Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 8 April 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 610 697 697
Rank change year-on-year +87 0 -52
Contract jobs citing SMTP 58 157 173
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 1.40% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 105 109
Median daily rate £365 £413 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.52% +7.45% -11.74%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £256
90th Percentile £510 £570 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £415 £375
% change year-on-year -3.61% +10.67% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +90.48% -14.53%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £18.38
% change year-on-year +14.29% +90.48% -14.53%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,371 11,229 12,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.44% 12.67% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,385 6,962 7,657
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £181 £206 £200
90th Percentile £606 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 500 662
Median hourly rate £21.13 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.97% -6.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.89
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.55 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.40
% change year-on-year +20.32% -3.58% -9.79%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in England

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SMTP in England.

Daily rate trend for SMTP in England

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SMTP in England over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SMTP in England

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SMTP in England.

Hourly rate trend for SMTP in England

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. 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
London +67 24 £350 -9.68% 5
South East +96 17 £300 -29.41% 6
North of England +79 14 £425 - 8
Yorkshire +53 9 £425 -
North West +46 5 £380 +32.17% 8
South West +25 3 - - 2
SMTP
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 31 (53.45%) DNS
2 29 (50.00%) Windows
3 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
4 26 (44.83%) Active Directory
5 24 (41.38%) Azure
6 22 (37.93%) Windows Server
7 21 (36.21%) PowerShell
7 21 (36.21%) TCP/IP
8 18 (31.03%) HTTP
9 17 (29.31%) DHCP
9 17 (29.31%) Office 365
10 15 (25.86%) SNMP
10 15 (25.86%) Migration
10 15 (25.86%) VMware
11 14 (24.14%) LDAP
11 14 (24.14%) Firewall
12 13 (22.41%) MS Exchange
12 13 (22.41%) Linux
13 12 (20.69%) Internet
13 12 (20.69%) SC Cleared
13 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
13 12 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (20.69%) Hyper-V
13 12 (20.69%) High Availability
14 11 (18.97%) Cisco
14 11 (18.97%) ITIL
15 10 (17.24%) SQL
15 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (17.24%) Skype
16 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Clustering

SMTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 13 (22.41%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.52%) Skype for Business
3 7 (12.07%) IIS
4 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
5 5 (8.62%) Apache
5 5 (8.62%) Tomcat
6 4 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.45%) JBoss
7 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.72%) CMS
8 1 (1.72%) Confluence
8 1 (1.72%) JCAPS
8 1 (1.72%) Mailman
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (41.38%) Azure
2 17 (29.31%) Office 365
3 6 (10.34%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (8.62%) AWS
4 5 (8.62%) PaaS
5 4 (6.90%) GCP
5 4 (6.90%) IaaS
6 3 (5.17%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.72%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.72%) SaaS
7 1 (1.72%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 31 (53.45%) DNS
2 21 (36.21%) TCP/IP
3 18 (31.03%) HTTP
4 17 (29.31%) DHCP
5 15 (25.86%) SNMP
6 14 (24.14%) Firewall
7 12 (20.69%) Internet
8 10 (17.24%) Skype
9 9 (15.52%) WAN
10 8 (13.79%) SSL
11 7 (12.07%) HTTPS
11 7 (12.07%) Wireshark
12 6 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (10.34%) FTP
12 6 (10.34%) Network Security
12 6 (10.34%) OSPF
12 6 (10.34%) SAN
12 6 (10.34%) VRRP
13 5 (8.62%) BGP
13 5 (8.62%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.72%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.72%) MySQL
6 1 (1.72%) OLAP
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.45%) Hudson
2 2 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (1.72%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.72%) Gerrit
3 1 (1.72%) git-flow
3 1 (1.72%) gulp
3 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.72%) Maven
3 1 (1.72%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 4 (6.90%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (12.07%) Developer
1 7 (12.07%) Exchange Engineer
2 6 (10.34%) Security Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) Administrator
3 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) IP Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) IP Security Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) BizTalk Developer
4 4 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) Data Centre Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Project Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) LDAP
2 5 (8.62%) .NET
2 5 (8.62%) JMS
2 5 (8.62%) Web Services
3 4 (6.90%) .NET Framework
3 4 (6.90%) WCF
4 3 (5.17%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (5.17%) Middleware
5 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.45%) JDBC
5 2 (3.45%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (3.45%) REST
5 2 (3.45%) Spring
5 2 (3.45%) XML
5 2 (3.45%) YAML
6 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.72%) ODBC
6 1 (1.72%) XSD
6 1 (1.72%) XSL
6 1 (1.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Clustering
2 5 (8.62%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.90%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.90%) Handset
4 3 (5.17%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (5.17%) PKI
4 3 (5.17%) User Experience
5 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.45%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.72%) CESG
6 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.72%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.72%) NHS
6 1 (1.72%) Replication
6 1 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (50.00%) Windows
2 22 (37.93%) Windows Server
3 13 (22.41%) Linux
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2019
5 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (8.62%) Check Point GAiA
7 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (6.90%) Unix
9 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.72%) CentOS
10 1 (1.72%) FreeBSD
10 1 (1.72%) Solaris
10 1 (1.72%) SUSE
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Migration
2 12 (20.69%) High Availability
3 11 (18.97%) ITIL
4 8 (13.79%) Project Management
5 7 (12.07%) Change Management
5 7 (12.07%) DevOps
5 7 (12.07%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (8.62%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (8.62%) Performance Management
7 5 (8.62%) Task Automation
7 5 (8.62%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.90%) Data Protection
8 4 (6.90%) E-Discovery
8 4 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (6.90%) Problem Management
9 3 (5.17%) ITIL V3
9 3 (5.17%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) PowerShell
2 10 (17.24%) SQL
3 8 (13.79%) Python
4 6 (10.34%) Perl
5 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
5 4 (6.90%) C#
5 4 (6.90%) Java
6 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.17%) Ruby
7 2 (3.45%) Go
8 1 (1.72%) C
8 1 (1.72%) Erlang
8 1 (1.72%) Groovy
8 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.72%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (20.69%) SC Cleared
1 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (10.34%) Degree
4 5 (8.62%) MCSE
5 4 (6.90%) MCSA
6 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.45%) CCNA
7 2 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.45%) MCP
7 2 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.72%) CCNP
8 1 (1.72%) CCSP
8 1 (1.72%) CEH
8 1 (1.72%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.72%) GIAC
8 1 (1.72%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
2 2 (3.45%) HL7
3 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.72%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (1.72%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.69%) Hyper-V
2 12 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.62%) XenApp
4 4 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.17%) Docker
5 3 (5.17%) NFS
6 2 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.72%) Postfix
7 1 (1.72%) Snort
7 1 (1.72%) UAG
7 1 (1.72%) vSphere
7 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (12.07%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (8.62%) FortiGate
3 5 (8.62%) Terraform
3 5 (8.62%) vCenter Server
4 4 (6.90%) Ansible
4 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (6.90%) SCCM
4 4 (6.90%) SCOM
5 3 (5.17%) Kibana
5 3 (5.17%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.45%) logstash
6 2 (3.45%) Nessus
6 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.45%) PowerCLI
6 2 (3.45%) Puppet
6 2 (3.45%) SafeCom
6 2 (3.45%) WSUS
7 1 (1.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.86%) VMware
3 11 (18.97%) Cisco
4 7 (12.07%) CheckPoint
4 7 (12.07%) Splunk
5 5 (8.62%) Citrix
5 5 (8.62%) F5
5 5 (8.62%) Forcepoint
5 5 (8.62%) Veeam
6 4 (6.90%) Clearswift
6 4 (6.90%) HP
6 4 (6.90%) Juniper
6 4 (6.90%) Oracle
6 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.90%) Samsung
6 4 (6.90%) Sonus
7 3 (5.17%) Hitachi
7 3 (5.17%) Huawei
8 2 (3.45%) IBM
8 2 (3.45%) Symantec