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 29 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 68 72
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 7 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.06% 0.39% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.27% 1.47% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Median daily rate £450 £450 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -28.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £384 £450
% change year-on-year +1.04% -14.77%  
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 Reading with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 214 273 239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 32.52% 26.87% 23.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 154 117
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 6
Median hourly rate £15.00 £59.33 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.71% +212.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

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

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter in Reading over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 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 Reading region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 8 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (50.00%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (37.50%) CIPD
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
3 3 (37.50%) Driving Licence
3 3 (37.50%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) Process Management
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Information Management
5 1 (12.50%) Billing
5 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Office 365
5 1 (12.50%) Big Data
5 1 (12.50%) Budget Control
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Migration

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 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
General
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Billing
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Functional Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Trainer
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous improvement Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (37.50%) Driving Licence
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Coaching
2 3 (37.50%) Matrix Organization
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Information Management
3 2 (25.00%) Process Management
3 2 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (12.50%) Budget Control
4 1 (12.50%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) ABAP
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CIPD
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMO