Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Smart Metering
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 152 161
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9 -2
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 12 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.29% 0.45% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.90% 1.52% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 9
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £280 £250 £317
90th Percentile £458 £600 £503
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £47.50 -

Smart Meter is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1330 1247 1461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 32.32% 29.22% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 621 798
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £221 £225 £210
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 70 64
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.99 £19.81 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.25% -0.94% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.45 £12.25 £11.27
90th Percentile £38.00 £48.83 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £23.68 £19.27
% change year-on-year -15.54% +22.92% +18.88%

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Smart Meter as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Smart Meter in Berkshire

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Smart Meter in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in Berkshire

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in Berkshire

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 7 £413 +3.13%
Slough +13 6 £338 +22.73% 1
Smart Meter
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 5 (41.67%) SQL
1 5 (41.67%) Unix
2 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 4 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (33.33%) AWK
2 4 (33.33%) sed
3 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Big Data
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (8.33%) VoltDB
5 1 (8.33%) Internet of Things
5 1 (8.33%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security

Smart Meter
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Intelligent Network
1 1 (8.33%) IPsec
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Smart Metering Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
3 1 (8.33%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Support Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CGI
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Internet of Things
2 1 (8.33%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (8.33%) SOA
3 1 (8.33%) System Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Test Management
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) AWK
2 4 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (33.33%) sed
2 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (8.33%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) BMC
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy
2 1 (8.33%) SAP