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 21 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
England / South East
Rank 201 204 222
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +18
Contract jobs citing SMTP 35 48 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.56% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.25% 2.74% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 20
Median daily rate £450 £338 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £120 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £419 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £339 £390
% change year-on-year
+32.84% -13.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.27% -67.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+48.27% -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
1555 1755 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.41% 20.45% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 973 942
Median daily rate £395 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 90 114
Median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.41% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £52.63 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 21 February 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 21 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
Hampshire +16 15 £463 +285.83% 1
Berkshire +4 8 £425 +25.46% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 6 £389 -26.53%
Oxfordshire -3 4 £350 - 1
Surrey +13 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 46 (69.70%) DNS
2 36 (54.55%) Windows
3 30 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 22 (33.33%) Linux
5 19 (28.79%) Red Hat
6 18 (27.27%) PowerShell
7 17 (25.76%) Security Cleared
7 17 (25.76%) Puppet
7 17 (25.76%) FTP
7 17 (25.76%) MS Exchange
8 16 (24.24%) LDAP
8 16 (24.24%) Active Directory
8 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (22.73%) Python
10 14 (21.21%) VMware
10 14 (21.21%) SC Cleared
10 14 (21.21%) Patch Management
11 13 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (19.70%) QA
11 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
12 12 (18.18%) Client/Server
12 12 (18.18%) SAML
12 12 (18.18%) VPN
12 12 (18.18%) OAuth
12 12 (18.18%) Windows Server
12 12 (18.18%) Data Encryption
13 11 (16.67%) Perl
14 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
14 10 (15.15%) HTTP
14 10 (15.15%) DHCP

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 17 (25.76%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (10.61%) WebSphere
3 7 (10.61%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (9.09%) Skype for Business
5 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.52%) Apache
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.52%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.52%) QuickPlace
6 1 (1.52%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (69.70%) DNS
2 17 (25.76%) FTP
3 16 (24.24%) LDAP
4 12 (18.18%) VPN
5 10 (15.15%) DHCP
5 10 (15.15%) HTTP
5 10 (15.15%) Internet
6 8 (12.12%) LAN
6 8 (12.12%) WAN
7 7 (10.61%) IMAP
7 7 (10.61%) IPsec
7 7 (10.61%) SSH
8 6 (9.09%) SSL
9 5 (7.58%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (7.58%) Skype
10 3 (4.55%) BGP
10 3 (4.55%) Diameter Protocol
10 3 (4.55%) DMARC
10 3 (4.55%) SMPP
10 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.12%) DB2
3 7 (10.61%) Hadoop
3 7 (10.61%) IBM BigInsights
3 7 (10.61%) Neo4j
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.52%) NetBeans
General
1 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.03%) Electronics
2 2 (3.03%) Finance
3 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.52%) Marketing
3 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Architect
2 12 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Designer
5 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (7.58%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Security Advisor
6 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Email Designer
7 4 (6.06%) Security Designer
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Senior VMware Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Solutions Designer
7 4 (6.06%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.18%) OAuth
1 12 (18.18%) SAML
2 3 (4.55%) CORBA
2 3 (4.55%) SOAP
2 3 (4.55%) Web Services
3 2 (3.03%) Middleware
4 1 (1.52%) HTML
4 1 (1.52%) ODBC
4 1 (1.52%) XML
4 1 (1.52%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Client/Server
2 8 (12.12%) CESG
2 8 (12.12%) Public Cloud
3 5 (7.58%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.03%) PKI
5 2 (3.03%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.52%) DataPower
6 1 (1.52%) iSeries
6 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 36 (54.55%) Windows
2 22 (33.33%) Linux
3 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 10 (15.15%) CentOS
5 10 (15.15%) Ubuntu
6 9 (13.64%) Unix
7 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (10.61%) Windows Vista
9 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (7.58%) Android
11 3 (4.55%) Solaris
12 1 (1.52%) Debian
12 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) Patch Management
2 12 (18.18%) Data Encryption
3 9 (13.64%) Ethical Hacking
3 9 (13.64%) Load Balancing
3 9 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (12.12%) Mentoring
5 7 (10.61%) Cryptography
5 7 (10.61%) Information Assurance
5 7 (10.61%) Network Design
6 6 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 6 (9.09%) Product Management
7 5 (7.58%) Data Centre Operations
7 5 (7.58%) Fuzz Testing
7 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 5 (7.58%) ISMS
7 5 (7.58%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (7.58%) OWASP
7 5 (7.58%) Project Management
7 5 (7.58%) Service Management
7 5 (7.58%) UML
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 15 (22.73%) Python
3 11 (16.67%) Perl
4 8 (12.12%) SQL
5 7 (10.61%) C
6 5 (7.58%) VB
7 2 (3.03%) Java
8 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.52%) Korn
8 1 (1.52%) LotusScript
8 1 (1.52%) Ruby
8 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (25.76%) Security Cleared
2 14 (21.21%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.64%) CEH
4 7 (10.61%) CESG Certified Professional
4 7 (10.61%) CISSP
5 6 (9.09%) AWS Certification
5 6 (9.09%) RHCT
6 3 (4.55%) CCNA
6 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.03%) CCNP
7 2 (3.03%) Degree
7 2 (3.03%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.52%) CCDA
8 1 (1.52%) CCSE
8 1 (1.52%) CCVP
8 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.70%) QA
2 3 (4.55%) RMADS
3 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 13 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.09%) Sendmail
3 6 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.03%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.52%) Ceph
5 1 (1.52%) Dovecot
5 1 (1.52%) iptables
5 1 (1.52%) KVM
5 1 (1.52%) Squid
5 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (25.76%) Puppet
2 7 (10.61%) ZABBIX
3 5 (7.58%) AirWatch
3 5 (7.58%) NetBackup
3 5 (7.58%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (7.58%) WSUS
4 4 (6.06%) Ansible
5 3 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.52%) Cacti
6 1 (1.52%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.52%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.52%) Nagios
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.52%) RANCID
Vendors
1 30 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 19 (28.79%) Red Hat
3 14 (21.21%) VMware
4 10 (15.15%) Cisco
5 9 (13.64%) Oracle
6 8 (12.12%) Citrix
6 8 (12.12%) IBM
7 7 (10.61%) HP
8 5 (7.58%) MobileIron
8 5 (7.58%) Symantec
9 3 (4.55%) Clearswift
10 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.03%) Sun
11 1 (1.52%) F5
11 1 (1.52%) Foundry
11 1 (1.52%) IronPort
11 1 (1.52%) Juniper
11 1 (1.52%) Lotus
11 1 (1.52%) SAP
11 1 (1.52%) Sophos