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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 148 111 113
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +2
Contract jobs citing SMTP 2 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.061% 0.28% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 2.59% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Median daily rate £275 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+157.14% -
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
471 270 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.36% 10.92% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 144 222
Median daily rate £375 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £240 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 26
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 25 August 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
Solihull - 1 £270 -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 5 (62.50%) IMAP
1 5 (62.50%) OpenLDAP
1 5 (62.50%) Open Source
2 4 (50.00%) Sendmail
2 4 (50.00%) Proofpoint
2 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) SSL
3 3 (37.50%) PKI
3 3 (37.50%) Internal Audit
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (25.00%) Brocade
4 2 (25.00%) VLAN
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) OSPF
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
4 2 (25.00%) S/MIME
4 2 (25.00%) CCIE
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN

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 1 (12.50%) IBM Domino
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) IMAP
1 5 (62.50%) OpenLDAP
2 3 (37.50%) SSL
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) BGP
3 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (25.00%) FTP
3 2 (25.00%) HTTP
3 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 2 (25.00%) OSPF
3 2 (25.00%) S/MIME
3 2 (25.00%) VLAN
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Messaging Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus Notes Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Messaging Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Network Operations Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Linux Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) PKI
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Open Source
2 3 (37.50%) Internal Audit
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) IT Audit
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCIE
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Proofpoint
2 2 (25.00%) Brocade
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus