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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
UK / England
Rank 495 497 516
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Contract jobs citing SMTP 79 114 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 1.65% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 69 43
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £238 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £340 £390
% change year-on-year
+33.82% -12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% -27.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £9.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+138.88% -60.33%

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
6164 6921 7202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.93% 14.52% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3889 4142 3980
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 299 427
Median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.20 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 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
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 25 February 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 +5 34 £455 +34.81% 11
London +15 30 £400 -3.03% 8
Yorkshire - 6 £575 - 1
North West +6 4 - - 1
East of England - 3 £220 - 2
South West +4 1 £295 -1.66% 2
West Midlands -1 1 £275 -8.33% 2
SMTP
UK

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 117 (61.26%) DNS
2 93 (48.69%) Windows
3 74 (38.74%) Linux
4 51 (26.70%) Microsoft
5 49 (25.65%) LDAP
6 48 (25.13%) HTTP
7 47 (24.61%) TCP/IP
8 44 (23.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 43 (22.51%) Active Directory
10 41 (21.47%) Python
11 40 (20.94%) DHCP
11 40 (20.94%) Internet
11 40 (20.94%) VMware
12 39 (20.42%) FTP
13 38 (19.90%) JavaScript
13 38 (19.90%) Firewall
13 38 (19.90%) DevOps
14 37 (19.37%) Red Hat
14 37 (19.37%) Puppet
15 35 (18.32%) Security Cleared
16 34 (17.80%) Amazon AWS
17 33 (17.28%) SQL Server
17 33 (17.28%) Windows Server
18 32 (16.75%) SNMP
18 32 (16.75%) Ubuntu
19 31 (16.23%) PowerShell
19 31 (16.23%) MS Exchange
20 30 (15.71%) SSL
21 29 (15.18%) Unix
21 29 (15.18%) Agile Software Development

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 31 (16.23%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.90%) Apache
2 17 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (5.76%) WebSphere
5 10 (5.24%) Tomcat
6 9 (4.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (4.19%) IIS
7 8 (4.19%) SharePoint
8 7 (3.66%) SAS
8 7 (3.66%) Skype for Business
9 5 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (2.09%) IBM Notes
10 4 (2.09%) OpenStack
10 4 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (2.09%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.57%) MindAlign
Applications
1 20 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.80%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.76%) IaaS
2 11 (5.76%) PaaS
3 10 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.66%) Office 365
5 3 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.57%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.57%) Route 53
5 3 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (61.26%) DNS
2 49 (25.65%) LDAP
3 48 (25.13%) HTTP
4 47 (24.61%) TCP/IP
5 40 (20.94%) DHCP
5 40 (20.94%) Internet
6 39 (20.42%) FTP
7 38 (19.90%) Firewall
8 32 (16.75%) SNMP
9 30 (15.71%) SSL
10 22 (11.52%) IMAP
10 22 (11.52%) VPN
11 20 (10.47%) SSH
12 16 (8.38%) WAN
13 14 (7.33%) DMARC
13 14 (7.33%) LAN
14 13 (6.81%) IPsec
14 13 (6.81%) VoIP
15 12 (6.28%) BGP
15 12 (6.28%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.28%) DB2
3 9 (4.71%) Data Mining
4 7 (3.66%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.66%) IBM BigInsights
4 7 (3.66%) Neo4j
4 7 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.14%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (2.09%) MySQL
6 4 (2.09%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.09%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.57%) Big Data
7 3 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.05%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.52%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.52%) Jackrabbit
9 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (7.85%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.66%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.14%) Metasploit
3 6 (3.14%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (2.62%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (2.62%) Subversion
4 5 (2.62%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.57%) GitLab
5 3 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.57%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.57%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.05%) JIRA
6 2 (1.05%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (1.05%) Mocha
7 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.52%) JUnit
7 1 (0.52%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 23 (12.04%) Finance
2 22 (11.52%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.71%) Marketing
4 6 (3.14%) Back Office
4 6 (3.14%) Electronics
4 6 (3.14%) Front Office
4 6 (3.14%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.09%) Games
6 3 (1.57%) Banking
7 2 (1.05%) Legal
7 2 (1.05%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Automotive
8 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (11.52%) Architect
2 19 (9.95%) Developer
2 19 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (7.33%) Administrator
4 13 (6.81%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (6.28%) Designer
6 10 (5.24%) Consultant
7 9 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.71%) Network Engineer
8 8 (4.19%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (4.19%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (4.19%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (4.19%) Linux Administrator
8 8 (4.19%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.19%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (3.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.14%) Back Office Engineer
10 6 (3.14%) Storage Specialist
10 6 (3.14%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.14%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.66%) CSS
2 27 (14.14%) HTML
2 27 (14.14%) XML
3 22 (11.52%) Web Services
4 17 (8.90%) SOAP
5 14 (7.33%) OAuth
5 14 (7.33%) SAML
6 13 (6.81%) REST
7 5 (2.62%) .NET
7 5 (2.62%) Ajax
7 5 (2.62%) jQuery
7 5 (2.62%) JSON
8 4 (2.09%) Middleware
9 3 (1.57%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.57%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.57%) CORBA
9 3 (1.57%) JPA
9 3 (1.57%) Software Packaging
9 3 (1.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.04%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.33%) Client/Server
3 11 (5.76%) User Experience
4 10 (5.24%) PKI
5 8 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.19%) CESG
5 8 (4.19%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.19%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.14%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.14%) Clustering
7 5 (2.62%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.62%) Replication
7 5 (2.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 4 (2.09%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.57%) NHS
10 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.05%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 93 (48.69%) Windows
2 74 (38.74%) Linux
3 44 (23.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (17.28%) Windows Server
5 32 (16.75%) Ubuntu
6 29 (15.18%) Unix
7 22 (11.52%) CentOS
8 19 (9.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (7.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (6.28%) Solaris
12 8 (4.19%) Android
13 7 (3.66%) Windows Vista
14 5 (2.62%) Debian
15 4 (2.09%) Apple iOS
16 3 (1.57%) AIX
16 3 (1.57%) Windows 7
16 3 (1.57%) Windows 8
17 2 (1.05%) SUSE
17 2 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (19.90%) DevOps
2 29 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (9.95%) Load Balancing
4 17 (8.90%) ITIL
5 16 (8.38%) Scrum
6 15 (7.85%) Patch Management
7 14 (7.33%) Kalman Filter
7 14 (7.33%) Network Design
8 13 (6.81%) Web Application Development
9 12 (6.28%) Data Encryption
9 12 (6.28%) Problem Management
10 11 (5.76%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (5.76%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (5.76%) Software Architecture
11 10 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (5.24%) Migration
11 10 (5.24%) Project Management
11 10 (5.24%) Validation
12 9 (4.71%) Configuration Management
12 9 (4.71%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.47%) Python
2 38 (19.90%) JavaScript
3 31 (16.23%) PowerShell
4 24 (12.57%) SQL
5 21 (10.99%) Perl
6 11 (5.76%) C
6 11 (5.76%) Java
7 10 (5.24%) Bash Shell
8 8 (4.19%) PHP
9 6 (3.14%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.62%) VB
11 4 (2.09%) AWK
11 4 (2.09%) C#
11 4 (2.09%) Korn
12 2 (1.05%) ES6
12 2 (1.05%) Jython
12 2 (1.05%) Scala
13 1 (0.52%) C++
13 1 (0.52%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.52%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 35 (18.32%) Security Cleared
2 27 (14.14%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.71%) CEH
4 8 (4.19%) AWS Certification
4 8 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.66%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (3.66%) CISSP
5 7 (3.66%) Degree
6 6 (3.14%) RHCT
7 4 (2.09%) CCNA
7 4 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.57%) CCNP
8 3 (1.57%) MCSE
8 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.05%) CCIE
9 2 (1.05%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.52%) CCDA
10 1 (0.52%) CCSE
10 1 (0.52%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.85%) QA
2 9 (4.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 7 (3.66%) HL7
4 3 (1.57%) RMADS
5 2 (1.05%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (22.51%) Active Directory
2 25 (13.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.33%) Sendmail
3 14 (7.33%) VMware ESX
4 8 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.66%) Dovecot
6 6 (3.14%) vSphere
7 5 (2.62%) Hyper-V
8 4 (2.09%) iptables
8 4 (2.09%) KVM
8 4 (2.09%) Squid
8 4 (2.09%) vCloud
8 4 (2.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (1.57%) Docker
9 3 (1.57%) NFS
10 2 (1.05%) Firmware
10 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.05%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.05%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (19.37%) Puppet
2 11 (5.76%) NetBackup
3 9 (4.71%) vRealize
4 7 (3.66%) Nagios
4 7 (3.66%) ZABBIX
5 6 (3.14%) Ansible
5 6 (3.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.09%) AirWatch
6 4 (2.09%) Cacti
6 4 (2.09%) HAProxy
6 4 (2.09%) SCOM
6 4 (2.09%) WSUS
6 4 (2.09%) Zenoss
7 3 (1.57%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.57%) Rsyslog
8 2 (1.05%) OpenNebula
8 2 (1.05%) RANCID
8 2 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 51 (26.70%) Microsoft
2 40 (20.94%) VMware
3 37 (19.37%) Red Hat
4 25 (13.09%) Cisco
5 21 (10.99%) Splunk
6 19 (9.95%) Oracle
7 15 (7.85%) HP
8 12 (6.28%) Citrix
8 12 (6.28%) IBM
9 10 (5.24%) Symantec
10 7 (3.66%) Huawei
11 6 (3.14%) Dell
11 6 (3.14%) SAP
11 6 (3.14%) Veritas
12 5 (2.62%) EMC
12 5 (2.62%) IronPort
12 5 (2.62%) Proofpoint
13 4 (2.09%) Brocade
13 4 (2.09%) Lotus
13 4 (2.09%) MobileIron
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