The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 107 108 99
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing SMTP 8 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.33% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.99% 2.11% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £19.75
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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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
268 380 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.14% 15.62% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 185 134
Average daily rate £325 £313 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £155 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 34
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 2015. 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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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
Worcestershire - 6 £288 -
Coventry - 2 £300 -
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England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) Solaris
3 4 (44.44%) SNMP
3 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Sun
3 4 (44.44%) Compaq
3 4 (44.44%) Dell
3 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
4 3 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) IIS
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) Classic ASP
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 2 (22.22%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) HTML
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 2 (22.22%) VBScript
5 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) SSL
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) Linux

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 2 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) CMS
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) SNMP
2 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) SSL
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) X.400
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
4 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre Technician
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Server Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) WinForms
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) Classic ASP
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) LINQ
2 2 (22.22%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
2 2 (22.22%) LINQ to SQL
2 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (11.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Solaris
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) CentOS
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
2 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
1 2 (22.22%) VBScript
1 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Sun
1 4 (44.44%) Compaq
1 4 (44.44%) Dell
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) WatchGuard
3 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
3 1 (11.11%) Draytek
3 1 (11.11%) NETGEAR