The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
England / South East
Rank 194 206 227
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +21
Contract jobs citing SMTP 39 49 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.54% 0.59% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.52% 2.98% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 14
Median daily rate £435 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £159 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £469 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
+18.71% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.27% -
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1547 1645 1880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.31% 19.70% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 896 910
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 98 111
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.58 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP across the South East region.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the South East region.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 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
Hampshire +21 14 £448 +272.91% 1
Berkshire +2 8 £450 +32.35% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 8 £474 -9.11%
Oxfordshire +1 5 £350 -
Surrey +11 3 £419 +4.62%
Kent - 1 - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 South East region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 52 (69.33%) DNS
2 45 (60.00%) Windows
3 38 (50.67%) Microsoft
4 28 (37.33%) MS Exchange
5 23 (30.67%) Linux
5 23 (30.67%) SQL Server
5 23 (30.67%) Active Directory
5 23 (30.67%) VMware
6 22 (29.33%) Security Cleared
6 22 (29.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (29.33%) PowerShell
7 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (25.33%) SC Cleared
8 19 (25.33%) DHCP
8 19 (25.33%) FTP
9 17 (22.67%) Red Hat
9 17 (22.67%) Python
9 17 (22.67%) Puppet
9 17 (22.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (22.67%) Windows Server
10 16 (21.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (21.33%) LAN
10 16 (21.33%) Internet
10 16 (21.33%) Client/Server
10 16 (21.33%) WAN
10 16 (21.33%) Cisco
11 15 (20.00%) LDAP
11 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (18.67%) VPN
13 13 (17.33%) Perl

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 28 (37.33%) MS Exchange
2 17 (22.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (21.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (16.00%) Skype for Business
5 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (9.33%) WebSphere
6 7 (9.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (4.00%) Apache
8 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.33%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.33%) QuickPlace
8 1 (1.33%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (69.33%) DNS
2 19 (25.33%) DHCP
2 19 (25.33%) FTP
3 16 (21.33%) Internet
3 16 (21.33%) LAN
3 16 (21.33%) WAN
4 15 (20.00%) LDAP
5 14 (18.67%) VPN
6 11 (14.67%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (14.67%) IPsec
6 11 (14.67%) Skype
7 8 (10.67%) SSL
8 7 (9.33%) HTTP
8 7 (9.33%) SSH
9 4 (5.33%) Firewall
9 4 (5.33%) IMAP
9 4 (5.33%) SNMP
9 4 (5.33%) Wireless
10 3 (4.00%) OSPF
10 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (30.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (14.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (10.67%) DB2
4 7 (9.33%) Hadoop
4 7 (9.33%) IBM BigInsights
4 7 (9.33%) Neo4j
5 3 (4.00%) MySQL
5 3 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.33%) NetBeans
General
1 6 (8.00%) Electronics
2 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Finance
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (18.67%) Architect
3 9 (12.00%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) Consultant
5 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (9.33%) Security Advisor
6 6 (8.00%) Active Directory Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Designer
6 6 (8.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 6 (8.00%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Active Directory Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) VMware Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) Windows Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Senior VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.33%) OAuth
1 10 (13.33%) SAML
2 3 (4.00%) LAMP
3 2 (2.67%) CORBA
3 2 (2.67%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (2.67%) Middleware
3 2 (2.67%) SOAP
4 1 (1.33%) HTML
4 1 (1.33%) ODBC
4 1 (1.33%) XML
4 1 (1.33%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.33%) Client/Server
2 12 (16.00%) CESG
3 11 (14.67%) Cryptography
3 11 (14.67%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.67%) Public Cloud
5 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.67%) PKI
7 1 (1.33%) DataPower
7 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.33%) iSeries
7 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.33%) PMI
7 1 (1.33%) Replication
7 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (60.00%) Windows
2 23 (30.67%) Linux
3 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (22.67%) Windows Server
5 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (16.00%) Android
6 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (14.67%) Unix
8 10 (13.33%) CentOS
8 10 (13.33%) Ubuntu
8 10 (13.33%) Windows Vista
9 7 (9.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (5.33%) Debian
11 3 (4.00%) Solaris
12 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.33%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.33%) Patch Management
2 12 (16.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 12 (16.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 11 (14.67%) Data Centre Operations
3 11 (14.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 11 (14.67%) Information Assurance
3 11 (14.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 11 (14.67%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (14.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 10 (13.33%) Data Encryption
5 7 (9.33%) Fuzz Testing
5 7 (9.33%) Network Design
5 7 (9.33%) OWASP
6 6 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (8.00%) ISMS
6 6 (8.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (8.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (8.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 5 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 5 (6.67%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.33%) PowerShell
2 17 (22.67%) Python
3 13 (17.33%) Perl
4 12 (16.00%) VB
5 10 (13.33%) SQL
6 7 (9.33%) C
7 4 (5.33%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.33%) PHP
8 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.67%) C++
9 2 (2.67%) Java
10 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.33%) Korn
10 1 (1.33%) LotusScript
10 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (29.33%) Security Cleared
2 19 (25.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.67%) CEH
3 11 (14.67%) CESG Certified Professional
3 11 (14.67%) CISSP
4 6 (8.00%) AWS Certification
4 6 (8.00%) RHCT
5 3 (4.00%) CCNA
5 3 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.67%) CCNP
6 2 (2.67%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.33%) CCDA
7 1 (1.33%) CCSE
7 1 (1.33%) CCVP
7 1 (1.33%) CISM
7 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) QA
2 6 (8.00%) RMADS
3 1 (1.33%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (30.67%) Active Directory
2 22 (29.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.33%) Sendmail
4 6 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.67%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.33%) Ceph
6 1 (1.33%) Dovecot
6 1 (1.33%) iptables
6 1 (1.33%) KVM
6 1 (1.33%) Squid
6 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (22.67%) Puppet
2 12 (16.00%) AirWatch
2 12 (16.00%) NetBackup
2 12 (16.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 12 (16.00%) WSUS
3 7 (9.33%) ZABBIX
4 3 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (4.00%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (2.67%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (1.33%) Ansible
6 1 (1.33%) Cacti
6 1 (1.33%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.33%) Nagios
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.33%) RANCID
Vendors
1 38 (50.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (30.67%) VMware
3 17 (22.67%) Red Hat
4 16 (21.33%) Cisco
5 12 (16.00%) Citrix
5 12 (16.00%) MobileIron
5 12 (16.00%) Symantec
6 11 (14.67%) HP
6 11 (14.67%) Oracle
7 8 (10.67%) IBM
8 3 (4.00%) Clearswift
8 3 (4.00%) Juniper
9 2 (2.67%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.67%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.67%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.67%) Intel Security
9 2 (2.67%) NetApp
10 1 (1.33%) F5
10 1 (1.33%) Foundry
10 1 (1.33%) IronPort
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