The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 54 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +2
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 1 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.20% 4.42% 4.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 13.39% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £355 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+8.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
136 112 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 26.61% 33.04% 26.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 69 66
Average daily rate £400 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +94.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Smart Meter across the West Sussex region.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Smart Meter
Top 23 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region 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 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Data Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Report Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft