The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 138 125 112
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Contract jobs citing SMTP 5 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.039% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 0.32% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £250 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
466 310 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.63% 12.14% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 155 228
Median daily rate £375 £319 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £236 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 34 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.35 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Birmingham - 5 £250 -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 10 (83.33%) IMAP
2 9 (75.00%) OpenLDAP
3 8 (66.67%) Sendmail
3 8 (66.67%) Proofpoint
3 8 (66.67%) Open Source
3 8 (66.67%) Unix
4 7 (58.33%) Linux
5 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (50.00%) SSL
5 6 (50.00%) S/MIME
5 6 (50.00%) PKI
6 5 (41.67%) Internet
7 4 (33.33%) Perl
7 4 (33.33%) Python
7 4 (33.33%) Internal Audit
8 3 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (25.00%) Solaris
8 3 (25.00%) Java
8 3 (25.00%) Apache
8 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
8 3 (25.00%) MindAlign
8 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (16.67%) Brocade
9 2 (16.67%) VLAN
9 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
9 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
9 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
9 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (16.67%) CentOS
9 2 (16.67%) EIGRP

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (25.00%) Apache
1 3 (25.00%) MindAlign
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) IMAP
2 9 (75.00%) OpenLDAP
3 6 (50.00%) S/MIME
3 6 (50.00%) SSL
3 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (41.67%) Internet
5 2 (16.67%) BGP
5 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
5 2 (16.67%) FTP
5 2 (16.67%) HTTP
5 2 (16.67%) HTTPS
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) MPLS
5 2 (16.67%) OSPF
5 2 (16.67%) VLAN
5 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
6 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Network Manager
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Messaging Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Network Operations Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) PKI
2 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Unix
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Solaris
4 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 2 (16.67%) CentOS
4 2 (16.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Open Source
2 4 (33.33%) Internal Audit
3 2 (16.67%) IT Audit
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) People Management
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Perl
1 4 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCIE
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Proofpoint
2 2 (16.67%) Brocade
2 2 (16.67%) Juniper