The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Metering
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
Rank 26 33 40
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 16 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 4.49% 3.85% 1.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.84% 16.38% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 3
Median daily rate £388 £368 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% -26.50%  
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 Nottingham with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 95 116 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 26.69% 23.53% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 69 38
Median daily rate £375 £368 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +5.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £600 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £10.75 £15.00 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.33% +27.65%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham 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 Nottingham

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in Nottingham

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

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

1 12 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 5 (23.81%) Project Planning
4 5 (23.81%) Data Analysis
4 5 (23.81%) QA
4 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Data Analytics
4 5 (23.81%) Analytics
4 5 (23.81%) User Stories
5 4 (19.05%) Use Case
5 4 (19.05%) Oracle
6 3 (14.29%) ISEB
6 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 3 (14.29%) Project Management
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) Finance
6 3 (14.29%) Billing
6 3 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
6 3 (14.29%) Big Data
6 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
7 2 (9.52%) Coaching
7 2 (9.52%) Big Data Analytics
7 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
7 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (9.52%) Requirements Engineering

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) IIS
1 2 (9.52%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Big Data
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Billing
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Business Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Data Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Business Change Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Smart Metering Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Change Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Change Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Defect Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.52%) PMI
2 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 5 (23.81%) Analytics
3 5 (23.81%) Data Analysis
3 5 (23.81%) Data Analytics
3 5 (23.81%) Project Planning
3 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (23.81%) User Stories
4 4 (19.05%) Use Case
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 3 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
5 3 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.52%) Quality Management
6 2 (9.52%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
2 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle