The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 24 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 65 91
Rank change year-on-year -20 +26  
Contract jobs citing SMTP 1 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.095% 1.49% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 8.33% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £375 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £363 £398
% change year-on-year -11.72% -8.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -31.66%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 185 192 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 17.64% 17.93% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 89 89
Median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +5.86% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.39% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMTP in Buckinghamshire

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMTP in Buckinghamshire

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Milton Keynes -16 1 £375 -28.57%
SMTP
South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 9 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Citrix
3 6 (66.67%) Internet
3 6 (66.67%) CESG
3 6 (66.67%) Cryptography
4 5 (55.56%) CISSP
4 5 (55.56%) Client/Server
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle
4 5 (55.56%) IPsec
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Vista
4 5 (55.56%) ISMS
4 5 (55.56%) Information Assurance
4 5 (55.56%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (44.44%) Unix
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (44.44%) VMware
6 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
6 3 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (33.33%) Symantec
6 3 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (33.33%) SSH
6 3 (33.33%) HP

SMTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (33.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Internet
2 5 (55.56%) IPsec
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) FTP
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (33.33%) Skype
3 3 (33.33%) SSH
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) NAS
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Security Advisor
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior VMware Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Server Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) CESG
2 5 (55.56%) Client/Server
3 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Vista
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Android
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Cryptography
2 5 (55.56%) Information Assurance
2 5 (55.56%) ISMS
3 3 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
3 3 (33.33%) Fuzz Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 3 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (33.33%) OWASP
3 3 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 3 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 3 (33.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 3 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CESG Certified Professional
1 5 (55.56%) CISSP
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CEH
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) RMADS
2 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) AirWatch
1 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 3 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Citrix
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) MobileIron
5 3 (33.33%) Symantec