The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Metering
England / East Midlands
Rank 75 67 93
Rank change year-on-year -8 +26  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 19 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.29% 1.73% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.31% 6.02% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 4
Median daily rate £388 £410 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.48% -13.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £288 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £387 £450
% change year-on-year +2.06% -14.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

Smart Meter is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 358 465 440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 24.30% 28.65% 26.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 322 239
Median daily rate £350 £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -8.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 26
Median hourly rate £16.15 £20.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.25% +48.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £20.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Smart Meter as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Smart Meter in the East Midlands

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Smart Meter in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in the East Midlands

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in the East 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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
Nottinghamshire +1 16 £388 +0.32%
Derbyshire - 3 £388 -
Leicestershire -3 2 £330 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £425 -
Smart Meter
England

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 12 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
3 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Project Planning
4 5 (20.83%) QA
4 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Data Analytics
4 5 (20.83%) Analytics
4 5 (20.83%) User Stories
5 4 (16.67%) Use Case
5 4 (16.67%) Oracle
6 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) ISEB
6 3 (12.50%) Billing
6 3 (12.50%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Finance
6 3 (12.50%) Big Data
6 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 3 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (8.33%) Coaching
7 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
7 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
7 2 (8.33%) Big Data Analytics
7 2 (8.33%) Ember.js
7 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (8.33%) Requirements Engineering

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in the East 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) IIS
1 2 (8.33%) JBoss
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Big Data
1 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.50%) Billing
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 8 (33.33%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Data Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Business Change Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Business Change Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Smart Metering Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Change Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Integration Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) CRM Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 2 (8.33%) CSS
1 2 (8.33%) Ember.js
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
1 2 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) CSS3
2 1 (4.17%) HTML5
2 1 (4.17%) jQuery
2 1 (4.17%) React
2 1 (4.17%) RESTful
2 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.33%) PMI
2 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Unix
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Analytics
3 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
3 5 (20.83%) Data Analytics
3 5 (20.83%) Project Planning
3 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (20.83%) User Stories
4 4 (16.67%) Use Case
5 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 3 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
5 3 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Big Data Analytics
6 2 (8.33%) Coaching
6 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
6 2 (8.33%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.17%) ES6
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
2 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe
2 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.17%) SAP