The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 26 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 56 -
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 0 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading - 1.64% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 6.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
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 Reading with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 164 223 238
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 28.32% 26.11% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 148 114
Median daily rate £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £217 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Median hourly rate £19.66 £22.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.62% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.61 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £30.48 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 7 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (57.14%) Retail
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (42.86%) Coaching
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (42.86%) CIPD
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Management
3 3 (42.86%) Driving Licence
3 3 (42.86%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Data Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (28.57%) Information Management
4 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Process Management
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) ABAP
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) Billing
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis

Smart Meter
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
General
1 4 (57.14%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Billing
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Functional Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Trainer
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous improvement Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (42.86%) Driving Licence
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Coaching
1 3 (42.86%) Matrix Organization
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Management
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 2 (28.57%) Data Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Information Management
2 2 (28.57%) Process Management
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CIPD
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PMO