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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 215 220 223
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing SMTP 31 43 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.46% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.98% 2.42% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 23
Median daily rate £419 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £338 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £508 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.56 £15.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+190.36% -33.89%
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
1568 1776 1879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.26% 18.84% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 959 880
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 115 112
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Surrey +21 8 £419 +4.62% 1
Berkshire +8 8 £450 +30.90% 3
Hampshire +22 7 £400 -11.11% 3
Buckinghamshire +14 5 £474 -9.11% 1
West Sussex +2 1 £240 -31.42%
Kent +1 1 - -
Oxfordshire -9 1 - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 46 (74.19%) DNS
2 39 (62.90%) Windows
3 37 (59.68%) Microsoft
4 27 (43.55%) MS Exchange
5 25 (40.32%) Active Directory
6 24 (38.71%) SQL Server
7 23 (37.10%) FTP
8 21 (33.87%) PowerShell
9 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
9 19 (30.65%) Client/Server
10 17 (27.42%) DHCP
10 17 (27.42%) Internet
10 17 (27.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (25.81%) Python
12 15 (24.19%) Cisco
12 15 (24.19%) Citrix
12 15 (24.19%) CISSP
12 15 (24.19%) Ethical Hacking
12 15 (24.19%) CEH
12 15 (24.19%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (24.19%) Patch Management
13 14 (22.58%) CESG Certified Professional
13 14 (22.58%) Information Assurance
13 14 (22.58%) Sendmail
13 14 (22.58%) Cryptography
13 14 (22.58%) CESG
13 14 (22.58%) IPsec
13 14 (22.58%) VMware
13 14 (22.58%) Oracle
13 14 (22.58%) Unix

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 27 (43.55%) MS Exchange
2 13 (20.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (16.13%) Skype for Business
5 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.84%) Apache
7 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.61%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (17.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.84%) Office 365
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (74.19%) DNS
2 23 (37.10%) FTP
3 17 (27.42%) DHCP
3 17 (27.42%) Internet
4 14 (22.58%) IPsec
4 14 (22.58%) VPN
5 13 (20.97%) LAN
5 13 (20.97%) WAN
6 11 (17.74%) LDAP
6 11 (17.74%) SSH
7 10 (16.13%) HTTP
8 9 (14.52%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (14.52%) Skype
9 6 (9.68%) Firewall
9 6 (9.68%) SSL
10 5 (8.06%) SNMP
11 4 (6.45%) BGP
11 4 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (6.45%) Wireless
12 3 (4.84%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (14.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (8.06%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (14.52%) Consultant
2 9 (14.52%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (14.52%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (12.90%) Security Advisor
4 6 (9.68%) Information Assurance Leader
4 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Active Directory Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Designer
5 5 (8.06%) VMware Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Exchange Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Security Designer
7 3 (4.84%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) OAuth
1 8 (12.90%) SAML
2 3 (4.84%) LAMP
3 2 (3.23%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.65%) Client/Server
2 14 (22.58%) CESG
2 14 (22.58%) Cryptography
3 11 (17.74%) Data Centre
4 7 (11.29%) Management Information System
5 5 (8.06%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.61%) PMI
6 1 (1.61%) Replication
6 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (62.90%) Windows
2 17 (27.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (22.58%) Unix
4 13 (20.97%) Linux
4 13 (20.97%) Windows Server
4 13 (20.97%) Windows Vista
5 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (16.13%) Android
6 10 (16.13%) CentOS
6 10 (16.13%) Ubuntu
6 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.45%) Debian
8 3 (4.84%) Solaris
9 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) Ethical Hacking
1 15 (24.19%) Patch Management
1 15 (24.19%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (22.58%) Information Assurance
3 11 (17.74%) Fuzz Testing
3 11 (17.74%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 11 (17.74%) OWASP
4 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 10 (16.13%) Mobile Device Management
4 10 (16.13%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 9 (14.52%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (14.52%) Data Centre Operations
6 8 (12.90%) Data Encryption
6 8 (12.90%) ISMS
6 8 (12.90%) Risk Management
7 7 (11.29%) Security Architecture
8 6 (9.68%) Load Balancing
8 6 (9.68%) Problem Management
8 6 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (9.68%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) PowerShell
2 16 (25.81%) Python
3 13 (20.97%) Perl
4 10 (16.13%) VB
5 6 (9.68%) C
6 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.45%) PHP
7 3 (4.84%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.23%) C++
8 2 (3.23%) SQL
9 1 (1.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
2 15 (24.19%) CEH
2 15 (24.19%) CISSP
3 14 (22.58%) CESG Certified Professional
4 13 (20.97%) SC Cleared
5 6 (9.68%) AWS Certification
5 6 (9.68%) RHCT
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.84%) CCNP
8 2 (3.23%) CCIE
8 2 (3.23%) CCNA
9 1 (1.61%) CCDA
9 1 (1.61%) CCSA
9 1 (1.61%) CCSE
9 1 (1.61%) CCVP
9 1 (1.61%) CISM
9 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) RMADS
2 7 (11.29%) QA
3 2 (3.23%) SLA
4 1 (1.61%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (40.32%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.58%) Sendmail
3 13 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.61%) Ceph
5 1 (1.61%) Dovecot
5 1 (1.61%) iptables
5 1 (1.61%) KVM
5 1 (1.61%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.61%) Squid
5 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) AirWatch
1 10 (16.13%) NetBackup
1 10 (16.13%) Norton AntiVirus
1 10 (16.13%) Puppet
1 10 (16.13%) WSUS
2 2 (3.23%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (3.23%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (1.61%) Ansible
3 1 (1.61%) Cacti
3 1 (1.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.61%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.61%) Nagios
3 1 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.61%) RANCID
3 1 (1.61%) SCCM
3 1 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 37 (59.68%) Microsoft
2 15 (24.19%) Cisco
2 15 (24.19%) Citrix
3 14 (22.58%) Oracle
3 14 (22.58%) VMware
4 11 (17.74%) Symantec
5 10 (16.13%) MobileIron
5 10 (16.13%) Red Hat
6 9 (14.52%) HP
7 5 (8.06%) Juniper
8 3 (4.84%) Blue Coat
8 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.84%) F5
9 2 (3.23%) Forcepoint
9 2 (3.23%) Intel Security
9 2 (3.23%) NetApp
10 1 (1.61%) Brocade
10 1 (1.61%) Clearswift
10 1 (1.61%) Foundry
10 1 (1.61%) Palo Alto
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LA International
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