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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
England / North West
Rank 125 145 134
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Contract jobs citing SMTP 6 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.34% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 2.25% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £398 £346 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.80% +10.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +16.50%
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
400 579 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.38% 15.25% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 321 194
Median daily rate £375 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +5 4 - - 1
Cheshire +27 1 £398 +11.97%
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 18 (56.25%) DNS
2 15 (46.88%) DHCP
3 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 14 (43.75%) VMware
4 12 (37.50%) Windows
5 11 (34.38%) Oracle
6 10 (31.25%) Firewall
7 9 (28.13%) VLAN
7 9 (28.13%) HTTP
7 9 (28.13%) Linux
8 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 8 (25.00%) Perl
8 8 (25.00%) Middleware
8 8 (25.00%) VMware ESX
8 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (25.00%) Use Case
8 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database
9 7 (21.88%) Server Building
9 7 (21.88%) Unix
10 6 (18.75%) SAS
10 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
10 6 (18.75%) Puppet
10 6 (18.75%) CentOS
10 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
10 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (18.75%) Migration
10 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (15.63%) iptables

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (18.75%) SAS
2 5 (15.63%) Apache
2 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) OpenStack
3 3 (9.38%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
3 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
3 3 (9.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.25%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon S3
2 2 (6.25%) Office 365
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (3.13%) Route 53
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (56.25%) DNS
2 15 (46.88%) DHCP
3 10 (31.25%) Firewall
4 9 (28.13%) HTTP
4 9 (28.13%) VLAN
5 5 (15.63%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (15.63%) FTP
5 5 (15.63%) IMAP
5 5 (15.63%) iSCSI
5 5 (15.63%) MRTG
6 4 (12.50%) LDAP
7 3 (9.38%) HTTPS
7 3 (9.38%) SNMP
7 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
8 2 (6.25%) LAN
8 2 (6.25%) WAN
9 1 (3.13%) DMZ
9 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
9 1 (3.13%) RIP
9 1 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) DB2
3 1 (3.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (3.13%) GitLab
3 1 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Architect
1 8 (25.00%) Designer
2 5 (15.63%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Integration Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Messaging Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Network Designer
4 3 (9.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (9.38%) Web Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) Middleware
2 5 (15.63%) SOAP
2 5 (15.63%) Web Services
3 3 (9.38%) EDIFACT
3 3 (9.38%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (9.38%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (9.38%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) REST
4 1 (3.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (3.13%) BBC
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Linux
3 7 (21.88%) Unix
4 6 (18.75%) CentOS
5 5 (15.63%) Debian
5 5 (15.63%) Solaris
5 5 (15.63%) Ubuntu
6 4 (12.50%) AIX
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Use Case
2 7 (21.88%) Server Building
3 6 (18.75%) Migration
4 5 (15.63%) B2B
4 5 (15.63%) Open Source
4 5 (15.63%) SOA
5 4 (12.50%) DevOps
6 3 (9.38%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (6.25%) Change Management
7 2 (6.25%) ITIL
7 2 (6.25%) Presales
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (3.13%) Auto-Scaling
8 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
8 1 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (3.13%) Network Design
8 1 (3.13%) Time Management
8 1 (3.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) Perl
2 5 (15.63%) Bash Shell
2 5 (15.63%) C
2 5 (15.63%) Korn
2 5 (15.63%) PHP
2 5 (15.63%) Python
2 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
3 4 (12.50%) C++
4 3 (9.38%) Java
4 3 (9.38%) Jython
5 2 (6.25%) SQL
6 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (15.63%) Dovecot
4 5 (15.63%) iptables
4 5 (15.63%) KVM
4 5 (15.63%) Sendmail
4 5 (15.63%) Squid
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.13%) Ceph
6 1 (3.13%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Puppet
2 5 (15.63%) Cacti
2 5 (15.63%) HAProxy
2 5 (15.63%) Nagios
2 5 (15.63%) OpenNebula
3 2 (6.25%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (3.13%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) VMware
2 11 (34.38%) Oracle
3 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.38%) IBM
5 3 (9.38%) Sun
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco
6 2 (6.25%) IronPort
6 2 (6.25%) Lotus
6 2 (6.25%) Sophos
6 2 (6.25%) Trend Micro
7 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.13%) F5
7 1 (3.13%) HP
7 1 (3.13%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.13%) Symantec