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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 119 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 5 21 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.70% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 2.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 0
Median daily rate £350 £435 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.54% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -1.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Smart Meter is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 586 753 631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.67% 25.22% 26.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 457 378
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £210 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 44
Median hourly rate £14.61 £15.21 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.91% -19.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £11.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £22.20 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Smart Meter
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Smart Meter as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Smart Meter in the West Midlands

Smart Meter
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

Smart Meter
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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +8 2 £306 -31.94%
Birmingham +19 1 - -
Smart Meter
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Business Development
4 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (10.00%) JIRA
5 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Java
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (10.00%) Unix
5 2 (10.00%) Windows
5 2 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (5.00%) Finance
6 1 (5.00%) Legal
6 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.00%) BDD
6 1 (5.00%) User Stories
6 1 (5.00%) Billing
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Marketing

Smart Meter
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:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.00%) Billing
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Bid Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Billing Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Data Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Smart Metering Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Unix
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Business Development
4 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.00%) BDD
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) User Stories
6 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) HP
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle