The first table below looks at the demand for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Yorkshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 103 91 94
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing SMTP 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.27% 0.074% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.05% 0.54% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £265 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.25 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -38.88%
Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
164 185 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 8.95% 13.69% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 96 121
Average daily rate £315 £270 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £138 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £361 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.73 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.17% +49.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £115.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
SMTP
Yorkshire

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Leeds -15 4 £265 -
SMTP
Yorkshire

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 6 (100.00%) IIS
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) NAS
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Kaspersky

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 6 (100.00%) IIS
1 6 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) CATIA
2 1 (16.67%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) NAS
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) XML
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Statistics
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Kaspersky
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Avaya
2 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Lotus
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec