Period
to 20 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart City in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smart City over the 6 months to 20 February 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 Cities
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing Smart City 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.063% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate £450 - -
England median daily rate £425 £700 £450
% change year-on-year -39.29% +55.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £55.00

Smart City 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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,411 1,450 1,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.48% 27.56% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 877 812
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.21%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £213
90th Percentile £540 £540 £535
England median daily rate £460 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 78 74
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.79 £18.47 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.98% +5.54% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.93 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.65 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

Smart City
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart City in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart City in the West Midlands

Smart City
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smart City within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 February 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
Birmingham - 3 £450 -
Smart City
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Smart City 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Smart City.

1 2 (66.67%) Scala
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (66.67%) R
1 2 (66.67%) Machine Learning
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
1 2 (66.67%) Kafka
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Docker
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Spark
1 2 (66.67%) Algorithms
1 2 (66.67%) Smart Energy
1 2 (66.67%) Data Science
2 1 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) SMS
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping

Smart City
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Data Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Chief Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Algorithms
1 2 (66.67%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Data Science
1 2 (66.67%) Machine Learning
2 1 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) R
1 2 (66.67%) Scala
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Docker