The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
England / South West
Rank 138 147 144
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing SMTP 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.038% 0.034% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.23% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £295 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £339 £385
% change year-on-year
+34.31% -12.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+48.27% -36.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
364 430 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.86% 14.44% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 287 205
Median daily rate £365 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £431 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 36
Median hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £17.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South 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 South West

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP across the South West region.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the South West region.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 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
Wiltshire - 1 £295 -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 South West region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Dell
2 4 (66.67%) EMC
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 4 (66.67%) Veritas
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Apache
2 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (66.67%) Symantec
2 4 (66.67%) Games
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 4 (66.67%) AWK
2 4 (66.67%) NetBackup
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) SSL
2 4 (66.67%) Brocade
2 4 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Zenoss
2 4 (66.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 4 (66.67%) Apache
1 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
1 4 (66.67%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) SMS
2 1 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (66.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
1 1 (16.67%) PHP Laravel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
1 1 (16.67%) Laravel
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
1 4 (66.67%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) OOP
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) AWK
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 4 (66.67%) VMware ESX
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (66.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) NetBackup
1 4 (66.67%) Puppet
1 4 (66.67%) vRealize
1 4 (66.67%) Zenoss
2 1 (16.67%) Endace
2 1 (16.67%) Nagios
2 1 (16.67%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Brocade
2 4 (66.67%) Dell
2 4 (66.67%) EMC
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) Symantec
2 4 (66.67%) Veritas
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Splunk