Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 152 167
Rank change year-on-year -15 +15 +7
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 21 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.39% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.40% 1.40% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 24
West Midlands median daily rate £353 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.67% +2.86% -6.42%
10th Percentile £205 £366 £305
90th Percentile £589 £525 £638
England median daily rate £463 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +15.63% -1.23% -1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,501 1,215 1,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.66% 28.05% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 741 842
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £237 £213 £220
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 59
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £15.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.12% +8.48% -32.71%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.75 £37.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +16.73%

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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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Coventry - 7 - - 3
Warwickshire +5 5 £375 +11.11%
Solihull -9 4 £211 -53.06%
Birmingham -20 2 £588 +30.56% 1
Staffordshire -1 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 12 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (33.33%) Retail
2 7 (33.33%) Product Management
3 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (19.05%) Selenium
3 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
3 4 (19.05%) 4G
3 4 (19.05%) HP ALM
3 4 (19.05%) 2G
3 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) 3G
4 2 (9.52%) SAP Smart Forms
4 2 (9.52%) SS7
4 2 (9.52%) Empirix
4 2 (9.52%) ABAP
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 2 (9.52%) Business Process Mapping
4 2 (9.52%) QA Automation
4 2 (9.52%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (9.52%) QA
4 2 (9.52%) GGSN
4 2 (9.52%) SGSN
4 2 (9.52%) Billing
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) ZigBee
5 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.76%) Fault Analysis

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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:

Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) 2G
1 4 (19.05%) 3G
1 4 (19.05%) 4G
2 2 (9.52%) GGSN
2 2 (9.52%) SGSN
2 2 (9.52%) SS7
3 1 (4.76%) GPRS
3 1 (4.76%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Selenium
General
1 7 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Billing
3 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Product Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) ABAP Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) QA Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) SAP Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Smart Metering Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Business Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (33.33%) Product Management
3 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.52%) Business Process Mapping
4 2 (9.52%) QA Automation
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (4.76%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (4.76%) People Management
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Supplier Relationship Management
5 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) ABAP
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP ALM
1 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) Empirix
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) SAP