Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 182 173
Rank change year-on-year +21 -9 -2
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 26 29 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.47% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.95% 1.69% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 2
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +1.97% +1.33%
10th Percentile £341 £334 £317
90th Percentile £545 £513 £459
England median daily rate £425 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - -
England median hourly rate £32.22 £47.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -32.17% +46.15% -

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 1333 1711 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.76% 27.93% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1043 819
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £398 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.52% +9.66% +3.57%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £213
90th Percentile £523 £548 £518
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 83 108
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -9.09% -14.75%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.80 £11.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £32.69 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.08
% change year-on-year -1.58% +9.17% +6.00%

Smart Meter
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 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Warwickshire +10 16 £381 -12.36%
Birmingham +6 4 £425 +21.43%
Coventry - 2 £425 - 1
Kingswinford -5 1 - -
Smart Meter
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 12 (46.15%) Regression Testing
2 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 10 (38.46%) HP
2 10 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 7 (26.92%) Unix
4 7 (26.92%) Oracle
5 6 (23.08%) Windows
6 5 (19.23%) Java
6 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
7 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (11.54%) JIRA
8 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
8 3 (11.54%) Project Management
8 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
8 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
8 3 (11.54%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (11.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 2 (7.69%) SDLC
9 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (3.85%) Internet
10 1 (3.85%) ISEB
10 1 (3.85%) SMS
10 1 (3.85%) CGI
10 1 (3.85%) C#
10 1 (3.85%) ABAP
10 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
10 1 (3.85%) SAP
10 1 (3.85%) SOAP

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 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
1 1 (3.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (3.85%) Billing
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Legal
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Analyst
2 14 (53.85%) Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Smart Metering Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) ABAP Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Designer
6 1 (3.85%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Digital Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) CGI
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Smart Forms
1 1 (3.85%) SOAP
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Unix
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Regression Testing
2 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
4 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (3.85%) Contract Management
6 1 (3.85%) Functional Testing
6 1 (3.85%) People Management
6 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.85%) Use Case
6 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) ABAP
3 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) PMO
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) HP
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) SAP