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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 492 499 542
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +43
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 152 112 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% 0.65% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 69 41
Median daily rate £400 £425 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
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
17737 17281 17007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.07% 31.88% 31.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11534 10640 10486
Median daily rate £425 £413 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 590 704 736
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -7.50%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +40 146 £400 -5.88% 20
South East +5 72 £375 -3.53% 4
Hampshire +18 38 £350 -14.63%
East Midlands +24 25 £431 -4.16% 2
Berkshire +10 23 £413 +46.01% 3
West Midlands -1 18 £425 -32.00% 5
North West - 17 £375 -
Winchester +5 16 £363 -1.22%
Reading 0 14 £450 -2.70% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 12 £425 -5.55%
Surrey -18 11 £500 +22.69% 1
Leicestershire +7 10 £500 - 1
Leicester +2 10 £500 - 1
Nottingham +4 9 £415 -7.77%
Cheshire - 9 £390 -
Solihull - 9 £425 - 1
Slough +11 8 £350 +30.84% 1
Lancashire - 8 £363 -
Leatherhead -17 6 £500 -9.09% 1
Chorley - 6 £363 -
London -7 5 £400 -5.88% 7
Staines -6 4 - -
Scotland -23 4 - - 1
Kingswinford - 4 £310 -
Runcorn - 4 £375 -
Warrington - 4 £405 -
West Yorkshire -5 3 £650 +72.18% 2
Yorkshire -9 3 £650 +72.18% 2
East of England +7 2 £475 -
Havant +4 2 £410 -

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 73 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (17.09%) Project Management
3 55 (15.67%) Telecoms
4 53 (15.10%) SQL
5 45 (12.82%) ITIL
6 44 (12.54%) Oracle
6 44 (12.54%) Degree
7 41 (11.68%) ZigBee
7 41 (11.68%) Linux
8 38 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (10.54%) Retail
10 35 (9.97%) JIRA
11 32 (9.12%) Waterfall
11 32 (9.12%) PRINCE2
11 32 (9.12%) Unix
11 32 (9.12%) SAP
12 31 (8.83%) Microsoft
13 30 (8.55%) Finance
14 27 (7.69%) HP
14 27 (7.69%) Java
14 27 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (7.41%) MS Office
16 25 (7.12%) SQL Server
17 24 (6.84%) Requirements Management
18 23 (6.55%) Supplier Management
18 23 (6.55%) Release Management
18 23 (6.55%) Test Scripting
18 23 (6.55%) ITIL V3
19 22 (6.27%) Windows
19 22 (6.27%) PostgreSQL

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 19 (5.41%) JBoss
2 14 (3.99%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.13%) Apache
4 7 (1.99%) Node.js
5 6 (1.71%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.14%) CICS
6 4 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.57%) CMS
7 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (7.41%) MS Office
2 16 (4.56%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.42%) MS Project
4 7 (1.99%) Doxygen
5 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (5.41%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.57%) Primavera
3 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 41 (11.68%) ZigBee
2 14 (3.99%) SSL
3 11 (3.13%) Bluetooth
3 11 (3.13%) Internet
3 11 (3.13%) VLAN
4 9 (2.56%) Firewall
4 9 (2.56%) HTTP
5 8 (2.28%) 802.15
6 7 (1.99%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.71%) IPv6
7 6 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (1.71%) X.509
8 5 (1.42%) WAN
9 4 (1.14%) DNS
10 3 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.85%) Network Security
10 3 (0.85%) SNMP
10 3 (0.85%) Wireless
11 2 (0.57%) ASN.1
11 2 (0.57%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.27%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (3.70%) Big Data
4 7 (1.99%) SQLite
5 5 (1.42%) MySQL
5 5 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.14%) DB2
6 4 (1.14%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.85%) CouchDB
7 3 (0.85%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.85%) VoltDB
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (9.97%) JIRA
2 12 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (3.13%) Subversion
4 10 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (2.85%) JUnit
4 10 (2.85%) LabVIEW
5 9 (2.56%) Artifactory
5 9 (2.56%) Checkstyle
5 9 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 9 (2.56%) FindBugs
5 9 (2.56%) Gradle
5 9 (2.56%) Selenium
6 3 (0.85%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.57%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.28%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.28%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.28%) Maven
8 1 (0.28%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (0.28%) Toad
General
1 55 (15.67%) Telecoms
2 37 (10.54%) Retail
3 30 (8.55%) Finance
4 21 (5.98%) Billing
5 10 (2.85%) Banking
6 8 (2.28%) Marketing
7 7 (1.99%) Legal
8 3 (0.85%) Electronics
9 2 (0.57%) Advertising
9 2 (0.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 68 (19.37%) Analyst
2 58 (16.52%) Project Manager
3 45 (12.82%) Architect
4 35 (9.97%) Developer
5 22 (6.27%) Test Analyst
5 22 (6.27%) Test Engineer
6 21 (5.98%) Consultant
6 21 (5.98%) Smart Metering Project Manager
7 18 (5.13%) Test Manager
8 16 (4.56%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (3.99%) Business Analyst
10 13 (3.70%) Tester
11 12 (3.42%) Smart Metering Engineer
12 11 (3.13%) Java Developer
12 11 (3.13%) Senior Architect
12 11 (3.13%) Transition Analyst
13 10 (2.85%) IT Manager
13 10 (2.85%) Test Leader
14 8 (2.28%) C++ Developer
14 8 (2.28%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.27%) XML
2 13 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
2 13 (3.70%) AngularJS
2 13 (3.70%) HTML
3 12 (3.42%) .NET
3 12 (3.42%) Spring
4 11 (3.13%) Hibernate
4 11 (3.13%) REST
5 10 (2.85%) Apache Camel
5 10 (2.85%) CSS
5 10 (2.85%) RESTful
5 10 (2.85%) SOAP
6 9 (2.56%) HTML5
6 9 (2.56%) NHibernate
6 9 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (2.28%) 802.1X
7 8 (2.28%) QML
7 8 (2.28%) Qt
8 6 (1.71%) CSS3
8 6 (1.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.56%) PKI
3 15 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.42%) Cryptography
6 11 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.13%) Smart Energy
7 8 (2.28%) Internet of Things
8 7 (1.99%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.71%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.42%) Clustering
11 4 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (1.14%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.14%) VCE vBlock
12 3 (0.85%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.57%) IVR
13 2 (0.57%) Security Operations Centre
14 1 (0.28%) CESG
14 1 (0.28%) DataPower
14 1 (0.28%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.68%) Linux
2 32 (9.12%) Unix
3 22 (6.27%) Windows
4 16 (4.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.14%) AIX
6 3 (0.85%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (17.09%) Project Management
3 45 (12.82%) ITIL
4 38 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (9.12%) PRINCE2
5 32 (9.12%) Waterfall
6 24 (6.84%) Requirements Management
7 23 (6.55%) ITIL V3
7 23 (6.55%) Release Management
7 23 (6.55%) Supplier Management
7 23 (6.55%) Test Scripting
8 21 (5.98%) Risk Management
8 21 (5.98%) TOGAF
8 21 (5.98%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (5.70%) Case Management
9 20 (5.70%) Manual Testing
9 20 (5.70%) Scrum
10 19 (5.41%) Defect Management
11 18 (5.13%) Configuration Management
11 18 (5.13%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 53 (15.10%) SQL
2 27 (7.69%) Java
3 17 (4.84%) C++
4 15 (4.27%) PL/SQL
5 12 (3.42%) Python
6 10 (2.85%) C
6 10 (2.85%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.99%) Perl
8 6 (1.71%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.42%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.14%) COBOL
11 3 (0.85%) AWK
11 3 (0.85%) sed
12 2 (0.57%) PHP
12 2 (0.57%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.57%) VB
13 1 (0.28%) C#
13 1 (0.28%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (12.54%) Degree
2 18 (5.13%) ISTQB
3 14 (3.99%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.99%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 12 (3.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 12 (3.42%) MBA
6 8 (2.28%) CISSP
6 8 (2.28%) PMI Certification
6 8 (2.28%) PMP
7 7 (1.99%) HND
8 6 (1.71%) ISEB
9 5 (1.42%) CITP
10 2 (0.57%) APMP
10 2 (0.57%) CISM
10 2 (0.57%) GCIA
10 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.28%) CCDA
11 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.28%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.99%) QA
2 5 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.14%) FIPS 140-2
3 4 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.57%) ISO22301
4 2 (0.57%) ISO27005
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.14%) Firmware
3 4 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (5.98%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.42%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.85%) 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 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.28%) nmon
Vendors
1 44 (12.54%) Oracle
2 32 (9.12%) SAP
3 31 (8.83%) Microsoft
4 27 (7.69%) HP
5 14 (3.99%) VMware
6 7 (1.99%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.14%) BT
7 4 (1.14%) Cisco
7 4 (1.14%) Citrix
7 4 (1.14%) IBM
8 3 (0.85%) Capita
8 3 (0.85%) Remedy
8 3 (0.85%) Symantec
9 2 (0.57%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.57%) BMC
9 2 (0.57%) F5
9 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.57%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.57%) Splunk
10 1 (0.28%) Serena
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