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 20 April 2015 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 143 128 116
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -12
Contract jobs citing SMTP 10 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.16% 0.083%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.93% 1.28% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £326 £400
% change year-on-year
+22.02% -18.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £19.25
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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
519 392 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.42% 12.41% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 159 127
Average daily rate £350 £310 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 35 50
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.59% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £50.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 20 April 2015. 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
Manchester -9 4 £300 +50.00% 1
Cheshire -4 3 £400 -
Merseyside - 3 - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
1 11 (84.62%) SSL
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) IIS
3 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) HTTP
3 7 (53.85%) DNS
3 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (46.15%) Clustering
4 6 (46.15%) Apache
5 5 (38.46%) VPN
5 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
5 5 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (30.77%) MIMEsweeper
6 4 (30.77%) ISA Server
6 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
6 4 (30.77%) Information Security
6 4 (30.77%) SurfControl
6 4 (30.77%) FTP
6 4 (30.77%) Citrix
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL
7 3 (23.08%) MCP
7 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) MySQL
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 (69.23%) IIS
2 6 (46.15%) Apache
3 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (15.38%) CMS
3 2 (15.38%) JBoss
3 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) SSL
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) HTTP
3 7 (53.85%) DNS
4 5 (38.46%) VPN
5 4 (30.77%) FTP
6 3 (23.08%) SNMP
6 3 (23.08%) SSH
7 2 (15.38%) Network Security
7 2 (15.38%) Internet
7 2 (15.38%) Extranet
8 1 (7.69%) LDAP
8 1 (7.69%) DHCP
8 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
8 1 (7.69%) SAN
8 1 (7.69%) IPv4
8 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (7.69%) tcpdump
8 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
8 1 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) MySQL
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Security Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support
3 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) WCF
1 2 (15.38%) EDIFACT
1 2 (15.38%) EDI
1 2 (15.38%) JMS
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (30.77%) Information Security
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) SIEM
3 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.69%) Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
3 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (15.38%) ActionScript 2.0
3 2 (15.38%) ActionScript
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
3 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MCP
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (30.77%) ISA Server
3 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.69%) NFS
4 1 (7.69%) Samba
4 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.69%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (15.38%) Hyperic
3 1 (7.69%) Nagios
3 1 (7.69%) MOM
3 1 (7.69%) Opsview
3 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (7.69%) Puppet
3 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
4 4 (30.77%) SurfControl
4 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 1 (7.69%) ArcSight