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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 152 147 133
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing SMTP 3 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.077% 0.24% 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 1.74% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £400 £400 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +88.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -
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
597 518 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.31% 13.68% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 245 185
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 56 33
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 29 May 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
Merseyside -4 2 £400 - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 21 (87.50%) DNS
2 19 (79.17%) Windows
3 18 (75.00%) TCP/IP
4 15 (62.50%) Linux
5 14 (58.33%) Unix
6 12 (50.00%) HTTP
7 11 (45.83%) DHCP
8 10 (41.67%) SNMP
8 10 (41.67%) Shell Script
9 9 (37.50%) SSL
9 9 (37.50%) Apache
9 9 (37.50%) Server Virtualisation
10 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (33.33%) Web Services
10 8 (33.33%) Perl
11 7 (29.17%) Cisco
11 7 (29.17%) IBM
11 7 (29.17%) Subversion
11 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
12 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
12 6 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
12 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (25.00%) Sendmail
12 6 (25.00%) Firewall
12 6 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (25.00%) Middleware
12 6 (25.00%) BGP
12 6 (25.00%) Oracle
12 6 (25.00%) DB2
12 6 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server

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 9 (37.50%) Apache
2 6 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (20.83%) IIS
4 4 (16.67%) OpenStack
4 4 (16.67%) SAS
5 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 21 (87.50%) DNS
2 18 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 12 (50.00%) HTTP
4 11 (45.83%) DHCP
5 10 (41.67%) SNMP
6 9 (37.50%) SSL
7 6 (25.00%) BGP
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (25.00%) Firewall
8 5 (20.83%) FTP
8 5 (20.83%) Internet
8 5 (20.83%) Network Security
8 5 (20.83%) Wireless
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (16.67%) IMAP
9 4 (16.67%) iSCSI
9 4 (16.67%) SSH
9 4 (16.67%) TACACS
9 4 (16.67%) Telnet
9 4 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) DB2
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.17%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Subversion
2 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.33%) JUnit
3 2 (8.33%) NUnit
3 2 (8.33%) PHPUnit
3 2 (8.33%) Travis CI
3 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Middleware Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) SIEM Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) Web Services
2 6 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (25.00%) Middleware
2 6 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (12.50%) .NET
4 2 (8.33%) jQuery
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.17%) CAML
5 1 (4.17%) CSS
5 1 (4.17%) CSS3
5 1 (4.17%) HTML
5 1 (4.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (12.50%) Statistics
4 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.33%) User Experience
5 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Linux
3 14 (58.33%) Unix
4 6 (25.00%) AIX
4 6 (25.00%) Solaris
5 4 (16.67%) CentOS
5 4 (16.67%) Debian
5 4 (16.67%) Mac OS
5 4 (16.67%) Ubuntu
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Server Virtualisation
2 6 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
4 4 (16.67%) ITIL
4 4 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (16.67%) Open Source
4 4 (16.67%) SIEM
5 3 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 3 (12.50%) Use Case
5 3 (12.50%) Web Filtering
6 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) Web Development
7 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Shell Script
2 8 (33.33%) Perl
3 6 (25.00%) Python
4 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 4 (16.67%) C
5 4 (16.67%) C++
5 4 (16.67%) Korn
5 4 (16.67%) PHP
5 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.33%) Java
6 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.17%) C#
7 1 (4.17%) FQL
7 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) CCNP
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Sendmail
2 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) Dovecot
2 4 (16.67%) iptables
2 4 (16.67%) KVM
2 4 (16.67%) Squid
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) BitLocker
3 2 (8.33%) Postfix
4 1 (4.17%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Cacti
1 4 (16.67%) HAProxy
1 4 (16.67%) Nagios
1 4 (16.67%) OpenNebula
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco
1 7 (29.17%) IBM
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) AlienVault
4 3 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 3 (12.50%) Splunk
5 2 (8.33%) Aruba
5 2 (8.33%) Intel Security
5 2 (8.33%) Juniper
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) MobileIron
5 2 (8.33%) Palo Alto
5 2 (8.33%) Symantec
5 2 (8.33%) Trustwave
6 1 (4.17%) Sourcefire