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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smart Metering
Rank 83 77 64
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 11 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.83% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.80% 1.29% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.50 -
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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
393 310 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 29.77% 26.47% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 188 109
Average daily rate £375 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.23% +55.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.11%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 8 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (43.75%) Service Management
3 5 (31.25%) Change Management
4 4 (25.00%) SAP
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Data Management
5 3 (18.75%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (18.75%) Dependency Management
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) GPRS
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 3 (18.75%) WAN
5 3 (18.75%) PMP
5 3 (18.75%) PMI Certification
6 2 (12.50%) Firmware
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE
6 2 (12.50%) MS Project
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) Line Management
6 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
6 2 (12.50%) QA
6 2 (12.50%) Retail
6 2 (12.50%) Finance
6 2 (12.50%) Validation
7 1 (6.25%) CMDB

Smart Meter
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) GPRS
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Rational Rose
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Project Planner
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Support Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Project Officer
3 1 (6.25%) Process Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Integrator
3 1 (6.25%) Head of Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Project Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) CMDB
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (43.75%) Service Management
3 5 (31.25%) Change Management
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Data Management
5 3 (18.75%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) Dependency Management
6 2 (12.50%) Line Management
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Validation
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE
6 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
7 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) PMP
1 3 (18.75%) PMI Certification
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) BMC