The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smart Metering
Rank 84 87 84
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 5 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.48% 0.71% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.46% 2.62% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 6
Median daily rate £650 £650 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £655 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +1.93% -8.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

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 Leeds with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 342 382 283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 33.17% 27.11% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 267 174
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £304 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.35 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.27% +24.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in Leeds

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter in Leeds over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in Leeds

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Top 3 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (80.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) ZigBee

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) ZigBee
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Transformation Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Transformation Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Coaching
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management