Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 82 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 - -
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 7 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.55% 1.08% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.56% 3.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 0
Reading median daily rate £413 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £369 £400 £394
% change year-on-year -7.81% +1.59% +13.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

Smart Meter is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 448 435 560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 35.16% 29.33% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 232 357
Reading median daily rate £389 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £234 £188 £217
90th Percentile £544 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 17
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £24.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.78% +44.12% -10.53%
10th Percentile £10.54 £18.61 £11.53
90th Percentile £40.00 £55.52 £88.29
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.48 £19.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.93% -1.88% +14.29%

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Smart Meter as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 17 November 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 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) Unix
2 4 (57.14%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
2 4 (57.14%) AWK
2 4 (57.14%) sed
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 1 (14.29%) Big Data
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 1 (14.29%) VoltDB
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Lead Generation
5 1 (14.29%) SAP
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) MySQL
5 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Smart Metering Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Smart Metering Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Support Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) CGI
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Generation
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) AWK
2 4 (57.14%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) sed
2 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP