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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
England / North West
Rank 132 137 139
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing SMTP 4 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.58% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% 3.83% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 3
Median daily rate - £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £340 £390
% change year-on-year
+32.35% -12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £9.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+138.88% -60.33%

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
397 575 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.05% 15.06% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 324 211
Median daily rate £383 £400 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +15.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 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 -4 1 - -
Merseyside -4 1 - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) DNS
3 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) DHCP
3 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle
4 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
5 5 (31.25%) Firewall
5 5 (31.25%) SAS
5 5 (31.25%) HTTP
5 5 (31.25%) CentOS
5 5 (31.25%) Puppet
6 4 (25.00%) VLAN
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (25.00%) Server Building
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) Perl
6 4 (25.00%) Unix
6 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) SSL
7 3 (18.75%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (18.75%) GitLab
7 3 (18.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (18.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (18.75%) Auto-Scaling

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 5 (31.25%) SAS
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon S3
1 3 (18.75%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (18.75%) AWS Lambda
1 3 (18.75%) Route 53
1 3 (18.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) DNS
2 7 (43.75%) DHCP
3 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) HTTP
4 4 (25.00%) VLAN
5 3 (18.75%) SSL
6 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (12.50%) IMAP
6 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
6 2 (12.50%) LDAP
6 2 (12.50%) MRTG
6 2 (12.50%) SNMP
6 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
7 1 (6.25%) LAN
7 1 (6.25%) RIP
7 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Big Data
3 2 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
2 3 (18.75%) GitLab
2 3 (18.75%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Designer
2 2 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Software Packaging
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) PKI
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) CentOS
4 4 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (12.50%) AIX
5 2 (12.50%) Debian
5 2 (12.50%) Solaris
5 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Server Building
2 3 (18.75%) Auto-Scaling
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 2 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Use Case
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 2 (12.50%) C
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) Jython
2 2 (12.50%) Korn
2 2 (12.50%) PHP
2 2 (12.50%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (12.50%) Dovecot
3 2 (12.50%) iptables
3 2 (12.50%) KVM
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (12.50%) Sendmail
3 2 (12.50%) Squid
3 2 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Puppet
2 3 (18.75%) Rsyslog
3 2 (12.50%) Cacti
3 2 (12.50%) HAProxy
3 2 (12.50%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (12.50%) Nagios
3 2 (12.50%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) IronPort
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Sophos
3 2 (12.50%) Trend Micro
4 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco