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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 126 128 113
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 15 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.075% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.08% 0.27% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 3
Median daily rate £425 £625 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £625 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £40.50
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
721 740 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.16% 27.63% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 450 300
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 65 64
Median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -26.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £12.87 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £36.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 - 8 £425 - 1
Kingswinford -1 2 £310 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 7
Warwickshire - 1 £450 - 2
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 7 (29.17%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
2 7 (29.17%) TOGAF
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
3 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 6 (25.00%) Billing
3 6 (25.00%) Degree
4 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (20.83%) Automation Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (20.83%) Finance
4 5 (20.83%) Oracle
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
4 5 (20.83%) SAP
4 5 (20.83%) PL/SQL
5 4 (16.67%) MBA
5 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 4 (16.67%) Financial Modelling
5 4 (16.67%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) BPR
7 2 (8.33%) Migration
7 2 (8.33%) Data Centre

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 4 (16.67%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (25.00%) Billing
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Manual Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Applications Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Contracts Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Compliance Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Data Compliance Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Smart Metering Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Audit Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Compliance Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Smart Metering Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Testing Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 7 (29.17%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
2 7 (29.17%) TOGAF
3 6 (25.00%) ITIL
4 5 (20.83%) Automation Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (16.67%) Financial Modelling
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) BPR
7 2 (8.33%) Migration
7 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
7 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) MBA
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
1 5 (20.83%) SAP