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 3 months to 28 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 463 500
Rank change year-on-year -57 +37  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 63 157 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.32% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.95% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 104 77
Median daily rate £393 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.87% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £280 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £549 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -1.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14536 16470 16171
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.62% 33.31% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13607 15328 14662
Median daily rate £465 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.22% +3.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 790 749
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% +13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.32 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £47.39 £45.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% +24.32%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 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
South East -26 20 £425 +11.47% 5
North of England +49 18 £363 -9.37% 4
Midlands -10 14 £380 -11.62%
Yorkshire +21 11 £350 -36.36% 1
West Midlands +9 5 £350 -19.54%
North West +7 5 £413 +10.00% 3
East Midlands -25 5 £393 -5.42%
South West -1 3 £400 -11.11%
North East - 2 £481 -
East of England -2 1 £400 -15.78%
Smart Meter
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 England region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 43 (19.55%) Stakeholder Management
2 37 (16.82%) Linux
3 35 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (14.55%) Unix
5 30 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (12.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (11.82%) Red Hat
7 26 (11.82%) SQL
8 24 (10.91%) JBoss
9 23 (10.45%) Security Cleared
10 22 (10.00%) Java
11 21 (9.55%) Telecoms
11 21 (9.55%) System Integration Testing
12 20 (9.09%) SC Cleared
13 19 (8.64%) Project Management
13 19 (8.64%) Firewall
14 18 (8.18%) Puppet
15 17 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
16 16 (7.27%) Oracle
16 16 (7.27%) Opscode Chef
17 15 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (6.82%) F5
17 15 (6.82%) Integration Testing
17 15 (6.82%) ITIL
17 15 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
17 15 (6.82%) RHCE
17 15 (6.82%) Business Analysis
18 14 (6.36%) Management Information System
18 14 (6.36%) PostgreSQL
18 14 (6.36%) Coaching

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 24 (10.91%) JBoss
2 13 (5.91%) Apache
3 5 (2.27%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.82%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.82%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.91%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.91%) IIS
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.45%) Documentum
Applications
1 17 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Primavera
2 1 (0.45%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.36%) Office 365
2 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.64%) Firewall
2 7 (3.18%) ZigBee
3 6 (2.73%) SSL
3 6 (2.73%) Wireshark
4 5 (2.27%) BGP
4 5 (2.27%) IPsec
4 5 (2.27%) MPLS
4 5 (2.27%) OSPF
4 5 (2.27%) SAN
5 4 (1.82%) DNS
5 4 (1.82%) LAN
5 4 (1.82%) VPN
6 3 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.91%) Internet
7 2 (0.91%) IPv6
7 2 (0.91%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.91%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.45%) Intranet
8 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.36%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.09%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.73%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.27%) Redis
6 4 (1.82%) Big Data
6 4 (1.82%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.91%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.91%) MS Access
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.45%) GIS
9 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.45%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.00%) JIRA
2 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (9.55%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.09%) Billing
2 9 (4.09%) Finance
3 7 (3.18%) Back Office
4 6 (2.73%) Retail
5 2 (0.91%) Legal
5 2 (0.91%) Marketing
6 1 (0.45%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.45%) Electronics
6 1 (0.45%) Local Government
6 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 70 (31.82%) Analyst
2 28 (12.73%) Business Analyst
3 26 (11.82%) Test Analyst
4 25 (11.36%) Project Manager
5 16 (7.27%) Smart Metering Engineer
6 14 (6.36%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
7 13 (5.91%) Programme Manager
8 12 (5.45%) UAT Engineer
9 11 (5.00%) Architect
9 11 (5.00%) Smart Metering Project Manager
10 9 (4.09%) Business Systems Analyst
10 9 (4.09%) Consultant
10 9 (4.09%) Test Engineer
11 8 (3.64%) Service Manager
11 8 (3.64%) Systems Analyst
12 6 (2.73%) Developer
12 6 (2.73%) Linux Engineer
12 6 (2.73%) Smart Metering Architect
13 5 (2.27%) Process Analyst
13 5 (2.27%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.18%) CGI
1 7 (3.18%) Java EE
2 6 (2.73%) JAAS
2 6 (2.73%) JMS
2 6 (2.73%) JMX
2 6 (2.73%) JNDI
3 5 (2.27%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (2.27%) CSS
3 5 (2.27%) HTML
3 5 (2.27%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (1.82%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.36%) CSS3
5 3 (1.36%) HTML5
5 3 (1.36%) React
5 3 (1.36%) RESTful
6 2 (0.91%) Ember.js
6 2 (0.91%) JSON
6 2 (0.91%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (0.91%) Memcached
6 2 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.36%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.91%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.09%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.09%) PKI
5 8 (3.64%) User Experience
6 6 (2.73%) Clustering
6 6 (2.73%) Machine to Machine
7 3 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.36%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.91%) CMDB
8 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.91%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.91%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.45%) Animation
9 1 (0.45%) Digital Signage
9 1 (0.45%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.45%) Smart City
9 1 (0.45%) Smart Energy
9 1 (0.45%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.82%) Linux
2 32 (14.55%) Unix
3 27 (12.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.09%) Windows
5 4 (1.82%) SUSE
6 1 (0.45%) Solaris
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.55%) Stakeholder Management
2 35 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (9.55%) System Integration Testing
5 19 (8.64%) Project Management
6 15 (6.82%) Business Analysis
6 15 (6.82%) Integration Testing
6 15 (6.82%) ITIL
7 14 (6.36%) Coaching
8 13 (5.91%) Configuration Management
8 13 (5.91%) PRINCE2
8 13 (5.91%) Release Management
9 12 (5.45%) Service Management
10 11 (5.00%) Analytics
10 11 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (4.55%) Data Analysis
11 10 (4.55%) DevOps
11 10 (4.55%) Matrix Organization
11 10 (4.55%) Mentoring
11 10 (4.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.82%) SQL
2 22 (10.00%) Java
3 12 (5.45%) Bash Shell
4 8 (3.64%) Python
4 8 (3.64%) Shell Script
5 7 (3.18%) Perl
6 6 (2.73%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.27%) C
7 5 (2.27%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.27%) Korn
8 2 (0.91%) C++
8 2 (0.91%) R
8 2 (0.91%) Ruby
8 2 (0.91%) VBA
9 1 (0.45%) ABAP
9 1 (0.45%) ES6
9 1 (0.45%) PHP
9 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.82%) RHCE
4 12 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (5.00%) CISSP
5 11 (5.00%) RHCSA
6 6 (2.73%) CCNP
7 5 (2.27%) APMP
7 5 (2.27%) Degree
7 5 (2.27%) PMP
8 4 (1.82%) CCIE
8 4 (1.82%) CCIE Security
8 4 (1.82%) ISEB
9 3 (1.36%) CCNA
9 3 (1.36%) CIPD
10 2 (0.91%) CISA
10 2 (0.91%) CISM
10 2 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.91%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.91%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.55%) QA
2 7 (3.18%) PMO
3 4 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.91%) GDPR
4 2 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.91%) SLA
5 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5 (2.27%) vSphere
2 2 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.91%) Corosync
3 1 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 18 (8.18%) Puppet
2 16 (7.27%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (5.45%) Cobbler
4 6 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (2.27%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.91%) Ansible
6 2 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.91%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.91%) Pacemaker
6 2 (0.91%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 26 (11.82%) Red Hat
2 16 (7.27%) Oracle
3 15 (6.82%) F5
4 13 (5.91%) Arqiva
4 13 (5.91%) Cisco
4 13 (5.91%) HP
5 11 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (3.18%) VMware
7 6 (2.73%) Remedy
7 6 (2.73%) Splunk
8 5 (2.27%) Veritas
9 4 (1.82%) Fortinet
9 4 (1.82%) SAP
10 3 (1.36%) Adobe
11 2 (0.91%) BMC
11 2 (0.91%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.91%) McAfee
11 2 (0.91%) NetApp
11 2 (0.91%) Palo Alto
11 2 (0.91%) Symantec