The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 484 511 473
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -38
Contract jobs citing SMTP 118 80 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.72% 1.14% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 48 58
Average daily rate £380 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £450 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.69 -
% change year-on-year
-36.09% -
SMTP
UK

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
6854 7032 6001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 14.99% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4088 3973 3220
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 404 361
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £12.81 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

SMTP Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +18 50 £340 -12.82% 19
London +22 41 £413 +10.00% 5
North West -4 21 £425 +30.76% 5
West Midlands -7 5 £300 - 1
South West 0 1 £300 -20.00% 5
SMTP
UK

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP.

1 148 (65.20%) DNS
2 110 (48.46%) Windows
3 107 (47.14%) Linux
4 99 (43.61%) HTTP
5 85 (37.44%) TCP/IP
5 85 (37.44%) Unix
6 72 (31.72%) FTP
7 65 (28.63%) SNMP
7 65 (28.63%) Firewall
8 63 (27.75%) VMware
9 58 (25.55%) SSL
10 56 (24.67%) Python
10 56 (24.67%) Perl
11 54 (23.79%) Apache
12 50 (22.03%) Cisco
13 48 (21.15%) VPN
14 46 (20.26%) Web Services
14 46 (20.26%) SQL
15 45 (19.82%) Active Directory
16 44 (19.38%) LDAP
17 43 (18.94%) Java
17 43 (18.94%) DHCP
17 43 (18.94%) VMware Infrastructure
18 42 (18.50%) Puppet
19 40 (17.62%) Microsoft
20 39 (17.18%) MySQL
21 38 (16.74%) Agile Software Development
22 37 (16.30%) Internet
23 35 (15.42%) Nagios
23 35 (15.42%) IBM

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 54 (23.79%) Apache
2 33 (14.54%) IIS
3 27 (11.89%) Tomcat
4 24 (10.57%) OpenStack
5 23 (10.13%) MS Exchange
6 22 (9.69%) WebLogic
6 22 (9.69%) WebSphere
7 17 (7.49%) nginx
8 15 (6.61%) SharePoint
9 14 (6.17%) JBoss
10 9 (3.96%) Jetty
10 9 (3.96%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (3.08%) CMS
13 6 (2.64%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (2.64%) SAS
13 6 (2.64%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (2.64%) Skype for Business
14 5 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 17 (7.49%) MS Excel
1 17 (7.49%) MS Office
2 5 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.76%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.76%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.64%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.20%) SaaS
4 3 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.32%) Google Apps
4 3 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.88%) PaaS
5 2 (0.88%) SoftLayer
5 2 (0.88%) Symantec.cloud
6 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 148 (65.20%) DNS
2 99 (43.61%) HTTP
3 85 (37.44%) TCP/IP
4 72 (31.72%) FTP
5 65 (28.63%) Firewall
5 65 (28.63%) SNMP
6 58 (25.55%) SSL
7 48 (21.15%) VPN
8 44 (19.38%) LDAP
9 43 (18.94%) DHCP
10 37 (16.30%) Internet
11 34 (14.98%) LAN
12 31 (13.66%) IMAP
12 31 (13.66%) WAN
13 29 (12.78%) VoIP
14 25 (11.01%) Network Security
15 24 (10.57%) IPsec
16 22 (9.69%) SSH
17 20 (8.81%) SAN
18 17 (7.49%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.18%) MySQL
2 34 (14.98%) SQL Server
3 17 (7.49%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (7.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (3.96%) Couchbase
5 9 (3.96%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.52%) Big Data
6 8 (3.52%) DB2
7 7 (3.08%) InfluxDB
7 7 (3.08%) SQLite
8 5 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.20%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.88%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.44%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 29 (12.78%) Git (software)
2 22 (9.69%) Jenkins
3 18 (7.93%) Subversion
4 14 (6.17%) Visual Studio
5 8 (3.52%) Eclipse
5 8 (3.52%) JMeter
5 8 (3.52%) Selenium
6 7 (3.08%) JIRA
7 6 (2.64%) JUnit
7 6 (2.64%) NUnit
7 6 (2.64%) PHPUnit
8 5 (2.20%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.76%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.76%) LoadRunner
9 4 (1.76%) Metasploit
10 3 (1.32%) JConsole
10 3 (1.32%) JProfiler
10 3 (1.32%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (1.32%) VisualVM
General
1 24 (10.57%) Finance
2 15 (6.61%) Banking
3 12 (5.29%) Back Office
3 12 (5.29%) Front Office
4 10 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.20%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.32%) Games
8 2 (0.88%) Automotive
8 2 (0.88%) Law
9 1 (0.44%) Marketing
9 1 (0.44%) Military
9 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 29 (12.78%) Developer
1 29 (12.78%) Network Engineer
2 22 (9.69%) Linux Engineer
3 19 (8.37%) VMware Engineer
4 18 (7.93%) Support Engineer
5 17 (7.49%) Administrator
5 17 (7.49%) Analyst
5 17 (7.49%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (6.61%) AWS Engineer
6 15 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (6.17%) Security Engineer
7 14 (6.17%) VMware Support Engineer
8 13 (5.73%) Architect
9 12 (5.29%) Back Office Engineer
10 10 (4.41%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (3.96%) Network Support
12 8 (3.52%) Applications Engineer
12 8 (3.52%) Cisco Engineer
12 8 (3.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 8 (3.52%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (20.26%) Web Services
2 32 (14.10%) LAMP
3 23 (10.13%) HTML
4 22 (9.69%) .NET
4 22 (9.69%) CSS
4 22 (9.69%) XML
5 19 (8.37%) SOAP
6 18 (7.93%) jQuery
7 17 (7.49%) LAPP Stack
7 17 (7.49%) LEMP Stack
8 13 (5.73%) MCollective
9 10 (4.41%) ASP.NET
9 10 (4.41%) Middleware
10 9 (3.96%) Java EE
11 8 (3.52%) Django
11 8 (3.52%) ELK Stack
11 8 (3.52%) HTML5
11 8 (3.52%) IBM Integration Bus
11 8 (3.52%) Sensu
11 8 (3.52%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.22%) Data Centre
2 21 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.81%) Computer Science
4 19 (8.37%) Client/Server
5 16 (7.05%) Statistics
6 15 (6.61%) Clustering
7 7 (3.08%) Cryptography
7 7 (3.08%) PKI
8 6 (2.64%) DataPower
8 6 (2.64%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.76%) CESG
10 4 (1.76%) User Experience
11 3 (1.32%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.32%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.32%) iPhone
11 3 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.88%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 110 (48.46%) Windows
2 107 (47.14%) Linux
3 85 (37.44%) Unix
4 27 (11.89%) Windows Server
5 24 (10.57%) CentOS
5 24 (10.57%) Solaris
6 20 (8.81%) Ubuntu
7 18 (7.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (7.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (6.61%) Debian
10 13 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (5.29%) Windows XP
12 10 (4.41%) AIX
13 7 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (3.08%) Windows Vista
14 6 (2.64%) Mac OS X
14 6 (2.64%) zOS
15 5 (2.20%) Mac OS
15 5 (2.20%) Windows 8
16 3 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.74%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (14.98%) ITIL
3 27 (11.89%) Configuration Management
4 26 (11.45%) DevOps
5 21 (9.25%) High Availability
5 21 (9.25%) Load Balancing
6 18 (7.93%) Open Source
7 16 (7.05%) Capacity Management
7 16 (7.05%) Project Management
8 15 (6.61%) OO
9 14 (6.17%) Problem Management
9 14 (6.17%) SIEM
10 13 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (5.73%) Validation
11 11 (4.85%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (4.41%) Automated Testing
13 9 (3.96%) CRM
13 9 (3.96%) Incident Management
13 9 (3.96%) Network Design
13 9 (3.96%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (24.67%) Perl
1 56 (24.67%) Python
2 46 (20.26%) SQL
3 43 (18.94%) Java
4 34 (14.98%) PowerShell
5 27 (11.89%) JavaScript
6 22 (9.69%) PHP
7 20 (8.81%) C++
8 19 (8.37%) Bash Shell
8 19 (8.37%) Ruby
9 18 (7.93%) Shell Script
10 16 (7.05%) C
10 16 (7.05%) C#
11 13 (5.73%) VB
12 10 (4.41%) VB.NET
13 9 (3.96%) VBScript
14 8 (3.52%) Korn
15 6 (2.64%) FQL
16 5 (2.20%) T-SQL
16 5 (2.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.01%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (10.57%) SC Cleared
4 23 (10.13%) Degree
5 22 (9.69%) CCNA
6 15 (6.61%) CCNP
7 11 (4.85%) CCSE
7 11 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (4.41%) CCENT
8 10 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (3.52%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.64%) MCSE
11 5 (2.20%) CCSA
11 5 (2.20%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (2.20%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.76%) CEH
12 4 (1.76%) MCITP
12 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 3 (1.32%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.85%) PCI DSS
2 10 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.41%) SLA
3 8 (3.52%) HL7
4 4 (1.76%) QA
5 2 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.44%) RMADS
System Software
1 45 (19.82%) Active Directory
2 43 (18.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.37%) Squid
4 16 (7.05%) NFS
5 14 (6.17%) Hyper-V
6 13 (5.73%) qmail
6 13 (5.73%) Sendmail
7 9 (3.96%) KVM
7 9 (3.96%) vSphere
8 7 (3.08%) vCloud
9 6 (2.64%) BitLocker
9 6 (2.64%) Dovecot
9 6 (2.64%) iptables
9 6 (2.64%) VMware ESX
9 6 (2.64%) Xen
10 5 (2.20%) XenServer
11 4 (1.76%) Varnish
11 4 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.32%) FreeRADIUS
12 3 (1.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 42 (18.50%) Puppet
2 35 (15.42%) Nagios
3 28 (12.33%) Cacti
4 24 (10.57%) logstash
5 16 (7.05%) ZABBIX
6 13 (5.73%) collectd
6 13 (5.73%) Ganglia
6 13 (5.73%) Graphite
7 12 (5.29%) HAProxy
8 8 (3.52%) Kibana
8 8 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (3.08%) Grafana
9 7 (3.08%) Uchiwa
10 5 (2.20%) Ansible
10 5 (2.20%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (1.76%) Bacula
11 4 (1.76%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (1.76%) OpenView
11 4 (1.76%) SCCM
11 4 (1.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (27.75%) VMware
2 50 (22.03%) Cisco
3 40 (17.62%) Microsoft
4 35 (15.42%) IBM
5 30 (13.22%) Oracle
5 30 (13.22%) Red Hat
6 23 (10.13%) Citrix
7 22 (9.69%) CheckPoint
8 16 (7.05%) Juniper
8 16 (7.05%) Splunk
9 12 (5.29%) Aruba
9 12 (5.29%) Dell
9 12 (5.29%) HP
9 12 (5.29%) Huawei
10 10 (4.41%) EMC
10 10 (4.41%) NetApp
11 9 (3.96%) F5
12 8 (3.52%) Google
13 7 (3.08%) Palo Alto
13 7 (3.08%) SAP
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
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Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £130 - £140 per day
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