Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 714 640 633
Rank change year-on-year -74 -7 +44
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 143 234 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.72% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 177 160
England median daily rate £425 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.62% +0.63%
10th Percentile £325 £260 £305
90th Percentile £600 £542 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
England median hourly rate £32.22 £47.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.17% +46.15% -
10th Percentile £22.32 £46.25 £31.25
90th Percentile £42.90 £48.75 £33.75
UK median hourly rate £32.22 £47.50 £25.50
% 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 32178 32472 34094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.93% 33.20% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 21574 21411 22058
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 931 1115 1344
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.50 £19.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +7.41% +6.03%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.43
UK median hourly rate £20.97 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.28% +5.13% +8.33%

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 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -70 45 £425 +6.25% 4
Midlands +33 42 £425 +6.25% 2
North of England +53 27 £381 -4.69% 1
West Midlands +35 26 £425 +13.33% 1
London -26 20 £575 +47.91% 3
North West +17 13 £388 -3.13% 1
Yorkshire +15 11 £375 -11.76%
East Midlands -10 9 £384 +9.64% 1
East of England - 5 £400 - 2
South West -11 4 £475 -5.00%
North East - 3 £473 -
Smart Meter
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 32 (22.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 27 (18.88%) SQL
3 21 (14.69%) Oracle
3 21 (14.69%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (12.59%) Unix
5 17 (11.89%) HP
6 15 (10.49%) Regression Testing
7 14 (9.79%) Project Management
7 14 (9.79%) PRINCE2
7 14 (9.79%) SAP
7 14 (9.79%) Java
7 14 (9.79%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 13 (9.09%) Validation
9 12 (8.39%) ITIL
10 11 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (7.69%) Billing
10 11 (7.69%) Information Security
11 10 (6.99%) SC Cleared
11 10 (6.99%) Security Cleared
11 10 (6.99%) Waterfall
11 10 (6.99%) SAP IS-U
11 10 (6.99%) Windows
11 10 (6.99%) Oracle Database
12 9 (6.29%) CISSP
12 9 (6.29%) Test Scripting
12 9 (6.29%) Business Analysis
13 8 (5.59%) Retail
13 8 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure

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 (3.50%) Apache
2 4 (2.80%) JBoss
2 4 (2.80%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.40%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.70%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (6.99%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.70%) GitHub
3 1 (0.70%) npm
3 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.10%) Firewall
1 3 (2.10%) IPsec
2 2 (1.40%) BGP
2 2 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (1.40%) Internet
2 2 (1.40%) MPLS
2 2 (1.40%) Network Security
2 2 (1.40%) OSPF
2 2 (1.40%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.70%) 802.15
3 1 (0.70%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.70%) DNS
3 1 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.70%) HTTP
3 1 (0.70%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (0.70%) SMS
3 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.70%) Wireless
3 1 (0.70%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.99%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.80%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.10%) Redis
4 2 (1.40%) Big Data
4 2 (1.40%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.40%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.70%) MS Access
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.70%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 5 (3.50%) JIRA
2 2 (1.40%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.40%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.70%) Babel
3 1 (0.70%) Crashlytics
3 1 (0.70%) GoCD
3 1 (0.70%) Gradle
3 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.70%) webpack
General
1 11 (7.69%) Billing
2 8 (5.59%) Retail
2 8 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.20%) Finance
4 2 (1.40%) Banking
4 2 (1.40%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (40.56%) Analyst
2 24 (16.78%) Business Analyst
3 22 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 20 (13.99%) Project Manager
5 14 (9.79%) Architect
6 13 (9.09%) Developer
7 12 (8.39%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
7 12 (8.39%) Smart Metering Project Manager
8 10 (6.99%) Programme Manager
9 7 (4.90%) ABAP Developer
9 7 (4.90%) SAP Developer
9 7 (4.90%) Smart Metering Architect
10 6 (4.20%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (4.20%) Transition Analyst
11 5 (3.50%) Consultant
11 5 (3.50%) Security Architect
12 4 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.80%) Technical Business Analyst
13 3 (2.10%) Contracts Manager
13 3 (2.10%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.90%) CGI
1 7 (4.90%) SAP Smart Forms
2 3 (2.10%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (2.10%) JAAS
2 3 (2.10%) Java EE
2 3 (2.10%) JMS
2 3 (2.10%) JMX
2 3 (2.10%) JNDI
2 3 (2.10%) Web Services
3 2 (1.40%) .NET
3 2 (1.40%) CSS
3 2 (1.40%) HTML
3 2 (1.40%) JSON
3 2 (1.40%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (1.40%) Middleware
3 2 (1.40%) REST
3 2 (1.40%) XML
4 1 (0.70%) CSS3
4 1 (0.70%) Node.js
4 1 (0.70%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.20%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.10%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (2.10%) PMI
4 2 (1.40%) Internet of Things
4 2 (1.40%) User Experience
5 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.70%) BBC
5 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.70%) PKI
5 1 (0.70%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.59%) Unix
2 10 (6.99%) Windows
3 6 (4.20%) Linux
4 5 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (14.69%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (10.49%) Regression Testing
4 14 (9.79%) PRINCE2
4 14 (9.79%) Project Management
5 13 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 13 (9.09%) Validation
6 12 (8.39%) ITIL
7 11 (7.69%) Information Security
8 10 (6.99%) Waterfall
9 9 (6.29%) Business Analysis
9 9 (6.29%) Test Scripting
10 8 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (4.90%) Business Process Mapping
11 7 (4.90%) ITIL V3
11 7 (4.90%) Risk Management
11 7 (4.90%) SDLC
12 6 (4.20%) B2B
12 6 (4.20%) Security Architecture
12 6 (4.20%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.88%) SQL
2 14 (9.79%) Java
3 7 (4.90%) ABAP
3 7 (4.90%) Python
4 4 (2.80%) AWK
4 4 (2.80%) sed
4 4 (2.80%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.10%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.10%) Perl
6 2 (1.40%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.40%) VBA
7 1 (0.70%) C#
7 1 (0.70%) ECMAScript
7 1 (0.70%) ES6
7 1 (0.70%) PHP
7 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.70%) R
7 1 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (6.99%) SC Cleared
1 10 (6.99%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.29%) CISSP
3 8 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.90%) CISM
5 6 (4.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 6 (4.20%) CEH
6 5 (3.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.80%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.80%) PMP
8 3 (2.10%) ISEB
8 3 (2.10%) RHCE
8 3 (2.10%) RHCSA
9 2 (1.40%) CCNP
9 2 (1.40%) CISA
9 2 (1.40%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.70%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 3 (2.10%) PMO
3 3 (2.10%) QA
4 2 (1.40%) GDPR
4 2 (1.40%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.70%) Docker
1 1 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (9.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (14.69%) Oracle
2 17 (11.89%) HP
3 14 (9.79%) SAP
4 5 (3.50%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.80%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.10%) Remedy
7 2 (1.40%) Cisco
7 2 (1.40%) F5
7 2 (1.40%) VMware
8 1 (0.70%) Arqiva
8 1 (0.70%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.70%) BMC
8 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.70%) Darktrace
8 1 (0.70%) McAfee
8 1 (0.70%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.70%) Siemens
8 1 (0.70%) Splunk