Period
to 21 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 227 181
Rank change year-on-year +30 -46 +12
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 44 26 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.57% 0.29% 0.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.04% 1.10% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 39
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £353 £338 £305
90th Percentile £592 £524 £560
England median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - -
England median hourly rate £32.22 £47.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year -32.17% -9.52% -

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 2,152 2,353 2,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 27.75% 26.66% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,417 1,443 1,398
Midlands median daily rate £392 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £220 £212 £213
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £451 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.28% +1.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 109 147
Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £18.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +4.17% -2.70%
10th Percentile £10.67 £10.75 £10.78
90th Percentile £41.38 £57.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.79 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.74% +5.00% +14.29%

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 January 2018.

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 21 January 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 +34 29 £425 +6.25% 1
East Midlands +1 10 £500 +29.03% 4
Smart Meter
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 15 (34.09%) Regression Testing
2 14 (31.82%) HP
2 14 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (29.55%) SQL
4 11 (25.00%) Oracle
4 11 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 9 (20.45%) Java
5 9 (20.45%) Project Management
6 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (15.91%) Unix
8 6 (13.64%) Windows
8 6 (13.64%) PRINCE2
8 6 (13.64%) Waterfall
8 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database
9 5 (11.36%) Migration
10 4 (9.09%) Billing
10 4 (9.09%) TOGAF
10 4 (9.09%) Selenium
10 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 4 (9.09%) Data Migration
10 4 (9.09%) CGI
10 4 (9.09%) SAP
10 4 (9.09%) AWS Certification
10 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 3 (6.82%) SDLC
11 3 (6.82%) Business Process Mapping

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 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
1 1 (2.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (9.09%) Billing
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Legal
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Analyst
2 16 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Business Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Developer
6 3 (6.82%) ABAP Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (6.82%) SAP Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Smart Metering Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Smart Metering Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Business Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) CGI
2 3 (6.82%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (2.27%) SOAP
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Unix
2 6 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Regression Testing
2 11 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (20.45%) Project Management
4 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 6 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 5 (11.36%) Migration
7 4 (9.09%) Data Migration
7 4 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 4 (9.09%) TOGAF
8 3 (6.82%) Business Process Mapping
8 3 (6.82%) IT Strategy
8 3 (6.82%) SDLC
8 3 (6.82%) Test Management
9 2 (4.55%) Data Mapping
9 2 (4.55%) SSADM
9 2 (4.55%) Use Case
9 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) Java
3 3 (6.82%) ABAP
4 1 (2.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) AWS Certification
2 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) PMO
Systems Management
1 14 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) HP
2 11 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (9.09%) SAP
4 1 (2.27%) Siemens