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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 142 145 137
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing SMTP 9 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.29% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 2.06% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Median daily rate £399 £346 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.16% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.56 £15.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+190.36% -33.89%
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
464 583 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.76% 14.11% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 341 228
Median daily rate £425 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £519 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 49 37
Median hourly rate £19.63 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.93% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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
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 9 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
Manchester -4 7 £446 +32.22% 2
Cheshire +19 2 £399 +12.32%
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 18 (58.06%) DNS
2 15 (48.39%) DHCP
3 14 (45.16%) VMware
4 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
5 12 (38.71%) Windows
6 11 (35.48%) Oracle
7 10 (32.26%) Firewall
8 9 (29.03%) VLAN
8 9 (29.03%) HTTP
9 8 (25.81%) Linux
9 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
9 8 (25.81%) Perl
9 8 (25.81%) Middleware
9 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (25.81%) Use Case
9 8 (25.81%) VMware ESX
9 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
10 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
10 7 (22.58%) Server Building
10 7 (22.58%) Unix
11 6 (19.35%) Migration
11 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
11 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
11 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (16.13%) OpenStack
12 5 (16.13%) HAProxy
12 5 (16.13%) KVM
12 5 (16.13%) OpenNebula
12 5 (16.13%) iptables

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 (16.13%) Apache
1 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
1 5 (16.13%) OpenStack
1 5 (16.13%) SAS
2 3 (9.68%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
2 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.68%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon S3
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (58.06%) DNS
2 15 (48.39%) DHCP
3 10 (32.26%) Firewall
4 9 (29.03%) HTTP
4 9 (29.03%) VLAN
5 5 (16.13%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (16.13%) FTP
5 5 (16.13%) IMAP
5 5 (16.13%) iSCSI
5 5 (16.13%) MRTG
6 4 (12.90%) LDAP
7 3 (9.68%) HTTPS
7 3 (9.68%) SNMP
7 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
8 2 (6.45%) LAN
8 2 (6.45%) WAN
9 1 (3.23%) DMZ
9 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
9 1 (3.23%) RIP
9 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Architect
1 8 (25.81%) Designer
2 5 (16.13%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Integration Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Messaging Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Network Designer
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (9.68%) Web Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) Middleware
2 5 (16.13%) SOAP
2 5 (16.13%) Web Services
3 3 (9.68%) EDIFACT
3 3 (9.68%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (9.68%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (9.68%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) BBC
4 1 (3.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Linux
3 7 (22.58%) Unix
4 5 (16.13%) CentOS
4 5 (16.13%) Debian
4 5 (16.13%) Solaris
4 5 (16.13%) Ubuntu
5 4 (12.90%) AIX
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Use Case
2 7 (22.58%) Server Building
3 6 (19.35%) Migration
4 5 (16.13%) B2B
4 5 (16.13%) Open Source
4 5 (16.13%) SOA
5 3 (9.68%) DevOps
5 3 (9.68%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (6.45%) Change Management
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL
6 2 (6.45%) Presales
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.23%) Network Design
7 1 (3.23%) Time Management
7 1 (3.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Perl
2 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
2 5 (16.13%) C
2 5 (16.13%) Korn
2 5 (16.13%) PHP
2 5 (16.13%) Python
2 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
3 4 (12.90%) C++
4 3 (9.68%) Java
4 3 (9.68%) Jython
5 2 (6.45%) SQL
6 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) VMware ESX
3 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (16.13%) Dovecot
4 5 (16.13%) iptables
4 5 (16.13%) KVM
4 5 (16.13%) Sendmail
4 5 (16.13%) Squid
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (6.45%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.23%) Ceph
6 1 (3.23%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Cacti
1 5 (16.13%) HAProxy
1 5 (16.13%) Nagios
1 5 (16.13%) OpenNebula
1 5 (16.13%) Puppet
2 2 (6.45%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) VMware
2 11 (35.48%) Oracle
3 5 (16.13%) Red Hat
4 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.68%) IBM
5 3 (9.68%) Sun
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco
6 2 (6.45%) IronPort
6 2 (6.45%) Lotus
6 2 (6.45%) Sophos
6 2 (6.45%) Trend Micro
7 1 (3.23%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.23%) F5
7 1 (3.23%) HP
7 1 (3.23%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.23%) Symantec