The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 147 135 126
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing SMTP 20 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.032% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.72% 0.22% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £190 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+123.68% -33.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £190 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £12.55
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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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
537 460 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.42% 14.91% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 239 182
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £205 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £439 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 43
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
Manchester - 6 £445 - 2
Cheshire -4 5 £400 +110.52%
Lancashire - 4 £408 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 21 (72.41%) Windows
1 21 (72.41%) HTTP
2 20 (68.97%) FTP
3 18 (62.07%) ITIL
4 15 (51.72%) UNIX
5 13 (44.83%) SQL
6 12 (41.38%) Firewall
7 11 (37.93%) VMware
7 11 (37.93%) Java
7 11 (37.93%) Linux
7 11 (37.93%) DNS
7 11 (37.93%) SSL
7 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
8 10 (34.48%) IIS
9 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
9 9 (31.03%) IBM
9 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
9 9 (31.03%) Clustering
9 9 (31.03%) Degree
10 8 (27.59%) Solaris
11 7 (24.14%) Python
11 7 (24.14%) SLA
11 7 (24.14%) Oracle
11 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
12 6 (20.69%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (20.69%) IBM Mainframe
12 6 (20.69%) VMware ESXi

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 10 (34.48%) IIS
2 6 (20.69%) Apache
2 6 (20.69%) CICS
3 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
3 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
4 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (10.34%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (6.90%) CMS
5 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
5 2 (6.90%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (72.41%) HTTP
2 20 (68.97%) FTP
3 12 (41.38%) Firewall
4 11 (37.93%) DNS
4 11 (37.93%) SSL
5 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
6 6 (20.69%) SNA
6 6 (20.69%) SMS
6 6 (20.69%) Internet
7 5 (17.24%) SNMP
7 5 (17.24%) SSH
8 3 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (10.34%) Network Security
8 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (10.34%) NAS
8 3 (10.34%) Spanning Tree
8 3 (10.34%) Wireless
8 3 (10.34%) VoIP
8 3 (10.34%) DHCP
8 3 (10.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (20.69%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (20.69%) MySQL
4 4 (13.79%) SQLite
4 4 (13.79%) MongoDB
5 3 (10.34%) DataStage
6 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
6 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) JUnit
1 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
1 4 (13.79%) Eclipse
1 4 (13.79%) NUnit
1 4 (13.79%) Subversion
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.79%) PHPUnit
1 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
1 3 (10.34%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Designer
4 4 (13.79%) Programmer
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Analyst Programmer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Programmer
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (10.34%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Network Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Network Support
7 1 (3.45%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) JDBC
2 5 (17.24%) XML
2 5 (17.24%) SAP XI
3 4 (13.79%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (13.79%) HTML
3 4 (13.79%) Django
3 4 (13.79%) jQuery
3 4 (13.79%) CAML
3 4 (13.79%) Web Services
3 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
3 4 (13.79%) CSS
4 3 (10.34%) EDI
4 3 (10.34%) JMS
4 3 (10.34%) Middleware
4 3 (10.34%) EDIFACT
4 3 (10.34%) WCF
5 2 (6.90%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Clustering
2 6 (20.69%) VSAM
2 6 (20.69%) Mainframe
2 6 (20.69%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.34%) EFT
4 3 (10.34%) PKI
4 3 (10.34%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (72.41%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) UNIX
3 11 (37.93%) Linux
4 8 (27.59%) Solaris
5 6 (20.69%) zOS
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (17.24%) Windows XP
7 4 (13.79%) Mac OS X
8 3 (10.34%) AIX
9 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
2 6 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (20.69%) Patch Management
3 5 (17.24%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
3 5 (17.24%) OOP
3 5 (17.24%) OO
4 4 (13.79%) SOA
4 4 (13.79%) Web Design
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) TDD
4 4 (13.79%) Data Management
4 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (13.79%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (10.34%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 11 (37.93%) Java
3 7 (24.14%) Python
4 6 (20.69%) PHP
4 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
5 4 (13.79%) FQL
5 4 (13.79%) Ruby
5 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.79%) C
5 4 (13.79%) C#
5 4 (13.79%) C++
5 4 (13.79%) VBScript
5 4 (13.79%) VB
5 4 (13.79%) VB.NET
5 4 (13.79%) VBA
6 3 (10.34%) ActionScript
6 3 (10.34%) Perl
6 3 (10.34%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Degree
2 6 (20.69%) MCP
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (20.69%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (20.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
3 6 (20.69%) RACF
3 6 (20.69%) VMware ESX
3 6 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (20.69%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (20.69%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 4 (13.79%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) OMEGAMON
1 6 (20.69%) zSecure
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (6.90%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) VMware
2 9 (31.03%) IBM
3 7 (24.14%) Oracle
4 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.69%) CA
5 5 (17.24%) SAP
5 5 (17.24%) webMethods
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco
6 3 (10.34%) Fortinet
6 3 (10.34%) Aruba
7 2 (6.90%) Red Hat