The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 29 April 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
England / South East
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 185 221
Rank change year-on-year +2 +36  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 76 94 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.92% 0.97% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.95% 3.11% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 70 27
Median daily rate £400 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £410
% change year-on-year - -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2572 3023 3018
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 31.09% 31.08% 30.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1462 1854 1602
Median daily rate £400 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 132 151
Median hourly rate £18.26 £23.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.60% +29.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.57 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in the South East

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter in the South East over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in the South East

Smart Meter
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Smart Meter in the South East

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +13 49 £425 +21.42% 1
Berkshire +16 14 £375 -16.66% 3
Surrey -13 3 - - 2
Middlesex - 2 £500 -
West Sussex +9 1 - -
Smart Meter
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 32 (29.91%) Linux
2 23 (21.50%) Unix
3 22 (20.56%) JBoss
3 22 (20.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (19.63%) Red Hat
5 18 (16.82%) Telecoms
5 18 (16.82%) Security Cleared
6 17 (15.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (15.89%) SC Cleared
7 16 (14.95%) System Integration Testing
8 15 (14.02%) Java
9 14 (13.08%) Puppet
9 14 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (12.15%) ITIL
10 13 (12.15%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (12.15%) Configuration Management
11 12 (11.21%) Firewall
11 12 (11.21%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (10.28%) Mobile App
12 11 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (10.28%) PRINCE2
12 11 (10.28%) Apache
12 11 (10.28%) Integration Testing
13 10 (9.35%) Release Management
13 10 (9.35%) RHCE
13 10 (9.35%) Management Information System
14 9 (8.41%) HP
14 9 (8.41%) Oracle
14 9 (8.41%) JIRA
14 9 (8.41%) Continuous Improvement

Smart Meter
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 22 (20.56%) JBoss
2 11 (10.28%) Apache
3 4 (3.74%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.74%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.74%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (1.87%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.21%) Firewall
2 5 (4.67%) SAN
3 4 (3.74%) DNS
3 4 (3.74%) LAN
3 4 (3.74%) SSL
3 4 (3.74%) VPN
4 3 (2.80%) HTTP
5 2 (1.87%) Internet
5 2 (1.87%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.87%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.93%) BGP
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.93%) IPsec
6 1 (0.93%) MPLS
6 1 (0.93%) OSPF
6 1 (0.93%) SNMP
6 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.15%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.87%) Big Data
4 2 (1.87%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.87%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.87%) MS Access
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.93%) Redis
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.41%) JIRA
2 3 (2.80%) Artifactory
2 3 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (2.80%) Checkstyle
2 3 (2.80%) FindBugs
2 3 (2.80%) JUnit
2 3 (2.80%) Subversion
3 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.93%) Gradle
4 1 (0.93%) Selenium
4 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (16.82%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.61%) Finance
3 5 (4.67%) Back Office
4 4 (3.74%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Billing
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (19.63%) Analyst
2 10 (9.35%) Programme Manager
3 9 (8.41%) Project Manager
3 9 (8.41%) Smart Metering Engineer
4 8 (7.48%) Test Analyst
5 7 (6.54%) UAT Engineer
6 6 (5.61%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Architect
7 5 (4.67%) Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Senior Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Consultant
8 4 (3.74%) Insight Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Linux Specialist
8 4 (3.74%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.80%) Senior Programme Manager
9 3 (2.80%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) ActiveMQ
2 4 (3.74%) CGI
2 4 (3.74%) Middleware
3 3 (2.80%) Apache Camel
3 3 (2.80%) Spring
4 2 (1.87%) JAAS
4 2 (1.87%) Java EE
4 2 (1.87%) JMS
4 2 (1.87%) JMX
4 2 (1.87%) JNDI
4 2 (1.87%) Memcached
4 2 (1.87%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.93%) CSS3
5 1 (0.93%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.93%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.93%) HTML5
5 1 (0.93%) JSON
5 1 (0.93%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.28%) Mobile App
2 10 (9.35%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.54%) Clustering
4 7 (6.54%) PKI
5 5 (4.67%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.67%) Machine to Machine
6 4 (3.74%) User Experience
7 3 (2.80%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.87%) CMDB
8 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.87%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.93%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.93%) PMI
9 1 (0.93%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.91%) Linux
2 23 (21.50%) Unix
3 22 (20.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.74%) SUSE
4 4 (3.74%) Windows
5 1 (0.93%) Solaris
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (14.95%) System Integration Testing
3 14 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (12.15%) Configuration Management
4 13 (12.15%) ITIL
5 11 (10.28%) Integration Testing
5 11 (10.28%) PRINCE2
5 11 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (9.35%) Release Management
7 9 (8.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (8.41%) Matrix Organization
8 8 (7.48%) DevOps
8 8 (7.48%) Service Management
9 7 (6.54%) Analytics
9 7 (6.54%) Change Control
9 7 (6.54%) Mentoring
9 7 (6.54%) Patch Management
9 7 (6.54%) Project Management
10 6 (5.61%) Matrix Management
10 6 (5.61%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.02%) Java
2 8 (7.48%) Shell Script
3 7 (6.54%) Bash Shell
4 6 (5.61%) SQL
5 5 (4.67%) Korn
5 5 (4.67%) Python
6 3 (2.80%) C
6 3 (2.80%) Perl
7 2 (1.87%) R
7 2 (1.87%) VBA
8 1 (0.93%) ABAP
8 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (16.82%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.89%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.35%) RHCE
4 7 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.61%) CISSP
5 6 (5.61%) RHCSA
6 5 (4.67%) APMP
6 5 (4.67%) PMP
7 4 (3.74%) CCIE
7 4 (3.74%) Degree
8 3 (2.80%) CCNP
8 3 (2.80%) CIPD
9 2 (1.87%) HND
9 2 (1.87%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.93%) CCNA
10 1 (0.93%) ISEB
10 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) PMO
2 3 (2.80%) QA
3 2 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.87%) SLA
4 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) vSphere
2 2 (1.87%) Corosync
3 1 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (13.08%) Puppet
2 12 (11.21%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (7.48%) Cobbler
4 5 (4.67%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (4.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.87%) Ansible
5 2 (1.87%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.87%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 21 (19.63%) Red Hat
2 9 (8.41%) Arqiva
2 9 (8.41%) HP
2 9 (8.41%) Oracle
3 8 (7.48%) F5
4 7 (6.54%) Cisco
5 6 (5.61%) Splunk
6 5 (4.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.67%) Remedy
6 5 (4.67%) Veritas
6 5 (4.67%) VMware
7 4 (3.74%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.87%) BMC
8 2 (1.87%) NetApp
8 2 (1.87%) Symantec
9 1 (0.93%) Adobe
9 1 (0.93%) BT
9 1 (0.93%) Minitab