The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 25 June 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 35 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 -  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 3 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.90% 2.74% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.60% 8.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 0
Median daily rate £413 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -1.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 187 135 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 56.16% 30.82% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 88 72
Median daily rate £441 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.31% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £664 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 14
Median hourly rate £39.13 £15.53 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +151.93% -5.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.97 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.80 £25.47 £39.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in Lancashire

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Preston - 2 £381 -
Chorley +1 1 £413 +10.00% 1
Smart Meter
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Billing
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management

Smart Meter
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Contracts Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Smart Metering Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Management
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management