Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 187 214
Rank change year-on-year -25 +27 -6
Contract jobs citing SMTP 7 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.092% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 0.62% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 11
North West median daily rate £350 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £281 £413 £363
90th Percentile £452 £438 £450
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.38 £19.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year -4.06% +16.08% -36.54%

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 772 808 1,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.26% 14.79% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 469 633
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.38% +10.40%
10th Percentile £208 £245 £263
90th Percentile £591 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 78 54
North West median hourly rate £16.92 £15.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.13% -4.62% -12.75%
10th Percentile £12.36 £10.50 £10.65
90th Percentile £40.50 £53.45 £42.78
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.20% -22.48% +16.96%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 - 4 £435 - 1
Cheshire -17 2 £313 -26.47%
Merseyside +16 1 £315 -
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) HTTP
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
4 2 (28.57%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
4 2 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Skype
4 2 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Email Filtering
4 2 (28.57%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (28.57%) DMZ

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 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) IBM HTTP Server
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
1 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) HTTP
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) DMZ
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) MPLS
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) Skype
4 2 (28.57%) SNMP
4 2 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) FTP
5 1 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) LAN Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) LAN/WAN Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Migration Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365 Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) WAN Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) AIX
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Solaris
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
1 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Email Filtering
1 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
1 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (28.57%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) Jython
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) VMware