Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 November 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 188 197
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9 +3
Contract jobs citing SMTP 13 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.25% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.37% 1.17% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 6
East of England median daily rate £356 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +22.95% +7.02%
10th Percentile £351 £287 £247
90th Percentile £367 £465 £475
England median daily rate £388 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
East of England median hourly rate £16.81 £29.61 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.25% -12.91% -
England median hourly rate £16.81 £38.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -56.63% +121.43% -22.87%

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 the East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 952 857 940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.39% 17.72% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 475 459
East of England median daily rate £364 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.04% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £155 £200 £212
90th Percentile £562 £531 £525
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 68 123
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.78 £10.85
90th Percentile £47.40 £43.83 £52.25
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SMTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in the East of England

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMTP in the East of England

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMTP in the East of England

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMTP in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SMTP in the East of England

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the East of England region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Hertfordshire -1 10 £350 +7.69% 1
Essex -11 3 £363 +3.57%
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 East of England region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 12 (92.31%) Windows
1 12 (92.31%) Windows Server
2 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 9 (69.23%) Cisco
4 9 (69.23%) VMware
4 9 (69.23%) HP
4 9 (69.23%) HTTP
4 9 (69.23%) SQL
4 9 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (61.54%) Server Virtualisation
5 8 (61.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (61.54%) LAN
5 8 (61.54%) ITIL
5 8 (61.54%) Dell
6 7 (53.85%) VoIP
6 7 (53.85%) Client/Server
6 7 (53.85%) Firewall
7 6 (46.15%) Information Security
7 6 (46.15%) Mitel
7 6 (46.15%) Veeam
8 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
8 5 (38.46%) Windows 10
9 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
9 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
10 3 (23.08%) IIS
10 3 (23.08%) Linux
10 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (23.08%) SLA
10 3 (23.08%) SDLC

SMTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) HTTP
2 8 (61.54%) LAN
3 7 (53.85%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) VoIP
4 2 (15.38%) DNS
4 2 (15.38%) FTP
4 2 (15.38%) HTTPS
5 1 (7.69%) BGP
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.69%) DHCP
5 1 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (7.69%) IPsec
5 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
5 1 (7.69%) OSPF
5 1 (7.69%) SAN
5 1 (7.69%) SNMP
5 1 (7.69%) SSL
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Support Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Support
4 2 (15.38%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
4 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Exchange Support
4 2 (15.38%) Production Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Server Support
4 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Linux Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.69%) Ajax
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
1 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (7.69%) LINQ
1 1 (7.69%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (7.69%) RequireJS
1 1 (7.69%) WCF
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) PKI
2 1 (7.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
1 12 (92.31%) Windows Server
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 10
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
1 8 (61.54%) Server Virtualisation
2 6 (46.15%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) API Development
5 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Cryptography
5 1 (7.69%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Server Building
5 1 (7.69%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (61.54%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
4 1 (7.69%) NFS
4 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (7.69%) PowerCLI
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) HP
2 9 (69.23%) VMware
3 8 (61.54%) Dell
4 6 (46.15%) Mitel
4 6 (46.15%) Veeam
5 1 (7.69%) Clearswift
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) Huawei
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) McAfee
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp