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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 27 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 -  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.84% 0.50% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.23% 2.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £410
% change year-on-year -3.12% -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 31 45 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 26.05% 22.28% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 17
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the 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 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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Critical Success Factor
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) HP

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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Critical Success Factor
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP