Period
to 20 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 704 670 563
Rank change year-on-year -34 -107 +54
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 134 158 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.18% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.52% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 119 234
England median daily rate £456 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.74% -3.13% -2.44%
10th Percentile £285 £324 £276
90th Percentile £625 £536 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +16.13% -3.13% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £51.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £51.25

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32,145 30,401 34,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.44% 34.47% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,022 19,925 22,808
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £281 £271 £256
90th Percentile £669 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 979 959 1,142
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.67
% change year-on-year +4.88% -0.82% +11.07%

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Smart Meter in England

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in England

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter in England over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in England

Smart Meter
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Smart Meter in England

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. 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
South East +1 74 £433 +4.85% 6
London -2 25 £475 -5.00% 10
Midlands -34 21 £350 -7.89% 2
West Midlands -18 12 £226 -40.07% 1
North of England -46 9 £563 +50.00% 19
East Midlands -15 6 £550 +40.13% 1
North West -18 4 £563 +36.36% 19
South West -14 3 £378 -5.63% 6
Yorkshire -24 3 £498 +42.14%
North East -2 2 - -
East of England -11 1 £700 +69.70% 3
Smart Meter
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 36 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (15.67%) Project Management
3 21 (15.67%) SAP
4 20 (14.93%) Oracle
5 19 (14.18%) SAP IS-U
6 17 (12.69%) Unix
6 17 (12.69%) Finance
6 17 (12.69%) Test Automation
7 16 (11.94%) Java
8 15 (11.19%) Billing
8 15 (11.19%) Security Cleared
9 14 (10.45%) SC Cleared
9 14 (10.45%) SQL
9 14 (10.45%) ITIL
10 13 (9.70%) Degree
10 13 (9.70%) QA
11 12 (8.96%) Waterfall
12 10 (7.46%) Windows
12 10 (7.46%) Linux
12 10 (7.46%) TOGAF
12 10 (7.46%) Test Strategy
12 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (6.72%) System Integration Testing
13 9 (6.72%) Analytics
13 9 (6.72%) Retail
13 9 (6.72%) ZigBee
13 9 (6.72%) Test Scripting
13 9 (6.72%) PRINCE2
13 9 (6.72%) XML

Smart Meter
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (2.99%) JBoss
2 3 (2.24%) Apache
2 3 (2.24%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (14.18%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (2.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (2.24%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.49%) SAP CRM
4 2 (1.49%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.75%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.75%) SAP CRM for Utilities
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.75%) IaaS
3 1 (0.75%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.75%) PaaS
3 1 (0.75%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.72%) ZigBee
2 8 (5.97%) 4G
3 7 (5.22%) 2G
3 7 (5.22%) 3G
4 4 (2.99%) VLAN
5 3 (2.24%) GGSN
5 3 (2.24%) SGSN
5 3 (2.24%) SS7
6 2 (1.49%) 3GPP
6 2 (1.49%) Bluetooth
6 2 (1.49%) GPRS
6 2 (1.49%) Internet
6 2 (1.49%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (1.49%) WAN
6 2 (1.49%) Wireless
7 1 (0.75%) Broadband
7 1 (0.75%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.75%) FTP
7 1 (0.75%) HTTP
7 1 (0.75%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.97%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.24%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.49%) Big Data
3 2 (1.49%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.49%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.75%) DTS
4 1 (0.75%) HBase
4 1 (0.75%) JanusGraph
4 1 (0.75%) MS Access
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.75%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (5.22%) JIRA
1 7 (5.22%) SoapUI
2 4 (2.99%) Selenium
3 3 (2.24%) Maven
4 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.49%) Protractor
5 1 (0.75%) Ant
5 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.75%) Gradle
5 1 (0.75%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.75%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (12.69%) Finance
2 15 (11.19%) Billing
3 9 (6.72%) Retail
4 4 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.75%) Back Office
5 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (17.16%) Analyst
2 17 (12.69%) Project Manager
3 16 (11.94%) Architect
4 13 (9.70%) Developer
4 13 (9.70%) Test Analyst
5 11 (8.21%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (8.21%) Test Engineer
6 10 (7.46%) Smart Metering Project Manager
7 9 (6.72%) Product Manager
8 7 (5.22%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) Integration Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) Integration Test Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) Test Manager
9 6 (4.48%) Consultant
10 5 (3.73%) ABAP Developer
10 5 (3.73%) Network Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) SAP Architect
10 5 (3.73%) SAP Developer
10 5 (3.73%) SAP Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.73%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.72%) XML
2 7 (5.22%) Redux
3 6 (4.48%) Material Design
3 6 (4.48%) React Native
4 5 (3.73%) SAP Smart Forms
5 3 (2.24%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.49%) J2EE
6 2 (1.49%) Memcached
6 2 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.49%) SOAP
6 2 (1.49%) Spring
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.75%) gRPC
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.75%) POSIX
7 1 (0.75%) REST
7 1 (0.75%) WAP
7 1 (0.75%) Web Services
7 1 (0.75%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.22%) Virtual Team
3 6 (4.48%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.48%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.48%) User Experience
4 4 (2.99%) Smart Energy
5 3 (2.24%) Smart Home
6 2 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.75%) IPTV
7 1 (0.75%) iSeries
7 1 (0.75%) NHS
7 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.69%) Unix
2 10 (7.46%) Linux
2 10 (7.46%) Windows
3 6 (4.48%) Android
3 6 (4.48%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (15.67%) Project Management
4 17 (12.69%) Test Automation
5 14 (10.45%) ITIL
6 12 (8.96%) Waterfall
7 10 (7.46%) Test Strategy
7 10 (7.46%) TOGAF
8 9 (6.72%) Analytics
8 9 (6.72%) Configuration Management
8 9 (6.72%) PRINCE2
8 9 (6.72%) Regression Testing
8 9 (6.72%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (6.72%) Test Scripting
9 8 (5.97%) Integration Testing
9 8 (5.97%) Release Management
10 6 (4.48%) Defect Management
10 6 (4.48%) Secure Coding
10 6 (4.48%) Service Design
10 6 (4.48%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.94%) Java
2 14 (10.45%) SQL
3 6 (4.48%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.73%) ABAP
5 4 (2.99%) C
5 4 (2.99%) Embedded C
6 3 (2.24%) Python
7 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.75%) C#
8 1 (0.75%) Gremlin
8 1 (0.75%) Ruby
8 1 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (11.19%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.45%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.70%) Degree
4 4 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.24%) AWS Certification
5 3 (2.24%) CISSP
5 3 (2.24%) PMP
5 3 (2.24%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.49%) CISM
6 2 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.49%) RHCE
7 1 (0.75%) CISA
7 1 (0.75%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.75%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.75%) LPIC
7 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.75%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.70%) QA
2 4 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.99%) MISRA
3 3 (2.24%) GDPR
4 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (1.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.75%) ISO 31000
5 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (4.48%) Firmware
2 4 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.49%) Corosync
4 2 (1.49%) vCloud
5 1 (0.75%) Docker
5 1 (0.75%) HDFS
5 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.99%) Ansible
1 4 (2.99%) Puppet
2 2 (1.49%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.49%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.49%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.49%) Pacemaker
3 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (15.67%) SAP
2 20 (14.93%) Oracle
3 8 (5.97%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.48%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.73%) HP
6 4 (2.99%) Remedy
6 4 (2.99%) VMware
7 3 (2.24%) Empirix
8 2 (1.49%) Cisco
8 2 (1.49%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 2 (1.49%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.49%) NetApp
8 2 (1.49%) Splunk
8 2 (1.49%) Symantec
9 1 (0.75%) Arqiva
9 1 (0.75%) IBM
9 1 (0.75%) Juniper
9 1 (0.75%) Siebel