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 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
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 141 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 5 21 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.56% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 1.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 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 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 929 1174 949
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.03% 31.29% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 698 545
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £261 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £536 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 54 56
Median hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.89% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £47.39 £40.00
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 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

Smart Meter
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

Smart Meter
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 25 June 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

Smart Meter
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 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
Lancashire -5 3 £413 +10.00% 1
Manchester - 1 £550 -
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
Smart Meter
England

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 North West region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
1 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Data Management
1 2 (28.57%) Logistics
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
1 2 (28.57%) WFM
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Billing
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Management

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 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (14.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Process Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Systems Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Contracts Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Process Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Smart Metering Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SAP ISU Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Data Management
1 2 (28.57%) Logistics
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) WFM
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP