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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 137 136 126
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing SMTP 21 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.53% 1.14% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
Average daily rate £425 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.55% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.69 -
% change year-on-year
-36.09% -
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
595 438 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.70% 13.39% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 214 176
Average daily rate £410 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £459 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.00 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.44% +19.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.55 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 17 £425 +36.00% 1
Cheshire -5 2 £425 +4.29%
Lancashire - 2 - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 30 (85.71%) Windows
2 24 (68.57%) Unix
2 24 (68.57%) Linux
3 22 (62.86%) DNS
4 20 (57.14%) TCP/IP
5 19 (54.29%) HTTP
6 14 (40.00%) Web Services
6 14 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (37.14%) ITIL
8 12 (34.29%) Oracle
8 12 (34.29%) SNMP
8 12 (34.29%) Solaris
8 12 (34.29%) Apache
8 12 (34.29%) Python
8 12 (34.29%) Subversion
8 12 (34.29%) Computer Science
9 11 (31.43%) Shell Script
9 11 (31.43%) DHCP
9 11 (31.43%) SSL
9 11 (31.43%) IBM
9 11 (31.43%) Java
10 10 (28.57%) SQL
10 10 (28.57%) FTP
11 9 (25.71%) Perl
11 9 (25.71%) PHP
11 9 (25.71%) IIS
11 9 (25.71%) Internet
11 9 (25.71%) Degree
11 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
12 8 (22.86%) WebSphere

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (34.29%) Apache
2 9 (25.71%) IIS
3 8 (22.86%) WebLogic
3 8 (22.86%) WebSphere
3 8 (22.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
4 6 (17.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (8.57%) OpenStack
5 3 (8.57%) SAS
6 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 22 (62.86%) DNS
2 20 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 19 (54.29%) HTTP
4 12 (34.29%) SNMP
5 11 (31.43%) DHCP
5 11 (31.43%) SSL
6 10 (28.57%) FTP
7 9 (25.71%) Internet
8 8 (22.86%) Network Security
9 6 (17.14%) Firewall
9 6 (17.14%) VPN
9 6 (17.14%) Wireless
10 5 (14.29%) BGP
10 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (11.43%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (11.43%) OSPF
11 4 (11.43%) Spanning Tree
11 4 (11.43%) SSH
11 4 (11.43%) TACACS
11 4 (11.43%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) DB2
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 5 (14.29%) MySQL
3 5 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (14.29%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) Subversion
2 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
3 6 (17.14%) Eclipse
3 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
3 6 (17.14%) JUnit
3 6 (17.14%) NUnit
3 6 (17.14%) PHPUnit
3 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.71%) Banking
1 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Analyst
1 9 (25.71%) Developer
2 5 (14.29%) Digital Developer
2 5 (14.29%) Middleware Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Programmer
4 3 (8.57%) SIEM Specialist
4 3 (8.57%) webMethods Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (40.00%) Web Services
2 8 (22.86%) .NET
2 8 (22.86%) IBM Integration Bus
2 8 (22.86%) Middleware
2 8 (22.86%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (20.00%) HTML
4 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
4 6 (17.14%) CAML
4 6 (17.14%) CSS
4 6 (17.14%) jQuery
5 5 (14.29%) Django
5 5 (14.29%) LAMP
5 5 (14.29%) LAPP Stack
5 5 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (14.29%) XML
6 4 (11.43%) JDBC
6 4 (11.43%) SAP XI
7 1 (2.86%) CSS3
7 1 (2.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (34.29%) Computer Science
3 4 (11.43%) Statistics
4 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.71%) User Experience
5 1 (2.86%) CMDB
5 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (85.71%) Windows
2 24 (68.57%) Linux
2 24 (68.57%) Unix
3 12 (34.29%) Solaris
4 8 (22.86%) AIX
5 6 (17.14%) Mac OS X
5 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
6 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
7 3 (8.57%) CentOS
7 3 (8.57%) Debian
7 3 (8.57%) Ubuntu
7 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
8 2 (5.71%) Mac OS
8 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
3 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
4 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.29%) Data Management
4 5 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (14.29%) TDD
4 5 (14.29%) Web Design
5 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (11.43%) OO
5 4 (11.43%) OOP
5 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
5 4 (11.43%) SIEM
5 4 (11.43%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
5 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) Python
2 11 (31.43%) Java
2 11 (31.43%) Shell Script
3 10 (28.57%) SQL
4 9 (25.71%) Perl
4 9 (25.71%) PHP
5 8 (22.86%) C
5 8 (22.86%) C++
5 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
6 7 (20.00%) VB.NET
7 6 (17.14%) C#
7 6 (17.14%) FQL
7 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
7 6 (17.14%) VB
8 5 (14.29%) Ruby
8 5 (14.29%) VBA
8 5 (14.29%) VBScript
9 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
9 3 (8.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) CCNA
4 1 (2.86%) CCNP
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) SLA
2 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) BitLocker
3 5 (14.29%) Sendmail
4 3 (8.57%) Dovecot
4 3 (8.57%) iptables
4 3 (8.57%) KVM
4 3 (8.57%) Squid
4 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.71%) Postfix
6 1 (2.86%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (8.57%) Cacti
2 3 (8.57%) HAProxy
2 3 (8.57%) Nagios
2 3 (8.57%) OpenNebula
2 3 (8.57%) Puppet
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Oracle
2 11 (31.43%) IBM
3 7 (20.00%) Cisco
4 4 (11.43%) Aruba
4 4 (11.43%) Fortinet
4 4 (11.43%) Palo Alto
4 4 (11.43%) SAP
4 4 (11.43%) webMethods
5 3 (8.57%) AlienVault
5 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.57%) Splunk
5 3 (8.57%) VMware
6 2 (5.71%) Intel Security
6 2 (5.71%) Juniper
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.71%) MobileIron
6 2 (5.71%) Symantec
6 2 (5.71%) Trustwave
7 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.86%) Sourcefire
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