Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 195 206
Rank change year-on-year -13 +11 +5
Contract jobs citing SMTP 10 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.12% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 0.81% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 20
North West median daily rate £300 £388 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.58% -5.78% -3.24%
10th Percentile £198 £356 £270
90th Percentile £370 £429 £506
England median daily rate £413 £400 £423
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.33% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £20.50 - -
England median hourly rate £19.50 £16.81 £45.00
% change year-on-year +16.04% -62.66% +73.08%

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 817 867 1,107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.77% 14.87% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 511 655
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £206 £213 £242
90th Percentile £571 £543 £574
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 66 56
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.33 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.19% -4.22% -4.99%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.00 £11.88
90th Percentile £43.25 £51.71 £41.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £24.30
% change year-on-year +10.50% -25.51% +21.50%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMTP in the North West over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 September 2018. 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
Manchester -8 5 £218 -37.86% 3
Cheshire -2 4 £325 -23.53% 2
Merseyside +11 1 - -
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (40.00%) Office 365
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) HTTP
3 4 (40.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) DMZ
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) McAfee
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) SNMP
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) SSL
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) Skype
4 3 (30.00%) Email Filtering
4 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (20.00%) NAS
5 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (20.00%) Jython

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 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 3 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) HTTP
4 3 (30.00%) DMZ
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) Skype
4 3 (30.00%) SNMP
4 3 (30.00%) SSL
5 2 (20.00%) NAS
6 1 (10.00%) 3G
6 1 (10.00%) 802.11
6 1 (10.00%) BGP
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (10.00%) HSRP
6 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
6 1 (10.00%) MPLS
6 1 (10.00%) OSPF
6 1 (10.00%) SAN
6 1 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (10.00%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Installations Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) AIX
2 2 (20.00%) Solaris
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Email Filtering
2 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (10.00%) Case Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Jython
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) HP APS
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) McAfee
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) IronPort
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) Nokia
3 1 (10.00%) Trustwave
3 1 (10.00%) VMware