Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SMTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SMTP over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 199 212
Rank change year-on-year +7 +13 -15
Contract jobs citing SMTP 9 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.42% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 2.78% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 22 14
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +123.68%
10th Percentile £363 £278 £335
90th Percentile £442 £495 £476
England median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £10.00
England median hourly rate £16.81 £38.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -56.63% +121.43% +17.73%

SMTP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 782 1045 1098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.76% 15.16% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 610 625
North West median daily rate £394 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +9.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £208
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 56 108
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.36 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SMTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in the North West

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMTP in the North West

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMTP 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside +4 2 - -
Manchester +1 2 £393 -1.88%
Cheshire +8 1 £425 +6.92%
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 North West region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
2 7 (77.78%) Puppet
2 7 (77.78%) Jenkins
3 6 (66.67%) Software Packaging
3 6 (66.67%) Route 53
3 6 (66.67%) Big Data
3 6 (66.67%) CentOS
3 6 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (66.67%) Amazon S3
3 6 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (66.67%) SAS
3 6 (66.67%) SSL
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Retail
3 6 (66.67%) PKI
3 6 (66.67%) GitLab
3 6 (66.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (66.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 6 (66.67%) Auto-Scaling
3 6 (66.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 6 (66.67%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (66.67%) Rsyslog
3 6 (66.67%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (66.67%) Serverless
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) AIX

SMTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North 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 6 (66.67%) SAS
2 1 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (66.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 6 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (66.67%) Amazon S3
1 6 (66.67%) AWS CloudFormation
1 6 (66.67%) AWS Lambda
1 6 (66.67%) Route 53
1 6 (66.67%) Serverless
1 6 (66.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) FTP
3 1 (11.11%) HTTP
3 1 (11.11%) LDAP
3 1 (11.11%) POP3
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Jenkins
2 6 (66.67%) GitLab
2 6 (66.67%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 6 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Service Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Software Packaging
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) CMDB
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) CentOS
3 2 (22.22%) AIX
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Auto-Scaling
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) ITSM
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Process Management
3 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) Jython
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Firmware
2 1 (11.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Puppet
2 6 (66.67%) Rsyslog
3 1 (11.11%) Ansible
3 1 (11.11%) Nagios
3 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (11.11%) yum
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
2 1 (11.11%) VMware