Period
to 18 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 205 202 189
Rank change year-on-year -3 -13 +23
Contract jobs citing SMTP 7 4 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.073% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 0.55% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 22
North West median daily rate £300 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.03% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £266 £428 £278
90th Percentile £351 £443 £495
England median daily rate £388 £360 £425
% change year-on-year +7.64% -15.29% +16.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £18.38 £32.50
% change year-on-year +36.05% -43.46% +91.18%

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 763 730 921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.48% 13.37% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 471 561
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £206 £169 £213
90th Percentile £546 £596 £575
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 59 51
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £12.18 £11.20 £12.75
90th Percentile £44.80 £43.15 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 January 2019. 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
Cheshire - 4 £313 -
Manchester -10 2 £294 -32.47% 4
Merseyside - 1 - -
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) DMZ
3 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (42.86%) Skype
3 3 (42.86%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Email Filtering
4 2 (28.57%) 802.1X
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (28.57%) HSRP
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) 3G
4 2 (28.57%) 802.11
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) MPLS
4 2 (28.57%) OSPF
4 2 (28.57%) HP

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 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 3 (42.86%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) DMZ
2 3 (42.86%) Skype
3 2 (28.57%) 3G
3 2 (28.57%) 802.11
3 2 (28.57%) ADSL
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
3 2 (28.57%) FTP
3 2 (28.57%) GPRS
3 2 (28.57%) HSRP
3 2 (28.57%) IKE
3 2 (28.57%) ISDN
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) PPP
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) xDSL
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365 Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Email Filtering
2 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Case Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) HP APS
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper
2 2 (28.57%) Nokia
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) McAfee
3 1 (14.29%) Trustwave