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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 221 235 206
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -29
Contract jobs citing SMTP 31 37 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.37% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.07% 2.16% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 25
Median daily rate £425 £350 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +16.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £395 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.35% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+104.54% -
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
1494 1716 1841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.93% 17.37% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 941 879
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 111 97
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +32 13 £525 +50.00%
Berkshire +8 10 £343 -12.17% 2
Surrey +19 6 £425 +21.42%
Hampshire +6 2 - - 4
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 37 (63.79%) Windows
2 36 (62.07%) Microsoft
3 31 (53.45%) DNS
3 31 (53.45%) Active Directory
3 31 (53.45%) MS Exchange
3 31 (53.45%) SQL Server
4 27 (46.55%) CISSP
5 25 (43.10%) Internet
6 23 (39.66%) FTP
7 22 (37.93%) Citrix
7 22 (37.93%) Security Cleared
8 21 (36.21%) Information Assurance
8 21 (36.21%) CESG Certified Professional
8 21 (36.21%) IPsec
8 21 (36.21%) CESG
8 21 (36.21%) Cryptography
8 21 (36.21%) Oracle
8 21 (36.21%) Unix
8 21 (36.21%) Client/Server
9 20 (34.48%) Windows Vista
10 19 (32.76%) Sendmail
11 18 (31.03%) Penetration Testing
12 17 (29.31%) SSH
12 17 (29.31%) OWASP
12 17 (29.31%) Patch Management
12 17 (29.31%) Cisco
13 16 (27.59%) Ethical Hacking
13 16 (27.59%) CEH
14 15 (25.86%) RMADS
14 15 (25.86%) SC Cleared

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 31 (53.45%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (13.79%) Skype for Business
4 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (6.90%) Apache
6 3 (5.17%) IIS
7 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Office 365
2 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (53.45%) DNS
2 25 (43.10%) Internet
3 23 (39.66%) FTP
4 21 (36.21%) IPsec
5 17 (29.31%) SSH
6 13 (22.41%) DHCP
7 12 (20.69%) Firewall
8 11 (18.97%) HTTP
8 11 (18.97%) LAN
8 11 (18.97%) WAN
9 9 (15.52%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (15.52%) SNMP
10 8 (13.79%) BGP
10 8 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
11 7 (12.07%) HTTPS
11 7 (12.07%) LDAP
11 7 (12.07%) OSPF
11 7 (12.07%) RIP
11 7 (12.07%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (53.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (8.62%) Electronics
2 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.45%) Back Office
3 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Billing
3 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Consultant
1 11 (18.97%) Security Advisor
2 8 (13.79%) Information Assurance Leader
2 8 (13.79%) Security Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 6 (10.34%) IP Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) IP Security Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Active Directory Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) VMware Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) Windows Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Exchange Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Office 365 Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) LAMP
2 2 (3.45%) .NET
2 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.45%) CSS
2 2 (3.45%) HTML
2 2 (3.45%) HTML5
2 2 (3.45%) jQuery
2 2 (3.45%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (3.45%) Laravel
2 2 (3.45%) OAuth
2 2 (3.45%) SAML
2 2 (3.45%) SOAP
2 2 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.72%) CSS3
3 1 (1.72%) Web Services
3 1 (1.72%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.21%) CESG
1 21 (36.21%) Client/Server
1 21 (36.21%) Cryptography
2 11 (18.97%) Management Information System
3 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
4 6 (10.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.72%) Replication
5 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (63.79%) Windows
2 21 (36.21%) Unix
3 20 (34.48%) Windows Vista
4 12 (20.69%) Windows Server
5 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (13.79%) Android
6 8 (13.79%) Linux
6 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (6.90%) CentOS
8 4 (6.90%) Ubuntu
9 3 (5.17%) Debian
10 2 (3.45%) Solaris
10 2 (3.45%) zOS
11 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) Information Assurance
2 18 (31.03%) Penetration Testing
3 17 (29.31%) OWASP
3 17 (29.31%) Patch Management
4 16 (27.59%) Ethical Hacking
5 15 (25.86%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (25.86%) Fuzz Testing
5 15 (25.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 15 (25.86%) Risk Management
6 13 (22.41%) ISMS
6 13 (22.41%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 11 (18.97%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 8 (13.79%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (13.79%) Security Architecture
9 7 (12.07%) Data Centre Operations
9 7 (12.07%) High Availability
10 6 (10.34%) DDoS Mitigation
10 6 (10.34%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 6 (10.34%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) PowerShell
2 10 (17.24%) Python
2 10 (17.24%) VB
3 7 (12.07%) Perl
4 6 (10.34%) PHP
5 5 (8.62%) SQL
6 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.17%) C
7 2 (3.45%) C#
7 2 (3.45%) C++
7 2 (3.45%) Java
7 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (46.55%) CISSP
2 22 (37.93%) Security Cleared
3 21 (36.21%) CESG Certified Professional
4 16 (27.59%) CEH
5 15 (25.86%) SC Cleared
6 9 (15.52%) CCNP
6 9 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (10.34%) CCSA
7 6 (10.34%) CCSE
8 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.45%) AWS Certification
9 2 (3.45%) CCIE
9 2 (3.45%) CCNA
9 2 (3.45%) RHCT
10 1 (1.72%) CISM
10 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.72%) MCSA
10 1 (1.72%) MCSE
10 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.86%) RMADS
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (53.45%) Active Directory
2 19 (32.76%) Sendmail
3 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (10.34%) ProxySG
5 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) AirWatch
1 8 (13.79%) NetBackup
1 8 (13.79%) Norton AntiVirus
1 8 (13.79%) WSUS
2 6 (10.34%) FortiGate
3 4 (6.90%) Puppet
4 2 (3.45%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.45%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (3.45%) SCCM
4 2 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 36 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 22 (37.93%) Citrix
3 21 (36.21%) Oracle
4 17 (29.31%) Cisco
5 13 (22.41%) VMware
6 10 (17.24%) Symantec
7 8 (13.79%) Blue Coat
7 8 (13.79%) MobileIron
8 7 (12.07%) CheckPoint
8 7 (12.07%) F5
8 7 (12.07%) HP
9 4 (6.90%) Juniper
9 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.45%) Forcepoint
10 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.45%) IBM
10 2 (3.45%) Intel Security
10 2 (3.45%) NetApp
11 1 (1.72%) Brocade
11 1 (1.72%) Foundry