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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 71 - 59
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% - 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% - 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £40.50
Smart Meter
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
245 228 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.74% 28.08% 29.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 164 116
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.18% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -14.63%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Smart Meter as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) LabVIEW
1 1 (33.33%) MBA
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ZigBee
1 1 (33.33%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Audit Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Compliance Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Smart Metering Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Testing Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) MBA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP