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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 526 511 484
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -27
Contract jobs citing SMTP 88 113 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 1.48% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 57 66
Median daily rate £406 £398 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £233 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -
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
7700 7629 6506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.63% 15.00% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4741 4334 3593
Median daily rate £400 £354 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% -1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 434 374
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 May 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 May 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 0 36 £406 +28.96% 17
South East -13 36 £425 +6.91% 6
West Midlands -4 6 £400 +39.13%
North West -5 3 £400 - 1
South West - 3 £268 - 5
East Midlands +8 2 - -
Yorkshire +10 1 £300 -
East of England +6 1 - -
SMTP
UK

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 128 (63.68%) DNS
2 91 (45.27%) Windows
3 90 (44.78%) Linux
4 78 (38.81%) Unix
5 77 (38.31%) TCP/IP
5 77 (38.31%) HTTP
6 69 (34.33%) Active Directory
7 52 (25.87%) Microsoft
8 50 (24.88%) Firewall
9 49 (24.38%) VMware
9 49 (24.38%) FTP
9 49 (24.38%) SSL
9 49 (24.38%) Apache
10 46 (22.89%) Perl
11 44 (21.89%) Python
12 43 (21.39%) SQL Server
13 41 (20.40%) Internet
14 39 (19.40%) LDAP
15 37 (18.41%) PowerShell
15 37 (18.41%) Amazon AWS
16 36 (17.91%) Web Services
16 36 (17.91%) SQL
17 35 (17.41%) MS Exchange
18 34 (16.92%) Oracle
18 34 (16.92%) SNMP
19 33 (16.42%) DHCP
19 33 (16.42%) Security Cleared
19 33 (16.42%) High Availability
20 31 (15.42%) Puppet
20 31 (15.42%) MS Excel

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 49 (24.38%) Apache
2 35 (17.41%) MS Exchange
3 30 (14.93%) Tomcat
4 29 (14.43%) IIS
5 23 (11.44%) OpenStack
6 21 (10.45%) JBoss
7 19 (9.45%) WebLogic
8 17 (8.46%) WebSphere
9 13 (6.47%) nginx
10 9 (4.48%) Skype for Business
11 8 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (3.48%) IBM Notes
13 6 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (2.99%) SharePoint
13 6 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (2.49%) CMS
14 5 (2.49%) Jetty
14 5 (2.49%) SAS
15 4 (1.99%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 31 (15.42%) MS Excel
2 27 (13.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (18.41%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.98%) Office 365
3 7 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (2.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.00%) Google Apps
5 2 (1.00%) PaaS
5 2 (1.00%) SaaS
5 2 (1.00%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (63.68%) DNS
2 77 (38.31%) HTTP
2 77 (38.31%) TCP/IP
3 50 (24.88%) Firewall
4 49 (24.38%) FTP
4 49 (24.38%) SSL
5 41 (20.40%) Internet
6 39 (19.40%) LDAP
7 34 (16.92%) SNMP
8 33 (16.42%) DHCP
9 29 (14.43%) SSH
10 23 (11.44%) IMAP
11 19 (9.45%) Network Security
12 17 (8.46%) IPsec
13 16 (7.96%) VPN
14 15 (7.46%) VoIP
15 14 (6.97%) BGP
15 14 (6.97%) LAN
15 14 (6.97%) WAN
16 13 (6.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (21.39%) SQL Server
2 25 (12.44%) MySQL
3 9 (4.48%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.99%) DB2
6 5 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.49%) Couchbase
6 5 (2.49%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.49%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.00%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (9.95%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.47%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.47%) Subversion
3 11 (5.47%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.49%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.49%) JIRA
4 5 (2.49%) JMeter
4 5 (2.49%) LoadRunner
4 5 (2.49%) Selenium
5 4 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.49%) Metasploit
6 3 (1.49%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.00%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.00%) JUnit
7 2 (1.00%) NUnit
7 2 (1.00%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.00%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.00%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.50%) git-flow
8 1 (0.50%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (11.44%) Finance
2 20 (9.95%) Banking
3 9 (4.48%) Back Office
3 9 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.48%) Front Office
5 2 (1.00%) Billing
5 2 (1.00%) Games
5 2 (1.00%) Law
5 2 (1.00%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (12.44%) Administrator
2 24 (11.94%) Linux Engineer
3 22 (10.95%) Developer
4 19 (9.45%) Support Engineer
5 18 (8.96%) AWS Engineer
6 16 (7.96%) Analyst
6 16 (7.96%) Consultant
7 14 (6.97%) Network Engineer
7 14 (6.97%) VMware Engineer
8 13 (6.47%) VMware Support Engineer
9 12 (5.97%) Security Engineer
10 11 (5.47%) Applications Support
11 9 (4.48%) Linux Administrator
11 9 (4.48%) Security Advisor
12 8 (3.98%) Applications Engineer
12 8 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.98%) IT Administrator
12 8 (3.98%) Linux Support
13 7 (3.48%) Applications Support Engineer
13 7 (3.48%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (17.91%) Web Services
2 24 (11.94%) LAMP
3 20 (9.95%) .NET
4 19 (9.45%) CSS
4 19 (9.45%) HTML
4 19 (9.45%) jQuery
5 17 (8.46%) SOAP
5 17 (8.46%) XML
6 14 (6.97%) HTML5
7 13 (6.47%) AngularJS
7 13 (6.47%) Laravel
7 13 (6.47%) LEMP Stack
7 13 (6.47%) MCollective
7 13 (6.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (3.48%) LAPP Stack
9 6 (2.99%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.99%) IBM Integration Bus
9 6 (2.99%) Middleware
9 6 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (2.49%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.96%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.46%) Client/Server
2 15 (7.46%) Cryptography
3 14 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.47%) CESG
5 11 (5.47%) Data Centre
6 10 (4.98%) Statistics
7 8 (3.98%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.99%) Clustering
8 6 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.49%) DataPower
9 3 (1.49%) PKI
9 3 (1.49%) User Experience
9 3 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.00%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.00%) Fintech
10 2 (1.00%) NHS
10 2 (1.00%) Replication
11 1 (0.50%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 91 (45.27%) Windows
2 90 (44.78%) Linux
3 78 (38.81%) Unix
4 25 (12.44%) Windows Server
5 22 (10.95%) CentOS
6 19 (9.45%) Ubuntu
7 16 (7.96%) Windows Vista
8 13 (6.47%) Debian
8 13 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (5.47%) zOS
10 9 (4.48%) Windows 8
10 9 (4.48%) Windows XP
11 8 (3.98%) Solaris
12 6 (2.99%) AIX
12 6 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (2.49%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.99%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.42%) High Availability
2 27 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (11.44%) Web Development
4 22 (10.95%) DevOps
5 21 (10.45%) Open Source
6 20 (9.95%) Configuration Management
7 16 (7.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (7.46%) Patch Management
9 14 (6.97%) OWASP
10 13 (6.47%) Information Assurance
10 13 (6.47%) Security Operations
10 13 (6.47%) Technical Analysis
11 12 (5.97%) Fuzz Testing
11 12 (5.97%) Migration
11 12 (5.97%) SIEM
11 12 (5.97%) Workflow
12 11 (5.47%) ISMS
12 11 (5.47%) ITIL
12 11 (5.47%) Project Management
12 11 (5.47%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (22.89%) Perl
2 44 (21.89%) Python
3 37 (18.41%) PowerShell
4 36 (17.91%) SQL
5 29 (14.43%) Java
6 23 (11.44%) PHP
7 22 (10.95%) JavaScript
8 17 (8.46%) Bash Shell
9 16 (7.96%) C#
10 14 (6.97%) VB
11 12 (5.97%) Shell Script
12 8 (3.98%) C
13 7 (3.48%) C++
14 6 (2.99%) Ruby
14 6 (2.99%) VB.NET
15 5 (2.49%) Korn
15 5 (2.49%) VBScript
16 3 (1.49%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.50%) FQL
Qualifications
1 33 (16.42%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.94%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.95%) CISSP
4 14 (6.97%) Degree
5 13 (6.47%) CESG Certified Professional
6 11 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (4.98%) CCNP
7 10 (4.98%) CEH
8 9 (4.48%) CCSE
8 9 (4.48%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.99%) CCSA
10 4 (1.99%) CCNA
11 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.00%) CREST Certified
12 2 (1.00%) Cyber Scheme
12 2 (1.00%) MCSE
12 2 (1.00%) OSCP
12 2 (1.00%) RHCT
12 2 (1.00%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.48%) RMADS
2 5 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.99%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.99%) QA
4 3 (1.49%) HL7
4 3 (1.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 69 (34.33%) Active Directory
2 30 (14.93%) Sendmail
3 22 (10.95%) Squid
3 22 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (6.47%) qmail
5 8 (3.98%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (3.48%) KVM
6 7 (3.48%) NFS
7 6 (2.99%) ProxySG
8 5 (2.49%) Dovecot
8 5 (2.49%) iptables
9 4 (1.99%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.99%) Postfix
9 4 (1.99%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.99%) Xen
10 3 (1.49%) OpenSSH
11 2 (1.00%) Snort
11 2 (1.00%) SpamAssassin
11 2 (1.00%) vCloud
11 2 (1.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 31 (15.42%) Puppet
2 29 (14.43%) Nagios
3 24 (11.94%) Cacti
4 16 (7.96%) ZABBIX
5 14 (6.97%) logstash
6 13 (6.47%) collectd
6 13 (6.47%) Ganglia
6 13 (6.47%) Graphite
6 13 (6.47%) HAProxy
7 7 (3.48%) Ansible
8 6 (2.99%) FortiGate
9 5 (2.49%) OpenNebula
10 4 (1.99%) Bacula
10 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (1.00%) SCCM
12 2 (1.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 52 (25.87%) Microsoft
2 49 (24.38%) VMware
3 34 (16.92%) Oracle
4 30 (14.93%) Red Hat
5 29 (14.43%) Cisco
6 23 (11.44%) IBM
7 19 (9.45%) Citrix
8 17 (8.46%) Splunk
9 11 (5.47%) CheckPoint
10 10 (4.98%) Google
11 9 (4.48%) F5
12 8 (3.98%) Dell
12 8 (3.98%) Lotus
13 7 (3.48%) Huawei
14 6 (2.99%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.99%) IronPort
15 5 (2.49%) Fortinet
15 5 (2.49%) Proofpoint
16 4 (1.99%) Avaya
16 4 (1.99%) Juniper