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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 123 112 96
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -16
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.078% 0.17% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.70% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£625 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.50 -
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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
658 575 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.81% 24.60% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 264 176
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £168 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £484 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 46 29
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.48% -0.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £14.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 May 2015. 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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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 - 1 - -
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (40.00%) Line Management
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) EAM
3 1 (20.00%) MS Project
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Business Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI Developer
2 1 (20.00%) OBIEE Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Procurement Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) EAM
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft