Period
to 23 November 2017

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 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 53 72
Rank change year-on-year +5 +19 0
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 4 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.88% 1.85% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.42% 4.88% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 3
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £372
90th Percentile £417 £481 £454
North West median daily rate £388 £400 £423
% change year-on-year -3.13% -5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £32.50
North West median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 Lancashire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 165 246 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 36.26% 37.90% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 181 170
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £400 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -7.51% +24.91%
10th Percentile £200 £163 £187
90th Percentile £601 £570 £613
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 35
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.13 £27.46 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.90% -31.34% +81.82%
10th Percentile £12.21 £11.34 £12.90
90th Percentile £45.21 £44.53 £48.63
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% +16.67%

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Smart Meter as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

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 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
Chorley +4 2 £381 -4.69%
Preston -7 2 £375 -16.67%
Smart Meter
North West

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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 2 (50.00%) Data Management
1 2 (50.00%) Software Delivery
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Energy Management
2 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) ISMS
2 1 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (25.00%) B2B
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (25.00%) CISA
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) 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 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Contracts Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Software Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Delivery Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Information Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Information Risk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Security Risk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Smart Metering Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Management
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) B2B
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Energy Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) ISMS
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27005