Period
to 24 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter 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 Meter over the 6 months to 24 September 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 163 174
Rank change year-on-year -25 +11 +6
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 11 14 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.32% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.75% 1.11% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 30
West Midlands median daily rate £240 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.79% -12.12% -8.33%
10th Percentile £205 £269 £336
90th Percentile £375 £466 £516
England median daily rate £456 £393 £400
% change year-on-year +16.24% -1.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £47.50

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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,459 1,264 1,776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.71% 28.55% 28.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 836 767 1,067
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% - +10.71%
10th Percentile £235 £220 £215
90th Percentile £550 £500 £547
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 76 73
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.18% +8.02% -9.64%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.13 £10.75
90th Percentile £28.25 £39.25 £39.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +11.11%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Smart Meter as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Smart Meter in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Smart Meter in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Smart Meter in the West Midlands

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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 Meter within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
Solihull - 6 £240 -
Birmingham -3 2 £350 -
Coventry - 2 £450 -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
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England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 5 (45.45%) 3G
1 5 (45.45%) 2G
1 5 (45.45%) 4G
2 3 (27.27%) GGSN
2 3 (27.27%) SGSN
2 3 (27.27%) SS7
2 3 (27.27%) Empirix
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Firmware
3 2 (18.18%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) Billing
4 1 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (9.09%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Service Design
4 1 (9.09%) PMO
4 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
4 1 (9.09%) ZigBee
4 1 (9.09%) APMP
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (9.09%) Legal
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management

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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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) 2G
1 5 (45.45%) 3G
1 5 (45.45%) 4G
2 3 (27.27%) GGSN
2 3 (27.27%) SGSN
2 3 (27.27%) SS7
3 1 (9.09%) GPRS
3 1 (9.09%) ZigBee
General
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
1 1 (9.09%) Billing
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Senior Tester
1 3 (27.27%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Relationships Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Support Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Collaborative Working
1 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
2 1 (9.09%) Business Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
2 1 (9.09%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Design
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Empirix
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft