Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 203 196
Rank change year-on-year -26 -7 +15
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 20 32 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.25% 0.42% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 1.50% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 52
Midlands median daily rate £350 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -10.59% -5.56%
10th Percentile £205 £321 £305
90th Percentile £625 £531 £638
England median daily rate £456 £389 £400
% change year-on-year +17.36% -2.81% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £51.25

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 2,285 2,129 2,648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 28.46% 27.96% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,328 1,296 1,621
Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +8.57%
10th Percentile £235 £218 £213
90th Percentile £550 £513 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 120 103
Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +6.67% -11.31%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.29 £10.75
90th Percentile £30.81 £51.60 £29.00
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.50% - +8.11%

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 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in the Midlands

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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 21 August 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 -27 11 £226 -40.07% 1
East Midlands -15 6 £550 +40.58% 1
Smart Meter
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (25.00%) 2G
2 5 (25.00%) 3G
2 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (25.00%) 4G
2 5 (25.00%) DevOps
3 4 (20.00%) Product Management
3 4 (20.00%) Retail
4 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) SS7
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Empirix
4 3 (15.00%) Presales
4 3 (15.00%) IT Strategy
4 3 (15.00%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (15.00%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (15.00%) GGSN
4 3 (15.00%) SGSN
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) AWS Certification
5 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (10.00%) Finance
5 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing

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 1 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.00%) IaaS
3 1 (5.00%) PaaS
3 1 (5.00%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) 2G
1 5 (25.00%) 3G
1 5 (25.00%) 4G
2 3 (15.00%) GGSN
2 3 (15.00%) SGSN
2 3 (15.00%) SS7
3 1 (5.00%) GPRS
3 1 (5.00%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.00%) Gradle
1 1 (5.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
1 1 (5.00%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Architect
1 4 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
1 4 (20.00%) Product Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Tester
2 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
1 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (25.00%) DevOps
3 4 (20.00%) Product Management
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (15.00%) IT Strategy
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Presales
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) Open Source
6 1 (5.00%) OWASP
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.00%) Python
1 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) AWS Certification
1 3 (15.00%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CISM
3 1 (5.00%) CISSP
3 1 (5.00%) CRISC
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Ansible
1 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
1 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Empirix
2 1 (5.00%) VMware