Period
to 28 July 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Smart Metering
England > Midlands
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 189 218
Rank change year-on-year -7 +29 -7
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 39 82 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.50% 0.85% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.84% 3.25% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 56 11
Midlands median daily rate £393 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.42% -7.78% +28.57%
10th Percentile £328 £298 £413
90th Percentile £475 £638 £525
England median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £51.25 -

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 Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2118 2520 2384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 27.26% 26.22% 27.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1283 1552 1342
Midlands median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £216 £220 £200
90th Percentile £513 £556 £501
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 96 182
Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.47% -11.14% -5.14%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.80 £25.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +8.11% -5.13%

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Smart Meter as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Smart Meter in the Midlands

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in the Midlands

Smart Meter
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter in the Midlands over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in the Midlands

Smart Meter
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 28 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands -23 20 £391 +11.79% 1
West Midlands +6 14 £450 +5.88% 1
Smart Meter
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 14 (35.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (28.21%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) Oracle
4 6 (15.38%) Unix
4 6 (15.38%) Windows
4 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (12.82%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Java
5 5 (12.82%) Data Analysis
6 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
6 4 (10.26%) User Stories
6 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Project Planning
6 4 (10.26%) QA
6 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (7.69%) Use Case
7 3 (7.69%) Data Analytics
7 3 (7.69%) Process Improvement
7 3 (7.69%) Big Data
7 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
7 3 (7.69%) Analytics
7 3 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (7.69%) HP
7 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL

Smart Meter
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 (5.13%) IIS
1 2 (5.13%) JBoss
2 1 (2.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Firewall
1 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Big Data
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Back Office
2 2 (5.13%) Billing
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Business Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Test Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Service Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Services Delivery Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Data Analytics Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Data Business Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Bid Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Business Change Project Manager
8 1 (2.56%) CRM Business Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
1 2 (5.13%) CSS
1 2 (5.13%) Ember.js
1 2 (5.13%) HTML
1 2 (5.13%) J2EE
2 1 (2.56%) CSS3
2 1 (2.56%) HTML5
2 1 (2.56%) jQuery
2 1 (2.56%) React
2 1 (2.56%) RESTful
2 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Unix
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 5 (12.82%) Data Analysis
3 5 (12.82%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.26%) Migration
4 4 (10.26%) Project Planning
4 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
4 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (10.26%) User Stories
5 3 (7.69%) Analytics
5 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (7.69%) Data Analytics
5 3 (7.69%) Process Improvement
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Use Case
6 2 (5.13%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle
2 3 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (5.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.56%) Adobe
4 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com