The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 27 April 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
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 73 111
Rank change year-on-year +4 +38  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 49 49 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.59% 2.16% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.40% 7.29% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 37 10
Median daily rate £425 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £265 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £410
% change year-on-year - -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 Hampshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 583 672 650
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 30.85% 29.60% 28.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 450 372
Median daily rate £420 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 30 33
Median hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.06% +71.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £17.15 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £47.83 £41.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.66%  

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Smart Meter in Hampshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in Hampshire

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter in Hampshire over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in Hampshire

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Winchester +8 28 £425 +21.42%
Havant +2 6 £350 -46.15%
Portsmouth - 1 £643 -
Southampton - 1 £425 -
Smart Meter
South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 21 (28.77%) Linux
2 18 (24.66%) JBoss
3 17 (23.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (21.92%) System Integration Testing
5 15 (20.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
6 14 (19.18%) Red Hat
7 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
7 13 (17.81%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (16.44%) Unix
9 11 (15.07%) Integration Testing
10 10 (13.70%) Telecoms
10 10 (13.70%) PRINCE2
11 9 (12.33%) Configuration Management
11 9 (12.33%) ITIL
11 9 (12.33%) Apache
11 9 (12.33%) Java
11 9 (12.33%) JIRA
11 9 (12.33%) Arqiva
12 8 (10.96%) Puppet
12 8 (10.96%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (9.59%) Clustering
13 7 (9.59%) Release Management
13 7 (9.59%) DevOps
13 7 (9.59%) Patch Management
13 7 (9.59%) Mentoring
13 7 (9.59%) Bash Shell
13 7 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (8.22%) Matrix Organization

Smart Meter
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 18 (24.66%) JBoss
2 9 (12.33%) Apache
3 4 (5.48%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) SAN
2 4 (5.48%) Firewall
3 3 (4.11%) HTTP
4 2 (2.74%) Wireshark
4 2 (2.74%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.37%) BGP
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.37%) IPsec
5 1 (1.37%) MPLS
5 1 (1.37%) OSPF
5 1 (1.37%) SNMP
5 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.37%) Redis
3 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) JIRA
2 3 (4.11%) Artifactory
2 3 (4.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (4.11%) Checkstyle
2 3 (4.11%) FindBugs
2 3 (4.11%) JUnit
2 3 (4.11%) Subversion
3 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.37%) Gradle
3 1 (1.37%) Selenium
General
1 10 (13.70%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.85%) Back Office
2 5 (6.85%) Finance
3 1 (1.37%) Legal
3 1 (1.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (17.81%) Analyst
2 10 (13.70%) Programme Manager
3 8 (10.96%) Smart Metering Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Test Analyst
4 7 (9.59%) Project Manager
4 7 (9.59%) UAT Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Senior Manager
6 5 (6.85%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Linux Specialist
7 4 (5.48%) Senior Project Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Senior Programme Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Service Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Service Transition Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Transition Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) ActiveMQ
2 4 (5.48%) CGI
2 4 (5.48%) Middleware
3 3 (4.11%) Apache Camel
3 3 (4.11%) Spring
4 2 (2.74%) JAAS
4 2 (2.74%) Java EE
4 2 (2.74%) JMS
4 2 (2.74%) JMX
4 2 (2.74%) JNDI
5 1 (1.37%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.37%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.37%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.37%) NHibernate
5 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Clustering
2 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.11%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.74%) User Experience
5 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.37%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.77%) Linux
2 15 (20.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (16.44%) Unix
4 3 (4.11%) Windows
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (21.92%) System Integration Testing
3 11 (15.07%) Integration Testing
4 10 (13.70%) PRINCE2
5 9 (12.33%) Configuration Management
5 9 (12.33%) ITIL
6 8 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (9.59%) DevOps
7 7 (9.59%) Mentoring
7 7 (9.59%) Patch Management
7 7 (9.59%) Release Management
8 6 (8.22%) Matrix Management
8 6 (8.22%) Matrix Organization
8 6 (8.22%) Programme Management
9 5 (6.85%) Change Control
9 5 (6.85%) Incident Management
9 5 (6.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 5 (6.85%) Service Management
9 5 (6.85%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.33%) Java
2 7 (9.59%) Bash Shell
3 5 (6.85%) Korn
4 4 (5.48%) SQL
5 3 (4.11%) Perl
5 3 (4.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.74%) C
7 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.22%) RHCE
4 4 (5.48%) APMP
4 4 (5.48%) PMP
5 3 (4.11%) CCNP
5 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.74%) CISSP
6 2 (2.74%) Degree
6 2 (2.74%) HND
6 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.74%) RHCSA
7 1 (1.37%) CCNA
7 1 (1.37%) ISEB
7 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) PMO
2 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) vSphere
2 1 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (10.96%) Puppet
2 5 (6.85%) Red Hat Satellite
2 5 (6.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (5.48%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) Red Hat
2 9 (12.33%) Arqiva
3 6 (8.22%) Splunk
4 5 (6.85%) HP
4 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.85%) Oracle
4 5 (6.85%) Veritas
4 5 (6.85%) VMware
5 4 (5.48%) F5
6 3 (4.11%) Cisco
6 3 (4.11%) Remedy
7 1 (1.37%) Adobe
7 1 (1.37%) BT