Period
to 21 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 135 179 158
Rank change year-on-year +44 -21 -13
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 17 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.55% 0.14% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.80% 0.43% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 6
Berkshire median daily rate £463 £550 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.91% +33.33% -8.33%
10th Percentile £337 £343 £280
90th Percentile £514 £600 £460
South East median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

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 944 1,380 1,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.45% 32.64% 35.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 671 689
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £185 £263 £220
90th Percentile £583 £588 £588
South East median daily rate £425 £433 £400
% change year-on-year -1.85% +8.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 57 57
Berkshire median hourly rate £46.00 £13.10 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +251.15% +9.17% -39.43%
10th Percentile £14.12 £12.00 £10.32
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £40.70
South East median hourly rate £30.81 £20.13 £20.19
% change year-on-year +53.08% -0.30% +15.34%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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
Slough - 10 £463 -
Reading +1 6 £450 -18.18%
Newbury - 1 £475 -
Smart Meter
South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 4 (23.53%) HP
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
1 4 (23.53%) Change Control
2 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
2 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
2 3 (17.65%) Legal
2 3 (17.65%) Service Management
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) HP ALM
2 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (11.76%) Business Process Mapping
3 2 (11.76%) Traceability Matrix
3 2 (11.76%) Deadline-Driven
3 2 (11.76%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
3 2 (11.76%) Remedy
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Firmware
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) QA
3 2 (11.76%) Network Security
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management

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 (5.88%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) IPv6
2 1 (5.88%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) JMeter
2 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Designer
2 3 (17.65%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (11.76%) Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) PMO Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Release Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Transition Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Internet of Things
2 1 (5.88%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.88%) Smart City
2 1 (5.88%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Change Control
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
2 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
2 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (17.65%) Service Management
2 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.76%) Business Process Mapping
3 2 (11.76%) Deadline-Driven
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Traceability Matrix
3 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
4 1 (5.88%) Project Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
4 1 (5.88%) TMMi
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Remedy
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow