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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 128 140
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12  
Contract jobs citing SMTP 6 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.26% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 1.28% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £320 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.70% -10.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £398
% change year-on-year -3.57% -11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.83 £25.50
% change year-on-year -27.98% -18.31%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 473 391 607
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 20.39% 15.32% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 231 321
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 28 59
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.76 £17.50 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMTP in the East of England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
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 3 months to 22 June 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
Hertfordshire +4 5 £320 +1.58% 2
Bedfordshire -15 1 £450 +5.88%
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
4 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) HP
4 4 (57.14%) Dell
5 3 (42.86%) HTTP
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) LAN
5 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) IMAP
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (42.86%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (42.86%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) RequireJS
6 2 (28.57%) SDLC
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
6 2 (28.57%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (28.57%) LINQ
6 2 (28.57%) jQuery
6 2 (28.57%) WCF
6 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework

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 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (28.57%) IIS
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) HTTP
1 3 (42.86%) IMAP
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
1 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
1 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Support
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Support
2 1 (14.29%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
1 2 (28.57%) Ajax
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
1 2 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (28.57%) LINQ
1 2 (28.57%) LINQ to SQL
1 2 (28.57%) RequireJS
1 2 (28.57%) WCF
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 2 (28.57%) W3C
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) API Development
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Dell
2 4 (57.14%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Mitel
4 2 (28.57%) Veeam
5 1 (14.29%) Lotus