The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMTP 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.07% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.90% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £12.55
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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 Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
29 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 15.51% 7.82% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Average daily rate £475 £500 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +45.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £360 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) JMS
1 2 (100.00%) NFS
1 2 (100.00%) SNMP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) Nagios
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) Debian
1 2 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Ubuntu

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Jetty
1 2 (100.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SNMP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) IMAP
1 2 (100.00%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) JProfiler
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) JConsole
1 2 (100.00%) VisualVM
1 2 (100.00%) YourKit
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) JMS
1 2 (100.00%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (100.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Debian
1 2 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 2 (100.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Stress Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) High Availability
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) NFS
1 2 (100.00%) Varnish
1 2 (100.00%) FreeRADIUS
1 2 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Nagios
1 2 (100.00%) Cacti
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
1 2 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (100.00%) logstash
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) SaltStack