Period
to 23 April 2018

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 April 2018 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 199 168
Rank change year-on-year -6 -31 +35
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 42 40 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.53% 0.50% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.75% 1.82% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 34 56
Midlands median daily rate £478 £414 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.41% -2.65% -
10th Percentile £340 £322 £298
90th Percentile £588 £510 £638
England median daily rate £488 £406 £418
% change year-on-year +20.00% -2.69% +1.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate £39.25 - -
England median hourly rate £39.25 - £55.00

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 2,394 2,195 2,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 30.25% 27.58% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,477 1,341 1,425
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £213
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 118 97
Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +16.72% -6.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.15 £52.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £21.90 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% - +20.00%

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 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in the Midlands

Smart Meter
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart Meter in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 April 2018. 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 +13 26 £425 -5.56% 1
East Midlands -8 13 £550 +41.94%
Smart Meter
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 14 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (19.05%) Project Management
2 8 (19.05%) Migration
2 8 (19.05%) Retail
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (16.67%) Product Management
3 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle
4 6 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 6 (14.29%) AWS Certification
4 6 (14.29%) TOGAF Certification
4 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 6 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (11.90%) HP ALM
5 5 (11.90%) IT Strategy
5 5 (11.90%) HP
6 4 (9.52%) ABAP
6 4 (9.52%) Java
6 4 (9.52%) SAP
6 4 (9.52%) CGI
6 4 (9.52%) SAP Smart Forms
6 4 (9.52%) Billing
6 4 (9.52%) Business Process Mapping
6 4 (9.52%) DevOps
6 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.52%) SAP IS-U
6 4 (9.52%) Selenium

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) GPRS
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
1 1 (2.38%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Selenium
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (19.05%) Retail
2 4 (9.52%) Billing
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) Architect
3 7 (16.67%) Product Manager
3 7 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.52%) ABAP Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Developer
5 4 (9.52%) SAP Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Smart Metering Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.76%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Smart Metering Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) CGI
1 4 (9.52%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.38%) NHS
2 1 (2.38%) Smart Energy
2 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (19.05%) Migration
2 8 (19.05%) Project Management
3 7 (16.67%) Product Management
4 6 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 6 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 5 (11.90%) IT Strategy
6 4 (9.52%) Business Process Mapping
6 4 (9.52%) DevOps
6 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.14%) ITIL
7 3 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Service Management
7 3 (7.14%) Test Management
7 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.76%) People Management
8 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) ABAP
2 4 (9.52%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) AWS Certification
1 6 (14.29%) TOGAF Certification
2 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.38%) CISM
4 1 (2.38%) CISSP
4 1 (2.38%) CRISC
4 1 (2.38%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) HP ALM
1 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle
2 5 (11.90%) HP
3 4 (9.52%) SAP