The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 46 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMTP 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.85% - 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.12% - 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year
-60.09% -
SMTP
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
97 49 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 20.59% 19.84% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 20 26
Average daily rate £275 £435 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.78% +14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £510 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.75 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.28% -16.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham - - - - 6
SMTP
South West

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing SMTP 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 SMTP.

1 24 (92.31%) Perl
1 24 (92.31%) Linux
2 19 (73.08%) LDAP
2 19 (73.08%) DNS
2 19 (73.08%) Cisco
2 19 (73.08%) Squid
3 18 (69.23%) Internet
4 15 (57.69%) qmail
5 13 (50.00%) Juniper
5 13 (50.00%) SSL
5 13 (50.00%) HTTP
5 13 (50.00%) F5
5 13 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 13 (50.00%) CCENT
5 13 (50.00%) LPIC
5 13 (50.00%) Zenoss
6 11 (42.31%) Red Hat
7 9 (34.62%) ITIL
8 8 (30.77%) Python
8 8 (30.77%) Bash Shell
9 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (23.08%) CentOS
9 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (23.08%) QA
9 6 (23.08%) Degree
9 6 (23.08%) Ruby
9 6 (23.08%) NetApp
9 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
9 6 (23.08%) VMware
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing SMTP 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 SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (23.08%) IIS
1 6 (23.08%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (73.08%) LDAP
1 19 (73.08%) DNS
2 18 (69.23%) Internet
3 13 (50.00%) SSL
3 13 (50.00%) HTTP
4 6 (23.08%) SNMP
4 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.69%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Linux Administrator
2 15 (57.69%) Administrator
3 13 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
3 13 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 5 (19.23%) Python Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Developer
5 3 (11.54%) QA Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Build Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Security Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Designer
7 1 (3.85%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Quality Engineer
Operating Systems
1 24 (92.31%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) CentOS
2 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (34.62%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) Computer Security
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) Perl
2 8 (30.77%) Python
2 8 (30.77%) Bash Shell
3 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
3 6 (23.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) LPIC
1 13 (50.00%) CCENT
2 6 (23.08%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 19 (73.08%) Squid
2 15 (57.69%) qmail
3 6 (23.08%) NFS
3 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (50.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Cisco
2 13 (50.00%) Juniper
2 13 (50.00%) F5
3 11 (42.31%) Red Hat
4 6 (23.08%) VMware
4 6 (23.08%) NetApp
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft