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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 427 419 546
Rank change year-on-year -8 +127  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 157 198 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.40% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.18% 1.28% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 137 35
Median daily rate £395 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.93% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £450
% change year-on-year +3.94% -15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

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 13328 15457 15068
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.04% 31.29% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8650 10223 9197
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 525 636
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.35 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Smart Meter as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 March 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 March 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 -7 85 £375 - 3
East Midlands -18 19 £388 -6.62% 1
West Midlands +13 15 £450 +5.88% 3
South West +5 9 £450 -
Yorkshire +12 5 £650 - 1
London +15 4 £425 -29.16% 5
North West +14 2 £613 +75.00% 1
East of England 0 2 £350 -
Smart Meter
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 47 (21.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 37 (17.13%) Linux
3 34 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (15.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (12.04%) Unix
5 26 (12.04%) JBoss
6 24 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (10.65%) System Integration Testing
7 23 (10.65%) Red Hat
8 21 (9.72%) Project Management
9 20 (9.26%) SQL
9 20 (9.26%) Mobile App
10 19 (8.80%) Security Cleared
10 19 (8.80%) Java
10 19 (8.80%) Telecoms
11 18 (8.33%) ITIL
12 17 (7.87%) MS Office
12 17 (7.87%) SC Cleared
13 16 (7.41%) PRINCE2
13 16 (7.41%) MS Excel
13 16 (7.41%) HP
14 15 (6.94%) Apache
14 15 (6.94%) Configuration Management
15 14 (6.48%) Firewall
15 14 (6.48%) Integration Testing
16 13 (6.02%) Release Management
16 13 (6.02%) Puppet
16 13 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (6.02%) Oracle
16 13 (6.02%) PostgreSQL

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 26 (12.04%) JBoss
2 15 (6.94%) Apache
3 5 (2.31%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.85%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.85%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.93%) IIS
6 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 17 (7.87%) MS Office
2 16 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.31%) MS Project
5 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) SAP IS-U
1 2 (0.93%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.46%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Office 365
1 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.48%) Firewall
2 8 (3.70%) SAN
3 5 (2.31%) SSL
3 5 (2.31%) ZigBee
4 3 (1.39%) BGP
4 3 (1.39%) DNS
4 3 (1.39%) HTTP
4 3 (1.39%) IPsec
4 3 (1.39%) LAN
4 3 (1.39%) MPLS
4 3 (1.39%) OSPF
4 3 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.39%) VPN
4 3 (1.39%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.93%) FTP
6 1 (0.46%) Internet
6 1 (0.46%) IPv6
6 1 (0.46%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.46%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.24%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.78%) Big Data
5 2 (0.93%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.93%) MS Access
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.93%) Redis
6 1 (0.46%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.46%) GIS
6 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.46%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (6.02%) JIRA
2 4 (1.85%) JUnit
3 3 (1.39%) Artifactory
3 3 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.39%) Checkstyle
3 3 (1.39%) FindBugs
3 3 (1.39%) Subversion
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.46%) Gradle
5 1 (0.46%) Maven
5 1 (0.46%) Selenium
5 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (8.80%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.09%) Billing
3 8 (3.70%) Back Office
3 8 (3.70%) Retail
4 7 (3.24%) Finance
5 4 (1.85%) Legal
6 3 (1.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.46%) Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (25.93%) Analyst
2 31 (14.35%) Project Manager
3 23 (10.65%) Test Analyst
4 21 (9.72%) Business Analyst
5 16 (7.41%) Smart Metering Engineer
6 13 (6.02%) Test Engineer
6 13 (6.02%) UAT Engineer
7 12 (5.56%) Programme Manager
8 10 (4.63%) Architect
8 10 (4.63%) Developer
9 9 (4.17%) Senior Manager
9 9 (4.17%) Service Manager
9 9 (4.17%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
9 9 (4.17%) Smart Metering Project Manager
10 8 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
11 6 (2.78%) Business Systems Analyst
11 6 (2.78%) Consultant
11 6 (2.78%) Transition Manager
12 5 (2.31%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (2.31%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.78%) ActiveMQ
1 6 (2.78%) HTML
1 6 (2.78%) Spring
2 5 (2.31%) CGI
2 5 (2.31%) CSS
3 4 (1.85%) AngularJS
3 4 (1.85%) Middleware
4 3 (1.39%) Apache Camel
4 3 (1.39%) CSS3
4 3 (1.39%) HTML5
4 3 (1.39%) JAAS
4 3 (1.39%) Java EE
4 3 (1.39%) JMS
4 3 (1.39%) JMX
4 3 (1.39%) JNDI
4 3 (1.39%) React
4 3 (1.39%) RESTful
5 2 (0.93%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.93%) JSON
5 2 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.26%) Mobile App
2 13 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.09%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.63%) Clustering
5 8 (3.70%) PKI
6 7 (3.24%) Machine to Machine
6 7 (3.24%) User Experience
7 6 (2.78%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.78%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.85%) Smart Energy
9 3 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.39%) PMI
10 2 (0.93%) CMDB
10 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.93%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.93%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.46%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.46%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.13%) Linux
2 26 (12.04%) Unix
3 24 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.78%) Windows
5 4 (1.85%) SUSE
6 1 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.46%) Solaris
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 34 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (15.28%) User Acceptance Testing
4 23 (10.65%) System Integration Testing
5 21 (9.72%) Project Management
6 18 (8.33%) ITIL
7 16 (7.41%) PRINCE2
8 15 (6.94%) Configuration Management
9 14 (6.48%) Integration Testing
10 13 (6.02%) Release Management
11 11 (5.09%) Analytics
11 11 (5.09%) Business Analysis
11 11 (5.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (5.09%) Matrix Organization
11 11 (5.09%) Service Management
12 10 (4.63%) Coaching
12 10 (4.63%) Defect Management
13 9 (4.17%) Change Control
13 9 (4.17%) Change Management
13 9 (4.17%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.26%) SQL
2 19 (8.80%) Java
3 11 (5.09%) Bash Shell
4 8 (3.70%) Korn
4 8 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.78%) Python
6 5 (2.31%) C
7 4 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.85%) Perl
8 3 (1.39%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.93%) R
9 2 (0.93%) VBA
10 1 (0.46%) ABAP
10 1 (0.46%) C++
10 1 (0.46%) ES6
10 1 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (8.80%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.63%) Degree
3 10 (4.63%) RHCE
4 9 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.24%) CISSP
5 7 (3.24%) RHCSA
6 6 (2.78%) ISEB
7 5 (2.31%) APMP
7 5 (2.31%) PMP
8 4 (1.85%) CCIE
8 4 (1.85%) CCNP
8 4 (1.85%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.39%) CIPD
9 3 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.93%) CCNA
10 2 (0.93%) HND
11 1 (0.46%) RHCT
11 1 (0.46%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.46%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.63%) QA
2 5 (2.31%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.31%) PMO
3 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.93%) SLA
4 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) P3O
4 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (3.24%) vSphere
2 2 (0.93%) Corosync
3 1 (0.46%) Firmware
3 1 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 13 (6.02%) Puppet
2 11 (5.09%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.70%) Cobbler
3 8 (3.70%) Red Hat Satellite
3 8 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.93%) Ansible
5 2 (0.93%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.93%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 23 (10.65%) Red Hat
2 16 (7.41%) HP
3 13 (6.02%) Oracle
4 10 (4.63%) F5
5 8 (3.70%) Arqiva
5 8 (3.70%) Cisco
5 8 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.70%) Veritas
5 8 (3.70%) VMware
6 7 (3.24%) Remedy
6 7 (3.24%) SAP
7 4 (1.85%) Splunk
8 3 (1.39%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.93%) Adobe
9 2 (0.93%) BMC
9 2 (0.93%) NetApp
9 2 (0.93%) Symantec
10 1 (0.46%) BT
10 1 (0.46%) Minitab
10 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
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