The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 80 69 65
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 24 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.42% 0.89% 1.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.96% 2.98% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 13
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £378 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £462 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 - £37.50
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Miscellaneous Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
484 302 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 28.57% 29.90% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 182 119
Average daily rate £383 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -54.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.54 £12.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

Smart Meter
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smart Meter across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Smart Meter Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Smart Meter across the Leeds region.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Smart Meter
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smart Meter across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Smart Meter Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Smart Meter
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Smart Meter Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Smart Meter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Smart Meter.

1 20 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 17 (48.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (34.29%) Project Management
4 11 (31.43%) Migration
5 8 (22.86%) Programme Management
6 7 (20.00%) Data Management
6 7 (20.00%) Data Governance
7 6 (17.14%) Data Migration
7 6 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (14.29%) Cisco
8 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (14.29%) Linux
8 5 (14.29%) Firewall
8 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
8 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
8 5 (14.29%) MPLS
8 5 (14.29%) BGP
8 5 (14.29%) F5
8 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (14.29%) FortiGate
8 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
9 4 (11.43%) Dependency Management
9 4 (11.43%) Time Management
9 4 (11.43%) Strategic Planning
9 4 (11.43%) PMP
9 4 (11.43%) PMI Certification
9 4 (11.43%) UML
9 4 (11.43%) OO

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Smart Meter also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Smart Meter. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
2 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) MPLS
1 5 (14.29%) BGP
1 5 (14.29%) Firewall
1 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Rational Rose
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Change Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Project Planner
4 4 (11.43%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Environment Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Business Change Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Test Environment Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Head of Service Management
6 2 (5.71%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Project Support Officer
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Project Officer
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Support Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Data Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.86%) DTV
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
1 5 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 17 (48.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (34.29%) Project Management
4 11 (31.43%) Migration
5 8 (22.86%) Programme Management
6 7 (20.00%) Data Management
6 7 (20.00%) Data Governance
7 6 (17.14%) Data Migration
7 6 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (11.43%) UML
8 4 (11.43%) OO
8 4 (11.43%) Dependency Management
8 4 (11.43%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (11.43%) Time Management
9 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Line Management
9 3 (8.57%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (8.57%) ITIL
9 3 (8.57%) Service Management
9 3 (8.57%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (11.43%) PMP
2 4 (11.43%) PMI Certification
3 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.71%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Cisco
1 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
1 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
1 5 (14.29%) F5
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) SAP