The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 25 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 409 430 410
Rank change year-on-year +21 -20  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 3 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.048% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.040% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 12
Median daily rate £563 £545 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +32.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £390 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £585 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £410
% change year-on-year +1.65% -4.02%  
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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7434 8464 8446
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 36.80% 36.64% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5295 6093 5790
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 109 129
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% +24.32%  

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in London

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter in London over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in London

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 25 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
City of London +12 2 £563 +73.07% 1
Smart Meter
England

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

1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (30.77%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (23.08%) Smart Energy
4 2 (15.38%) SAP
4 2 (15.38%) Service Design
5 1 (7.69%) Prototyping
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) CSS3
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.69%) React
5 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) HTML
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) FTP
5 1 (7.69%) CGI
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) SAP SD
5 1 (7.69%) MPLS
5 1 (7.69%) OSPF

Smart Meter
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (7.69%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) BGP
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) FTP
1 1 (7.69%) IPsec
1 1 (7.69%) MPLS
1 1 (7.69%) OSPF
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Developer
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Programme Director
2 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) SAP SD Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Test Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Tester
2 1 (7.69%) Smart Metering Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.69%) CGI
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) CSS3
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) HTML5
1 1 (7.69%) JSON
1 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (7.69%) React
1 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Machine to Machine
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Smart Energy
3 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (15.38%) Service Design
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Prototyping
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) F5
2 1 (7.69%) Remedy