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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 142 152
Rank change year-on-year +12 +10  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 2 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.077% 0.42% 0.082%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 1.29% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 0
Median daily rate £613 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £387 £450
% change year-on-year +2.06% -14.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 829 1237 1083
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.11% 32.23% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 740 572
Median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 55 67
Median hourly rate £17.25 £23.27 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.87% +38.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £47.39 £49.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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
Manchester - 1 £850 -
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
Smart Meter
England

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Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) WFM
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) Critical Path Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JUnit
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (16.67%) Data Mining

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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 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Process Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Process Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Smart Metering Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Critical Path Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java