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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 139 110 111
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +1
Contract jobs citing SMTP 7 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.30% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.72% 2.10% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £340 £300 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £290 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £300 £296
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
-16.68% -
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
407 334 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.54% 14.35% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 187 142
Median daily rate £358 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 35
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.21 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 June 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 - 4 £444 - 1
Solihull - 1 £270 -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 6 (46.15%) SSL
1 6 (46.15%) IMAP
2 5 (38.46%) OpenLDAP
2 5 (38.46%) Open Source
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) VBScript
3 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 4 (30.77%) DNS
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 4 (30.77%) Sendmail
3 4 (30.77%) Proofpoint
3 4 (30.77%) Unix
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) jQuery
4 3 (23.08%) LINQ
4 3 (23.08%) Web Development
4 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
4 3 (23.08%) MVC
4 3 (23.08%) PKI
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
4 3 (23.08%) LINQ to SQL
4 3 (23.08%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) Internal Audit
4 3 (23.08%) IIS
4 3 (23.08%) CRM
4 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce

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 (23.08%) CMS
1 3 (23.08%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Domino
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (7.69%) Google Apps
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) IMAP
1 6 (46.15%) SSL
2 5 (38.46%) OpenLDAP
3 4 (30.77%) DNS
3 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) FTP
4 3 (23.08%) HTTP
4 3 (23.08%) Internet
4 3 (23.08%) LAN
4 3 (23.08%) S/MIME
4 3 (23.08%) WAN
5 2 (15.38%) BGP
5 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
5 2 (15.38%) HTTPS
5 2 (15.38%) MPLS
5 2 (15.38%) OSPF
5 2 (15.38%) VLAN
5 2 (15.38%) VPN
6 1 (7.69%) Network Security
6 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
1 3 (23.08%) .NET Web Developer
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
1 3 (23.08%) Web Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Network Manager
3 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
3 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Network Operations Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
1 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
1 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 3 (23.08%) Classic ASP
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
1 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
1 3 (23.08%) jQuery
1 3 (23.08%) KnockoutJS
1 3 (23.08%) LINQ
1 3 (23.08%) LINQ to SQL
1 3 (23.08%) WinForms
1 3 (23.08%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) PKI
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Unix
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Fedora
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Open Source
2 3 (23.08%) CRM
2 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
2 3 (23.08%) Internal Audit
2 3 (23.08%) MVC
2 3 (23.08%) Web Development
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) IT Audit
4 1 (7.69%) Line Management
4 1 (7.69%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) VBScript
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCIE
1 2 (15.38%) CCNP
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Sendmail
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Proofpoint
2 2 (15.38%) Brocade
2 2 (15.38%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe
3 1 (7.69%) Avaya
3 1 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Lotus
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Mitel
3 1 (7.69%) Veeam