The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 28 March 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 West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 133 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.35% 0.034% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.44% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £450
% change year-on-year +3.94% -15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 625 824 731
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.31% 28.30% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 529 426
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £504 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 70 50
Median hourly rate £39.50 £41.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.65% +28.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in the South West

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter in the South West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in the South West

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Wiltshire +7 9 £450 -
Smart Meter
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 West region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 15 (78.95%) Mobile App
2 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
3 8 (42.11%) Retail
4 7 (36.84%) MS Office
5 6 (31.58%) Billing
5 6 (31.58%) Driving Licence
6 5 (26.32%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (26.32%) Degree
6 5 (26.32%) Migration
6 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (21.05%) Change Management
7 4 (21.05%) CRM
7 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
7 4 (21.05%) Workflow
7 4 (21.05%) Data Quality
8 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (15.79%) Project Governance
8 3 (15.79%) CIPD
8 3 (15.79%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (15.79%) Coaching
8 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
8 3 (15.79%) SAP
8 3 (15.79%) SQL
8 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
9 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
9 2 (10.53%) Process Management
9 2 (10.53%) MS Project
9 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (10.53%) Microsoft

Smart Meter
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
2 7 (36.84%) MS Office
3 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (10.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
1 1 (5.26%) GIS
General
1 8 (42.11%) Retail
2 6 (31.58%) Billing
3 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Data Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Data Quality Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Functional Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Trainer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) PMO Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Business Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Programme Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Transition Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Workstream Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 15 (78.95%) Mobile App
2 6 (31.58%) Driving Licence
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Matrix Organization
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
1 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (21.05%) Change Management
2 4 (21.05%) CRM
2 4 (21.05%) Workflow
3 3 (15.79%) Coaching
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
3 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.79%) Project Governance
3 3 (15.79%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) Copywriting
4 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
4 2 (10.53%) Information Management
4 2 (10.53%) Matrix Management
4 2 (10.53%) Process Management
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) ABAP
2 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) CIPD
3 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.26%) P3O
2 1 (5.26%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft