Period
to 21 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 144 141
Rank change year-on-year -14 -3 +27
Contract jobs citing SMTP 13 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.32% 0.50% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.68% 2.21% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 16
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +40.00%
10th Percentile £258 £308 £331
90th Percentile £400 £480 £398
South East median daily rate £350 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £45.00 -
South East median hourly rate £18.38 £45.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -59.17% +210.34% -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 772 903 1,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.13% 22.77% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 437 534
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.60% +0.07%
10th Percentile £239 £225 £238
90th Percentile £600 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 54 49
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £20.56 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.35% -47.28% +122.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.33 £15.65
90th Percentile £40.25 £55.00 £63.00
South East median hourly rate £17.44 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -22.50% -30.77% +62.50%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018. 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 +5 11 £400 -5.88% 4
Slough - 1 - -
SMTP
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
3 7 (53.85%) .NET
3 7 (53.85%) C#
3 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 7 (53.85%) Data Modelling
3 7 (53.85%) MVC
3 7 (53.85%) Banking
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (53.85%) NoSQL
3 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 7 (53.85%) Microservices
3 7 (53.85%) .NET Core
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
5 3 (23.08%) DNS
5 3 (23.08%) DHCP
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) Multithreading
6 2 (15.38%) WordPress
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (15.38%) CMS
6 2 (15.38%) LAMP
6 2 (15.38%) SSH
6 2 (15.38%) Web Development
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
6 2 (15.38%) gulp
6 2 (15.38%) Front End Development
6 2 (15.38%) Vue (Vue.js)

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 2 (15.38%) CMS
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) WordPress
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DHCP
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) BGP
2 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
2 2 (15.38%) FTP
2 2 (15.38%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) OSPF
2 2 (15.38%) SSH
2 2 (15.38%) VoIP
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
2 2 (15.38%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) Skype
3 1 (7.69%) SNMP
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Grunt
1 2 (15.38%) gulp
General
1 7 (53.85%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) French Language
2 1 (7.69%) German Language
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Developer
3 6 (46.15%) Senior .NET Developer
3 6 (46.15%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) .NET Core
1 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
1 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (15.38%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) CSS3
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 2 (15.38%) jQuery
2 2 (15.38%) LAMP
2 2 (15.38%) Sass
2 2 (15.38%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) iPad
1 1 (7.69%) iPhone
1 1 (7.69%) Replication
1 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Data Modelling
1 7 (53.85%) Microservices
1 7 (53.85%) MVC
2 3 (23.08%) Multithreading
3 2 (15.38%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
3 2 (15.38%) Front End Development
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (15.38%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Security
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) CCDP
2 1 (7.69%) CCENT
2 1 (7.69%) CCIE
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
1 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Arista
3 1 (7.69%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (7.69%) Brocade
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) Kaspersky
3 1 (7.69%) MobileIron
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec
3 1 (7.69%) Veeam