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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 135 122 138
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs citing SMTP 2 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.063% 0.34% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 2.44% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 0
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£190 £298 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.44% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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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
480 410 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.09% 13.86% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 210 182
Average daily rate £320 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 41 52
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.72% +55.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014. 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
Cheshire +6 2 £190 -39.68%
Cumbria - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) SAP XI
3 1 (25.00%) Document Management
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) WSUS
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) JDBC

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) GPRS
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) SNMP
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) webMethods Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SAP XI
1 1 (25.00%) JDBC
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) EAI
2 1 (25.00%) B2B
2 1 (25.00%) B2C
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (25.00%) webMethods
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee