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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
UK / England
Rank 465 485 508
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +23
Contract jobs citing SMTP 112 106 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.78% 1.61% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 65 44
Median daily rate £443 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.19% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £285 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+18.71% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% -25.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £11.25 £17.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.34 £19.25 £23.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.56 £14.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+76.24% -36.09%

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
6275 6592 6776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.13% 14.43% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3823 3882 3891
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 345 381
Median hourly rate £26.75 £27.50 £21.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.72% +27.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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
South East +10 39 £443 +26.42% 3
London +9 39 £450 +9.09% 8
Yorkshire +26 13 £475 -9.52% 1
North West +12 8 £398 +14.80% 1
East of England - 6 £220 - 2
South West +15 4 £350 +16.66% 4
East Midlands +6 1 - -
West Midlands -10 1 £275 -8.33% 3
North East - 1 £275 - 2
SMTP
UK

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 132 (60.00%) DNS
2 109 (49.55%) Windows
3 85 (38.64%) Linux
4 62 (28.18%) Microsoft
5 59 (26.82%) VMware
6 58 (26.36%) DHCP
7 57 (25.91%) Active Directory
8 54 (24.55%) Python
9 52 (23.64%) TCP/IP
10 49 (22.27%) MS Exchange
10 49 (22.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 47 (21.36%) LDAP
11 47 (21.36%) HTTP
12 46 (20.91%) FTP
12 46 (20.91%) Internet
13 45 (20.45%) Security Cleared
14 42 (19.09%) SQL Server
15 41 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
15 41 (18.64%) DevOps
16 40 (18.18%) Puppet
16 40 (18.18%) Unix
16 40 (18.18%) Firewall
17 39 (17.73%) SNMP
18 38 (17.27%) Cisco
19 37 (16.82%) Red Hat
19 37 (16.82%) SC Cleared
19 37 (16.82%) Windows Server
20 36 (16.36%) Ubuntu
21 35 (15.91%) PowerShell
22 34 (15.45%) Perl

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 (22.27%) MS Exchange
2 27 (12.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (11.36%) Apache
4 23 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (6.36%) Skype for Business
7 10 (4.55%) Tomcat
7 10 (4.55%) WebSphere
7 10 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (4.09%) SharePoint
9 8 (3.64%) SAS
10 7 (3.18%) IIS
10 7 (3.18%) OpenStack
11 6 (2.73%) IBM Notes
12 5 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (2.27%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (1.36%) MindAlign
Applications
1 17 (7.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.45%) Office 365
3 11 (5.00%) IaaS
3 11 (5.00%) PaaS
4 9 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.82%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.45%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 132 (60.00%) DNS
2 58 (26.36%) DHCP
3 52 (23.64%) TCP/IP
4 47 (21.36%) HTTP
4 47 (21.36%) LDAP
5 46 (20.91%) FTP
5 46 (20.91%) Internet
6 40 (18.18%) Firewall
7 39 (17.73%) SNMP
8 26 (11.82%) WAN
9 25 (11.36%) SSL
9 25 (11.36%) VPN
10 24 (10.91%) LAN
11 22 (10.00%) IMAP
12 21 (9.55%) SSH
13 17 (7.73%) IPsec
14 14 (6.36%) DMARC
15 13 (5.91%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (5.45%) BGP
16 12 (5.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (19.09%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (5.00%) DB2
5 10 (4.55%) MySQL
6 9 (4.09%) Data Mining
7 8 (3.64%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (3.18%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.18%) IBM BigInsights
8 7 (3.18%) Neo4j
8 7 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.45%) Big Data
11 1 (0.45%) Jackrabbit
11 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (8.18%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.18%) Subversion
4 6 (2.73%) Metasploit
4 6 (2.73%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (2.27%) Vagrant
6 4 (1.82%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.36%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.36%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.91%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.91%) JIRA
9 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.45%) GitLab
9 1 (0.45%) JUnit
9 1 (0.45%) Log4Net
9 1 (0.45%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 20 (9.09%) Finance
2 18 (8.18%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.00%) Electronics
4 9 (4.09%) Marketing
5 6 (2.73%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.27%) Games
7 4 (1.82%) Back Office
7 4 (1.82%) Front Office
8 3 (1.36%) Banking
9 2 (0.91%) Advertising
9 2 (0.91%) Publishing
10 1 (0.45%) Automotive
10 1 (0.45%) Legal
10 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (10.91%) Architect
1 24 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (9.09%) Consultant
3 18 (8.18%) Administrator
3 18 (8.18%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (7.27%) Developer
5 15 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (5.91%) Designer
7 11 (5.00%) Network Engineer
7 11 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
9 9 (4.09%) Linux Administrator
9 9 (4.09%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (3.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 8 (3.64%) VMware Engineer
11 7 (3.18%) Analyst
11 7 (3.18%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 7 (3.18%) Security Advisor
12 6 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.36%) XML
2 23 (10.45%) HTML
3 22 (10.00%) CSS
4 17 (7.73%) Web Services
5 14 (6.36%) SOAP
6 10 (4.55%) Middleware
7 8 (3.64%) OAuth
7 8 (3.64%) SAML
8 7 (3.18%) REST
9 6 (2.73%) .NET
9 6 (2.73%) LAPP Stack
10 5 (2.27%) LAMP
11 4 (1.82%) jQuery
12 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET
12 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (1.36%) EDIFACT
12 3 (1.36%) IBM Integration Bus
12 3 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (0.91%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.55%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.18%) Client/Server
3 13 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.45%) CESG
5 11 (5.00%) Cryptography
6 9 (4.09%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.64%) PKI
8 7 (3.18%) Clustering
9 6 (2.73%) Blackberry
10 5 (2.27%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.27%) User Experience
11 4 (1.82%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.82%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.82%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.82%) Replication
11 4 (1.82%) Statistics
12 3 (1.36%) NHS
12 3 (1.36%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.36%) Telematics
12 3 (1.36%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 109 (49.55%) Windows
2 85 (38.64%) Linux
3 49 (22.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (18.18%) Unix
5 37 (16.82%) Windows Server
6 36 (16.36%) Ubuntu
7 24 (10.91%) CentOS
7 24 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (7.27%) Android
10 15 (6.82%) Solaris
11 11 (5.00%) Debian
12 10 (4.55%) Windows Vista
13 5 (2.27%) AIX
13 5 (2.27%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.36%) Windows 7
14 3 (1.36%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.91%) SUSE
15 2 (0.91%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.64%) DevOps
2 23 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (7.27%) Load Balancing
3 16 (7.27%) Migration
4 15 (6.82%) Scrum
5 14 (6.36%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (6.36%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 14 (6.36%) Patch Management
6 13 (5.91%) ITIL
6 13 (5.91%) Mobile Device Management
6 13 (5.91%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (5.45%) Information Assurance
7 12 (5.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 12 (5.45%) Network Design
7 12 (5.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 11 (5.00%) Data Centre Operations
8 11 (5.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (5.00%) Software Architecture
8 11 (5.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (24.55%) Python
2 35 (15.91%) PowerShell
3 34 (15.45%) Perl
4 29 (13.18%) JavaScript
5 22 (10.00%) SQL
6 17 (7.73%) Bash Shell
7 16 (7.27%) C
8 15 (6.82%) PHP
8 15 (6.82%) Shell Script
9 14 (6.36%) VB
10 13 (5.91%) Java
11 10 (4.55%) C++
12 8 (3.64%) C#
13 7 (3.18%) Korn
14 6 (2.73%) Ruby
15 4 (1.82%) AWK
16 3 (1.36%) Delphi
16 3 (1.36%) Jython
17 1 (0.45%) ECMAScript
17 1 (0.45%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 45 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 37 (16.82%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.45%) CISSP
4 11 (5.00%) CEH
4 11 (5.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 10 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.64%) AWS Certification
7 7 (3.18%) Degree
8 6 (2.73%) CCNA
8 6 (2.73%) RHCT
9 4 (1.82%) CCNP
9 4 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.36%) MCSE
10 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.91%) CCIE
11 2 (0.91%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.45%) CCVP
12 1 (0.45%) CISM
12 1 (0.45%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 9 (4.09%) QA
2 6 (2.73%) RMADS
3 4 (1.82%) HL7
4 1 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (25.91%) Active Directory
2 41 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (9.55%) Sendmail
4 16 (7.27%) VMware ESX
5 10 (4.55%) Dovecot
6 8 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (3.18%) iptables
7 7 (3.18%) KVM
7 7 (3.18%) Squid
7 7 (3.18%) vSphere
8 6 (2.73%) NFS
9 5 (2.27%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.82%) Docker
10 4 (1.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.36%) Ceph
11 3 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.91%) vCloud
12 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.91%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.91%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (18.18%) Puppet
2 19 (8.64%) NetBackup
3 16 (7.27%) Nagios
4 14 (6.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (5.45%) AirWatch
5 12 (5.45%) WSUS
6 9 (4.09%) ZABBIX
7 8 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (3.18%) Cacti
8 7 (3.18%) HAProxy
8 7 (3.18%) vRealize
9 5 (2.27%) OpenNebula
10 4 (1.82%) Ansible
10 4 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (1.82%) MAILsweeper
10 4 (1.82%) SCOM
10 4 (1.82%) Zenoss
11 3 (1.36%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.36%) Endace
11 3 (1.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 62 (28.18%) Microsoft
2 59 (26.82%) VMware
3 38 (17.27%) Cisco
4 37 (16.82%) Red Hat
5 26 (11.82%) Oracle
6 24 (10.91%) Splunk
7 21 (9.55%) HP
8 19 (8.64%) Symantec
9 17 (7.73%) Citrix
10 12 (5.45%) IBM
10 12 (5.45%) MobileIron
11 6 (2.73%) Dell
11 6 (2.73%) IronPort
11 6 (2.73%) Lotus
11 6 (2.73%) SAP
11 6 (2.73%) Veritas
12 5 (2.27%) EMC
12 5 (2.27%) Huawei
12 5 (2.27%) Juniper
12 5 (2.27%) Proofpoint
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