Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 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
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 747 616 553
Rank change year-on-year -131 -63 +119
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 136 232 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.74% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 185 245
UK median daily rate £450 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.65% -1.88% -4.76%
10th Percentile £299 £300 £276
90th Percentile £603 £545 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £52.50

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 33,846 31,314 36,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.76% 34.19% 33.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,101 20,303 23,628
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,052 1,093 1,200
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +13.51%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.22% -11.90% +20.00%

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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 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
England -134 131 £450 +14.65% 37
UK excluding London -107 113 £425 +6.25% 28
South East -63 67 £425 +6.25% 10
Midlands -35 31 £515 +29.97% 5
London -26 23 £475 +5.56% 9
West Midlands -23 16 £240 -46.67% 2
East Midlands -14 10 £550 +41.94% 3
North of England -38 8 £413 +8.20% 9
Scotland - 5 £455 -
North West -23 3 £425 +3.03% 9
Yorkshire -32 3 £400 +10.34%
North East +2 2 - -
South West -4 2 £380 -15.56% 4

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 40 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (19.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (15.44%) Project Management
3 21 (15.44%) Oracle
4 19 (13.97%) Test Automation
5 18 (13.24%) SAP
5 18 (13.24%) Unix
6 15 (11.03%) Java
6 15 (11.03%) SAP IS-U
7 13 (9.56%) TOGAF
7 13 (9.56%) SQL
8 12 (8.82%) Billing
8 12 (8.82%) Security Cleared
9 11 (8.09%) Retail
9 11 (8.09%) SC Cleared
9 11 (8.09%) QA
9 11 (8.09%) Finance
9 11 (8.09%) Windows
10 10 (7.35%) Linux
10 10 (7.35%) Microsoft
10 10 (7.35%) Migration
10 10 (7.35%) Test Scripting
10 10 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (6.62%) Waterfall
11 9 (6.62%) Test Strategy
11 9 (6.62%) Relational Database
11 9 (6.62%) Integration Testing
11 9 (6.62%) Configuration Management
11 9 (6.62%) PRINCE2

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 2 (1.47%) Apache
2 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.74%) JBoss
2 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (11.03%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.21%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.21%) Primavera
3 2 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.47%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.47%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.74%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.74%) GitHub
3 1 (0.74%) IaaS
3 1 (0.74%) PaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.15%) 2G
1 7 (5.15%) 3G
1 7 (5.15%) 4G
2 6 (4.41%) ZigBee
3 4 (2.94%) VLAN
4 3 (2.21%) Bluetooth
4 3 (2.21%) GGSN
4 3 (2.21%) SGSN
4 3 (2.21%) SS7
5 2 (1.47%) 3GPP
5 2 (1.47%) WAN
5 2 (1.47%) Wireless
6 1 (0.74%) DNS
6 1 (0.74%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.74%) Firewall
6 1 (0.74%) FTP
6 1 (0.74%) IMAP
6 1 (0.74%) Internet
6 1 (0.74%) LTE
6 1 (0.74%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.62%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.47%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.47%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.47%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.74%) Big Data
3 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.74%) DTS
3 1 (0.74%) MS Access
3 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.74%) Power BI
3 1 (0.74%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 6 (4.41%) JIRA
3 3 (2.21%) Selenium
4 2 (1.47%) Gradle
4 2 (1.47%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.47%) LabVIEW
4 2 (1.47%) Maven
4 2 (1.47%) Protractor
5 1 (0.74%) Crashlytics
5 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.74%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.74%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (8.82%) Billing
2 11 (8.09%) Finance
2 11 (8.09%) Retail
3 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.21%) Marketing
5 1 (0.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (18.38%) Analyst
2 20 (14.71%) Architect
3 19 (13.97%) Developer
4 13 (9.56%) Project Manager
4 13 (9.56%) Test Analyst
5 11 (8.09%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.88%) Integration Analyst
6 8 (5.88%) Integration Test Analyst
6 8 (5.88%) Product Manager
6 8 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 7 (5.15%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (5.15%) Smart Metering Project Manager
8 6 (4.41%) ABAP Developer
8 6 (4.41%) SAP Developer
8 6 (4.41%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.41%) Tester
9 5 (3.68%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (3.68%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.62%) XML
2 8 (5.88%) SAP Smart Forms
3 7 (5.15%) Material Design
3 7 (5.15%) React Native
3 7 (5.15%) Redux
4 4 (2.94%) Spring
5 2 (1.47%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.47%) Memcached
5 2 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.74%) Dagger
6 1 (0.74%) JSON
6 1 (0.74%) Middleware
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.74%) REST
6 1 (0.74%) Retrofit
6 1 (0.74%) RxJava
6 1 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.15%) Mobile App
1 7 (5.15%) User Experience
2 3 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.21%) Smart Energy
3 2 (1.47%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (1.47%) Smart Home
4 1 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.74%) IPTV
4 1 (0.74%) NHS
4 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.24%) Unix
2 11 (8.09%) Windows
3 10 (7.35%) Linux
4 8 (5.88%) Android
5 7 (5.15%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.47%) AIX
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (19.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (15.44%) Project Management
4 19 (13.97%) Test Automation
5 13 (9.56%) TOGAF
6 10 (7.35%) Migration
6 10 (7.35%) Test Scripting
7 9 (6.62%) Configuration Management
7 9 (6.62%) Integration Testing
7 9 (6.62%) PRINCE2
7 9 (6.62%) Test Strategy
7 9 (6.62%) Waterfall
8 8 (5.88%) Android Development
8 8 (5.88%) Data Migration
8 8 (5.88%) Information Security
8 8 (5.88%) Product Management
8 8 (5.88%) Regression Testing
8 8 (5.88%) Scrum
8 8 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (5.15%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.03%) Java
2 13 (9.56%) SQL
3 8 (5.88%) ABAP
3 8 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.94%) C
4 4 (2.94%) Embedded C
4 4 (2.94%) Python
5 2 (1.47%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.74%) C#
6 1 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.88%) AWS Certification
3 8 (5.88%) Degree
3 8 (5.88%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (2.21%) CISSP
4 3 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.47%) CISM
5 2 (1.47%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.47%) PMP
6 1 (0.74%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.74%) CRISC
6 1 (0.74%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.74%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.74%) LPIC
6 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.74%) RHCA
6 1 (0.74%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.09%) QA
2 7 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.94%) MISRA
4 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (1.47%) SLA
5 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.74%) GDPR
5 1 (0.74%) ISO 31000
5 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.74%) PMO
5 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (3.68%) Firmware
2 2 (1.47%) Corosync
2 2 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.74%) Docker
3 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.21%) Ansible
1 3 (2.21%) Puppet
2 2 (1.47%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.47%) Pacemaker
3 1 (0.74%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.74%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.74%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (15.44%) Oracle
2 18 (13.24%) SAP
3 10 (7.35%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.68%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.21%) Empirix
5 3 (2.21%) HP
6 2 (1.47%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 2 (1.47%) NetApp
6 2 (1.47%) Remedy
6 2 (1.47%) Symantec
7 1 (0.74%) Capita
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco
7 1 (0.74%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.74%) Juniper
7 1 (0.74%) Siebel
7 1 (0.74%) VMware