Period
to 17 January 2018

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 6 months to 17 January 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 313 262 237
Rank change year-on-year -51 -25 +11
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 55 88 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.57% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 1.91% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 68 84
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £280 £260 £269
90th Percentile £569 £551 £526
England median daily rate £465 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +16.25% -5.88% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £47.50 -
England median hourly rate £32.22 £47.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year -32.17% -9.52% -

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4,890 4,597 5,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.55% 29.66% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,888 2,615 3,252
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.91% +7.53%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 242 314
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.60% +30.15%
10th Percentile £10.47 £11.90 £11.81
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +14.29%

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Smart Meter as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Smart Meter in the South East

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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 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in the South East

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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

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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 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -25 34 £425 +11.48% 3
Thames Valley -9 16 £438 -2.78% 1
Berkshire -6 14 £413 -8.33% 1
Surrey -18 8 £280 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £464 -
Smart Meter
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
1 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.00%) Oracle
2 11 (20.00%) SQL
2 11 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 10 (18.18%) Unix
3 10 (18.18%) ITIL
4 8 (14.55%) Java
4 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (14.55%) Integration Testing
4 8 (14.55%) ITIL V3
5 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.91%) Validation
6 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
6 6 (10.91%) Linux
6 6 (10.91%) Python
6 6 (10.91%) Project Management
6 6 (10.91%) Relational Database
6 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (9.09%) Remedy
7 5 (9.09%) PMI Certification
7 5 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 5 (9.09%) Apache
7 5 (9.09%) CGI
7 5 (9.09%) Change Management
7 5 (9.09%) Retail
8 4 (7.27%) ISTQB
8 4 (7.27%) PMP

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 5 (9.09%) Apache
2 4 (7.27%) JBoss
2 4 (7.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) IPsec
2 3 (5.45%) BGP
2 3 (5.45%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (5.45%) Firewall
2 3 (5.45%) MPLS
2 3 (5.45%) Network Security
2 3 (5.45%) OSPF
3 2 (3.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (3.64%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.82%) Intelligent Network
4 1 (1.82%) WAN
4 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.45%) Redis
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.82%) MS Access
4 1 (1.82%) MySQL
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.82%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.09%) Retail
3 3 (5.45%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Billing
4 2 (3.64%) Finance
5 1 (1.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Analyst
2 9 (16.36%) Architect
2 9 (16.36%) Project Manager
3 7 (12.73%) Smart Metering Architect
3 7 (12.73%) Smart Metering Project Manager
4 6 (10.91%) Test Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Transition Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Programme Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Integration Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Integration Test Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Operations Manager
6 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Service Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Service Operations Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) CGI
2 3 (5.45%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (5.45%) JAAS
2 3 (5.45%) Java EE
2 3 (5.45%) JMS
2 3 (5.45%) JMX
2 3 (5.45%) JNDI
2 3 (5.45%) XML
3 2 (3.64%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (3.64%) Middleware
4 1 (1.82%) Celery
4 1 (1.82%) CSS
4 1 (1.82%) HTML
4 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) PMI
4 1 (1.82%) BBC
4 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.82%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Unix
2 6 (10.91%) Linux
3 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 10 (18.18%) ITIL
3 8 (14.55%) Integration Testing
3 8 (14.55%) ITIL V3
3 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.91%) Project Management
5 6 (10.91%) Validation
6 5 (9.09%) Change Management
6 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 4 (7.27%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (7.27%) B2B
8 3 (5.45%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.45%) Project Governance
8 3 (5.45%) Service Design
8 3 (5.45%) Service Management
8 3 (5.45%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (5.45%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) SQL
2 8 (14.55%) Java
3 6 (10.91%) Python
4 4 (7.27%) AWK
4 4 (7.27%) sed
4 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.45%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.82%) PHP
6 1 (1.82%) R
6 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
1 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 4 (7.27%) ISEB
3 4 (7.27%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.27%) PMP
4 3 (5.45%) CCNP
4 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.45%) CISSP
4 3 (5.45%) RHCE
4 3 (5.45%) RHCSA
5 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.82%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Cobbler
1 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) Oracle
2 5 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 5 (9.09%) Remedy
3 3 (5.45%) Cisco
3 3 (5.45%) F5
3 3 (5.45%) SAP
4 2 (3.64%) HP
4 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Arqiva
5 1 (1.82%) BMC
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.82%) Splunk