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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 131 151 141
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Contract jobs citing SMTP 23 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.43% 0.063%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.36% 3.29% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 1
Median daily rate £423 £425 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +123.68%
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+104.54% -
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
528 578 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.90% 13.07% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 326 269
Median daily rate £410 £400 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +27.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £249 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 67 51
Median hourly rate £18.38 £17.33 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.03% -16.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.53 £12.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +7 17 £413 -7.30% 3
Merseyside - 5 £461 -
Cheshire +4 1 £300 -25.00%
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 15 (57.69%) DNS
2 13 (50.00%) DHCP
3 10 (38.46%) HTTP
3 10 (38.46%) VMware
4 9 (34.62%) Firewall
5 8 (30.77%) Use Case
5 8 (30.77%) Windows
6 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
6 7 (26.92%) FTP
7 6 (23.08%) Unix
7 6 (23.08%) Linux
7 6 (23.08%) Perl
7 6 (23.08%) Middleware
7 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (19.23%) iSCSI
8 5 (19.23%) CentOS
8 5 (19.23%) Cacti
8 5 (19.23%) Sendmail
8 5 (19.23%) Open Source
8 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
8 5 (19.23%) Puppet
8 5 (19.23%) Dovecot
8 5 (19.23%) Debian
8 5 (19.23%) Squid
8 5 (19.23%) IMAP
8 5 (19.23%) Ubuntu
8 5 (19.23%) Korn
8 5 (19.23%) VLAN

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 (19.23%) Apache
1 5 (19.23%) OpenStack
1 5 (19.23%) SAS
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.69%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) DNS
2 13 (50.00%) DHCP
3 10 (38.46%) HTTP
4 9 (34.62%) Firewall
5 7 (26.92%) FTP
6 5 (19.23%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (19.23%) IMAP
6 5 (19.23%) iSCSI
6 5 (19.23%) MRTG
6 5 (19.23%) VLAN
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (15.38%) LAN
7 4 (15.38%) LDAP
7 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 4 (15.38%) WAN
8 3 (11.54%) BGP
8 3 (11.54%) HTTPS
8 3 (11.54%) SNMP
8 3 (11.54%) Wireless
9 2 (7.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Designer
2 5 (19.23%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Integration Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Messaging Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (11.54%) Network Designer
4 3 (11.54%) Web Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Unix Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Middleware
2 5 (19.23%) SOAP
2 5 (19.23%) Web Services
3 3 (11.54%) EDIFACT
3 3 (11.54%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (3.85%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Mainframe
3 2 (7.69%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) BBC
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Unix
3 5 (19.23%) CentOS
3 5 (19.23%) Debian
3 5 (19.23%) Ubuntu
4 3 (11.54%) Solaris
5 2 (7.69%) AIX
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Use Case
2 5 (19.23%) B2B
2 5 (19.23%) Open Source
2 5 (19.23%) SOA
3 4 (15.38%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps
4 3 (11.54%) Server Building
5 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (7.69%) Presales
5 2 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.85%) Investment Management
6 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) Web Development
6 1 (3.85%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Perl
2 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
2 5 (19.23%) C
2 5 (19.23%) Korn
2 5 (19.23%) PHP
2 5 (19.23%) Python
2 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
3 4 (15.38%) C++
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) Jython
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) CCNP
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (19.23%) Dovecot
3 5 (19.23%) iptables
3 5 (19.23%) KVM
3 5 (19.23%) Sendmail
3 5 (19.23%) Squid
4 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.85%) Ceph
5 1 (3.85%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Cacti
1 5 (19.23%) HAProxy
1 5 (19.23%) Nagios
1 5 (19.23%) OpenNebula
1 5 (19.23%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) VMware
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
3 3 (11.54%) Sun
4 2 (7.69%) Lotus
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.85%) F5
5 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) IBM
5 1 (3.85%) Intel Security
5 1 (3.85%) Juniper
5 1 (3.85%) Symantec