The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 18 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 4 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.70% - 3.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.52% - 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£400 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £359
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
42 45 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 28.38% 25.42% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 25
Average daily rate £350 £250 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -47.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Smart Meter
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (25.00%) Firmware
1 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Operations Management
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Test Planning

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Process Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Operations Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware