The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 82 75 74
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing SMTP 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.36% 0.10% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.03% 0.98% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£215 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £340 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.87 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-39.49% -25.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
197 102 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 17.75% 10.64% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 52 47
Average daily rate £325 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £14.87 £17.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.05% +4.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

SMTP
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 November 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%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (100.00%) PDA
1 4 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 4 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (75.00%) Software Deployment
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (75.00%) RTSP
2 3 (75.00%) MSI
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 4 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (75.00%) RTSP
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 3 (75.00%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) VMware