The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Metering
England / West Midlands
Rank 108 118 109
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 14 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.35% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.30% 1.41% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 1
Median daily rate £450 £396 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.56% +27.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £416 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
609 639 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.66% 24.64% 26.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 383 325
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 71
Median hourly rate £16.89 £13.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.92% -45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.19
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +23.93%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Smart Meter as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 February 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
Solihull +4 6 £450 -30.76%
Birmingham +3 5 £450 -9.31% 2
Staffordshire - 1 £450 -
Warwickshire - 1 £413 -
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 8 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Business Development
3 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) User Stories
4 1 (6.25%) Use Case
4 1 (6.25%) MS Project
4 1 (6.25%) Billing
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Marketing

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
General
1 1 (6.25%) Billing
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
1 4 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 4 (25.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Billing Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Data Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Smart Metering Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Business Development
3 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) Use Case
4 1 (6.25%) User Stories
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall