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 23 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 151 126
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 0 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.14% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.39% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £405
% change year-on-year -1.87% -1.23%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 622 1018 852
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 28.69% 34.66% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 551 395
Median daily rate £375 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 38
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +32.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £14.53 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

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