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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 232 244 215
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -29
Contract jobs citing SMTP 33 33 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% 1.80% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 18
Median daily rate £425 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+157.14% -
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
1551 1833 1827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.91% 18.50% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 985 865
Median daily rate £375 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 129 98
Median hourly rate £41.00 £25.50 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.78% +26.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

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 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

SMTP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 August 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
Berkshire +11 14 £360 -7.69% 9
Buckinghamshire +24 13 £525 +50.00% 1
Surrey +5 3 £425 +21.42%
Hampshire +7 2 £430 +4.24% 2
Kent - 1 - - 1
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 42 (60.87%) Windows
2 39 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 37 (53.62%) Active Directory
4 36 (52.17%) DNS
4 36 (52.17%) SQL Server
5 32 (46.38%) MS Exchange
6 28 (40.58%) CISSP
7 27 (39.13%) FTP
8 26 (37.68%) Unix
8 26 (37.68%) Internet
9 22 (31.88%) Citrix
10 21 (30.43%) IPsec
10 21 (30.43%) Oracle
10 21 (30.43%) Client/Server
10 21 (30.43%) CESG
10 21 (30.43%) Cryptography
10 21 (30.43%) Information Assurance
10 21 (30.43%) CESG Certified Professional
11 20 (28.99%) Windows Vista
11 20 (28.99%) Security Cleared
11 20 (28.99%) PowerShell
12 19 (27.54%) Penetration Testing
12 19 (27.54%) Sendmail
12 19 (27.54%) Cisco
13 18 (26.09%) SSH
14 17 (24.64%) OWASP
14 17 (24.64%) Patch Management
15 16 (23.19%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 16 (23.19%) Ethical Hacking
15 16 (23.19%) CEH

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 32 (46.38%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (11.59%) Skype for Business
4 7 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (10.14%) IIS
5 6 (8.70%) Apache
6 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (52.17%) DNS
2 27 (39.13%) FTP
3 26 (37.68%) Internet
4 21 (30.43%) IPsec
5 18 (26.09%) SSH
6 15 (21.74%) DHCP
6 15 (21.74%) Firewall
6 15 (21.74%) HTTP
7 13 (18.84%) LAN
7 13 (18.84%) WAN
8 12 (17.39%) TCP/IP
9 10 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (14.49%) LDAP
9 10 (14.49%) SNMP
9 10 (14.49%) VPN
10 9 (13.04%) BGP
11 8 (11.59%) BIG-IP
11 8 (11.59%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (11.59%) Cisco PIX
11 8 (11.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.90%) MySQL
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (7.25%) Electronics
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
2 4 (5.80%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Back Office
4 2 (2.90%) Billing
4 2 (2.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (15.94%) Security Advisor
2 10 (14.49%) Consultant
2 10 (14.49%) Security Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Information Assurance Leader
5 7 (10.14%) IP Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) IP Security Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Active Directory Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Administrator
7 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) VMware Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Windows Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Exchange Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) .NET
1 6 (8.70%) AngularJS
1 6 (8.70%) CSS
1 6 (8.70%) HTML
1 6 (8.70%) HTML5
1 6 (8.70%) jQuery
1 6 (8.70%) Laravel
1 6 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (5.80%) SOAP
2 4 (5.80%) XML
3 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.35%) LAMP
3 3 (4.35%) Web Services
4 2 (2.90%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.45%) CSS3
5 1 (1.45%) MAPI
5 1 (1.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.43%) CESG
1 21 (30.43%) Client/Server
1 21 (30.43%) Cryptography
2 11 (15.94%) Management Information System
3 9 (13.04%) Data Centre
4 7 (10.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.45%) Replication
6 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (60.87%) Windows
2 26 (37.68%) Unix
3 20 (28.99%) Windows Vista
4 15 (21.74%) Linux
5 13 (18.84%) Windows Server
6 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (11.59%) Android
8 8 (11.59%) CentOS
9 7 (10.14%) Ubuntu
9 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (5.80%) Debian
10 4 (5.80%) zOS
11 2 (2.90%) Solaris
12 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.43%) Information Assurance
2 19 (27.54%) Penetration Testing
3 17 (24.64%) OWASP
3 17 (24.64%) Patch Management
4 16 (23.19%) Ethical Hacking
4 16 (23.19%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 15 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (21.74%) Fuzz Testing
5 15 (21.74%) Risk Management
6 14 (20.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 13 (18.84%) ISMS
8 11 (15.94%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (13.04%) High Availability
10 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 8 (11.59%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (11.59%) Security Architecture
11 7 (10.14%) Data Centre Operations
11 7 (10.14%) DDoS Mitigation
11 7 (10.14%) Deep Packet Inspection
11 7 (10.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.99%) PowerShell
2 14 (20.29%) VB
3 11 (15.94%) Python
4 10 (14.49%) PHP
5 9 (13.04%) SQL
6 7 (10.14%) Perl
7 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.80%) C
8 4 (5.80%) C#
8 4 (5.80%) Java
9 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.90%) C++
10 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (40.58%) CISSP
2 21 (30.43%) CESG Certified Professional
3 20 (28.99%) Security Cleared
4 16 (23.19%) CEH
5 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared
6 10 (14.49%) CCNP
6 10 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (10.14%) CCSA
7 7 (10.14%) CCSE
8 3 (4.35%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.90%) AWS Certification
9 2 (2.90%) CCIE
9 2 (2.90%) CCNA
9 2 (2.90%) Degree
9 2 (2.90%) RHCT
10 1 (1.45%) CCENT
10 1 (1.45%) CCNP Voice
10 1 (1.45%) CISM
10 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.74%) RMADS
2 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 37 (53.62%) Active Directory
2 19 (27.54%) Sendmail
3 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.14%) ProxySG
5 6 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.90%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) AirWatch
1 8 (11.59%) NetBackup
1 8 (11.59%) Norton AntiVirus
1 8 (11.59%) WSUS
2 7 (10.14%) FortiGate
3 5 (7.25%) Puppet
4 2 (2.90%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.90%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (2.90%) SCCM
4 2 (2.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.45%) cPanel
5 1 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 39 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 22 (31.88%) Citrix
3 21 (30.43%) Oracle
4 19 (27.54%) Cisco
5 14 (20.29%) VMware
6 10 (14.49%) Symantec
7 9 (13.04%) Blue Coat
8 8 (11.59%) CheckPoint
8 8 (11.59%) F5
8 8 (11.59%) MobileIron
8 8 (11.59%) Red Hat
9 7 (10.14%) HP
10 4 (5.80%) IBM
10 4 (5.80%) Juniper
11 2 (2.90%) Forcepoint
11 2 (2.90%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.90%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.90%) NetApp
12 1 (1.45%) Brocade
12 1 (1.45%) Foundry