Period
to 19 September 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 6 months to 19 September 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
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 735 605 639
Rank change year-on-year -130 +34 +103
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 124 293 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.82% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 206 168
UK median daily rate £388 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -1.84% +8.67%
10th Percentile £288 £276 £296
90th Percentile £600 £539 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -4.06% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £47.50 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +88.12% -37.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year - +88.12% -37.65%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32908 35640 36484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.34% 33.30% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21547 23403 22969
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 985 1184 1409
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -4.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.54 £11.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.93 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -8.28%

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Smart Meter in the UK

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in the UK

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter over the 6 months to 19 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in the UK

Smart Meter
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Smart Meter in the UK

Smart Meter
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 September 2017. 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
England -122 119 £388 -3.13% 15
UK excluding London -102 106 £384 -4.06% 15
South East -82 48 £388 -3.13% 6
North of England +65 29 £375 -6.25% 6
Midlands -14 25 £380 -10.59% 2
Yorkshire +30 14 £356 -20.83%
North West +14 11 £413 +10.00% 5
West Midlands +3 9 £363 -12.12% 2
East Midlands -27 9 £393 +1.95%
London -24 7 £583 +45.63% 1
South West -1 3 £400 +6.67%
North East +72 2 £481 - 1
East of England -10 1 £400 -15.79%

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 17 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
1 17 (13.71%) SQL
1 17 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (12.10%) Unix
3 13 (10.48%) Linux
3 13 (10.48%) Security Cleared
4 12 (9.68%) Java
4 12 (9.68%) HP
5 11 (8.87%) Oracle
5 11 (8.87%) SC Cleared
6 10 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (8.06%) Red Hat
6 10 (8.06%) Project Management
6 10 (8.06%) Management Information System
6 10 (8.06%) Telecoms
7 9 (7.26%) ITIL
7 9 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (6.45%) Arqiva
8 8 (6.45%) PRINCE2
8 8 (6.45%) JBoss
8 8 (6.45%) Apache
8 8 (6.45%) SAP
8 8 (6.45%) Regression Testing
8 8 (6.45%) Firewall
8 8 (6.45%) Programme Management
8 8 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (6.45%) F5
8 8 (6.45%) Business Analysis
9 7 (5.65%) ITIL V3
9 7 (5.65%) Test Automation

Smart Meter
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (6.45%) Apache
1 8 (6.45%) JBoss
2 5 (4.03%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.81%) Documentum
Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (1.61%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.61%) Office 365
2 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.81%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.45%) Firewall
2 4 (3.23%) BGP
2 4 (3.23%) IPsec
2 4 (3.23%) MPLS
2 4 (3.23%) OSPF
2 4 (3.23%) Wireshark
3 3 (2.42%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.61%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.81%) DNS
5 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.81%) Internet
5 1 (0.81%) Intranet
5 1 (0.81%) IPv6
5 1 (0.81%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.81%) LAN
5 1 (0.81%) Network Security
5 1 (0.81%) SAN
5 1 (0.81%) SSL
5 1 (0.81%) VPN
5 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.65%) Oracle Database
1 7 (5.65%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (5.65%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.03%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.23%) Redis
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.61%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.81%) Big Data
6 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.81%) MS Access
6 1 (0.81%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.61%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.06%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.65%) Finance
3 4 (3.23%) Billing
4 3 (2.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Electronics
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 60 (48.39%) Analyst
2 23 (18.55%) Business Analyst
3 22 (17.74%) Test Analyst
4 13 (10.48%) Project Manager
4 13 (10.48%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
5 9 (7.26%) Smart Metering Project Manager
6 7 (5.65%) Programme Manager
7 6 (4.84%) Transition Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.23%) Applications Specialist
9 4 (3.23%) Architect
9 4 (3.23%) Consultant
9 4 (3.23%) Contracts Manager
9 4 (3.23%) Developer
10 3 (2.42%) Business Systems Analyst
10 3 (2.42%) Linux Specialist
10 3 (2.42%) Security Engineer
10 3 (2.42%) Smart Metering Architect
10 3 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.42%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.03%) Java EE
2 4 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
2 4 (3.23%) CGI
2 4 (3.23%) JAAS
2 4 (3.23%) JMS
2 4 (3.23%) JMX
2 4 (3.23%) JNDI
2 4 (3.23%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (2.42%) CSS
3 3 (2.42%) HTML
4 2 (1.61%) Celery
4 2 (1.61%) Web Services
5 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.81%) CSS3
5 1 (0.81%) HTML5
5 1 (0.81%) JSON
5 1 (0.81%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.81%) React
5 1 (0.81%) React Native
5 1 (0.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.06%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.61%) CMDB
5 2 (1.61%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (1.61%) User Experience
6 1 (0.81%) Animation
6 1 (0.81%) BBC
6 1 (0.81%) Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) Digital Signage
6 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.81%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.81%) PKI
6 1 (0.81%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.10%) Unix
2 13 (10.48%) Linux
3 10 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (8.06%) Project Management
3 9 (7.26%) ITIL
4 8 (6.45%) Business Analysis
4 8 (6.45%) PRINCE2
4 8 (6.45%) Programme Management
4 8 (6.45%) Regression Testing
5 7 (5.65%) ITIL V3
5 7 (5.65%) Mentoring
5 7 (5.65%) Service Management
5 7 (5.65%) Test Automation
5 7 (5.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (4.84%) Data Management
7 5 (4.03%) CRM
7 5 (4.03%) Integration Testing
7 5 (4.03%) Test Scripting
7 5 (4.03%) Validation
8 4 (3.23%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.71%) SQL
2 12 (9.68%) Java
3 6 (4.84%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.03%) Perl
5 4 (3.23%) Python
6 3 (2.42%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.42%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.61%) C
7 2 (1.61%) PHP
7 2 (1.61%) VBA
8 1 (0.81%) C++
8 1 (0.81%) Korn
8 1 (0.81%) R
8 1 (0.81%) Ruby
8 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.84%) RHCE
4 5 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.03%) CISSP
4 5 (4.03%) RHCSA
5 4 (3.23%) CCNP
6 3 (2.42%) CISA
6 3 (2.42%) ISEB
6 3 (2.42%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.61%) CISM
7 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.81%) CCNA
8 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.81%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.23%) PMO
2 3 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (2.42%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.42%) QA
3 2 (1.61%) GDPR
4 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.61%) vSphere
2 1 (0.81%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.84%) Puppet
3 5 (4.03%) Cobbler
4 2 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (9.68%) HP
2 11 (8.87%) Oracle
3 10 (8.06%) Red Hat
4 8 (6.45%) Arqiva
4 8 (6.45%) F5
4 8 (6.45%) SAP
5 7 (5.65%) Cisco
6 5 (4.03%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.23%) VMware
8 3 (2.42%) Remedy
8 3 (2.42%) Splunk
9 2 (1.61%) BMC
9 2 (1.61%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.61%) ComArch
9 2 (1.61%) McAfee
9 2 (1.61%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.81%) Adobe
10 1 (0.81%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.81%) Minitab
10 1 (0.81%) Veritas