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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 41 19 45
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +26
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 1 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.29% 7.05% 1.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.93% 34.57% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 24 4
Average daily rate
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- £355 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £368 £488
% change year-on-year
+10.88% -24.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
107 81 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 30.57% 20.40% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 53 68
Average daily rate £315 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £440 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 4
Average hourly rate £24.40 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.29% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £26.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £45.00 £37.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 24 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (80.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) B2C
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (40.00%) IIBA
3 2 (40.00%) Process Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (40.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VBA

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Business Analysis
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) B2C
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Process Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) IIBA
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft