The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 133 -
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.039% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 572 799 737
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 32.52% 30.83% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 438 388
Median daily rate £361 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 25
Median hourly rate £47.23 £39.00 £19.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.10% +96.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £14.94 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.80 £55.40
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in Scotland

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 Scotland region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Engineering

Smart Meter
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

General
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C