The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
England / West Midlands
Rank - 129 113
Contract jobs citing SMTP 0 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.23% 0.082%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.08% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £350 £398
% change year-on-year +22.14% -11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50

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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 318 289 338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.95% 10.89% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 135 151
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 42
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMTP in the West Midlands

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMTP in the West Midlands

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Sendmail
2 2 (66.67%) Proofpoint
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) S/MIME
3 1 (33.33%) Firmware
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) DSL
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) MindAlign
3 1 (33.33%) IMAP
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) MindAlign
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DSL
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) FTP
2 1 (33.33%) IMAP
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) S/MIME
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (33.33%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Sendmail
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) NFS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Proofpoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco