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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Smart Metering
Rank 115 110 103
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.30% 0.49% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Average daily rate £425 £310 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -38.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - -
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
690 613 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.41% 27.75% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 338 314
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 63 45
Average hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.35 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £33.60 £37.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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
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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Kingswinford 0 5 £310 -
Birmingham - 2 £496 - 2
Solihull - 1 £650 - 1
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 6 (54.55%) SQL
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
3 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) SAP
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Billing
3 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
3 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Supplier Management
3 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (27.27%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (18.18%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) MBA
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 1 (9.09%) LabVIEW
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) IVR
5 1 (9.09%) C
5 1 (9.09%) CRM

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (27.27%) Billing
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Manual Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Avaya Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Testing Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) IVR
1 1 (9.09%) Streaming Music
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Supplier Management
3 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
3 3 (27.27%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
4 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) BPR
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) MBA
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Avaya
2 1 (9.09%) EMC
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