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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
England / North West
Rank 125 142 143
Rank change year-on-year +17 +1  
Contract jobs citing SMTP 3 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.39% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 2.65% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 3
Median daily rate - £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £398
% change year-on-year +20.00% -11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.25

SMTP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 374 567 493
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.58% 14.78% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 325 231
Median daily rate £388 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 42
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -10.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £40.00 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SMTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
Merseyside +1 1 - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
4 4 (36.36%) Server Building
4 4 (36.36%) DHCP
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) VMware ESX
4 4 (36.36%) VLAN
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (27.27%) PKI
5 3 (27.27%) Software Packaging
5 3 (27.27%) CentOS
5 3 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (27.27%) Amazon S3
5 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (27.27%) Puppet
5 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
5 3 (27.27%) SSL
5 3 (27.27%) SAS
5 3 (27.27%) GitLab
5 3 (27.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (27.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (27.27%) Rsyslog
5 3 (27.27%) Route 53

SMTP
Top Related 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 3 (27.27%) SAS
2 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (18.18%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon S3
1 3 (27.27%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (27.27%) AWS Lambda
1 3 (27.27%) Route 53
1 3 (27.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) DHCP
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) VLAN
3 3 (27.27%) SSL
4 2 (18.18%) HTTP
4 2 (18.18%) SNMP
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Big Data
3 2 (18.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (27.27%) GitLab
2 3 (27.27%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Designer
2 2 (18.18%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365 Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Software Packaging
2 2 (18.18%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) PKI
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) CentOS
3 2 (18.18%) AIX
3 2 (18.18%) Solaris
3 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Server Building
2 3 (27.27%) Auto-Scaling
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) Jython
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware ESX
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Puppet
1 3 (27.27%) Rsyslog
2 2 (18.18%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) IronPort
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Sophos
4 2 (18.18%) Trend Micro