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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Metering
UK
Rank 431 451 560
Rank change year-on-year +20 +109  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 162 198 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.37% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 1.20% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 136 38
Median daily rate £400 £394 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.58% -7.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £387 £450
% change year-on-year +2.06% -14.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

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 14491 16557 16015
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.99% 31.12% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10791 9675
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 561 669
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +20.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 -11 155 £400 +1.58% 12
South East -3 82 £375 - 4
Hampshire +4 54 £400 +14.28% 3
Winchester +5 34 £419 +19.64% 1
East Midlands -14 19 £388 -5.48%
Berkshire +25 17 £375 -
Nottingham +7 16 £388 +5.44%
Nottinghamshire 0 16 £388 +0.32%
West Midlands +11 15 £450 +5.88% 2
Slough +7 10 £360 +2.85%
South West +11 9 £450 -
Wiltshire +10 9 £450 -
Swindon +8 9 £450 -
Havant 0 8 £350 -57.57%
Reading +22 7 £450 +12.50%
Solihull +2 6 £450 -28.00%
London +26 5 £450 -25.00% 5
Yorkshire +10 5 £650 -
Leeds +4 5 £650 -
West Yorkshire +3 5 £650 -
Birmingham +3 5 £450 -28.00% 2
Derby - 3 £388 -
Derbyshire - 3 £388 -
North West +13 2 £613 +75.00% 1
City of London +5 2 £563 +73.07%
East of England -1 2 £350 -
Leicestershire -5 2 £330 -
Leicester -7 2 £330 -
Staines -9 2 - - 1
Surrey -11 2 - - 1

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 50 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 40 (17.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 39 (17.18%) Linux
4 33 (14.54%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (12.33%) JBoss
6 25 (11.01%) Unix
7 24 (10.57%) Red Hat
7 24 (10.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (10.13%) System Integration Testing
9 22 (9.69%) Project Management
10 21 (9.25%) Telecoms
11 20 (8.81%) ITIL
11 20 (8.81%) Java
11 20 (8.81%) Mobile App
12 19 (8.37%) SQL
13 18 (7.93%) Security Cleared
14 17 (7.49%) MS Office
14 17 (7.49%) PRINCE2
14 17 (7.49%) HP
15 16 (7.05%) MS Excel
15 16 (7.05%) SC Cleared
15 16 (7.05%) JIRA
16 15 (6.61%) Apache
16 15 (6.61%) Configuration Management
17 14 (6.17%) Oracle
17 14 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
17 14 (6.17%) Release Management
18 13 (5.73%) Integration Testing
18 13 (5.73%) Puppet
18 13 (5.73%) Analytical Skills

Smart Meter
Top Related 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 28 (12.33%) JBoss
2 15 (6.61%) Apache
3 5 (2.20%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.76%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.76%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.88%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.88%) IIS
6 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 17 (7.49%) MS Office
2 16 (7.05%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.20%) MS Project
5 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.52%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (1.76%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.88%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.88%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.88%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.44%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Office 365
1 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.73%) Firewall
2 9 (3.96%) SAN
3 5 (2.20%) SSL
3 5 (2.20%) ZigBee
4 3 (1.32%) DNS
4 3 (1.32%) HTTP
4 3 (1.32%) LAN
4 3 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.32%) VPN
5 2 (0.88%) BGP
5 2 (0.88%) FTP
5 2 (0.88%) IPsec
5 2 (0.88%) MPLS
5 2 (0.88%) OSPF
5 2 (0.88%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.44%) Internet
6 1 (0.44%) IPv6
6 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (4.41%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.64%) Big Data
3 6 (2.64%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.88%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.88%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.88%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.88%) MS Access
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.44%) GIS
5 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.44%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.44%) Redis
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (7.05%) JIRA
2 4 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (1.76%) JUnit
2 4 (1.76%) Subversion
3 3 (1.32%) Artifactory
3 3 (1.32%) Checkstyle
3 3 (1.32%) FindBugs
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.44%) Gradle
5 1 (0.44%) Maven
5 1 (0.44%) Selenium
5 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (9.25%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.85%) Billing
3 10 (4.41%) Retail
4 8 (3.52%) Back Office
5 7 (3.08%) Finance
6 4 (1.76%) Legal
7 3 (1.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 58 (25.55%) Analyst
2 31 (13.66%) Project Manager
3 24 (10.57%) Test Analyst
4 23 (10.13%) Business Analyst
5 16 (7.05%) Smart Metering Engineer
6 13 (5.73%) Test Engineer
6 13 (5.73%) UAT Engineer
7 12 (5.29%) Developer
7 12 (5.29%) Programme Manager
8 11 (4.85%) Consultant
8 11 (4.85%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
9 10 (4.41%) Architect
10 9 (3.96%) Senior Manager
10 9 (3.96%) Service Manager
10 9 (3.96%) Smart Metering Project Manager
11 8 (3.52%) Senior Project Manager
12 6 (2.64%) Business Systems Analyst
12 6 (2.64%) Transition Manager
13 5 (2.20%) Linux Administrator
13 5 (2.20%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.64%) ActiveMQ
1 6 (2.64%) HTML
1 6 (2.64%) Spring
2 5 (2.20%) CGI
2 5 (2.20%) CSS
2 5 (2.20%) Middleware
3 4 (1.76%) AngularJS
3 4 (1.76%) Apache Camel
4 3 (1.32%) CSS3
4 3 (1.32%) HTML5
4 3 (1.32%) React
4 3 (1.32%) RESTful
5 2 (0.88%) Ember.js
5 2 (0.88%) J2EE
5 2 (0.88%) JMS
5 2 (0.88%) JMX
5 2 (0.88%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (0.88%) Memcached
5 2 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.81%) Mobile App
2 13 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.85%) Clustering
4 10 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.52%) PKI
6 7 (3.08%) Machine to Machine
6 7 (3.08%) User Experience
7 6 (2.64%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.64%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.76%) Smart Energy
9 3 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.32%) PMI
10 2 (0.88%) CMDB
10 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.88%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.88%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.44%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.44%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (17.18%) Linux
2 25 (11.01%) Unix
3 24 (10.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (3.52%) Windows
5 4 (1.76%) SUSE
6 1 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.44%) Solaris
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 40 (17.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 33 (14.54%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (10.13%) System Integration Testing
5 22 (9.69%) Project Management
6 20 (8.81%) ITIL
7 17 (7.49%) PRINCE2
8 15 (6.61%) Configuration Management
9 14 (6.17%) Release Management
10 13 (5.73%) Business Analysis
10 13 (5.73%) Integration Testing
11 12 (5.29%) Service Management
12 11 (4.85%) Analytics
12 11 (4.85%) Data Analysis
12 11 (4.85%) Matrix Organization
13 10 (4.41%) Change Control
13 10 (4.41%) Coaching
13 10 (4.41%) Defect Management
14 9 (3.96%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (3.96%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.81%) Java
2 19 (8.37%) SQL
3 11 (4.85%) Bash Shell
4 9 (3.96%) Korn
5 8 (3.52%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.08%) C
7 6 (2.64%) Python
8 4 (1.76%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.32%) ABAP
9 3 (1.32%) Perl
9 3 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.88%) R
10 2 (0.88%) SAPscript
10 2 (0.88%) VBA
11 1 (0.44%) C++
11 1 (0.44%) ES6
11 1 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (7.93%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.05%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.29%) Degree
4 9 (3.96%) RHCE
5 8 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.52%) ISEB
6 6 (2.64%) CISSP
6 6 (2.64%) RHCSA
7 5 (2.20%) APMP
7 5 (2.20%) PMP
8 4 (1.76%) CCIE
8 4 (1.76%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.32%) CCNP
9 3 (1.32%) CIPD
9 3 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.88%) CCNA
10 2 (0.88%) HND
10 2 (0.88%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.96%) QA
2 6 (2.64%) PMO
3 5 (2.20%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.76%) SLA
5 2 (0.88%) P3O
5 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (3.52%) vSphere
2 2 (0.88%) Corosync
3 1 (0.44%) Firmware
3 1 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 13 (5.73%) Puppet
2 11 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.96%) Red Hat Satellite
3 9 (3.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (3.08%) Cobbler
5 6 (2.64%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.32%) Ansible
7 2 (0.88%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.88%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 24 (10.57%) Red Hat
2 17 (7.49%) HP
3 14 (6.17%) Oracle
4 13 (5.73%) SAP
5 9 (3.96%) F5
5 9 (3.96%) Veritas
5 9 (3.96%) VMware
6 8 (3.52%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.08%) Cisco
7 7 (3.08%) Remedy
8 6 (2.64%) Arqiva
9 5 (2.20%) Splunk
10 3 (1.32%) Fortinet
11 2 (0.88%) Adobe
11 2 (0.88%) BMC
11 2 (0.88%) NetApp
11 2 (0.88%) Symantec
12 1 (0.44%) BT
12 1 (0.44%) Minitab
12 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
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