The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 14 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 2.08% 4.00% 2.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.69% 12.20% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£420 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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 Solihull region.

Miscellaneous Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
26 41 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 27.08% 32.80% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 3
Average daily rate £313 £275 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £211 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £375 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £33.00 £10.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+230.00% -76.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Smart Meter
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the Solihull region.

Smart Meter Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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Top 18 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 4 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (75.00%) Retail
2 3 (75.00%) Data Management
2 3 (75.00%) Marketing
2 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (75.00%) VB
2 3 (75.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (75.00%) SAP
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) MS Access
2 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (75.00%) SAS
2 3 (75.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) B2B
3 1 (25.00%) Base SAS

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (75.00%) MS Access
1 3 (75.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (25.00%) Base SAS
General
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
1 3 (75.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (75.00%) Data Management
2 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) VB
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Business Objects
1 3 (75.00%) SAP