Period
to 23 May 2018

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 6 months to 23 May 2018 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
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 22 22
Rank change year-on-year -9 0 +27
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 3 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.07% 4.26% 4.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.80% 14.47% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 14
Slough median daily rate £213 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.97% +2.86% +30.84%
10th Percentile £206 £350 £313
90th Percentile £219 £381 £490
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +35.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough 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 Slough with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 107 76 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 38.08% 29.46% 37.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 51 93
Slough median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £178 £231 £216
90th Percentile £561 £525 £493
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Slough median hourly rate - £14.20 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.62% -9.72%
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.35 £14.20 £16.05
% change year-on-year -5.99% -11.50% -6.82%

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

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 23 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Slough region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) 4G
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) 2G
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) 3G

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) 2G
1 1 (33.33%) 3G
1 1 (33.33%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle