The first table below looks at the demand for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 1 August 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 West Midlands 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 111 98 100
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing SMTP 9 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.45% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.31% 2.91% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -56.11%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
390 309 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.84% 15.54% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 140 138
Average daily rate £315 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 32
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
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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
Coventry - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 8 (80.00%) Perl
1 8 (80.00%) DNS
1 8 (80.00%) UNIX
1 8 (80.00%) IMAP
1 8 (80.00%) Sendmail
2 7 (70.00%) Lotus
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) IBM Notes
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) Automotive
4 1 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (10.00%) MCTS
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) RAD
4 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
4 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (10.00%) HTTP
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (10.00%) XSLT
4 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (10.00%) ClearQuest

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 4 (40.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) DNS
1 8 (80.00%) IMAP
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (10.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (10.00%) ClearCase Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) UNIX
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Change Management
1 1 (10.00%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) MCTS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Lotus
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
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