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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 116 117 116
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 28 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.042% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.27% 0.15% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 3
Median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
+90.00% -
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
857 655 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.21% 27.19% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 396 338
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 59 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £30.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% -40.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £35.59 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -8.43%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smart Meter across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 10 £425 -
Birmingham -8 7 £363 -19.44% 2
Warwickshire - 6 £443 -
Kingswinford - 4 £310 -
Dudley - 1 - -
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 10 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (17.50%) Project Management
2 7 (17.50%) Manual Testing
3 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.00%) Finance
3 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (12.50%) SQL
4 5 (12.50%) Oracle
4 5 (12.50%) Billing
4 5 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.50%) Software Delivery
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
6 3 (7.50%) SAP
6 3 (7.50%) ITIL
6 3 (7.50%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (7.50%) Degree
6 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.00%) Use Case
7 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing

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 3 (7.50%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Billing
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Analyst
1 8 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (12.50%) Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Smart Metering Project Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Contracts Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Manual Tester
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Smart Metering Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
4 3 (7.50%) Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Applications Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Compliance Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Data Compliance Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Compliance Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
1 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (17.50%) Manual Testing
2 7 (17.50%) Project Management
3 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.50%) ITIL
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.50%) Software Delivery
6 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (5.00%) Financial Modelling
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) MBA
3 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) SAP
3 1 (2.50%) Serena