Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 739 656 651
Rank change year-on-year -83 -5 +61
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 148 238 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.68% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 178 164
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £325 £260 £305
90th Percentile £600 £542 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £409
% change year-on-year - -2.14% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
UK median hourly rate £32.22 £47.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.17% +86.27% -
10th Percentile £22.32 £46.25 £24.05
90th Percentile £42.90 £48.75 £32.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £47.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -8.42% +86.27% -

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 34725 34822 36974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.68% 33.08% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23034 22825 23509
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1022 1194 1462
UK median hourly rate £20.97 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.28% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Smart Meter in the UK

Smart Meter
Top 14 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 23 November 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 -74 143 £425 +6.25% 12
UK excluding London -41 124 £400 - 9
South East -70 45 £425 +6.25% 4
Midlands +33 42 £425 +6.25% 2
North of England +53 27 £381 -4.69% 1
West Midlands +35 26 £425 +13.33% 1
London -26 20 £575 +47.91% 3
North West +17 13 £388 -3.13% 1
Yorkshire +15 11 £375 -11.76%
East Midlands -10 9 £384 +9.64% 1
East of England - 5 £400 - 2
South West -11 4 £475 -5.00%
North East - 3 £473 -
Wales - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 32 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
2 27 (18.24%) SQL
3 22 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (14.19%) Oracle
5 18 (12.16%) Unix
6 17 (11.49%) HP
7 15 (10.14%) Regression Testing
8 14 (9.46%) Project Management
8 14 (9.46%) PRINCE2
8 14 (9.46%) SAP
8 14 (9.46%) Java
8 14 (9.46%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (8.78%) Test Automation
9 13 (8.78%) Validation
10 12 (8.11%) ITIL
11 11 (7.43%) Billing
11 11 (7.43%) Information Security
11 11 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (6.76%) Oracle Database
12 10 (6.76%) SC Cleared
12 10 (6.76%) Security Cleared
12 10 (6.76%) Waterfall
12 10 (6.76%) SAP IS-U
12 10 (6.76%) Windows
13 9 (6.08%) CISSP
13 9 (6.08%) Test Scripting
13 9 (6.08%) Business Analysis
14 8 (5.41%) Retail
14 8 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure

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 5 (3.38%) Apache
2 4 (2.70%) JBoss
2 4 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.35%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.68%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (6.76%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.68%) GitHub
3 1 (0.68%) npm
3 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.03%) Firewall
1 3 (2.03%) IPsec
2 2 (1.35%) BGP
2 2 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (1.35%) Internet
2 2 (1.35%) MPLS
2 2 (1.35%) Network Security
2 2 (1.35%) OSPF
2 2 (1.35%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.68%) 802.15
3 1 (0.68%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.68%) DNS
3 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.68%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (0.68%) SMS
3 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.68%) Wireless
3 1 (0.68%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.76%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.03%) Redis
4 2 (1.35%) Big Data
4 2 (1.35%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.68%) MS Access
5 1 (0.68%) MySQL
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.68%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 5 (3.38%) JIRA
2 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.35%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.68%) Babel
3 1 (0.68%) Crashlytics
3 1 (0.68%) GoCD
3 1 (0.68%) Gradle
3 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.68%) webpack
General
1 11 (7.43%) Billing
2 8 (5.41%) Retail
2 8 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.05%) Finance
4 2 (1.35%) Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (42.57%) Analyst
2 26 (17.57%) Test Analyst
3 25 (16.89%) Business Analyst
4 20 (13.51%) Project Manager
5 14 (9.46%) Architect
6 13 (8.78%) Developer
6 13 (8.78%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
7 12 (8.11%) Smart Metering Project Manager
8 10 (6.76%) Programme Manager
9 7 (4.73%) ABAP Developer
9 7 (4.73%) SAP Developer
9 7 (4.73%) Smart Metering Architect
10 6 (4.05%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (4.05%) Transition Analyst
11 5 (3.38%) Consultant
11 5 (3.38%) Security Architect
12 4 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.70%) Technical Business Analyst
13 3 (2.03%) Contracts Manager
13 3 (2.03%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.73%) CGI
1 7 (4.73%) SAP Smart Forms
2 3 (2.03%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (2.03%) JAAS
2 3 (2.03%) Java EE
2 3 (2.03%) JMS
2 3 (2.03%) JMX
2 3 (2.03%) JNDI
2 3 (2.03%) Web Services
3 2 (1.35%) .NET
3 2 (1.35%) CSS
3 2 (1.35%) HTML
3 2 (1.35%) JSON
3 2 (1.35%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (1.35%) Middleware
3 2 (1.35%) REST
3 2 (1.35%) XML
4 1 (0.68%) CSS3
4 1 (0.68%) Node.js
4 1 (0.68%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.03%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (2.03%) PMI
4 2 (1.35%) Internet of Things
4 2 (1.35%) User Experience
5 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.68%) BBC
5 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.68%) PKI
5 1 (0.68%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.16%) Unix
2 10 (6.76%) Windows
3 6 (4.05%) Linux
4 5 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
2 22 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (10.14%) Regression Testing
4 14 (9.46%) PRINCE2
4 14 (9.46%) Project Management
5 13 (8.78%) Test Automation
5 13 (8.78%) Validation
6 12 (8.11%) ITIL
7 11 (7.43%) Information Security
8 10 (6.76%) Waterfall
9 9 (6.08%) Business Analysis
9 9 (6.08%) Test Scripting
10 8 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (4.73%) Business Process Mapping
11 7 (4.73%) ITIL V3
11 7 (4.73%) Risk Management
11 7 (4.73%) SDLC
12 6 (4.05%) B2B
12 6 (4.05%) Security Architecture
12 6 (4.05%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.24%) SQL
2 14 (9.46%) Java
3 7 (4.73%) ABAP
3 7 (4.73%) Python
4 4 (2.70%) AWK
4 4 (2.70%) sed
4 4 (2.70%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.03%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.03%) Perl
6 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.35%) VBA
7 1 (0.68%) C#
7 1 (0.68%) ECMAScript
7 1 (0.68%) ES6
7 1 (0.68%) PHP
7 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.68%) R
7 1 (0.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (6.76%) SC Cleared
1 10 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.08%) CISSP
3 8 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.73%) CISM
5 6 (4.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 6 (4.05%) CEH
6 5 (3.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.70%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.70%) PMP
8 3 (2.03%) ISEB
8 3 (2.03%) RHCE
8 3 (2.03%) RHCSA
9 2 (1.35%) CCNP
9 2 (1.35%) CISA
9 2 (1.35%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 3 (2.03%) PMO
3 3 (2.03%) QA
4 2 (1.35%) GDPR
4 2 (1.35%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.68%) Docker
1 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (9.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (14.19%) Oracle
2 17 (11.49%) HP
3 14 (9.46%) SAP
4 5 (3.38%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.70%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.03%) Remedy
7 2 (1.35%) Cisco
7 2 (1.35%) F5
7 2 (1.35%) VMware
8 1 (0.68%) Arqiva
8 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.68%) BMC
8 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.68%) Darktrace
8 1 (0.68%) McAfee
8 1 (0.68%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.68%) Siemens
8 1 (0.68%) Splunk