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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 132 122 117
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.037% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.42% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £400 £368 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -7.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £445
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -
Smart Meter
England

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
771 709 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.19% 27.66% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 410 379
Median daily rate £375 £363 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £526 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £377 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 60
Median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.79%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Smart Meter Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Smart Meter
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (25.00%) Use Case
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 3 (18.75%) Software Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Conflict Management
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 2 (12.50%) User Stories
4 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.25%) Logistics
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (6.25%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.25%) Smart Energy

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP IS-U
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Project Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Smart Metering Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Business Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Data Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Data Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Retail Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Smart Metering Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Smart Metering Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (25.00%) Use Case
3 3 (18.75%) Conflict Management
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 3 (18.75%) Software Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) User Stories
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (6.25%) Logistics
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
5 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) SAP