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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 499 547 489
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -58
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 122 64 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.68% 0.37% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 30 50
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£405 £358 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% -10.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £252 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £365 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.95% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - £37.50

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
17983 17463 16822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.62% 31.95% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11310 10578 9959
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 674 729
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.50 £21.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 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 31 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 +18 105 £400 +11.88% 40
South East 0 48 £375 +11.11% 22
Hampshire +9 20 £375 -23.07% 2
Yorkshire -10 19 £438 +12.17% 5
Leeds -10 19 £438 +12.17% 4
West Yorkshire -10 19 £438 +12.17% 4
Scotland +4 16 £500 -
Winchester +1 14 £368 +8.88% 2
East Midlands +8 13 £425 +43.45% 3
London +5 12 £378 +25.83% 5
Berkshire -2 11 £290 -10.76% 11
Surrey -5 10 £413 -
Nottinghamshire -3 8 £425 +33.85%
Slough -5 8 £345 +6.15%
Leatherhead - 6 £413 -
North East - 6 £494 -
Glasgow +7 4 £450 -
West Sussex -4 4 - -
Wiltshire +2 3 - -
South West -6 3 - -
City of London -7 3 £510 -
Nottingham -12 3 £415 +30.70%
Midlands - 3 £320 -
East Grinstead +2 2 - -
Staines -7 2 - -
Leicester - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Havant +2 1 £525 -
West Midlands 0 1 £450 +28.57% 3

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 36 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 34 (16.43%) SAP
3 33 (15.94%) ITIL
4 31 (14.98%) Project Management
5 28 (13.53%) PRINCE2
6 26 (12.56%) Test Scripting
7 25 (12.08%) ISTQB
8 22 (10.63%) Telecoms
8 22 (10.63%) HP
8 22 (10.63%) ISEB
9 21 (10.14%) QA
10 20 (9.66%) SAP IS-U
11 19 (9.18%) Change Management
11 19 (9.18%) SQL
12 18 (8.70%) Service Management
12 18 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (8.21%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (7.73%) Billing
14 16 (7.73%) Finance
14 16 (7.73%) Risk Management
15 15 (7.25%) SC Cleared
15 15 (7.25%) Security Cleared
15 15 (7.25%) MS Project
16 14 (6.76%) Data Management
17 13 (6.28%) Programme Management
17 13 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
17 13 (6.28%) Remedy
17 13 (6.28%) HP Quality Center
18 12 (5.80%) Test Strategy
18 12 (5.80%) System Integration Testing

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 3 (1.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.97%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (7.25%) MS Project
2 12 (5.80%) MS Office
3 6 (2.90%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.93%) Doxygen
5 3 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (9.66%) SAP IS-U
2 9 (4.35%) SAP CRM
3 6 (2.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.31%) ZigBee
2 6 (2.90%) Bluetooth
3 4 (1.93%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.93%) Firewall
4 2 (0.97%) 802.15
4 2 (0.97%) DNS
4 2 (0.97%) IPv6
4 2 (0.97%) GPRS
4 2 (0.97%) GSM
4 2 (0.97%) 3GPP
4 2 (0.97%) UMTS
4 2 (0.97%) HTTP
4 2 (0.97%) Wireless
4 2 (0.97%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.97%) HSPA
4 2 (0.97%) ATM
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.48%) SNMP
5 1 (0.48%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.93%) SQLite
2 3 (1.45%) DTS
3 2 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.48%) Big Data
4 1 (0.48%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (2.42%) JIRA
1 5 (2.42%) SoapUI
2 2 (0.97%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.48%) TestPartner
3 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.48%) Kiln
General
1 22 (10.63%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.73%) Finance
2 16 (7.73%) Billing
3 12 (5.80%) Legal
4 10 (4.83%) Retail
5 8 (3.86%) Marketing
6 7 (3.38%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.93%) Electronics
8 1 (0.48%) Front Office
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 51 (24.64%) Analyst
2 43 (20.77%) Project Manager
3 23 (11.11%) Consultant
4 22 (10.63%) Test Analyst
5 21 (10.14%) Business Analyst
6 17 (8.21%) Architect
7 16 (7.73%) Test Leader
8 11 (5.31%) Designer
9 10 (4.83%) Senior Manager
9 10 (4.83%) Senior Project Manager
10 9 (4.35%) Process Consultant
10 9 (4.35%) Test Manager
10 9 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
10 9 (4.35%) Business Consultant
10 9 (4.35%) Business Process Consultant
11 8 (3.86%) Developer
11 8 (3.86%) SAP ISU Consultant
12 6 (2.90%) Tester
12 6 (2.90%) Security Consultant
13 5 (2.42%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.80%) XML
2 6 (2.90%) Qt
2 6 (2.90%) RESTful
3 5 (2.42%) SOAP
4 4 (1.93%) .NET
4 4 (1.93%) QML
5 3 (1.45%) JSON
5 3 (1.45%) XML Messaging
6 2 (0.97%) CGI
6 2 (0.97%) Middleware
6 2 (0.97%) Apache Camel
6 2 (0.97%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.48%) Play Framework
7 1 (0.48%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.48%) Akka
7 1 (0.48%) Twisted
7 1 (0.48%) REST
7 1 (0.48%) Web Services
7 1 (0.48%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.80%) PKI
3 6 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (2.90%) Cryptography
4 5 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.93%) GIS
6 3 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.45%) EPoS
6 3 (1.45%) EFT
6 3 (1.45%) EFTPOS
6 3 (1.45%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.45%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (1.45%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.97%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.97%) DTV
7 2 (0.97%) CMDB
7 2 (0.97%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.97%) APACS
8 1 (0.48%) Statistics
8 1 (0.48%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.90%) Windows
1 6 (2.90%) Linux
2 4 (1.93%) UNIX
3 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 33 (15.94%) ITIL
3 31 (14.98%) Project Management
4 28 (13.53%) PRINCE2
5 26 (12.56%) Test Scripting
6 19 (9.18%) Change Management
7 18 (8.70%) Service Management
8 17 (8.21%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (7.73%) Risk Management
10 14 (6.76%) Data Management
11 13 (6.28%) Programme Management
11 13 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (5.80%) Software Testing
12 12 (5.80%) Integration Testing
12 12 (5.80%) Test Strategy
12 12 (5.80%) System Integration Testing
13 11 (5.31%) Test Management
13 11 (5.31%) Security Testing
13 11 (5.31%) Penetration Testing
13 11 (5.31%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.18%) SQL
2 8 (3.86%) Java
3 7 (3.38%) C++
4 5 (2.42%) C
4 5 (2.42%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.93%) Python
6 3 (1.45%) Perl
6 3 (1.45%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.97%) Scala
8 1 (0.48%) Erlang
8 1 (0.48%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.48%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.48%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 25 (12.08%) ISTQB
2 22 (10.63%) ISEB
3 15 (7.25%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.25%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.83%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (3.86%) CISSP
6 6 (2.90%) PMP
6 6 (2.90%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.90%) CISM
7 5 (2.42%) Degree
8 4 (1.93%) CISA
8 4 (1.93%) CRISC
9 3 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.14%) QA
2 11 (5.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.42%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.93%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.97%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (1.93%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (6.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.48%) Netcool
Vendors
1 34 (16.43%) SAP
2 22 (10.63%) HP
3 13 (6.28%) Remedy
4 10 (4.83%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.35%) Oracle
6 3 (1.45%) Cisco
7 2 (0.97%) Cognos
7 2 (0.97%) BMC
7 2 (0.97%) BT
7 2 (0.97%) Ab Initio
7 2 (0.97%) VMware
7 2 (0.97%) Capita
7 2 (0.97%) Vitria
8 1 (0.48%) EMC
8 1 (0.48%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (0.48%) VocaLink
8 1 (0.48%) TSYS
8 1 (0.48%) VeriFone
8 1 (0.48%) F5
8 1 (0.48%) Splunk
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