The first table below looks at the demand for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Leeds region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 78 63 66
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs citing SMTP 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.34% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.08% 0.73% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £265 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.65% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -38.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
130 137 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.08% 17.91% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 75 64
Average daily rate £325 £270 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £151 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £35.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.29% +162.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £15.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £115.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SMTP
West Yorkshire

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

SMTP
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) IIS
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) NAS
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 4 (100.00%) IIS
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) NAS
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco