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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 154 149 135
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing SMTP 12 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.04% 1.77% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Average daily rate £425 £400 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £398 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.80% +22.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
-26.78% -
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
587 508 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.58% 13.09% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 237 165
Average daily rate £385 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 49 35
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.67 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -5 6 £438 - 2
Merseyside +2 3 £413 -
Lancashire - 2 £375 -
Cheshire -14 1 £425 +6.25%
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 23 (82.14%) DNS
2 21 (75.00%) Windows
3 20 (71.43%) TCP/IP
4 17 (60.71%) Linux
5 16 (57.14%) Unix
6 12 (42.86%) HTTP
6 12 (42.86%) SNMP
6 12 (42.86%) Shell Script
7 11 (39.29%) DHCP
7 11 (39.29%) SSL
7 11 (39.29%) Server Virtualisation
8 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (35.71%) Web Services
9 9 (32.14%) Apache
9 9 (32.14%) IBM
10 8 (28.57%) Middleware
10 8 (28.57%) Cisco
10 8 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
10 8 (28.57%) AIX
10 8 (28.57%) Solaris
10 8 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (28.57%) WebLogic
10 8 (28.57%) Perl
10 8 (28.57%) Oracle
10 8 (28.57%) DB2
10 8 (28.57%) Subversion
10 8 (28.57%) WebSphere
10 8 (28.57%) Computer Science
10 8 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
11 7 (25.00%) Firewall

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 9 (32.14%) Apache
2 8 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 8 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 8 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (17.86%) IIS
4 4 (14.29%) OpenStack
4 4 (14.29%) SAS
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
5 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 23 (82.14%) DNS
2 20 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 12 (42.86%) HTTP
3 12 (42.86%) SNMP
4 11 (39.29%) DHCP
4 11 (39.29%) SSL
5 7 (25.00%) Firewall
6 6 (21.43%) BGP
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (21.43%) Internet
6 6 (21.43%) Network Security
6 6 (21.43%) Wireless
7 5 (17.86%) FTP
7 5 (17.86%) VPN
8 4 (14.29%) iSCSI
8 4 (14.29%) LAN
8 4 (14.29%) SSH
8 4 (14.29%) TACACS
8 4 (14.29%) Telnet
8 4 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) DB2
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.57%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Subversion
2 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) JUnit
3 2 (7.14%) NUnit
3 2 (7.14%) PHPUnit
3 2 (7.14%) Travis CI
3 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.14%) Banking
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
1 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Middleware Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Developer
4 3 (10.71%) SIEM Specialist
4 3 (10.71%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Mobile Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Web Services
2 8 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
2 8 (28.57%) Middleware
2 8 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
4 2 (7.14%) jQuery
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.57%) CAML
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
5 1 (3.57%) CSS3
5 1 (3.57%) HTML
5 1 (3.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.71%) Statistics
4 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.14%) User Experience
5 1 (3.57%) CMDB
5 1 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Linux
3 16 (57.14%) Unix
4 8 (28.57%) AIX
4 8 (28.57%) Solaris
5 4 (14.29%) CentOS
5 4 (14.29%) Debian
5 4 (14.29%) Mac OS
5 4 (14.29%) Ubuntu
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Server Virtualisation
2 6 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL
3 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
4 4 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (14.29%) Open Source
4 4 (14.29%) SIEM
5 3 (10.71%) Network Architecture
5 3 (10.71%) Use Case
5 3 (10.71%) Web Filtering
6 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.14%) Web Development
7 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 8 (28.57%) Perl
3 6 (21.43%) Python
4 5 (17.86%) SQL
5 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 4 (14.29%) C
5 4 (14.29%) C++
5 4 (14.29%) Korn
5 4 (14.29%) PHP
5 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (7.14%) Java
6 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.57%) C#
7 1 (3.57%) FQL
7 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) CCNP
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Sendmail
2 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) Dovecot
2 4 (14.29%) iptables
2 4 (14.29%) KVM
2 4 (14.29%) Squid
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) BitLocker
3 2 (7.14%) Postfix
4 1 (3.57%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Cacti
1 4 (14.29%) HAProxy
1 4 (14.29%) Nagios
1 4 (14.29%) OpenNebula
1 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) IBM
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco
2 8 (28.57%) Oracle
3 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 4 (14.29%) VMware
4 3 (10.71%) AlienVault
4 3 (10.71%) Fortinet
4 3 (10.71%) Juniper
4 3 (10.71%) Splunk
5 2 (7.14%) Aruba
5 2 (7.14%) Intel Security
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.14%) MobileIron
5 2 (7.14%) Palo Alto
5 2 (7.14%) Symantec
5 2 (7.14%) Trustwave
6 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.57%) Sourcefire