The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smart Meter in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smart Meter over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 113 109
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4  
Contract jobs citing Smart Meter 6 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.43% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.26% 1.35% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 9
Median daily rate £350 £650 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +73.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £410
% change year-on-year - -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 476 666 551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 34.34% 32.50% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 455 340
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 22
Median hourly rate £20.58 £13.50 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.40% -24.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £10.09 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.24 £18.50 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smart Meter in West Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smart Meter in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smart Meter in West Yorkshire

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Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Leeds +14 6 £350 -46.15% 1
Smart Meter
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Smart Meter.

1 6 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (44.44%) Coaching
3 3 (33.33%) ZigBee

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Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 3 (33.33%) ZigBee
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Programme Manager
3 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Transformation Manager
5 1 (11.11%) Transformation Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (44.44%) Coaching