Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 201 168
Rank change year-on-year +16 -33 -4
Contract jobs citing SMTP 2 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 1.19% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
West Midlands median daily rate £180 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.55% -8.33% -
England median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £17.50
England median hourly rate £16.81 £38.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -56.63% +121.43% -22.87%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 781 840 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.26% 13.71% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 435 300
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.26%
10th Percentile £161 £193 £212
90th Percentile £501 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 64
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.38 £10.81
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.55 £39.82
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SMTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMTP in the West Midlands

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +5 2 £180 -51.19%
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 2 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (100.00%) LDAP
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Lotus
1 2 (100.00%) Data Extraction
1 2 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (100.00%) Email Filtering
1 2 (100.00%) Escalation Management

SMTP
Co-occurring 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 2 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LDAP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (50.00%) Junior
1 1 (50.00%) Junior Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Junior Technical Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Project Coordinator
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Data Extraction
1 2 (100.00%) Email Filtering
1 2 (100.00%) Escalation Management
1 2 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Lotus
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft