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 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 112 93 110
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +17
Contract jobs citing SMTP 2 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.083% 0.44% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 2.86% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £340 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
364 315 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.07% 15.47% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 161 122
Average daily rate £350 £343 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 49
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £31.00
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 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 21 November 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
Birmingham -10 1 - -
Coventry - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
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England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 13 (86.67%) Sendmail
2 12 (80.00%) UNIX
3 11 (73.33%) Perl
3 11 (73.33%) DNS
3 11 (73.33%) IMAP
4 7 (46.67%) Lotus
5 6 (40.00%) Finance
5 6 (40.00%) Linux
6 4 (26.67%) IBM Notes
6 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
6 4 (26.67%) Degree
7 3 (20.00%) Banking
7 3 (20.00%) S/MIME
8 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
8 2 (13.33%) SOAP
8 2 (13.33%) WCF
9 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (6.67%) CentOS
9 1 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (6.67%) Proofpoint
9 1 (6.67%) Open Source
9 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (6.67%) REST
9 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
9 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (6.67%) MCTS

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (26.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) DNS
1 11 (73.33%) IMAP
2 3 (20.00%) S/MIME
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) HTTP
4 1 (6.67%) SSL
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Administrator
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
1 3 (20.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
1 2 (13.33%) WCF
2 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XSLT
2 1 (6.67%) NHibernate
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) UNIX
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) SUSE
3 1 (6.67%) CentOS
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL
1 1 (6.67%) EAI
1 1 (6.67%) SOA
1 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
1 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCTS
System Software
1 13 (86.67%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Lotus
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Proofpoint