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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 500 513 499
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing SMTP 114 102 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 1.43% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 66 60
Median daily rate £438 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £528 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+20.71% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Median hourly rate £31.06 £15.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.03% -33.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.08 £9.30 £17.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.80 £23.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.56 £15.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+190.36% -33.89%
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
6925 7109 7670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 14.20% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4161 4228 4476
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 444 420
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the England region over the 3 months to 5 December 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 -7 36 £475 +28.81% 7
South East +7 31 £419 +4.62% 7
Yorkshire +31 22 £450 -10.00%
North West +4 8 £399 +12.32% 3
East of England +6 5 £285 +5.55% 2
West Midlands -13 5 £250 -41.17% 2
South West - 4 £350 - 2
East Midlands -8 1 - -
North East - 1 £275 -
SMTP
UK

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 (58.18%) DNS
2 107 (48.64%) Windows
3 77 (35.00%) Linux
4 62 (28.18%) Active Directory
5 60 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 59 (26.82%) Microsoft
7 55 (25.00%) DHCP
8 53 (24.09%) Python
9 52 (23.64%) MS Exchange
10 50 (22.73%) FTP
10 50 (22.73%) VMware
11 47 (21.36%) HTTP
11 47 (21.36%) Internet
11 47 (21.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 45 (20.45%) Security Cleared
13 44 (20.00%) Cisco
13 44 (20.00%) LDAP
14 43 (19.55%) Unix
15 42 (19.09%) DevOps
16 40 (18.18%) Windows Server
16 40 (18.18%) SQL Server
17 39 (17.73%) SNMP
18 37 (16.82%) Firewall
18 37 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
19 36 (16.36%) Ubuntu
20 34 (15.45%) SC Cleared
20 34 (15.45%) Puppet
20 34 (15.45%) Perl
20 34 (15.45%) Data Centre
21 33 (15.00%) Amazon AWS

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 52 (23.64%) MS Exchange
2 29 (13.18%) Apache
3 22 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (7.73%) Skype for Business
6 14 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (5.91%) Tomcat
8 9 (4.09%) SharePoint
9 7 (3.18%) IIS
9 7 (3.18%) OpenStack
9 7 (3.18%) SAS
10 6 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (2.73%) IBM Notes
11 5 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (2.27%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (1.36%) MindAlign
13 3 (1.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (1.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.91%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.82%) Office 365
3 11 (5.00%) IaaS
3 11 (5.00%) PaaS
4 10 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.36%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.45%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 128 (58.18%) DNS
2 60 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 55 (25.00%) DHCP
4 50 (22.73%) FTP
5 47 (21.36%) HTTP
5 47 (21.36%) Internet
6 44 (20.00%) LDAP
7 39 (17.73%) SNMP
8 37 (16.82%) Firewall
9 29 (13.18%) VPN
10 27 (12.27%) SSL
11 26 (11.82%) WAN
12 24 (10.91%) LAN
13 22 (10.00%) IPsec
13 22 (10.00%) SSH
14 20 (9.09%) IMAP
15 16 (7.27%) BGP
16 15 (6.82%) OSPF
16 15 (6.82%) SAN
17 14 (6.36%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (4.09%) Data Mining
4 9 (4.09%) MySQL
5 7 (3.18%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.18%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.36%) DB2
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.45%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.45%) Jackrabbit
8 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.45%) Redis
8 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (7.73%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.64%) Subversion
3 6 (2.73%) Metasploit
4 5 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (2.27%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.82%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (1.82%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.36%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.91%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.91%) JIRA
7 2 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.45%) JUnit
8 1 (0.45%) Log4Net
8 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.45%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 16 (7.27%) Finance
2 13 (5.91%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.64%) Electronics
4 5 (2.27%) Games
4 5 (2.27%) Retail
5 4 (1.82%) Banking
5 4 (1.82%) Marketing
6 3 (1.36%) Back Office
6 3 (1.36%) Front Office
6 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.91%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Automotive
8 1 (0.45%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (11.36%) Consultant
2 22 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (9.55%) Administrator
4 18 (8.18%) Linux Engineer
5 16 (7.27%) Developer
6 15 (6.82%) Architect
7 14 (6.36%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (5.91%) Designer
9 11 (5.00%) Network Engineer
10 10 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (4.09%) Windows Engineer
12 8 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
12 8 (3.64%) Linux Administrator
12 8 (3.64%) Security Advisor
13 7 (3.18%) Analyst
13 7 (3.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 7 (3.18%) Systems Engineer
14 6 (2.73%) Exchange Consultant
14 6 (2.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 6 (2.73%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.91%) XML
2 23 (10.45%) CSS
2 23 (10.45%) HTML
3 15 (6.82%) Web Services
4 14 (6.36%) SAML
5 10 (4.55%) SOAP
6 8 (3.64%) Middleware
6 8 (3.64%) OAuth
7 6 (2.73%) .NET
7 6 (2.73%) LAPP Stack
7 6 (2.73%) WAP
8 5 (2.27%) LAMP
8 5 (2.27%) REST
9 4 (1.82%) 802.1X
9 4 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.82%) jQuery
10 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.36%) EDIFACT
10 3 (1.36%) ELK Stack
10 3 (1.36%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.45%) Data Centre
2 21 (9.55%) Client/Server
3 20 (9.09%) CESG
4 15 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (6.36%) Cryptography
6 13 (5.91%) Clustering
7 10 (4.55%) Management Information System
8 9 (4.09%) Blackberry
9 8 (3.64%) EMC VNX
10 5 (2.27%) PKI
10 5 (2.27%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.82%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.82%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (1.36%) NHS
12 3 (1.36%) Statistics
12 3 (1.36%) Telematics
12 3 (1.36%) User Experience
13 2 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 107 (48.64%) Windows
2 77 (35.00%) Linux
3 47 (21.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (19.55%) Unix
5 40 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 36 (16.36%) Ubuntu
7 24 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (10.45%) CentOS
9 20 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (6.82%) Solaris
12 14 (6.36%) Android
13 13 (5.91%) Windows Vista
14 11 (5.00%) Debian
15 5 (2.27%) AIX
15 5 (2.27%) Apple iOS
16 3 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.91%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.91%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.09%) DevOps
2 26 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (9.55%) Migration
4 19 (8.64%) ITIL
4 19 (8.64%) Load Balancing
5 18 (8.18%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (7.73%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (7.27%) Patch Management
8 15 (6.82%) Ethical Hacking
8 15 (6.82%) Information Assurance
8 15 (6.82%) Scrum
9 12 (5.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 12 (5.45%) Problem Management
10 11 (5.00%) Fuzz Testing
10 11 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
10 11 (5.00%) OWASP
10 11 (5.00%) Security Architecture
10 11 (5.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 11 (5.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 53 (24.09%) Python
2 34 (15.45%) Perl
3 30 (13.64%) PowerShell
4 27 (12.27%) JavaScript
5 18 (8.18%) C
6 15 (6.82%) Bash Shell
6 15 (6.82%) PHP
6 15 (6.82%) Shell Script
7 12 (5.45%) VB
8 11 (5.00%) Java
8 11 (5.00%) SQL
9 10 (4.55%) C++
10 9 (4.09%) C#
11 7 (3.18%) Korn
12 5 (2.27%) Ruby
13 4 (1.82%) AWK
14 3 (1.36%) Delphi
14 3 (1.36%) Jython
15 1 (0.45%) ECMAScript
15 1 (0.45%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 45 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 34 (15.45%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.64%) CISSP
4 15 (6.82%) CEH
5 14 (6.36%) CESG Certified Professional
6 13 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.09%) Degree
8 8 (3.64%) AWS Certification
8 8 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.18%) CCNP
10 6 (2.73%) CCIE
10 6 (2.73%) RHCT
11 5 (2.27%) CCNA
12 2 (0.91%) MCSE
12 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.45%) CCDA
13 1 (0.45%) CCSA
13 1 (0.45%) CCVP
13 1 (0.45%) CISM
13 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 9 (4.09%) QA
2 8 (3.64%) RMADS
3 5 (2.27%) COBIT
4 4 (1.82%) HL7
5 3 (1.36%) SLA
6 1 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (28.18%) Active Directory
2 37 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (11.82%) Sendmail
4 17 (7.73%) VMware ESX
5 11 (5.00%) vSphere
6 9 (4.09%) Dovecot
7 8 (3.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (3.18%) iptables
8 7 (3.18%) KVM
8 7 (3.18%) NFS
8 7 (3.18%) Squid
9 6 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.82%) Docker
10 4 (1.82%) Hyper-V
11 3 (1.36%) Ceph
11 3 (1.36%) Firmware
11 3 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.45%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 34 (15.45%) Puppet
2 19 (8.64%) NetBackup
3 14 (6.36%) Nagios
4 10 (4.55%) AirWatch
4 10 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (4.55%) WSUS
5 9 (4.09%) vRealize
6 8 (3.64%) HAProxy
6 8 (3.64%) Zenoss
7 7 (3.18%) Cacti
7 7 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.27%) OpenNebula
8 5 (2.27%) SCOM
9 4 (1.82%) MAILsweeper
9 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.36%) Ansible
10 3 (1.36%) Endace
10 3 (1.36%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (1.36%) SCCM
11 2 (0.91%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 59 (26.82%) Microsoft
2 50 (22.73%) VMware
3 44 (20.00%) Cisco
4 31 (14.09%) Red Hat
5 28 (12.73%) Oracle
6 24 (10.91%) Splunk
7 23 (10.45%) HP
8 21 (9.55%) Citrix
8 21 (9.55%) Symantec
9 11 (5.00%) Brocade
9 11 (5.00%) Dell
10 10 (4.55%) MobileIron
11 9 (4.09%) EMC
11 9 (4.09%) IronPort
11 9 (4.09%) Juniper
12 8 (3.64%) Veritas
13 6 (2.73%) Lotus
14 5 (2.27%) F5
14 5 (2.27%) Proofpoint
15 4 (1.82%) Huawei
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