Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 708 584 522
Rank change year-on-year -124 -62 +128
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 141 220 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.26% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.78% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 183 249
England median daily rate £475 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -1.23% -2.99%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £600 £550 £640
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +18.75% -1.23% -4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £55.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £55.00

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 31,597 28,345 32,838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.05% 33.93% 33.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,885 18,500 21,735
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 997 1,097
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +17.55%
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.25 £11.45
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.37% -2.38% +16.80%

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 25 May 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
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 25 May 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 -58 66 £425 +3.03% 8
Midlands -13 36 £490 +22.50% 5
London -33 29 £500 +11.11% 7
West Midlands -19 22 £375 -16.67% 4
East Midlands -11 11 £550 +41.94% 1
North of England -29 8 £425 +3.03% 4
North West -16 5 £425 +3.03% 4
Yorkshire -24 3 £385 +10.00%
South West -8 2 £380 -15.56% 5
Smart Meter
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 34 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (15.60%) SAP
4 20 (14.18%) Project Management
4 20 (14.18%) SAP IS-U
5 19 (13.48%) Test Automation
5 19 (13.48%) Oracle
6 15 (10.64%) Java
6 15 (10.64%) Unix
6 15 (10.64%) Billing
7 13 (9.22%) QA
7 13 (9.22%) SQL
7 13 (9.22%) ABAP
7 13 (9.22%) SAP Smart Forms
8 12 (8.51%) Regression Testing
8 12 (8.51%) PRINCE2
8 12 (8.51%) Security Cleared
9 11 (7.80%) Test Scripting
9 11 (7.80%) TOGAF
9 11 (7.80%) Windows
9 11 (7.80%) SC Cleared
10 10 (7.09%) Waterfall
10 10 (7.09%) Retail
11 9 (6.38%) Android
11 9 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (6.38%) Integration Testing
11 9 (6.38%) Finance
11 9 (6.38%) Information Security
11 9 (6.38%) Android Development

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 2 (1.42%) Apache
2 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (14.18%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.13%) Primavera
3 2 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.42%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.42%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.71%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.26%) 2G
1 6 (4.26%) 3G
1 6 (4.26%) 4G
2 4 (2.84%) VLAN
2 4 (2.84%) ZigBee
3 2 (1.42%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.42%) Firewall
3 2 (1.42%) GGSN
3 2 (1.42%) MPLS
3 2 (1.42%) SGSN
3 2 (1.42%) SS7
3 2 (1.42%) WAN
4 1 (0.71%) BGP
4 1 (0.71%) Broadband
4 1 (0.71%) DNS
4 1 (0.71%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.71%) FTP
4 1 (0.71%) GPRS
4 1 (0.71%) Internet
4 1 (0.71%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.71%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.71%) DTS
3 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.71%) MS Access
3 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.71%) Power BI
3 1 (0.71%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (4.96%) JIRA
1 7 (4.96%) SoapUI
2 4 (2.84%) Selenium
3 2 (1.42%) Crashlytics
3 2 (1.42%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.42%) Gradle
3 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.42%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (10.64%) Billing
2 10 (7.09%) Retail
3 9 (6.38%) Finance
4 4 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.13%) Marketing
6 1 (0.71%) Back Office
6 1 (0.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (19.15%) Analyst
2 26 (18.44%) Developer
3 21 (14.89%) Architect
4 16 (11.35%) Test Analyst
5 13 (9.22%) ABAP Developer
5 13 (9.22%) Project Manager
5 13 (9.22%) SAP Developer
6 10 (7.09%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.38%) Test Manager
8 8 (5.67%) Product Manager
8 8 (5.67%) Smart Metering Project Manager
9 7 (4.96%) Business Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Integration Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Integration Test Analyst
10 6 (4.26%) Cloud Architect
10 6 (4.26%) Network Engineer
10 6 (4.26%) Test Engineer
10 6 (4.26%) Tester
11 5 (3.55%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (3.55%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.22%) SAP Smart Forms
2 8 (5.67%) XML
3 7 (4.96%) Material Design
3 7 (4.96%) React Native
3 7 (4.96%) Redux
4 3 (2.13%) CGI
5 2 (1.42%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.42%) Dagger
5 2 (1.42%) JSON
5 2 (1.42%) Memcached
5 2 (1.42%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.42%) REST
5 2 (1.42%) Retrofit
5 2 (1.42%) RxJava
5 2 (1.42%) Spring
6 1 (0.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.96%) Mobile App
1 7 (4.96%) User Experience
2 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.42%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (1.42%) PMI
5 1 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.71%) IPTV
5 1 (0.71%) NHS
5 1 (0.71%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.71%) Smart Energy
5 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.64%) Unix
2 11 (7.80%) Windows
3 9 (6.38%) Android
4 7 (4.96%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.26%) Linux
6 3 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (14.18%) Project Management
4 19 (13.48%) Test Automation
5 12 (8.51%) PRINCE2
5 12 (8.51%) Regression Testing
6 11 (7.80%) Test Scripting
6 11 (7.80%) TOGAF
7 10 (7.09%) Waterfall
8 9 (6.38%) Android Development
8 9 (6.38%) Information Security
8 9 (6.38%) Integration Testing
9 8 (5.67%) Business Process Mapping
9 8 (5.67%) Migration
9 8 (5.67%) Product Management
9 8 (5.67%) Test Strategy
10 7 (4.96%) Functional Programming
10 7 (4.96%) iOS Development
10 7 (4.96%) Scrum
10 7 (4.96%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.64%) Java
2 13 (9.22%) ABAP
2 13 (9.22%) SQL
3 5 (3.55%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.13%) Python
5 2 (1.42%) C
5 2 (1.42%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.80%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.26%) AWS Certification
3 6 (4.26%) TOGAF Certification
4 5 (3.55%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.84%) CISSP
5 4 (2.84%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.13%) CISM
6 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.13%) PMP
6 3 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.42%) CCNP
7 2 (1.42%) Degree
7 2 (1.42%) ISEB
7 2 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.71%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.71%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.22%) QA
2 7 (4.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (1.42%) MISRA
3 2 (1.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.71%) GDPR
4 1 (0.71%) ISO 31000
4 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.71%) PMO
4 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.13%) Firmware
2 2 (1.42%) Corosync
2 2 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.55%) HP ALM
1 5 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.42%) Ansible
2 2 (1.42%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.42%) Pacemaker
2 2 (1.42%) Puppet
3 1 (0.71%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 22 (15.60%) SAP
2 19 (13.48%) Oracle
3 7 (4.96%) HP
3 7 (4.96%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.84%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.84%) Remedy
5 2 (1.42%) Cisco
5 2 (1.42%) Empirix
5 2 (1.42%) NetApp
5 2 (1.42%) Symantec
6 1 (0.71%) Arqiva
6 1 (0.71%) F5
6 1 (0.71%) Juniper
6 1 (0.71%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.71%) Siebel