Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SMTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SMTP over the 6 months to 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 156 156
Rank change year-on-year +29 0 +15
Contract jobs citing SMTP 26 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.68% 0.39% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.58% 1.66% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 18
Berkshire median daily rate £360 £350 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -11.95% -9.14%
10th Percentile £299 £267 £372
90th Percentile £413 £413 £406
South East median daily rate £375 £425 £398
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.92% -3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £47.50
South East median hourly rate - £20.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -30.57% -

SMTP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 726 1148 1357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.08% 23.42% 24.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 546 588
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £203
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 38 53
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £16.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -53.57% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £47.95 £47.50 £44.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -36.36% +3.77% +51.43%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SMTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in Berkshire

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SMTP in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SMTP in Berkshire

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMTP in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMTP in Berkshire

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMTP in Berkshire

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +32 14 £375 +6.38% 1
Maidenhead -1 4 £360 +33.33%
Slough - 4 - -
Bracknell - 1 £250 -
SMTP
South East

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 22 (84.62%) DNS
2 19 (73.08%) Windows
3 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
5 15 (57.69%) Cisco
5 15 (57.69%) DHCP
5 15 (57.69%) PowerShell
6 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
8 11 (42.31%) VMware
9 10 (38.46%) Mobile Device Management
10 9 (34.62%) MobileIron
10 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (34.62%) AirWatch
10 9 (34.62%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 9 (34.62%) NetBackup
10 9 (34.62%) Android
10 9 (34.62%) WSUS
10 9 (34.62%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (34.62%) Symantec
10 9 (34.62%) LAN
10 9 (34.62%) VB
11 8 (30.77%) Python
12 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
12 7 (26.92%) HTTP
12 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
12 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (23.08%) Public Cloud

SMTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
3 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (19.23%) Skype for Business
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Apache
5 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (84.62%) DNS
2 15 (57.69%) DHCP
3 9 (34.62%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (34.62%) LAN
4 7 (26.92%) HTTP
5 6 (23.08%) IMAP
5 6 (23.08%) Internet
6 5 (19.23%) MPLS
6 5 (19.23%) Skype
6 5 (19.23%) VPN
6 5 (19.23%) WAN
7 3 (11.54%) Firewall
7 3 (11.54%) SSH
7 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications
8 2 (7.69%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (7.69%) LDAP
8 2 (7.69%) SMPP
8 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
8 2 (7.69%) Wireless
9 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) French Language
2 1 (3.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Active Directory Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Exchange Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Active Directory Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Data Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Messaging Architect
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Developer
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) CORBA
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) .NET Core
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Public Cloud
2 3 (11.54%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.85%) CESG
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.85%) iPad
3 1 (3.85%) iPhone
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 9 (34.62%) Android
4 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (23.08%) Unix
7 5 (19.23%) Linux
8 4 (15.38%) Solaris
9 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.85%) Windows Phone
9 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Mobile Device Management
2 9 (34.62%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
4 6 (23.08%) Patch Management
4 6 (23.08%) Scrum
4 6 (23.08%) Task Automation
5 4 (15.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 3 (11.54%) Information Management
6 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
6 3 (11.54%) Product Management
7 2 (7.69%) Network Management
7 2 (7.69%) Service Design
8 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (3.85%) Microservices
8 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (3.85%) Server Hardening
8 1 (3.85%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) PowerShell
2 9 (34.62%) VB
3 8 (30.77%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) C
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) CCENT
2 1 (3.85%) CCNA
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) MCSA
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Squid
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) AirWatch
1 9 (34.62%) NetBackup
1 9 (34.62%) WSUS
2 6 (23.08%) Ansible
3 5 (19.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Cisco
2 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (42.31%) VMware
4 9 (34.62%) MobileIron
4 9 (34.62%) Symantec
5 5 (19.23%) HP
6 4 (15.38%) Oracle
6 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 4 (15.38%) Sun
7 1 (3.85%) Arista
7 1 (3.85%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (3.85%) Brocade
7 1 (3.85%) Citrix
7 1 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (3.85%) Kaspersky
7 1 (3.85%) Veeam
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago