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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 532 475 507
Rank change year-on-year -57 +32  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 70 169 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.94% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 110 75
Median daily rate £393 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.87% -3.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £405
% change year-on-year -1.87% -1.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15514 17930 17779
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.14% 33.32% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10087 11763 11122
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 588 656
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +17.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 30 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 3 months to 23 June 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
England -65 65 £393 -1.87% 18
South East -44 23 £425 +13.33% 7
Hampshire -8 17 £425 +21.42% 1
Yorkshire +30 11 £350 -30.00% 2
West Yorkshire +26 8 £363 -43.13% 2
Winchester -1 8 £425 +21.42%
Leeds +17 7 £363 -44.23% 2
North West +7 5 £413 +10.00% 2
West Midlands -2 5 £350 -20.90%
East Midlands -24 5 £393 -10.28% 2
Nottingham -1 4 £393 +1.61% 1
Nottinghamshire -15 4 £393 -5.42% 1
South West +6 3 £400 -11.11%
Berkshire +3 3 £506 +35.00% 3
Lancashire -5 3 £413 +10.00% 1
Midlands - 3 £380 - 2
North East +69 2 £481 -
Warwickshire +6 2 £306 -31.94%
Wiltshire +5 2 £350 -22.22%
Slough +3 2 £338 -3.57%
Swindon +3 2 £350 -22.22%
Surrey -9 2 - - 3
Portsmouth - 2 £528 -
Preston - 2 £381 -
Birmingham +14 1 - -
West Sussex +14 1 - -
Bradford +7 1 £388 +29.16%
Warwick +6 1 £263 -41.66%
Crawley +2 1 - -
Chorley +1 1 £413 +10.00% 1

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 44 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
2 39 (16.81%) Linux
3 36 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (14.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 32 (13.79%) Unix
6 27 (11.64%) Red Hat
6 27 (11.64%) SQL
6 27 (11.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (11.21%) JBoss
8 24 (10.34%) Java
8 24 (10.34%) Security Cleared
9 23 (9.91%) Telecoms
10 21 (9.05%) SC Cleared
10 21 (9.05%) System Integration Testing
11 19 (8.19%) Puppet
11 19 (8.19%) Firewall
12 18 (7.76%) Project Management
12 18 (7.76%) Oracle
12 18 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
13 17 (7.33%) Opscode Chef
14 16 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (6.90%) ITIL
14 16 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
14 16 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (6.47%) Business Analysis
15 15 (6.47%) RHCE
15 15 (6.47%) F5
15 15 (6.47%) Integration Testing
16 14 (6.03%) JIRA
16 14 (6.03%) Release Management

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 26 (11.21%) JBoss
2 13 (5.60%) Apache
3 6 (2.59%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.72%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.72%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.29%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.86%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.86%) IIS
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.43%) Documentum
Applications
1 18 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (1.29%) Primavera
2 3 (1.29%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.29%) Office 365
2 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.19%) Firewall
2 7 (3.02%) ZigBee
3 6 (2.59%) SSL
3 6 (2.59%) Wireshark
4 5 (2.16%) BGP
4 5 (2.16%) IPsec
4 5 (2.16%) MPLS
4 5 (2.16%) OSPF
4 5 (2.16%) SAN
5 4 (1.72%) DNS
5 4 (1.72%) LAN
5 4 (1.72%) VPN
6 3 (1.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.86%) Internet
7 2 (0.86%) IPv6
7 2 (0.86%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.86%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.43%) Intranet
8 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.74%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.59%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.16%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.16%) Redis
6 4 (1.72%) Big Data
6 4 (1.72%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.29%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.29%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.29%) MS Access
7 3 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.86%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.86%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.43%) GIS
9 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (6.03%) JIRA
2 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.86%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 23 (9.91%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.88%) Billing
2 9 (3.88%) Finance
3 7 (3.02%) Back Office
4 6 (2.59%) Retail
5 3 (1.29%) Legal
5 3 (1.29%) Marketing
6 2 (0.86%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.43%) Local Government
7 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 76 (32.76%) Analyst
2 31 (13.36%) Test Analyst
3 28 (12.07%) Business Analyst
4 24 (10.34%) Project Manager
5 16 (6.90%) Smart Metering Engineer
6 14 (6.03%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
7 13 (5.60%) Programme Manager
8 12 (5.17%) Consultant
8 12 (5.17%) UAT Engineer
9 11 (4.74%) Architect
10 10 (4.31%) Smart Metering Project Manager
11 9 (3.88%) Business Systems Analyst
11 9 (3.88%) Test Engineer
12 8 (3.45%) Service Manager
12 8 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
13 7 (3.02%) Developer
14 6 (2.59%) Linux Engineer
14 6 (2.59%) Smart Metering Architect
15 5 (2.16%) Insight Analyst
15 5 (2.16%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.02%) CGI
1 7 (3.02%) Java EE
2 6 (2.59%) ActiveMQ
2 6 (2.59%) JAAS
2 6 (2.59%) JMS
2 6 (2.59%) JMX
2 6 (2.59%) JNDI
3 5 (2.16%) CSS
3 5 (2.16%) HTML
3 5 (2.16%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (1.72%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.29%) CSS3
5 3 (1.29%) HTML5
5 3 (1.29%) Middleware
5 3 (1.29%) React
5 3 (1.29%) RESTful
6 2 (0.86%) J2EE
6 2 (0.86%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (0.86%) Memcached
6 2 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.03%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.60%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.88%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.88%) PKI
5 8 (3.45%) User Experience
6 6 (2.59%) Clustering
6 6 (2.59%) Machine to Machine
7 3 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.29%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.86%) CMDB
8 2 (0.86%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.86%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.86%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.43%) Digital Signage
9 1 (0.43%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.43%) Smart City
9 1 (0.43%) Smart Energy
9 1 (0.43%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.81%) Linux
2 32 (13.79%) Unix
3 27 (11.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.74%) Windows
5 4 (1.72%) SUSE
6 1 (0.43%) Solaris
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
2 36 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (14.66%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (9.05%) System Integration Testing
5 18 (7.76%) Project Management
6 16 (6.90%) ITIL
7 15 (6.47%) Business Analysis
7 15 (6.47%) Integration Testing
8 14 (6.03%) Release Management
9 13 (5.60%) Coaching
9 13 (5.60%) Configuration Management
9 13 (5.60%) PRINCE2
9 13 (5.60%) Service Management
10 12 (5.17%) Analytics
11 11 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (4.31%) Data Analysis
12 10 (4.31%) DevOps
12 10 (4.31%) Matrix Organization
12 10 (4.31%) Mentoring
12 10 (4.31%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.64%) SQL
2 24 (10.34%) Java
3 12 (5.17%) Bash Shell
4 9 (3.88%) Python
5 8 (3.45%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.02%) Perl
7 6 (2.59%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.16%) C
8 5 (2.16%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.16%) Korn
9 3 (1.29%) R
9 3 (1.29%) VBA
10 2 (0.86%) ABAP
10 2 (0.86%) C++
10 2 (0.86%) Ruby
11 1 (0.43%) ES6
11 1 (0.43%) PHP
11 1 (0.43%) SAPscript
11 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.05%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.47%) RHCE
4 12 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (4.74%) CISSP
5 11 (4.74%) RHCSA
6 6 (2.59%) CCNP
6 6 (2.59%) Degree
6 6 (2.59%) ISEB
7 5 (2.16%) APMP
7 5 (2.16%) PMP
8 4 (1.72%) CCIE
8 4 (1.72%) CCIE Security
9 3 (1.29%) CCNA
9 3 (1.29%) CIPD
9 3 (1.29%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.86%) HND
10 2 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.86%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.88%) QA
2 7 (3.02%) PMO
3 4 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.72%) SLA
4 2 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.86%) GDPR
4 2 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5 (2.16%) vSphere
2 2 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.86%) Corosync
3 1 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 19 (8.19%) Puppet
2 17 (7.33%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (5.17%) Cobbler
4 6 (2.59%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (2.16%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (2.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.29%) Ansible
7 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.86%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.86%) Pacemaker
7 2 (0.86%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 27 (11.64%) Red Hat
2 18 (7.76%) Oracle
3 15 (6.47%) F5
4 13 (5.60%) Arqiva
4 13 (5.60%) Cisco
4 13 (5.60%) HP
5 11 (4.74%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.45%) SAP
7 7 (3.02%) Remedy
7 7 (3.02%) Splunk
7 7 (3.02%) VMware
8 5 (2.16%) Veritas
9 4 (1.72%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.29%) Adobe
11 2 (0.86%) BMC
11 2 (0.86%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.86%) McAfee
11 2 (0.86%) Minitab
11 2 (0.86%) NetApp
11 2 (0.86%) Symantec
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