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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smart Metering
Rank 119 108 110
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.14% 0.086%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.59% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£350 £375 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +70.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £360 £488
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -26.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
596 507 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.31% 23.98% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 265 257
Average daily rate £350 £315 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 37 45
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.34 £11.40 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.64 £37.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Solihull +6 2 £350 - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) B2B
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) MS Access
3 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (16.67%) SAS
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) People Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Base SAS
3 1 (16.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MS Access
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (16.67%) Base SAS
1 1 (16.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) B2B
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) VB
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
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