The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 60 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMTP 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.16% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.71% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.56 £14.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+76.24% -36.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
109 102 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.93% 16.24% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 52 48
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.65 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) IMAP
2 4 (66.67%) OpenLDAP
2 4 (66.67%) Sendmail
2 4 (66.67%) Proofpoint
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) Internet
2 4 (66.67%) S/MIME
3 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (50.00%) SSL
3 3 (50.00%) Solaris
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Perl
3 3 (50.00%) Apache
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (50.00%) PKI
3 3 (50.00%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (50.00%) MindAlign
4 2 (33.33%) CentOS
4 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) SUSE
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) Apache
1 3 (50.00%) MindAlign
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) IMAP
2 4 (66.67%) Internet
2 4 (66.67%) OpenLDAP
2 4 (66.67%) S/MIME
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) SSL
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) BGP
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) DSL
5 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) FTP
5 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (16.67%) IPsec
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) OSPF
5 1 (16.67%) SNMP
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Messaging Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) Solaris
4 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (33.33%) CentOS
4 2 (33.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Internal Audit
2 1 (16.67%) IT Audit
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) People Management
2 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Perl
1 3 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Sendmail
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware
2 1 (16.67%) NFS
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Proofpoint
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco