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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 108 131
Rank change year-on-year +26 +23  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 17 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.93% 0.76% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.18% 2.89% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 4
Median daily rate £375 £375 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £384 £450
% change year-on-year +1.04% -14.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

Smart Meter is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 534 658 776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 29.20% 26.48% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 346 381
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £262 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 36
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +16.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.27 £63.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Smart Meter as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Slough +5 10 £360 +2.85%
Reading +16 7 £450 -
Smart Meter
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 8 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
3 6 (33.33%) Unix
3 6 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 4 (22.22%) HP
4 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 4 (22.22%) Change Management
4 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (22.22%) Retail
4 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 3 (16.67%) Machine to Machine
5 3 (16.67%) Coaching
5 3 (16.67%) Network Design
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (16.67%) F5
5 3 (16.67%) Driving Licence
5 3 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (16.67%) PKI
5 3 (16.67%) CIPD
5 3 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 3 (16.67%) Firewall
5 3 (16.67%) Service Management
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) Python

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 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) DNS
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
1 3 (16.67%) LAN
1 3 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
General
1 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Billing
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (11.11%) Analyst
1 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
1 2 (11.11%) Configuration Manager
1 2 (11.11%) Consultant
1 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement Manager
1 2 (11.11%) Functional Analyst
1 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
1 2 (11.11%) Technical Design Authority
1 2 (11.11%) Trainer
2 1 (5.56%) Build Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management Specialist
2 1 (5.56%) Configuration Specialist
2 1 (5.56%) Developer
2 1 (5.56%) IP Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) IP Network Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (5.56%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (5.56%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Memcached
1 2 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 3 (16.67%) Driving Licence
3 3 (16.67%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (16.67%) PKI
4 2 (11.11%) CMDB
5 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
1 6 (33.33%) Unix
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Solaris
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Change Management
1 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
1 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (16.67%) Coaching
2 3 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
2 3 (16.67%) Network Design
2 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.11%) Change Control
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 2 (11.11%) Process Management
3 2 (11.11%) Release Management
3 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
3 2 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) ABAP
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CIPD
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.56%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
1 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (11.11%) Pacemaker
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) F5
2 3 (16.67%) Fortinet
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) BMC
3 2 (11.11%) NetApp
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Remedy
3 2 (11.11%) Symantec