The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies advertised in Slough. 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 / Slough
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 21 25
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 2 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.42% 3.25% 2.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.13% 7.35% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £338 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +1.44%  
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 Slough with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 39 68 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 27.66% 44.16% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 44 49
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.61% -25.71%  
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 Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 Slough

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in Slough

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 Slough region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 7 (58.33%) Unix
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
1 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (33.33%) Machine to Machine
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) Network Design
3 4 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 4 (33.33%) F5
3 4 (33.33%) LAN
3 4 (33.33%) VPN
3 4 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (25.00%) Service Management
4 3 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (25.00%) PKI
4 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 2 (16.67%) Corosync
5 2 (16.67%) Ansible
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) Pacemaker
5 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

Smart Meter
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 2 (16.67%) Apache
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
1 4 (33.33%) LAN
1 4 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Configuration Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Design Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) IP Design Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) IP Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) IP Network Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (8.33%) Build Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Solaris Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Memcached
1 2 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (33.33%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (25.00%) PKI
4 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) CMDB
5 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
1 7 (58.33%) Unix
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) Network Design
2 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) Release Management
3 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 1 (8.33%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (8.33%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
1 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Pacemaker
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
1 4 (33.33%) F5
1 4 (33.33%) Fortinet
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (16.67%) BMC
3 2 (16.67%) NetApp
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Remedy
3 2 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft