Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 753 722 644
Rank change year-on-year -31 -78 -10
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 106 143 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.43% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 104 180
England median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -1.23%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £260
90th Percentile £638 £600 £546
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
England median hourly rate - £32.22 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.17% +46.15%
UK median hourly rate - £32.22 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -32.17% +86.27%

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 32,768 32,902 33,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.44% 34.68% 34.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,881 21,996 21,881
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £253
90th Percentile £669 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 980 1,144
England median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.90% - +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.95 £48.28 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.17 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.14% +0.83% +5.10%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 46 £475 +11.76% 21
Midlands -35 19 £550 +29.41% 4
London +17 18 £513 -10.87% 9
North of England -19 14 £430 +12.79% 12
East Midlands +11 12 £550 +43.32%
Yorkshire -16 6 £420 +12.00% 1
North West -29 6 £490 +26.45% 10
South West -13 5 £425 -10.53% 4
West Midlands -41 5 £350 -17.65% 4
East of England -2 3 £513 +28.13% 4
North East -1 2 - - 1
Smart Meter
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 23 (21.70%) Project Management
2 22 (20.75%) SAP
3 21 (19.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (13.21%) Windows
5 14 (13.21%) Degree
6 13 (12.26%) ZigBee
6 13 (12.26%) SAP IS-U
6 13 (12.26%) ITIL
6 13 (12.26%) Java
7 12 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (10.38%) Analytics
8 11 (10.38%) Finance
8 11 (10.38%) Test Automation
8 11 (10.38%) Billing
9 10 (9.43%) Scrum
9 10 (9.43%) C++
9 10 (9.43%) Bluetooth
10 9 (8.49%) SQL
10 9 (8.49%) Oracle
10 9 (8.49%) Security Cleared
11 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
11 8 (7.55%) Qt
11 8 (7.55%) RESTful
11 8 (7.55%) TOGAF
11 8 (7.55%) Software Engineering
11 8 (7.55%) Unix
11 8 (7.55%) Windows 10
11 8 (7.55%) Waterfall
12 7 (6.60%) System Integration Testing

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 (3.77%) JBoss
2 3 (2.83%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.94%) Apache
3 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (12.26%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.94%) SAP CRM for Utilities
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.83%) IaaS
3 3 (2.83%) PaaS
4 1 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.94%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.94%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.26%) ZigBee
2 10 (9.43%) Bluetooth
3 5 (4.72%) 4G
4 4 (3.77%) 2G
4 4 (3.77%) 3G
4 4 (3.77%) Wireless
5 2 (1.89%) 3GPP
5 2 (1.89%) Firewall
5 2 (1.89%) GGSN
5 2 (1.89%) LTE
5 2 (1.89%) SGSN
5 2 (1.89%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (1.89%) SS7
6 1 (0.94%) 5G
6 1 (0.94%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.94%) HTTP
6 1 (0.94%) UMTS
6 1 (0.94%) VPN
6 1 (0.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.89%) Big Data
2 2 (1.89%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.89%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.94%) HBase
3 1 (0.94%) JanusGraph
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.94%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Selenium
2 5 (4.72%) JIRA
3 4 (3.77%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.83%) Maven
5 2 (1.89%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.89%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.89%) Protractor
5 2 (1.89%) Redmine
5 2 (1.89%) TestComplete
5 2 (1.89%) TestRail
6 1 (0.94%) Ant
6 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.94%) Gradle
6 1 (0.94%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.94%) SonarQube
General
1 11 (10.38%) Billing
1 11 (10.38%) Finance
2 7 (6.60%) Retail
2 7 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.83%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.89%) Electronics
4 2 (1.89%) Law
4 2 (1.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.94%) German Language
5 1 (0.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (16.98%) Project Manager
2 14 (13.21%) Analyst
3 11 (10.38%) Smart Metering Project Manager
4 10 (9.43%) Architect
4 10 (9.43%) Developer
5 8 (7.55%) Test Analyst
5 8 (7.55%) Test Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.60%) UI Developer
7 6 (5.66%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) Consultant
8 5 (4.72%) Data Architect
8 5 (4.72%) Integration Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) Product Manager
9 4 (3.77%) Integration Test Analyst
9 4 (3.77%) SAP Consultant
9 4 (3.77%) SAP ISU Consultant
9 4 (3.77%) Test Leader
10 3 (2.83%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (2.83%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.55%) Qt
1 8 (7.55%) RESTful
2 5 (4.72%) XML
3 3 (2.83%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (1.89%) J2EE
4 2 (1.89%) SAP PI
4 2 (1.89%) Spring
4 2 (1.89%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Camel
5 1 (0.94%) Celery
5 1 (0.94%) Flask
5 1 (0.94%) gRPC
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.94%) Redux
5 1 (0.94%) REST
5 1 (0.94%) scikit-learn
5 1 (0.94%) SOAP
5 1 (0.94%) TensorFlow
5 1 (0.94%) TinkerPop
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.60%) Virtual Team
3 5 (4.72%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.72%) Smart Energy
4 3 (2.83%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.83%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.83%) Smart Home
5 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.94%) IPTV
6 1 (0.94%) iSeries
6 1 (0.94%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (0.94%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.21%) Windows
2 8 (7.55%) Unix
2 8 (7.55%) Windows 10
3 5 (4.72%) Linux
4 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.70%) Project Management
2 21 (19.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (12.26%) ITIL
5 11 (10.38%) Analytics
5 11 (10.38%) Test Automation
6 10 (9.43%) Scrum
7 8 (7.55%) Software Engineering
7 8 (7.55%) TOGAF
7 8 (7.55%) Waterfall
8 7 (6.60%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (6.60%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.60%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (5.66%) Test Scripting
10 5 (4.72%) A/B Testing
10 5 (4.72%) Decision-Making
10 5 (4.72%) Manual Testing
10 5 (4.72%) User Stories
11 4 (3.77%) IT Strategy
11 4 (3.77%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.26%) Java
2 10 (9.43%) C++
3 9 (8.49%) SQL
4 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.89%) C
5 2 (1.89%) Embedded C
5 2 (1.89%) Embedded C++
5 2 (1.89%) Python
6 1 (0.94%) Gremlin
6 1 (0.94%) Ruby
6 1 (0.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (13.21%) Degree
2 9 (8.49%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) ISEB
4 4 (3.77%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.77%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (2.83%) PMP
6 2 (1.89%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.89%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.89%) MCSE
6 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.94%) APMP
7 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.94%) CISSP
7 1 (0.94%) CRISC
7 1 (0.94%) RHCE
7 1 (0.94%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) QA
2 4 (3.77%) GDPR
3 2 (1.89%) MISRA
4 1 (0.94%) COBIT
4 1 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.94%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.77%) Firmware
3 3 (2.83%) vSphere
4 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.89%) vCloud
4 2 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.94%) Docker
5 1 (0.94%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) Ansible
1 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.89%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.89%) Puppet
2 1 (0.94%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (0.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (20.75%) SAP
2 9 (8.49%) Oracle
3 7 (6.60%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.66%) VMware
5 3 (2.83%) Cisco
6 2 (1.89%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 2 (1.89%) Empirix
6 2 (1.89%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.89%) HP
6 2 (1.89%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.89%) Remedy
6 2 (1.89%) Splunk
6 2 (1.89%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.94%) Arqiva
7 1 (0.94%) F5
7 1 (0.94%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.94%) IBM