The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £395 £575
% change year-on-year
-5.06% -31.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
159 137 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.40% 20.30% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 89 51
Average daily rate £350 £350 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £548 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £13.10 £13.98 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.26% -6.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.61 £12.24 £8.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £16.50 £21.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Smart Meter across the Birmingham region.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Smart Meter
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Smart Meter.

1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mapping
1 1 (50.00%) Data Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Data Governance
1 1 (50.00%) Master Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Smart Meter. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mapping
1 1 (50.00%) Data Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Data Governance
1 1 (50.00%) Master Data Management
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft