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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 531 492 473
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -19
Contract jobs citing SMTP 90 107 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 1.41% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 52 68
Average daily rate £406 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £225 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £398 £326
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +22.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
-26.78% -
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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
7709 7577 6678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.05% 14.97% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4751 4188 3589
Average daily rate £393 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 401 377
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.32 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 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 -24 44 £350 -11.94% 8
London -15 32 £420 +52.72% 10
North West -8 10 £425 +6.25% 3
West Midlands -13 2 £330 -
East Midlands +4 1 - -
South West - 1 £110 - 7
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SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 127 (62.56%) DNS
2 96 (47.29%) Windows
3 88 (43.35%) Linux
4 84 (41.38%) TCP/IP
5 81 (39.90%) HTTP
6 69 (33.99%) Unix
7 64 (31.53%) Active Directory
8 56 (27.59%) FTP
9 54 (26.60%) VMware
10 50 (24.63%) Microsoft
10 50 (24.63%) Apache
11 49 (24.14%) Firewall
12 47 (23.15%) Perl
13 45 (22.17%) SQL Server
14 43 (21.18%) Web Services
14 43 (21.18%) SQL
14 43 (21.18%) SSL
15 40 (19.70%) Internet
15 40 (19.70%) LDAP
16 39 (19.21%) Python
17 38 (18.72%) SNMP
17 38 (18.72%) Amazon AWS
18 35 (17.24%) DHCP
18 35 (17.24%) Oracle
19 33 (16.26%) MS Exchange
19 33 (16.26%) PowerShell
20 32 (15.76%) Security Cleared
20 32 (15.76%) Puppet
20 32 (15.76%) High Availability
20 32 (15.76%) IIS

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 50 (24.63%) Apache
2 33 (16.26%) MS Exchange
3 32 (15.76%) IIS
4 31 (15.27%) Tomcat
5 27 (13.30%) OpenStack
6 22 (10.84%) WebLogic
7 21 (10.34%) JBoss
8 19 (9.36%) WebSphere
9 13 (6.40%) nginx
10 8 (3.94%) SharePoint
10 8 (3.94%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (3.45%) CMS
12 6 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (2.96%) SAS
13 5 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (2.46%) Jetty
13 5 (2.46%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (15.27%) MS Excel
2 26 (12.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (18.72%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.96%) Office 365
3 5 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.99%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.99%) PaaS
4 2 (0.99%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (62.56%) DNS
2 84 (41.38%) TCP/IP
3 81 (39.90%) HTTP
4 56 (27.59%) FTP
5 49 (24.14%) Firewall
6 43 (21.18%) SSL
7 40 (19.70%) Internet
7 40 (19.70%) LDAP
8 38 (18.72%) SNMP
9 35 (17.24%) DHCP
10 29 (14.29%) SSH
11 23 (11.33%) VPN
12 20 (9.85%) Network Security
13 19 (9.36%) IMAP
13 19 (9.36%) LAN
13 19 (9.36%) WAN
14 16 (7.88%) VoIP
15 14 (6.90%) BGP
15 14 (6.90%) SAN
16 13 (6.40%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (22.17%) SQL Server
2 25 (12.32%) MySQL
3 9 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.94%) DB2
4 8 (3.94%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (2.46%) Couchbase
5 5 (2.46%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.46%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.99%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.90%) Subversion
3 11 (5.42%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.46%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.46%) JIRA
4 5 (2.46%) JMeter
4 5 (2.46%) LoadRunner
4 5 (2.46%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (2.46%) Selenium
5 4 (1.97%) Metasploit
5 4 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.99%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.99%) JUnit
6 2 (0.99%) NUnit
6 2 (0.99%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.99%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.99%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.49%) git-flow
7 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (10.34%) Finance
2 16 (7.88%) Banking
3 10 (4.93%) Back Office
4 9 (4.43%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.94%) Front Office
6 3 (1.48%) Games
7 2 (0.99%) Billing
7 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.99%) Law
7 2 (0.99%) Retail
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (12.32%) Linux Engineer
2 24 (11.82%) Developer
3 23 (11.33%) Administrator
4 20 (9.85%) Analyst
4 20 (9.85%) Support Engineer
5 19 (9.36%) AWS Engineer
6 16 (7.88%) VMware Engineer
7 15 (7.39%) Network Engineer
8 13 (6.40%) Security Engineer
8 13 (6.40%) VMware Support Engineer
9 12 (5.91%) Consultant
10 11 (5.42%) Applications Support
11 10 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.93%) Technical Analyst
12 8 (3.94%) Applications Engineer
12 8 (3.94%) Back Office Engineer
12 8 (3.94%) IT Administrator
12 8 (3.94%) Linux Support
13 7 (3.45%) Linux Support Engineer
13 7 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (21.18%) Web Services
2 25 (12.32%) .NET
3 24 (11.82%) LAMP
4 22 (10.84%) SOAP
5 20 (9.85%) XML
6 19 (9.36%) jQuery
7 18 (8.87%) CSS
7 18 (8.87%) HTML
8 14 (6.90%) HTML5
9 13 (6.40%) AngularJS
9 13 (6.40%) Laravel
9 13 (6.40%) LEMP Stack
9 13 (6.40%) MCollective
9 13 (6.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (4.43%) Middleware
11 8 (3.94%) IBM Integration Bus
11 8 (3.94%) LAPP Stack
11 8 (3.94%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (3.45%) .NET Framework
13 6 (2.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.36%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.40%) Cryptography
3 13 (6.40%) Data Centre
4 11 (5.42%) Client/Server
4 11 (5.42%) Statistics
5 10 (4.93%) CESG
5 10 (4.93%) Clustering
6 5 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.97%) DataPower
7 4 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.97%) User Experience
8 3 (1.48%) NHS
8 3 (1.48%) Replication
9 2 (0.99%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.99%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.49%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 96 (47.29%) Windows
2 88 (43.35%) Linux
3 69 (33.99%) Unix
4 27 (13.30%) Windows Server
5 24 (11.82%) CentOS
6 21 (10.34%) Ubuntu
7 14 (6.90%) Debian
8 13 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (6.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (5.91%) Windows Vista
10 11 (5.42%) Solaris
10 11 (5.42%) zOS
11 9 (4.43%) Windows 8
11 9 (4.43%) Windows XP
12 8 (3.94%) AIX
13 7 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (2.46%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.48%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.76%) High Availability
2 28 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (11.33%) Web Development
4 22 (10.84%) DevOps
5 20 (9.85%) Configuration Management
6 16 (7.88%) Open Source
7 13 (6.40%) Security Operations
7 13 (6.40%) SIEM
7 13 (6.40%) Technical Analysis
8 12 (5.91%) Patch Management
8 12 (5.91%) Project Management
8 12 (5.91%) Server Virtualisation
8 12 (5.91%) Workflow
9 11 (5.42%) ITIL
9 11 (5.42%) Migration
9 11 (5.42%) OWASP
10 10 (4.93%) CRM
10 10 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (4.93%) Incident Management
10 10 (4.93%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (23.15%) Perl
2 43 (21.18%) SQL
3 39 (19.21%) Python
4 33 (16.26%) PowerShell
5 30 (14.78%) Java
6 26 (12.81%) PHP
7 23 (11.33%) JavaScript
8 17 (8.37%) Bash Shell
8 17 (8.37%) C#
9 15 (7.39%) Shell Script
10 14 (6.90%) VB
11 10 (4.93%) C
12 7 (3.45%) C++
12 7 (3.45%) Ruby
13 6 (2.96%) Korn
13 6 (2.96%) VB.NET
14 5 (2.46%) VBScript
15 4 (1.97%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.49%) FQL
Qualifications
1 32 (15.76%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.39%) CISSP
3 15 (7.39%) Degree
4 12 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (5.42%) DV Cleared
6 9 (4.43%) CCNP
6 9 (4.43%) CCSE
6 9 (4.43%) CESG Certified Professional
7 8 (3.94%) CEH
8 6 (2.96%) CCNA
9 5 (2.46%) CCSA
9 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.97%) MCSE
11 3 (1.48%) AWS Certification
11 3 (1.48%) RHCT
12 2 (0.99%) Cyber Scheme
12 2 (0.99%) OSCP
12 2 (0.99%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.94%) HL7
2 5 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.46%) RMADS
3 4 (1.97%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.48%) QA
4 3 (1.48%) SLA
5 1 (0.49%) COBIT
System Software
1 64 (31.53%) Active Directory
2 27 (13.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (11.33%) Squid
4 19 (9.36%) Sendmail
5 13 (6.40%) qmail
6 9 (4.43%) KVM
6 9 (4.43%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.94%) Hyper-V
7 8 (3.94%) NFS
8 6 (2.96%) Dovecot
8 6 (2.96%) iptables
9 5 (2.46%) Postfix
9 5 (2.46%) ProxySG
9 5 (2.46%) Xen
10 4 (1.97%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.48%) OpenSSH
11 3 (1.48%) vCloud
12 2 (0.99%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.99%) Ceph
12 2 (0.99%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 32 (15.76%) Puppet
2 31 (15.27%) Nagios
3 25 (12.32%) Cacti
4 16 (7.88%) ZABBIX
5 14 (6.90%) HAProxy
5 14 (6.90%) logstash
6 13 (6.40%) collectd
6 13 (6.40%) Ganglia
6 13 (6.40%) Graphite
7 5 (2.46%) Ansible
7 5 (2.46%) FortiGate
7 5 (2.46%) OpenNebula
7 5 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.97%) Bacula
8 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.97%) OpenView
8 4 (1.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (1.48%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 54 (26.60%) VMware
2 50 (24.63%) Microsoft
3 35 (17.24%) Oracle
4 30 (14.78%) Red Hat
5 29 (14.29%) Cisco
6 26 (12.81%) IBM
7 17 (8.37%) Splunk
8 16 (7.88%) Citrix
9 11 (5.42%) CheckPoint
10 9 (4.43%) HP
11 8 (3.94%) Dell
11 8 (3.94%) F5
11 8 (3.94%) Google
11 8 (3.94%) Huawei
12 7 (3.45%) Avaya
13 6 (2.96%) EMC
14 5 (2.46%) Cerner
14 5 (2.46%) Fortinet
14 5 (2.46%) Juniper
14 5 (2.46%) MEDITECH
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