The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 533 519 504
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -15
Contract jobs citing SMTP 89 101 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 1.37% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 57 56
Median daily rate £413 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.73% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.42 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.48% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+19.02% -
SMTP
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8058 7360 6929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.18% 14.23% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4989 4283 3738
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 459 407
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in England

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP across the England region.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in England

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in England

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in England

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +1 41 £450 +12.50% 11
South East -2 20 £475 +26.66% 17
North West 0 9 £400 -5.88% 1
West Midlands -25 7 £340 +13.33%
East of England +19 6 £425 -10.52% 2
Yorkshire +1 3 £306 -10.90% 3
South West -4 2 £425 - 3
East Midlands +3 1 - -
SMTP
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SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 98 (54.75%) DNS
2 84 (46.93%) Windows
3 73 (40.78%) Active Directory
4 62 (34.64%) Linux
5 61 (34.08%) TCP/IP
6 60 (33.52%) Unix
7 56 (31.28%) Microsoft
8 54 (30.17%) HTTP
9 49 (27.37%) Firewall
10 45 (25.14%) MS Exchange
11 42 (23.46%) FTP
12 40 (22.35%) Internet
12 40 (22.35%) SQL Server
13 36 (20.11%) DHCP
13 36 (20.11%) PowerShell
14 35 (19.55%) VMware
15 33 (18.44%) Cisco
15 33 (18.44%) Security Cleared
16 32 (17.88%) Windows Server
17 30 (16.76%) MS Excel
18 29 (16.20%) Oracle
19 28 (15.64%) Apache
19 28 (15.64%) Python
19 28 (15.64%) Sendmail
20 27 (15.08%) CISSP
21 26 (14.53%) SSL
21 26 (14.53%) SQL
21 26 (14.53%) Migration
22 25 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
23 24 (13.41%) SC Cleared

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 45 (25.14%) MS Exchange
2 28 (15.64%) Apache
3 19 (10.61%) IIS
4 14 (7.82%) Skype for Business
4 14 (7.82%) Tomcat
5 12 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (6.15%) IBM Notes
7 10 (5.59%) WebSphere
8 9 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (4.47%) SharePoint
10 7 (3.91%) IBM Domino
10 7 (3.91%) JBoss
10 7 (3.91%) OpenStack
11 6 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (2.23%) SAS
13 3 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (1.68%) CMS
13 3 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (1.12%) GroupWise
Applications
1 30 (16.76%) MS Excel
2 20 (11.17%) MS Office
3 2 (1.12%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (10.06%) Office 365
3 10 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.12%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.12%) SaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.56%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.56%) PaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 98 (54.75%) DNS
2 61 (34.08%) TCP/IP
3 54 (30.17%) HTTP
4 49 (27.37%) Firewall
5 42 (23.46%) FTP
6 40 (22.35%) Internet
7 36 (20.11%) DHCP
8 26 (14.53%) SSL
9 22 (12.29%) LDAP
10 20 (11.17%) SSH
11 19 (10.61%) IMAP
11 19 (10.61%) SNMP
12 18 (10.06%) HTTPS
12 18 (10.06%) IPsec
12 18 (10.06%) VPN
13 16 (8.94%) BGP
14 12 (6.70%) Network Security
14 12 (6.70%) OSPF
15 11 (6.15%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (5.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.35%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.15%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.91%) MySQL
4 5 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (2.79%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.79%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.12%) DB2
6 2 (1.12%) InfluxDB
6 2 (1.12%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.12%) Redis
6 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (11.17%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.59%) Subversion
3 9 (5.03%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.35%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.79%) JIRA
6 4 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.68%) JMeter
7 3 (1.68%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.68%) Metasploit
7 3 (1.68%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (1.68%) Selenium
7 3 (1.68%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.12%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.12%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.56%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.56%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 21 (11.73%) Finance
2 18 (10.06%) Banking
3 9 (5.03%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.35%) Retail
5 3 (1.68%) Law
5 3 (1.68%) Legal
6 2 (1.12%) Back Office
6 2 (1.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (12.29%) Administrator
2 19 (10.61%) Consultant
3 14 (7.82%) Developer
3 14 (7.82%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (7.26%) Analyst
5 10 (5.59%) Security Engineer
6 9 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.03%) Network Engineer
6 9 (5.03%) Security Advisor
7 8 (4.47%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (4.47%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (4.47%) Messaging Engineer
7 8 (4.47%) Migration Engineer
7 8 (4.47%) Support Analyst
8 7 (3.91%) AWS Engineer
8 7 (3.91%) IP Engineer
8 7 (3.91%) IP Security Engineer
8 7 (3.91%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.35%) Exchange Engineer
9 6 (3.35%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.06%) Web Services
2 14 (7.82%) SOAP
3 13 (7.26%) CSS
3 13 (7.26%) HTML
4 12 (6.70%) .NET
4 12 (6.70%) jQuery
4 12 (6.70%) XML
5 10 (5.59%) AngularJS
5 10 (5.59%) HTML5
5 10 (5.59%) Laravel
5 10 (5.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (3.35%) LAMP
6 6 (3.35%) SAML
6 6 (3.35%) WAP
7 5 (2.79%) ELK Stack
7 5 (2.79%) JDBC
8 4 (2.23%) Middleware
8 4 (2.23%) Sensu
9 3 (1.68%) 802.1X
9 3 (1.68%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.73%) CESG
2 15 (8.38%) Client/Server
2 15 (8.38%) Clustering
2 15 (8.38%) Cryptography
2 15 (8.38%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.59%) Management Information System
5 9 (5.03%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (2.79%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.23%) EMC VNX
8 4 (2.23%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.68%) PKI
10 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.12%) DataPower
10 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.12%) NHS
10 2 (1.12%) Replication
10 2 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 84 (46.93%) Windows
2 62 (34.64%) Linux
3 60 (33.52%) Unix
4 32 (17.88%) Windows Server
5 18 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (8.38%) Windows Vista
7 14 (7.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (7.26%) CentOS
8 13 (7.26%) Ubuntu
8 13 (7.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (5.03%) Debian
11 8 (4.47%) zOS
12 5 (2.79%) Mac OS
12 5 (2.79%) Mac OS X
12 5 (2.79%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.23%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (2.23%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.68%) Solaris
14 3 (1.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.53%) Migration
2 25 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (12.85%) DevOps
4 19 (10.61%) High Availability
5 17 (9.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (9.50%) Web Development
6 16 (8.94%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (8.38%) Information Assurance
7 15 (8.38%) ITIL
7 15 (8.38%) Risk Assessment
8 14 (7.82%) Risk Management
9 13 (7.26%) Open Source
9 13 (7.26%) OWASP
9 13 (7.26%) Patch Management
9 13 (7.26%) Security Operations
10 12 (6.70%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (6.70%) Ethical Hacking
10 12 (6.70%) ISMS
10 12 (6.70%) Project Management
11 11 (6.15%) Fuzz Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.11%) PowerShell
2 28 (15.64%) Python
3 26 (14.53%) SQL
4 24 (13.41%) Perl
5 18 (10.06%) Java
5 18 (10.06%) PHP
6 16 (8.94%) JavaScript
7 12 (6.70%) Bash Shell
8 11 (6.15%) C
8 11 (6.15%) C#
9 10 (5.59%) VB
10 8 (4.47%) Shell Script
11 7 (3.91%) C++
12 4 (2.23%) Korn
12 4 (2.23%) Ruby
13 2 (1.12%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.56%) Fortran
14 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.56%) R
14 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (18.44%) Security Cleared
2 27 (15.08%) CISSP
3 24 (13.41%) SC Cleared
4 15 (8.38%) CESG Certified Professional
5 14 (7.82%) CCNP
5 14 (7.82%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (7.26%) CEH
6 13 (7.26%) Degree
7 9 (5.03%) CCSE
8 7 (3.91%) CCSA
9 6 (3.35%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.23%) CCIE
10 4 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.68%) CCNA
11 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.12%) AWS Certification
12 2 (1.12%) GCIH
12 2 (1.12%) MCSE
12 2 (1.12%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.70%) RMADS
2 6 (3.35%) COBIT
3 3 (1.68%) HL7
3 3 (1.68%) SLA
4 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 73 (40.78%) Active Directory
2 28 (15.64%) Sendmail
3 20 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (5.03%) VMware ESX
5 8 (4.47%) Squid
5 8 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (3.91%) ProxySG
7 6 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.79%) NFS
9 4 (2.23%) Dovecot
9 4 (2.23%) iptables
9 4 (2.23%) KVM
9 4 (2.23%) Postfix
9 4 (2.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (2.23%) vSphere
10 3 (1.68%) Hyper-V
11 2 (1.12%) Firmware
11 2 (1.12%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.12%) VirtualBox
11 2 (1.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (10.61%) Puppet
2 9 (5.03%) Nagios
3 8 (4.47%) HAProxy
4 7 (3.91%) FortiGate
5 6 (3.35%) Ansible
5 6 (3.35%) Cacti
6 5 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.79%) ZABBIX
7 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (2.23%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.23%) OpenNebula
7 4 (2.23%) SCCM
7 4 (2.23%) vRealize
7 4 (2.23%) Zenoss
8 3 (1.68%) logstash
8 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (1.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (1.12%) Kibana
9 2 (1.12%) Rundeck
9 2 (1.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 56 (31.28%) Microsoft
2 35 (19.55%) VMware
3 33 (18.44%) Cisco
4 29 (16.20%) Oracle
5 23 (12.85%) Red Hat
6 19 (10.61%) Citrix
7 13 (7.26%) Dell
7 13 (7.26%) IBM
8 12 (6.70%) Lotus
9 10 (5.59%) CheckPoint
9 10 (5.59%) IronPort
10 9 (5.03%) F5
10 9 (5.03%) HP
10 9 (5.03%) Symantec
11 7 (3.91%) Blue Coat
11 7 (3.91%) Brocade
12 6 (3.35%) Google
13 5 (2.79%) EMC
13 5 (2.79%) Juniper
13 5 (2.79%) Proofpoint
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