Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 706 625 621
Rank change year-on-year -81 -4 +44
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 163 206 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.67% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 167 186
UK median daily rate £473 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.13% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £313 £273 £305
90th Percentile £600 £640 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £418 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% -1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
UK median hourly rate £32.22 £47.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.17% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £22.32 £46.25 £27.05
90th Percentile £42.90 £48.75 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £47.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -8.42% -5.00% -

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 33,624 30,912 35,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.38% 32.71% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,499 20,177 22,775
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 999 1,097 1,330
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.74% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £47.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.79 £18.94 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.05% -5.30% +18.69%

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 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Smart Meter in the UK

Smart Meter
Top 15 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 February 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 -45 159 £471 +17.81% 31
UK excluding London -22 134 £450 +7.78% 22
South East -44 56 £450 +12.50% 5
Midlands +13 47 £450 +8.43% 9
West Midlands +21 30 £425 -5.56% 5
London -43 29 £575 +43.75% 9
North of England +40 19 £425 - 4
North West +20 13 £425 - 3
East Midlands -3 12 £550 +41.94% 4
Yorkshire -3 5 £400 -5.88% 1
South West -4 4 £475 +5.56%
East of England -12 4 £383 +39.09% 4
Scotland -19 3 £550 -
Wales - 1 £350 -
North East - 1 £473 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 42 (25.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 29 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (14.72%) SQL
4 23 (14.11%) SAP
5 22 (13.50%) Project Management
6 20 (12.27%) Billing
6 20 (12.27%) SAP IS-U
7 19 (11.66%) Oracle
7 19 (11.66%) PRINCE2
8 17 (10.43%) ABAP
8 17 (10.43%) SAP Smart Forms
8 17 (10.43%) Business Process Mapping
9 15 (9.20%) Java
9 15 (9.20%) Unix
9 15 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (9.20%) Test Automation
10 13 (7.98%) HP
10 13 (7.98%) Information Security
11 12 (7.36%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (6.75%) Security Cleared
12 11 (6.75%) Retail
12 11 (6.75%) Regression Testing
13 10 (6.13%) CISSP
13 10 (6.13%) SC Cleared
13 10 (6.13%) Waterfall
14 9 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (5.52%) Test Scripting
14 9 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (5.52%) Validation

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 (3.07%) Apache
2 4 (2.45%) JBoss
2 4 (2.45%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.84%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.61%) Jupyter
Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (12.27%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.84%) Primavera
3 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (1.84%) GitHub
3 1 (0.61%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.84%) Bluetooth
1 3 (1.84%) IPsec
2 2 (1.23%) BGP
2 2 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (1.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (1.23%) Firewall
2 2 (1.23%) Internet
2 2 (1.23%) MPLS
2 2 (1.23%) Network Security
2 2 (1.23%) OSPF
2 2 (1.23%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.61%) 802.15
3 1 (0.61%) DNS
3 1 (0.61%) HTTP
3 1 (0.61%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (0.61%) IPv6
3 1 (0.61%) SMS
3 1 (0.61%) WAN
3 1 (0.61%) Wireless
3 1 (0.61%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.68%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.84%) Redis
4 2 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.23%) Big Data
4 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.61%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.61%) MS Access
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.61%) Power BI
5 1 (0.61%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 6 (3.68%) JIRA
2 4 (2.45%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.45%) Selenium
2 4 (2.45%) SoapUI
3 3 (1.84%) Crashlytics
3 3 (1.84%) Gradle
3 3 (1.84%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.23%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.61%) Babel
5 1 (0.61%) GoCD
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.61%) webpack
General
1 20 (12.27%) Billing
2 11 (6.75%) Retail
3 8 (4.91%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.45%) Finance
5 3 (1.84%) Marketing
6 2 (1.23%) Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (25.15%) Analyst
2 26 (15.95%) Architect
2 26 (15.95%) Developer
3 21 (12.88%) Project Manager
3 21 (12.88%) Test Analyst
4 16 (9.82%) Business Analyst
5 15 (9.20%) ABAP Developer
5 15 (9.20%) SAP Developer
6 14 (8.59%) Smart Metering Project Manager
7 9 (5.52%) Programme Manager
7 9 (5.52%) Smart Metering Architect
8 8 (4.91%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
8 8 (4.91%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.29%) Consultant
10 6 (3.68%) Cloud Architect
10 6 (3.68%) Security Architect
11 5 (3.07%) Automation Test Analyst
11 5 (3.07%) Test Manager
11 5 (3.07%) Tester
12 4 (2.45%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.43%) SAP Smart Forms
2 8 (4.91%) CGI
3 4 (2.45%) JSON
3 4 (2.45%) REST
3 4 (2.45%) XML
4 3 (1.84%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (1.84%) Dagger
4 3 (1.84%) JAAS
4 3 (1.84%) Java EE
4 3 (1.84%) JMS
4 3 (1.84%) JMX
4 3 (1.84%) JNDI
4 3 (1.84%) Retrofit
4 3 (1.84%) RxJava
4 3 (1.84%) Web Services
5 2 (1.23%) .NET
5 2 (1.23%) CSS
5 2 (1.23%) HTML
5 2 (1.23%) Middleware
5 2 (1.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.07%) PMI
3 4 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.84%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (1.23%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.23%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.61%) PKI
6 1 (0.61%) User Experience
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.20%) Unix
2 7 (4.29%) Windows
3 6 (3.68%) Linux
4 5 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.45%) Android
6 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 29 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (13.50%) Project Management
4 19 (11.66%) PRINCE2
5 17 (10.43%) Business Process Mapping
6 15 (9.20%) Test Automation
7 13 (7.98%) Information Security
8 11 (6.75%) Regression Testing
9 10 (6.13%) Waterfall
10 9 (5.52%) Test Scripting
10 9 (5.52%) Validation
11 8 (4.91%) ITIL
11 8 (4.91%) Migration
11 8 (4.91%) Risk Management
11 8 (4.91%) Scrum
12 7 (4.29%) Incident Management
12 7 (4.29%) Integration Testing
12 7 (4.29%) Risk Assessment
12 7 (4.29%) Security Architecture
12 7 (4.29%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.72%) SQL
2 17 (10.43%) ABAP
3 15 (9.20%) Java
4 8 (4.91%) Python
5 4 (2.45%) AWK
5 4 (2.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.45%) sed
5 4 (2.45%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.84%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.84%) Perl
7 1 (0.61%) C#
7 1 (0.61%) ES6
7 1 (0.61%) PHP
7 1 (0.61%) R
7 1 (0.61%) Scala
7 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (6.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.13%) CISSP
2 10 (6.13%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.91%) PMI Certification
5 7 (4.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 7 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (4.29%) CEH
5 7 (4.29%) CISM
5 7 (4.29%) PMP
6 6 (3.68%) AWS Certification
7 5 (3.07%) ISEB
7 5 (3.07%) ISTQB
7 5 (3.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.84%) RHCE
8 3 (1.84%) RHCSA
9 2 (1.23%) CCNP
10 1 (0.61%) CISA
10 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.68%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (3.68%) QA
2 5 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 3 (1.84%) PMO
4 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.61%) GDPR
5 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (7.36%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.61%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.61%) CSIRT
2 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (14.11%) SAP
2 19 (11.66%) Oracle
3 13 (7.98%) HP
4 5 (3.07%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.07%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.45%) Remedy
6 2 (1.23%) Cisco
6 2 (1.23%) F5
6 2 (1.23%) VMware
7 1 (0.61%) Arqiva
7 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.61%) BMC
7 1 (0.61%) Capita
7 1 (0.61%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.61%) Siemens
7 1 (0.61%) Splunk