 26 £450 - 1
Staines - 15 £350 -
Berkshire +22 8 £469 +17.18% 1
Slough -3 7 £469 +4.16% 1
East Midlands +2 6 £318 +69.33%
Hampshire -19 6 £343 -27.89% 3
Nottingham +12 5 £309 +147.00%
Nottinghamshire +7 5 £309 +147.00%
Leatherhead - 5 £450 -
London +3 4 £388 -22.50% 3
West Midlands -14 4 £350 -30.00% 3
Solihull +8 3 £350 - 1
East of England -23 2 £388 - 1
Cambridgeshire 0 1 - - 1
Winchester - 1 £310 -
Worcester - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
South Coast - - - -

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 36 (24.16%) SAP
2 25 (16.78%) Telecoms
3 24 (16.11%) Project Management
4 23 (15.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (12.75%) SAP IS-U
6 18 (12.08%) Java
7 17 (11.41%) Oracle
7 17 (11.41%) PRINCE2
7 17 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (10.74%) UNIX
8 16 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (10.07%) Management Information System
9 15 (10.07%) XML
9 15 (10.07%) Security Cleared
10 13 (8.72%) ZigBee
11 12 (8.05%) 3G
11 12 (8.05%) GPRS
11 12 (8.05%) SC Cleared
12 11 (7.38%) Linux
12 11 (7.38%) SQL
12 11 (7.38%) Microsoft
12 11 (7.38%) PKI
12 11 (7.38%) Information Security
13 10 (6.71%) Finance
13 10 (6.71%) Enterprise Architecture
13 10 (6.71%) Business Analysis
13 10 (6.71%) HP
13 10 (6.71%) Firmware
13 10 (6.71%) CRM
14 9 (6.04%) UMTS

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (2.68%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.34%) SAS
3 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 9 (6.04%) MS Project
2 6 (4.03%) MS Office
2 6 (4.03%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (12.75%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (4.03%) SAP CRM
3 3 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.34%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.72%) ZigBee
2 12 (8.05%) 3G
2 12 (8.05%) GPRS
3 9 (6.04%) UMTS
3 9 (6.04%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.04%) IPv6
4 8 (5.37%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (5.37%) HTTP
5 7 (4.70%) Wireless
6 6 (4.03%) Internet
7 5 (3.36%) DNS
7 5 (3.36%) GSM
7 5 (3.36%) DAB
7 5 (3.36%) SSL
7 5 (3.36%) Firewall
7 5 (3.36%) 4G
7 5 (3.36%) Network Security
8 4 (2.68%) HSPA
8 4 (2.68%) 3GPP
8 4 (2.68%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.36%) MS Access
1 5 (3.36%) SQL Server
1 5 (3.36%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.68%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.68%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.34%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (1.34%) Big Data
3 2 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.34%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.67%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Maven
1 5 (3.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.01%) Toad
2 3 (2.01%) Subversion
3 2 (1.34%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.34%) LabVIEW
3 2 (1.34%) Selenium
3 2 (1.34%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.34%) JUnit
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.67%) Introscope
4 1 (0.67%) JProfiler
4 1 (0.67%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 25 (16.78%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.71%) Finance
3 9 (6.04%) Retail
3 9 (6.04%) Billing
4 5 (3.36%) Electronics
5 4 (2.68%) Marketing
6 3 (2.01%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.34%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.34%) Automotive
8 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (31.54%) Analyst
2 24 (16.11%) Consultant
3 17 (11.41%) Business Analyst
4 15 (10.07%) Project Manager
5 13 (8.72%) Architect
6 11 (7.38%) Developer
7 10 (6.71%) Test Analyst
8 9 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (5.37%) Security Consultant
9 8 (5.37%) Test Manager
10 6 (4.03%) Data Analyst
10 6 (4.03%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.36%) Java Developer
12 4 (2.68%) Applications Support
13 3 (2.01%) Software Engineer
13 3 (2.01%) Environment Manager
13 3 (2.01%) SAP Consultant
13 3 (2.01%) Applications Support Analyst
13 3 (2.01%) Senior Analyst
13 3 (2.01%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.07%) XML
2 7 (4.70%) Web Services
3 5 (3.36%) WAP
3 5 (3.36%) WML
4 3 (2.01%) J2EE
4 3 (2.01%) XSD
4 3 (2.01%) XSLT
4 3 (2.01%) Middleware
5 2 (1.34%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.34%) Twisted
5 2 (1.34%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.34%) Spring
5 2 (1.34%) JSON
5 2 (1.34%) SAML
5 2 (1.34%) SOAP
6 1 (0.67%) .NET
6 1 (0.67%) JDBC
6 1 (0.67%) ODBC
6 1 (0.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.07%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.38%) PKI
4 7 (4.70%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (4.03%) Cryptography
6 5 (3.36%) Device Driver
7 4 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.01%) Statistics
8 3 (2.01%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.01%) Machine to Machine
8 3 (2.01%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.34%) User Experience
9 2 (1.34%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.34%) CMDB
9 2 (1.34%) DTV
10 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.67%) EPoS
10 1 (0.67%) EFT
10 1 (0.67%) EFTPOS
10 1 (0.67%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.74%) UNIX
2 11 (7.38%) Linux
3 9 (6.04%) Windows
4 5 (3.36%) AIX
5 4 (2.68%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.34%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.11%) Project Management
2 23 (15.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (11.41%) PRINCE2
4 16 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (7.38%) Information Security
6 10 (6.71%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (6.71%) Business Analysis
6 10 (6.71%) CRM
7 9 (6.04%) ITIL
7 9 (6.04%) Data Protection
7 9 (6.04%) Security Testing
8 8 (5.37%) Change Management
8 8 (5.37%) Supplier Management
8 8 (5.37%) Service Management
9 7 (4.70%) Information Security Management
9 7 (4.70%) Security Management
9 7 (4.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (4.70%) Performance Testing
9 7 (4.70%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.08%) Java
2 11 (7.38%) SQL
3 6 (4.03%) C
4 4 (2.68%) VB
4 4 (2.68%) Python
5 3 (2.01%) C++
6 2 (1.34%) Erlang
6 2 (1.34%) Groovy
6 2 (1.34%) Perl
7 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.67%) C#
7 1 (0.67%) VBA
7 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (10.07%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.04%) CISSP
4 8 (5.37%) ISEB
5 7 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.70%) Degree
6 6 (4.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (4.03%) CISA
7 3 (2.01%) CISM
7 3 (2.01%) PMP
7 3 (2.01%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.34%) CRISC
8 2 (1.34%) IIBA
8 2 (1.34%) Sun Certification
8 2 (1.34%) CCNP
8 2 (1.34%) CCNA
9 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.68%) QA
3 3 (2.01%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (6.71%) Firmware
2 2 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.01%) Ansible
3 1 (0.67%) nmon
Vendors
1 36 (24.16%) SAP
2 17 (11.41%) Oracle
3 11 (7.38%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.71%) HP
5 5 (3.36%) Primavera
5 5 (3.36%) Cisco
6 3 (2.01%) JBoss
6 3 (2.01%) Remedy
7 2 (1.34%) VMware
7 2 (1.34%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.67%) IBM
8 1 (0.67%) BMC
8 1 (0.67%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.67%) webMethods
8 1 (0.67%) Agilent
8 1 (0.67%) ComArch
8 1 (0.67%) F5
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