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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 234 202 223
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +21
Contract jobs citing SMTP 36 48 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.52% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.92% 2.70% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 11
Median daily rate £425 £398 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £240 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £430 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-19.88% -
SMTP
England

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
1876 1778 1657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.58% 19.33% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1051 861 704
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 101 105
Median hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +76.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 31 May 2016.

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 31 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
Buckinghamshire +27 16 £513 +156.25%
Berkshire -10 11 £350 -11.94% 3
Surrey -17 5 £425 +2.10%
Hampshire -10 2 £120 -70.00% 3
East Sussex - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £300 -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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 South East region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 54 (63.53%) DNS
2 39 (45.88%) Windows
3 37 (43.53%) Active Directory
4 34 (40.00%) HTTP
4 34 (40.00%) Linux
5 33 (38.82%) TCP/IP
6 31 (36.47%) FTP
7 29 (34.12%) Unix
7 29 (34.12%) LDAP
8 27 (31.76%) SQL Server
9 24 (28.24%) Apache
10 23 (27.06%) MS Office
10 23 (27.06%) High Availability
11 22 (25.88%) MS Excel
11 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
11 22 (25.88%) Firewall
12 21 (24.71%) VMware
13 19 (22.35%) SSH
14 18 (21.18%) PowerShell
14 18 (21.18%) Internet
14 18 (21.18%) Configuration Management
15 17 (20.00%) Python
15 17 (20.00%) Perl
15 17 (20.00%) Puppet
16 16 (18.82%) Amazon AWS
16 16 (18.82%) Web Services
16 16 (18.82%) Citrix
16 16 (18.82%) CISSP
16 16 (18.82%) MS Exchange
17 15 (17.65%) SSL

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 24 (28.24%) Apache
2 16 (18.82%) MS Exchange
3 15 (17.65%) IIS
3 15 (17.65%) OpenStack
4 14 (16.47%) Tomcat
5 13 (15.29%) JBoss
5 13 (15.29%) nginx
5 13 (15.29%) WebLogic
6 11 (12.94%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.35%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (27.06%) MS Office
2 22 (25.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.71%) Office 365
3 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.18%) IaaS
4 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (63.53%) DNS
2 34 (40.00%) HTTP
3 33 (38.82%) TCP/IP
4 31 (36.47%) FTP
5 29 (34.12%) LDAP
6 22 (25.88%) Firewall
7 19 (22.35%) SSH
8 18 (21.18%) Internet
9 15 (17.65%) SSL
10 13 (15.29%) SNMP
11 12 (14.12%) IPsec
12 11 (12.94%) DHCP
13 10 (11.76%) VoIP
14 9 (10.59%) VPN
15 7 (8.24%) Diameter Protocol
15 7 (8.24%) Network Security
15 7 (8.24%) Wireshark
16 6 (7.06%) Cisco PIX
16 6 (7.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 6 (7.06%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.29%) MySQL
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (14.12%) Finance
2 11 (12.94%) Banking
3 9 (10.59%) Back Office
4 7 (8.24%) Front Office
5 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.35%) Billing
6 2 (2.35%) Law
6 2 (2.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (15.29%) Administrator
1 13 (15.29%) Developer
1 13 (15.29%) Support Engineer
1 13 (15.29%) VMware Engineer
2 12 (14.12%) AWS Engineer
2 12 (14.12%) VMware Support Engineer
3 11 (12.94%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (12.94%) Security Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) IT Administrator
5 7 (8.24%) Applications Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Applications Support
5 7 (8.24%) Applications Support Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Back Office Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Linux Support
5 7 (8.24%) Linux Support Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Network Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Consultant
6 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) IP Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.82%) Web Services
2 13 (15.29%) .NET
2 13 (15.29%) AngularJS
2 13 (15.29%) CSS
2 13 (15.29%) HTML
2 13 (15.29%) HTML5
2 13 (15.29%) jQuery
2 13 (15.29%) LAMP
2 13 (15.29%) Laravel
2 13 (15.29%) LEMP Stack
2 13 (15.29%) MCollective
2 13 (15.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 11 (12.94%) SOAP
3 11 (12.94%) XML
4 3 (3.53%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.18%) CSS3
5 1 (1.18%) MAPI
5 1 (1.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Client/Server
1 12 (14.12%) Cryptography
2 10 (11.76%) CESG
3 8 (9.41%) Computer Science
4 7 (8.24%) Statistics
5 6 (7.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (5.88%) Data Centre
6 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.53%) DataPower
8 2 (2.35%) Clustering
9 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (45.88%) Windows
2 34 (40.00%) Linux
3 29 (34.12%) Unix
4 12 (14.12%) Windows Vista
5 11 (12.94%) zOS
6 10 (11.76%) Windows Server
7 8 (9.41%) Windows 8
7 8 (9.41%) Windows XP
8 7 (8.24%) CentOS
9 6 (7.06%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.18%) Debian
11 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.18%) SUSE
11 1 (1.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.06%) High Availability
2 18 (21.18%) Configuration Management
3 13 (15.29%) Technical Analysis
3 13 (15.29%) Web Development
4 12 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (14.12%) DevOps
4 12 (14.12%) Security Operations
4 12 (14.12%) Workflow
5 11 (12.94%) OWASP
5 11 (12.94%) Patch Management
5 11 (12.94%) Project Management
6 10 (11.76%) Information Assurance
6 10 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (10.59%) Fuzz Testing
8 8 (9.41%) Ethical Hacking
8 8 (9.41%) Incident Management
8 8 (9.41%) ISMS
8 8 (9.41%) Problem Management
8 8 (9.41%) Risk Management
9 7 (8.24%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.18%) PowerShell
2 17 (20.00%) Perl
2 17 (20.00%) Python
3 15 (17.65%) SQL
4 13 (15.29%) JavaScript
4 13 (15.29%) PHP
4 13 (15.29%) VB
5 11 (12.94%) C#
5 11 (12.94%) Java
6 2 (2.35%) C
7 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) CISSP
2 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
3 10 (11.76%) CESG Certified Professional
3 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 9 (10.59%) CCSE
4 9 (10.59%) Degree
5 8 (9.41%) CEH
5 8 (9.41%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (8.24%) CCNP
7 6 (7.06%) CCSA
8 5 (5.88%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.35%) AWS Certification
10 2 (2.35%) CCNA
10 2 (2.35%) CREST Certified
10 2 (2.35%) Cyber Scheme
10 2 (2.35%) MCSE
10 2 (2.35%) OSCP
10 2 (2.35%) RHCT
10 2 (2.35%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) RMADS
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (43.53%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.29%) qmail
2 13 (15.29%) Squid
3 11 (12.94%) Sendmail
4 6 (7.06%) ProxySG
5 5 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.35%) SpamAssassin
7 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.18%) OpenSSH
7 1 (1.18%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (20.00%) Puppet
2 13 (15.29%) Cacti
2 13 (15.29%) collectd
2 13 (15.29%) Ganglia
2 13 (15.29%) Graphite
2 13 (15.29%) logstash
2 13 (15.29%) Nagios
2 13 (15.29%) ZABBIX
3 6 (7.06%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.18%) cPanel
4 1 (1.18%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (1.18%) SCCM
4 1 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Intune
4 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
2 21 (24.71%) VMware
3 16 (18.82%) Citrix
4 14 (16.47%) IBM
5 13 (15.29%) Cisco
5 13 (15.29%) Oracle
5 13 (15.29%) Splunk
6 9 (10.59%) CheckPoint
7 8 (9.41%) Red Hat
8 7 (8.24%) Huawei
9 6 (7.06%) Blue Coat
9 6 (7.06%) F5
10 3 (3.53%) Foundry
10 3 (3.53%) IronPort
11 2 (2.35%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.18%) Aruba
12 1 (1.18%) HP
12 1 (1.18%) Mitel
12 1 (1.18%) NetApp
12 1 (1.18%) Sourcefire
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