Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 221 203
Rank change year-on-year +13 -18 +8
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 36 53 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.45% 0.54% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.68% 2.02% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 39 19
Midlands median daily rate £390 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.24% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £340 £338 £309
90th Percentile £564 £522 £528
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.94 £47.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -55.93% +46.15% -19.75%

Smart Meter is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2144 2623 2352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 27.03% 26.96% 27.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1369 1630 1356
Midlands median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £216 £215 £205
90th Percentile £525 £575 £513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 102 174
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03% -13.16%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £38.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year - +7.10% +0.95%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
West Midlands +19 19 £388 -3.13% 2
East Midlands -14 9 £393 +9.79% 3
Smart Meter
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (38.89%) SQL
2 13 (36.11%) Regression Testing
2 13 (36.11%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (33.33%) HP
4 11 (30.56%) Oracle
5 9 (25.00%) Unix
5 9 (25.00%) Windows
5 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 8 (22.22%) Oracle Database
6 8 (22.22%) Java
7 6 (16.67%) Project Management
8 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
9 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
10 3 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (8.33%) JIRA
10 3 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
10 3 (8.33%) Test Planning
10 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 3 (8.33%) Process Improvement
10 3 (8.33%) Use Case
11 2 (5.56%) Migration
11 2 (5.56%) Data Mapping
11 2 (5.56%) Software Deployment
11 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
11 2 (5.56%) SSADM
11 2 (5.56%) ITSM

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (2.78%) Billing
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (75.00%) Analyst
2 16 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 10 (27.78%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Architect
6 1 (2.78%) AWS Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Azure Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Designer
6 1 (2.78%) Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Digital Business Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Smart Metering Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Unix
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Regression Testing
2 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (16.67%) Project Management
4 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.33%) Process Improvement
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (8.33%) Test Planning
6 3 (8.33%) Use Case
6 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.56%) Data Mapping
7 2 (5.56%) ITSM
7 2 (5.56%) Migration
7 2 (5.56%) SDLC
7 2 (5.56%) Service Management
7 2 (5.56%) Software Deployment
7 2 (5.56%) SSADM
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) SQL
2 8 (22.22%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) AWS Certification
1 1 (2.78%) ISEB
1 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PMO
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (36.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) HP
2 11 (30.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Siemens