Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 640 505 718
Rank change year-on-year -135 +213 +26
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 59 20 114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.062% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.20% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 9 85
10th Percentile £240 £360 £308
25th Percentile £338 £456 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £520 £450
Median % change year-on-year -13.46% +15.56% -
75th Percentile £488 £575 £513
90th Percentile £581 " £680
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £11.53 - £50.00
UK median hourly rate £11.53 - £50.00

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 17,559 10,005 24,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.67% 30.99% 29.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,999 6,776 16,296
10th Percentile £304 £263 £288
25th Percentile £406 £391 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £625 £613 £588
90th Percentile £716 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 343 821
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.42 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.25 £16.88 £14.00
Median hourly rate £24.47 £26.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.66% +29.27% -10.68%
75th Percentile £47.63 £47.00 £46.67
90th Percentile £62.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.06 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.23% +25.30% -11.11%

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Smart Meter in England

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Smart Meter in England.

Daily rate trend for Smart Meter in England

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Smart Meter in England over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in England

Smart Meter
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Smart Meter in England.

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 1 August 2021. 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
North of England -25 18 £475 - 17
South East -31 17 £563 +14.50% 5
North West -21 14 £475 - 14
Midlands -31 12 £388 -29.55% 7
London -140 10 £450 +28.57% 7
East Midlands -13 6 £240 - 3
North East - 4 - - 3
Smart Meter
UK

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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 18 (30.51%) Capita
2 17 (28.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (20.34%) Social Skills
4 9 (15.25%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.25%) Test Automation
4 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (13.56%) AWS
5 8 (13.56%) System Testing
5 8 (13.56%) Project Delivery
5 8 (13.56%) SDLC
5 8 (13.56%) Asset Management
6 7 (11.86%) jQuery
6 7 (11.86%) HTML
6 7 (11.86%) CSS
6 7 (11.86%) Software Delivery
6 7 (11.86%) MEAN Stack
6 7 (11.86%) MongoDB
6 7 (11.86%) HTML5
6 7 (11.86%) Node.js
6 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
6 7 (11.86%) Express
6 7 (11.86%) Apache Cordova
7 6 (10.17%) Waterfall
7 6 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (10.17%) RESTful
7 6 (10.17%) Java
7 6 (10.17%) Web Services
7 6 (10.17%) Project Management
7 6 (10.17%) Computer Science

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 1 (1.69%) Apache
1 1 (1.69%) Confluence
1 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.39%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.69%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.69%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) AWS
2 2 (3.39%) Azure
3 1 (1.69%) AWS IoT
3 1 (1.69%) IaaS
3 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Internet
1 4 (6.78%) ZigBee
2 3 (5.08%) 802.15
3 2 (3.39%) DNS
3 2 (3.39%) IPv6
3 2 (3.39%) WAN
4 1 (1.69%) 2G
4 1 (1.69%) 3G
4 1 (1.69%) 4G
4 1 (1.69%) GSM
4 1 (1.69%) LTE
4 1 (1.69%) RANAP
4 1 (1.69%) UMTS
4 1 (1.69%) Wireless
4 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.47%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.69%) Big Data
3 1 (1.69%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.69%) GIS
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) JMeter
1 5 (8.47%) Mocha
1 5 (8.47%) NeoLoad
2 4 (6.78%) JIRA
2 4 (6.78%) LoadRunner
2 4 (6.78%) WebLOAD
3 3 (5.08%) SilkPerformer
4 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.69%) LoadUI
5 1 (1.69%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 12 (20.34%) Social Skills
2 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.47%) Presentation Skills
3 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.08%) Finance
5 2 (3.39%) Electronics
5 2 (3.39%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.69%) Legal
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
6 1 (1.69%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Analyst
2 10 (16.95%) Architect
3 8 (13.56%) Developer
4 6 (10.17%) Project Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (10.17%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Performance Tester
5 4 (6.78%) Smart Metering Project Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Test Leader
5 4 (6.78%) Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Lead Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Systems Integration Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
1 7 (11.86%) Apache Cordova
1 7 (11.86%) CSS
1 7 (11.86%) Express
1 7 (11.86%) HTML
1 7 (11.86%) HTML5
1 7 (11.86%) jQuery
1 7 (11.86%) MEAN Stack
1 7 (11.86%) Node.js
2 6 (10.17%) RESTful
2 6 (10.17%) Web Services
3 5 (8.47%) Chai
3 5 (8.47%) React
4 3 (5.08%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.69%) .NET
5 1 (1.69%) J2EE
5 1 (1.69%) J2SE
5 1 (1.69%) Struts
5 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Internet of Things
2 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.39%) PMI
3 2 (3.39%) SCADA
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.69%) Home Automation
4 1 (1.69%) Industrial Internet of Things
4 1 (1.69%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.69%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) Linux
1 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (28.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (15.25%) Test Automation
3 8 (13.56%) Asset Management
3 8 (13.56%) Project Delivery
3 8 (13.56%) SDLC
3 8 (13.56%) System Testing
4 7 (11.86%) Software Delivery
5 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
5 6 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (10.17%) Project Management
5 6 (10.17%) Software Engineering
5 6 (10.17%) TDD
5 6 (10.17%) Waterfall
6 4 (6.78%) Analytics
6 4 (6.78%) Business Analysis
6 4 (6.78%) Integration Testing
6 4 (6.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (6.78%) Performance Testing
6 4 (6.78%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.25%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.17%) Java
3 4 (6.78%) C#
3 4 (6.78%) SQL
4 3 (5.08%) VB
5 1 (1.69%) ABAP
5 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) ISEB
2 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.39%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.39%) PMP
5 1 (1.69%) ACCA
5 1 (1.69%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.69%) CBAP
5 1 (1.69%) CIMA
5 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
2 3 (5.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.69%) PMO
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (30.51%) Capita
2 5 (8.47%) HP
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle
4 2 (3.39%) SAP
4 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.69%) BMC
5 1 (1.69%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.69%) Google
5 1 (1.69%) New Relic
5 1 (1.69%) Remedy