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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 115 117
Rank change year-on-year +26 +2  
Contract jobs citing SMTP 15 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.78% 0.52% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.98% 2.11% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 10
Median daily rate £375 £350 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -11.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £398
% change year-on-year -8.57% -11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year - -26.78%  

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 377 615 725
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.58% 24.62% 25.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 295 312
Median daily rate £413 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.16% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 10 20
Median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.90% -23.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing SMTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 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
Reading +26 11 £375 +3.44% 2
Slough - 3 - - 1
SMTP
South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 15 (78.95%) DNS
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
3 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
4 8 (42.11%) HTTP
4 8 (42.11%) Cisco
4 8 (42.11%) Load Balancing
4 8 (42.11%) Mentoring
5 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
5 7 (36.84%) Public Cloud
5 7 (36.84%) Patch Management
5 7 (36.84%) IMAP
5 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (36.84%) DHCP
5 7 (36.84%) Python
6 6 (31.58%) Web Services
6 6 (31.58%) Scrum
6 6 (31.58%) Ansible
6 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (26.32%) QA
7 5 (26.32%) Unix
8 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
8 4 (21.05%) LAN
8 4 (21.05%) Solaris
8 4 (21.05%) Linux
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle
8 4 (21.05%) HP
8 4 (21.05%) VMware

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 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
1 4 (21.05%) Skype for Business
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) DNS
2 8 (42.11%) HTTP
3 7 (36.84%) DHCP
3 7 (36.84%) IMAP
4 4 (21.05%) LAN
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (15.79%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (15.79%) LDAP
5 3 (15.79%) Skype
5 3 (15.79%) SMPP
5 3 (15.79%) SSH
5 3 (15.79%) Unified Communications
6 2 (10.53%) Firewall
6 2 (10.53%) Internet
6 2 (10.53%) SMS
7 1 (5.26%) FTP
7 1 (5.26%) MPLS
7 1 (5.26%) OSPF
7 1 (5.26%) WAN
7 1 (5.26%) WLAN
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Messaging Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Core Network Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Data Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Windows DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) CORBA
2 3 (15.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Public Cloud
2 3 (15.79%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.26%) CESG
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
1 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 5 (26.32%) Unix
4 4 (21.05%) Linux
4 4 (21.05%) Solaris
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.79%) Android
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Load Balancing
1 8 (42.11%) Mentoring
2 7 (36.84%) Patch Management
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
4 4 (21.05%) Product Management
5 3 (15.79%) Information Management
5 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (15.79%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (15.79%) Service Design
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) DevOps
6 2 (10.53%) Network Management
7 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
7 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) Server Hardening
7 1 (5.26%) Service Management
7 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
2 7 (36.84%) Python
3 3 (15.79%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CCDA
1 1 (5.26%) CCNA
1 1 (5.26%) CCVP
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Ansible
2 3 (15.79%) AirWatch
2 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
2 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (15.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco
3 4 (21.05%) HP
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
3 4 (21.05%) Sun
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) MobileIron
4 3 (15.79%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago