Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 6 months to 20 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 204 242
Rank change year-on-year +15 +38 -38
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 13 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.28% 0.070%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 0.86% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 4
North West median daily rate £388 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -5.33% +5.63%
10th Percentile £313 £309 £374
90th Percentile £598 £494 £476
England median daily rate £425 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £32.50
England median hourly rate £32.22 £47.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -32.17% +46.15% -

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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1664 2211 2423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.23% 32.59% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1064 1419 1439
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £220
90th Percentile £575 £558 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 87 111
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.43 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.30 £44.85 £46.21
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.08
% change year-on-year -1.58% +9.17% +6.00%

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Smart Meter as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Smart Meter in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Smart Meter in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Merseyside - 5 £325 -
Lancashire +4 4 £375 -6.25%
Manchester +25 3 £600 +50.00%
Cheshire +4 1 £388 +34.78% 2
Smart Meter
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 3 (23.08%) SAP
1 3 (23.08%) Facilities Management
1 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Billing
2 2 (15.38%) Data Management
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) SDLC
2 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Energy Management
3 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
3 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (7.69%) ABAP
3 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
3 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) B2B
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) IPv6

Smart Meter
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) 802.15
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) IPv6
1 1 (7.69%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
General
1 2 (15.38%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Contracts Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Software Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) ABAP Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Information Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Developer
3 1 (7.69%) SAP ISU Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Security Risk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Facilities Management
1 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Data Management
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) SDLC
2 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.69%) B2B
3 1 (7.69%) BPR
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) Energy Management
3 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) People Management
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft