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 8 July 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
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 136 128 106
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -22
Contract jobs citing SMTP 10 1 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.033% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.25% 0.27% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 14
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£413 £225 £252
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £225 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - £19.75
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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
444 373 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.23% 12.37% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 190 148
Average daily rate £335 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 38
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -36.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 8 July 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 - 3 - - 1
Merseyside - 3 - -
Cheshire -6 2 £400 +77.77%
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) SSL
2 13 (65.00%) Firewall
3 12 (60.00%) HTTP
4 11 (55.00%) DNS
4 11 (55.00%) IIS
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (50.00%) FTP
6 9 (45.00%) SQL
6 9 (45.00%) VMware
6 9 (45.00%) Clustering
6 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (35.00%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (35.00%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (35.00%) ITIL
7 7 (35.00%) VPN
7 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (30.00%) MCP
8 6 (30.00%) Apache
8 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (30.00%) VMware ESX
8 6 (30.00%) Patch Management
9 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
9 5 (25.00%) SSH
9 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 11 (55.00%) IIS
2 6 (30.00%) Apache
3 3 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (10.00%) CMS
4 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (10.00%) CICS
4 2 (10.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) SSL
1 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) HTTP
3 11 (55.00%) DNS
4 10 (50.00%) FTP
5 7 (35.00%) VPN
6 5 (25.00%) SNMP
6 5 (25.00%) SSH
7 4 (20.00%) Network Security
7 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (15.00%) DHCP
9 2 (10.00%) SMS
9 2 (10.00%) VoIP
9 2 (10.00%) SNA
9 2 (10.00%) OSPF
9 2 (10.00%) BGP
9 2 (10.00%) TACACS
9 2 (10.00%) Telnet
9 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) MySQL
3 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Developer
1 3 (15.00%) Analyst
1 3 (15.00%) Network Analyst
1 3 (15.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Designer
2 2 (10.00%) Administrator
2 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Designer
2 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Network Support
3 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) EDI
1 3 (15.00%) JMS
1 3 (15.00%) EDIFACT
1 3 (15.00%) WCF
2 2 (10.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) VSAM
2 2 (10.00%) Statistics
2 2 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
4 2 (10.00%) zOS
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
1 7 (35.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (30.00%) Patch Management
3 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (20.00%) Information Security
5 3 (15.00%) SIEM
6 2 (10.00%) Time Management
6 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.00%) Data Management
7 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) ActionScript
2 3 (15.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) Perl
2 3 (15.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 6 (30.00%) MCP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (35.00%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (30.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (20.00%) ISA Server
5 2 (10.00%) RACF
6 1 (5.00%) Samba
6 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
6 1 (5.00%) NFS
6 1 (5.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (10.00%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (10.00%) Hyperic
3 1 (5.00%) Opsview
3 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) MOM
3 1 (5.00%) Nagios
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (20.00%) SurfControl
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) CA
5 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 2 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (10.00%) Aruba
6 1 (5.00%) ArcSight