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 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 145 145 131
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing SMTP 9 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.21% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.67% 1.71% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Median daily rate £400 £425 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +88.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+19.02% -
SMTP
England

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
538 468 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.74% 12.10% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 234 199
Median daily rate £388 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 44
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -25.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 6 £350 - 1
Merseyside 0 2 £450 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £300 -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 13 (68.42%) DNS
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 9 (47.37%) DHCP
4 7 (36.84%) HTTP
4 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
4 7 (36.84%) Firewall
4 7 (36.84%) VMware
5 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
5 6 (31.58%) Linux
5 6 (31.58%) Unix
5 6 (31.58%) Oracle
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
6 5 (26.32%) Web Services
6 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
7 4 (21.05%) Middleware
7 4 (21.05%) SNMP
7 4 (21.05%) FTP
7 4 (21.05%) Apache
7 4 (21.05%) Perl
7 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
7 4 (21.05%) VLAN
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (21.05%) Use Case
7 4 (21.05%) Sendmail
7 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
7 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (15.79%) OpenNebula
8 3 (15.79%) iptables
8 3 (15.79%) KVM

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 4 (21.05%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) OpenStack
2 3 (15.79%) SAS
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) DNS
2 9 (47.37%) DHCP
3 7 (36.84%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) HTTP
4 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
5 4 (21.05%) FTP
5 4 (21.05%) SNMP
5 4 (21.05%) VLAN
6 3 (15.79%) BGP
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (15.79%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (15.79%) IMAP
6 3 (15.79%) iSCSI
6 3 (15.79%) MRTG
7 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
7 2 (10.53%) SSH
7 2 (10.53%) TACACS
7 2 (10.53%) Telnet
7 2 (10.53%) VPN
7 2 (10.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (10.53%) DB2
4 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.26%) MySQL
4 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.79%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) JUnit
3 1 (5.26%) NUnit
3 1 (5.26%) PHPUnit
3 1 (5.26%) Travis CI
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Architect
1 4 (21.05%) Designer
2 3 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Messaging Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Network Designer
2 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Web Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Middleware Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Middleware Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Middleware Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Web Services
2 4 (21.05%) Middleware
3 2 (10.53%) EDIFACT
3 2 (10.53%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (10.53%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.26%) Clustering
4 1 (5.26%) Statistics
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Unix
3 3 (15.79%) CentOS
3 3 (15.79%) Debian
3 3 (15.79%) Mac OS
3 3 (15.79%) Ubuntu
4 2 (10.53%) AIX
4 2 (10.53%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Use Case
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Open Source
2 3 (15.79%) Server Building
2 3 (15.79%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (10.53%) B2B
3 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
3 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Presales
3 2 (10.53%) SOA
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (5.26%) Web Design
4 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
2 4 (21.05%) Perl
3 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 3 (15.79%) C
3 3 (15.79%) C++
3 3 (15.79%) Korn
3 3 (15.79%) PHP
3 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.79%) Python
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) CCNP
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Sendmail
2 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
3 3 (15.79%) Dovecot
3 3 (15.79%) iptables
3 3 (15.79%) KVM
3 3 (15.79%) Squid
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) Postfix
5 1 (5.26%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Cacti
1 3 (15.79%) HAProxy
1 3 (15.79%) Nagios
1 3 (15.79%) OpenNebula
1 3 (15.79%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) VMware
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 2 (10.53%) Intel Security
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) F5
5 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) Lotus
5 1 (5.26%) MobileIron
5 1 (5.26%) Sun
5 1 (5.26%) Trustwave