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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 514 474 432
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -42
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 62 92 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.60% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 60 56
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£424 £383 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.78% +0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £424 £378 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.17% -0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

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
15635 15394 13687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.79% 30.63% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9683 9376 8207
Average daily rate £425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 614 778
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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 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 27 February 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 -51 57 £413 +8.55% 10
South East -60 34 £375 +1.69% 3
Surrey +1 14 £375 +36.36% 1
Hampshire -20 12 £413 -8.33% 1
Staines 0 8 - - 1
East Midlands +9 7 £424 -
Nottinghamshire -5 5 £424 -
Berkshire -5 5 £375 +50.00% 1
West Midlands -6 3 £310 -34.73%
Winchester -8 3 £350 -17.64%
North West -11 3 - - 1
Kingswinford - 3 £310 -
Manchester -7 2 - - 1
Havant -8 2 £456 -3.94% 1
London -25 2 - - 3
Reading - 2 £456 - 1
Wigan - 2 - -
Middlesex +2 1 - -
Slough -11 1 - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 3
Guildford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Thames Valley - - - -
North East - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 3

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 52 (27.23%) Security Cleared
2 50 (26.18%) SC Cleared
3 28 (14.66%) Java
3 28 (14.66%) SAP
4 25 (13.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (12.04%) Risk Management
6 20 (10.47%) SQL
7 18 (9.42%) Linux
7 18 (9.42%) Retail
7 18 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (8.90%) PRINCE2
8 17 (8.90%) Oracle
8 17 (8.90%) Project Management
9 16 (8.38%) Management Information System
9 16 (8.38%) Telecoms
9 16 (8.38%) Information Security
10 15 (7.85%) PKI
10 15 (7.85%) Change Management
10 15 (7.85%) UNIX
11 14 (7.33%) Data Modelling
11 14 (7.33%) Maven
11 14 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (7.33%) Jenkins
12 13 (6.81%) Ansible
12 13 (6.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (6.81%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (6.81%) SAP IS-U
12 13 (6.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (6.81%) CISSP
12 13 (6.81%) Red Hat

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 7 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.14%) JBoss
3 3 (1.57%) SAS
4 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 11 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.09%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.57%) MS Project
3 3 (1.57%) MS Office
4 2 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (6.81%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (1.05%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.76%) Firewall
2 9 (4.71%) MPLS
2 9 (4.71%) BGP
2 9 (4.71%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (4.71%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (4.19%) GPRS
4 4 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (2.09%) ZigBee
5 3 (1.57%) SAN
5 3 (1.57%) Internet
5 3 (1.57%) 3G
5 3 (1.57%) BIG-IP
5 3 (1.57%) LAN
5 3 (1.57%) WAN
5 3 (1.57%) HTTP
6 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.05%) SMS
7 1 (0.52%) UMTS
7 1 (0.52%) GSM
7 1 (0.52%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.62%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (2.62%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.09%) MS Access
4 3 (1.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.05%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.52%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (7.33%) Maven
1 14 (7.33%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.71%) Subversion
3 5 (2.62%) Selenium
3 5 (2.62%) JUnit
4 1 (0.52%) JMeter
4 1 (0.52%) LabVIEW
General
1 18 (9.42%) Retail
2 16 (8.38%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.81%) Finance
4 8 (4.19%) Marketing
5 7 (3.66%) Billing
6 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.52%) Legal
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (30.37%) Analyst
2 29 (15.18%) Project Manager
3 28 (14.66%) Business Analyst
4 26 (13.61%) Consultant
5 19 (9.95%) Developer
6 17 (8.90%) Test Analyst
7 15 (7.85%) Environment Manager
8 13 (6.81%) Test Manager
9 12 (6.28%) Security Consultant
9 12 (6.28%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.66%) Software Test Analyst
11 6 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.14%) Integration Manager
12 5 (2.62%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.62%) Applications Support
12 5 (2.62%) Applications Consultant
12 5 (2.62%) Data Analyst
12 5 (2.62%) Build Manager
12 5 (2.62%) Applications Support Analyst
13 4 (2.09%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.76%) XML
2 6 (3.14%) J2EE
3 5 (2.62%) SAML
3 5 (2.62%) Hibernate
3 5 (2.62%) Spring
4 2 (1.05%) HTML
5 1 (0.52%) Ajax
5 1 (0.52%) JSON
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.52%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.52%) Twisted
5 1 (0.52%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.52%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.52%) Middleware
5 1 (0.52%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.52%) CSS
5 1 (0.52%) SOAP
5 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.38%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.85%) PKI
4 12 (6.28%) Data Protection Act
4 12 (6.28%) Cryptography
5 5 (2.62%) Statistics
6 4 (2.09%) Machine to Machine
7 3 (1.57%) DataPower
8 2 (1.05%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.52%) CMDB
9 1 (0.52%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.52%) IVR
9 1 (0.52%) PMI
9 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.52%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.42%) Linux
2 15 (7.85%) UNIX
3 13 (6.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.14%) Windows
5 1 (0.52%) AIX
5 1 (0.52%) Solaris
5 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 23 (12.04%) Risk Management
3 17 (8.90%) PRINCE2
3 17 (8.90%) Project Management
4 16 (8.38%) Information Security
5 15 (7.85%) Change Management
6 14 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (7.33%) Data Modelling
7 13 (6.81%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (6.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (6.28%) Security Testing
8 12 (6.28%) Migration
8 12 (6.28%) Security Management
8 12 (6.28%) Information Security Management
8 12 (6.28%) Data Protection
8 12 (6.28%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (5.76%) ITIL
9 11 (5.76%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.76%) Integration Testing
9 11 (5.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.66%) Java
2 20 (10.47%) SQL
3 5 (2.62%) VB
3 5 (2.62%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.09%) Python
4 4 (2.09%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.05%) PHP
5 2 (1.05%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.52%) Perl
6 1 (0.52%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 52 (27.23%) Security Cleared
2 50 (26.18%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.81%) CISSP
4 9 (4.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (4.19%) ISEB
6 7 (3.66%) CISA
6 7 (3.66%) Degree
7 6 (3.14%) CISM
8 5 (2.62%) CRISC
8 5 (2.62%) Sun Certification
9 3 (1.57%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.05%) PMP
10 2 (1.05%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.52%) VCP4
11 1 (0.52%) HND
11 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.19%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.57%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.57%) Firmware
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (6.81%) Ansible
2 9 (4.71%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (14.66%) SAP
2 17 (8.90%) Oracle
3 13 (6.81%) Red Hat
4 12 (6.28%) F5
5 9 (4.71%) CheckPoint
5 9 (4.71%) Cisco
6 5 (2.62%) Primavera
7 4 (2.09%) IBM
7 4 (2.09%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.57%) VMware
8 3 (1.57%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.05%) HP
9 2 (1.05%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.52%) webMethods
10 1 (0.52%) Remedy
10 1 (0.52%) BMC
10 1 (0.52%) Google
10 1 (0.52%) Facebook
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