Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 679 625 562
Rank change year-on-year -54 -63 +80
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 157 195 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.67% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 167 188
England median daily rate £470 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £313 £273 £305
90th Percentile £600 £640 £641
UK median daily rate £471 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +17.81% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
England median hourly rate £32.22 £47.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.17% -9.52% -
10th Percentile £22.32 £46.25 £36.88
90th Percentile £42.90 £48.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £32.22 £47.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -32.17% -5.00% -

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 31,015 29,161 32,660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.58% 32.78% 32.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,973 19,125 21,312
England median daily rate £460 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £250
90th Percentile £662 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 912 1,046 1,257
England median hourly rate £22.18 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.90% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.76 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +15.71%

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 17 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter in England over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 February 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 -48 56 £450 +12.50% 5
Midlands +19 46 £450 +8.43% 9
West Midlands +19 29 £425 -5.56% 5
London -34 28 £575 +43.75% 8
North of England +29 19 £425 - 6
North West +20 13 £425 - 3
East Midlands -6 12 £550 +41.94% 4
Yorkshire -3 5 £400 -5.88% 3
South West 0 4 £475 +5.56%
East of England -20 4 £383 +39.09% 4
North East - 1 £473 -
Smart Meter
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 39 (24.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 26 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (15.29%) SQL
4 22 (14.01%) Project Management
5 20 (12.74%) SAP
6 19 (12.10%) Oracle
7 18 (11.46%) PRINCE2
7 18 (11.46%) Billing
7 18 (11.46%) SAP IS-U
8 15 (9.55%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (9.55%) Amazon AWS
8 15 (9.55%) Test Automation
8 15 (9.55%) Unix
8 15 (9.55%) ABAP
8 15 (9.55%) Java
8 15 (9.55%) SAP Smart Forms
8 15 (9.55%) Business Process Mapping
9 13 (8.28%) Information Security
9 13 (8.28%) HP
10 12 (7.64%) HP Quality Center
11 11 (7.01%) Security Cleared
11 11 (7.01%) Regression Testing
12 10 (6.37%) CISSP
12 10 (6.37%) SC Cleared
12 10 (6.37%) Waterfall
13 9 (5.73%) Test Scripting
13 9 (5.73%) Retail
13 9 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (5.73%) Validation
13 9 (5.73%) Analytical Skills

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 5 (3.18%) Apache
2 4 (2.55%) JBoss
2 4 (2.55%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.91%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.64%) Jupyter
Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (11.46%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.91%) Primavera
3 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.55%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (9.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (1.91%) GitHub
3 1 (0.64%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.91%) Bluetooth
1 3 (1.91%) IPsec
2 2 (1.27%) BGP
2 2 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (1.27%) Firewall
2 2 (1.27%) Internet
2 2 (1.27%) MPLS
2 2 (1.27%) Network Security
2 2 (1.27%) OSPF
2 2 (1.27%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.64%) 802.15
3 1 (0.64%) DNS
3 1 (0.64%) HTTP
3 1 (0.64%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (0.64%) IPv6
3 1 (0.64%) SMS
3 1 (0.64%) WAN
3 1 (0.64%) Wireless
3 1 (0.64%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.82%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.91%) Redis
4 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.27%) Big Data
4 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.64%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.64%) MS Access
5 1 (0.64%) MySQL
5 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.64%) Power BI
5 1 (0.64%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 6 (3.82%) JIRA
2 4 (2.55%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.55%) Selenium
2 4 (2.55%) SoapUI
3 3 (1.91%) Crashlytics
3 3 (1.91%) Gradle
3 3 (1.91%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.27%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.64%) Babel
5 1 (0.64%) GoCD
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.64%) webpack
General
1 18 (11.46%) Billing
2 9 (5.73%) Retail
3 8 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.55%) Finance
5 3 (1.91%) Marketing
6 2 (1.27%) Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (25.48%) Analyst
2 26 (16.56%) Architect
3 25 (15.92%) Developer
4 21 (13.38%) Test Analyst
5 20 (12.74%) Project Manager
6 15 (9.55%) ABAP Developer
6 15 (9.55%) Business Analyst
6 15 (9.55%) SAP Developer
7 14 (8.92%) Smart Metering Project Manager
8 9 (5.73%) Programme Manager
8 9 (5.73%) Smart Metering Architect
9 8 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.46%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
11 6 (3.82%) Cloud Architect
11 6 (3.82%) Security Architect
12 5 (3.18%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (3.18%) Consultant
12 5 (3.18%) Test Manager
12 5 (3.18%) Tester
13 4 (2.55%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.55%) SAP Smart Forms
2 8 (5.10%) CGI
3 4 (2.55%) JSON
3 4 (2.55%) REST
3 4 (2.55%) XML
4 3 (1.91%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (1.91%) Dagger
4 3 (1.91%) JAAS
4 3 (1.91%) Java EE
4 3 (1.91%) JMS
4 3 (1.91%) JMX
4 3 (1.91%) JNDI
4 3 (1.91%) Retrofit
4 3 (1.91%) RxJava
4 3 (1.91%) Web Services
5 2 (1.27%) .NET
5 2 (1.27%) CSS
5 2 (1.27%) HTML
5 2 (1.27%) Middleware
5 2 (1.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.18%) PMI
3 4 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.91%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (1.27%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.27%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.64%) PKI
6 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.55%) Unix
2 7 (4.46%) Windows
3 6 (3.82%) Linux
4 5 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.91%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (24.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 26 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (14.01%) Project Management
4 18 (11.46%) PRINCE2
5 15 (9.55%) Business Process Mapping
5 15 (9.55%) Test Automation
6 13 (8.28%) Information Security
7 11 (7.01%) Regression Testing
8 10 (6.37%) Waterfall
9 9 (5.73%) Test Scripting
9 9 (5.73%) Validation
10 8 (5.10%) ITIL
10 8 (5.10%) Migration
10 8 (5.10%) Risk Management
10 8 (5.10%) Scrum
11 7 (4.46%) Incident Management
11 7 (4.46%) Integration Testing
11 7 (4.46%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (4.46%) Security Architecture
11 7 (4.46%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.29%) SQL
2 15 (9.55%) ABAP
2 15 (9.55%) Java
3 8 (5.10%) Python
4 4 (2.55%) AWK
4 4 (2.55%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.55%) sed
4 4 (2.55%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.91%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.91%) Perl
6 1 (0.64%) C#
6 1 (0.64%) ES6
6 1 (0.64%) PHP
6 1 (0.64%) R
6 1 (0.64%) Scala
6 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.37%) CISSP
2 10 (6.37%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.10%) PMI Certification
5 7 (4.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 7 (4.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (4.46%) CEH
5 7 (4.46%) CISM
5 7 (4.46%) PMP
6 6 (3.82%) AWS Certification
7 5 (3.18%) ISEB
7 5 (3.18%) ISTQB
7 5 (3.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.91%) RHCE
8 3 (1.91%) RHCSA
9 2 (1.27%) CCNP
10 1 (0.64%) CISA
10 1 (0.64%) Degree
10 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.82%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (3.82%) QA
2 5 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 3 (1.91%) PMO
4 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.64%) GDPR
5 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (7.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.64%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.64%) CSIRT
2 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (12.74%) SAP
2 19 (12.10%) Oracle
3 13 (8.28%) HP
4 5 (3.18%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.18%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.55%) Remedy
6 2 (1.27%) Cisco
6 2 (1.27%) F5
6 2 (1.27%) VMware
7 1 (0.64%) Arqiva
7 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.64%) BMC
7 1 (0.64%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.64%) Siemens
7 1 (0.64%) Splunk