Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 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)
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 654 669 659
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10 -15
Contract jobs citing SMTP 184 130 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.48% 1.11% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 86 114
England median daily rate £395 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £239 £293 £216
90th Percentile £538 £550 £507
UK median daily rate £398 £400 £383
% change year-on-year -0.63% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
England median hourly rate £18.38 £21.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.53% +30.30% -36.54%
10th Percentile £15.80 £20.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £32.00 £28.45 £19.50
UK median hourly rate £18.38 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.53% +22.86% -32.69%

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 12,406 11,684 14,457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.47% 14.01% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,685 7,186 8,793
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £223
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £423 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +2.55% +3.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 652 608
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £24.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -19.15% +14.49%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.88
UK median hourly rate £19.24 £20.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.71% -17.49% +13.64%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in England

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMTP in England

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMTP in England over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMTP in England

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMTP in England

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMTP in England over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 May 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
London -14 98 £450 +12.50% 10
South East -29 42 £413 +3.19% 6
East of England +11 16 £325 +1.56% 4
South West +20 11 £350 +18.64% 4
North of England -12 10 £373 -27.32% 4
Midlands -9 7 - - 2
North West -12 7 £350 -17.65% 1
West Midlands -16 7 - - 1
Yorkshire -21 3 £550 -4.35% 3
SMTP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 88 (47.83%) DNS
2 67 (36.41%) Windows
3 65 (35.33%) HTTP
4 61 (33.15%) Firewall
5 56 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 55 (29.89%) TCP/IP
7 53 (28.80%) Cisco
7 53 (28.80%) Active Directory
8 48 (26.09%) FTP
9 45 (24.46%) MS Exchange
10 44 (23.91%) VMware
11 40 (21.74%) Office 365
12 39 (21.20%) Linux
13 38 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
14 37 (20.11%) Git (software)
15 36 (19.57%) Windows Server
16 35 (19.02%) VPN
17 34 (18.48%) SNMP
17 34 (18.48%) DHCP
18 33 (17.93%) WAN
18 33 (17.93%) VoIP
19 32 (17.39%) LAN
19 32 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
20 31 (16.85%) SQL
21 29 (15.76%) PowerShell
22 28 (15.22%) XML
23 27 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2010
24 26 (14.13%) Security Cleared
24 26 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
24 26 (14.13%) Degree

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 45 (24.46%) MS Exchange
2 27 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (11.41%) Skype for Business
4 13 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (5.43%) Apache
5 10 (5.43%) IIS
6 8 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (4.35%) Mule
6 8 (4.35%) Mule ESB
7 5 (2.72%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.72%) CMS
7 5 (2.72%) Confluence
7 5 (2.72%) WebSphere
8 4 (2.17%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.17%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.09%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 40 (21.74%) Office 365
2 32 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (7.07%) IaaS
4 11 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (4.35%) Mimecast
5 8 (4.35%) npm
6 5 (2.72%) PaaS
6 5 (2.72%) Yammer
7 4 (2.17%) G Suite
7 4 (2.17%) Slack
8 3 (1.63%) GitHub
8 3 (1.63%) SaaS
9 2 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.09%) Datadog
10 1 (0.54%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 88 (47.83%) DNS
2 65 (35.33%) HTTP
3 61 (33.15%) Firewall
4 55 (29.89%) TCP/IP
5 48 (26.09%) FTP
6 35 (19.02%) VPN
7 34 (18.48%) DHCP
7 34 (18.48%) SNMP
8 33 (17.93%) VoIP
8 33 (17.93%) WAN
9 32 (17.39%) LAN
10 26 (14.13%) IMAP
10 26 (14.13%) SSL
11 24 (13.04%) Internet
12 21 (11.41%) SSH
13 19 (10.33%) Network Security
14 18 (9.78%) VLAN
15 16 (8.70%) DMARC
16 14 (7.61%) MPLS
16 14 (7.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.98%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.80%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.26%) MySQL
5 6 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (2.72%) Big Data
6 5 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.63%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.09%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.09%) DB2
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.54%) Redis
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 37 (20.11%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.07%) JUnit
2 13 (7.07%) Maven
3 12 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 12 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (4.89%) Grunt
4 9 (4.89%) gulp
5 8 (4.35%) Bower
5 8 (4.35%) Gradle
5 8 (4.35%) JIRA
5 8 (4.35%) SonarQube
5 8 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.72%) Gerrit
7 4 (2.17%) Fiddler
7 4 (2.17%) ReSharper
7 4 (2.17%) Selenium
8 3 (1.63%) Appium
8 3 (1.63%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.63%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.09%) Ant
General
1 21 (11.41%) Finance
2 19 (10.33%) Banking
3 17 (9.24%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.98%) Back Office
5 10 (5.43%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.17%) French Language
6 4 (2.17%) Marketing
6 4 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.09%) Electronics
7 2 (1.09%) Legal
7 2 (1.09%) Local Government
7 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (15.76%) Network Engineer
2 28 (15.22%) Developer
3 20 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 15 (8.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (6.52%) Technical Support
6 11 (5.98%) AWS Engineer
6 11 (5.98%) Messaging Specialist
7 10 (5.43%) Security Engineer
8 9 (4.89%) Administrator
8 9 (4.89%) AWS DevOps
8 9 (4.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 9 (4.89%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (4.89%) Consultant
9 8 (4.35%) .NET Developer
9 8 (4.35%) Architect
9 8 (4.35%) Messaging Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) MuleSoft Developer
9 8 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
10 7 (3.80%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.22%) XML
2 25 (13.59%) SOAP
3 23 (12.50%) Web Services
4 20 (10.87%) .NET
5 16 (8.70%) RESTful
6 15 (8.15%) LDAP
7 13 (7.07%) XSLT
8 12 (6.52%) REST
9 11 (5.98%) WCF
10 10 (5.43%) CSS
10 10 (5.43%) HTML
10 10 (5.43%) Spring
11 9 (4.89%) ASP.NET
12 8 (4.35%) Hystrix
12 8 (4.35%) JDBC
12 8 (4.35%) OAuth
12 8 (4.35%) RAML
12 8 (4.35%) SAML
12 8 (4.35%) Spring Security
12 8 (4.35%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.96%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.89%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.80%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.80%) DataPower
3 7 (3.80%) PKI
4 5 (2.72%) Handset
4 5 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.17%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.63%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.63%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (1.63%) W3C
7 2 (1.09%) BBC
7 2 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 67 (36.41%) Windows
2 39 (21.20%) Linux
3 36 (19.57%) Windows Server
4 18 (9.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (7.61%) Android
7 13 (7.07%) Windows 7
8 12 (6.52%) Windows 8
9 11 (5.98%) CentOS
10 10 (5.43%) Apple iOS
10 10 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (5.43%) Windows 10
11 9 (4.89%) Solaris
12 8 (4.35%) Unix
13 6 (3.26%) Check Point GAiA
13 6 (3.26%) Ubuntu
14 5 (2.72%) Mac OS
14 5 (2.72%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.63%) VMS
16 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (14.13%) DevOps
2 24 (13.04%) Migration
3 23 (12.50%) Information Security
4 22 (11.96%) OO
5 17 (9.24%) ITIL
5 17 (9.24%) Microservices
5 17 (9.24%) MVC
6 16 (8.70%) SOA
7 15 (8.15%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (7.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 12 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (5.98%) Configuration Management
10 11 (5.98%) SDLC
11 10 (5.43%) Business Continuity
11 10 (5.43%) Investment Management
11 10 (5.43%) Network Management
12 9 (4.89%) Change Management
12 9 (4.89%) Performance Management
12 9 (4.89%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (16.85%) SQL
2 29 (15.76%) PowerShell
3 23 (12.50%) Java
4 21 (11.41%) C#
4 21 (11.41%) Perl
5 18 (9.78%) Python
6 17 (9.24%) Bash Shell
7 14 (7.61%) JavaScript
7 14 (7.61%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.80%) Ruby
9 6 (3.26%) VBA
10 5 (2.72%) AWK
10 5 (2.72%) Groovy
11 4 (2.17%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.17%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.63%) PHP
12 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.09%) C
13 2 (1.09%) Java 8
13 2 (1.09%) Jython
Qualifications
1 26 (14.13%) Degree
1 26 (14.13%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.41%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (7.07%) CCNP
6 9 (4.89%) MCP
6 9 (4.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (3.80%) CCIE
7 7 (3.80%) CCNA
8 6 (3.26%) JNCIA
9 4 (2.17%) CCENT
9 4 (2.17%) CCSA
9 4 (2.17%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.63%) CCDP
10 3 (1.63%) CCSE
10 3 (1.63%) CISM
10 3 (1.63%) CISSP
10 3 (1.63%) MCSE
11 2 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.72%) SLA
2 3 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.54%) GDPR
3 1 (0.54%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) RosettaNet
3 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.54%) SAS 70
System Software
1 53 (28.80%) Active Directory
2 38 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.87%) Docker
4 7 (3.80%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.72%) vSphere
6 4 (2.17%) VirtualBox
7 3 (1.63%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.09%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.09%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.09%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.09%) XenApp
8 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.09%) XenServer
9 1 (0.54%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.54%) vCloud
9 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (10.87%) Ansible
2 14 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.89%) Nagios
4 8 (4.35%) Cacti
4 8 (4.35%) Kubernetes
4 8 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (3.80%) OpenView
6 6 (3.26%) Puppet
6 6 (3.26%) ZABBIX
7 5 (2.72%) Grafana
7 5 (2.72%) Netcool
7 5 (2.72%) PingFederate
7 5 (2.72%) SCOM
7 5 (2.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (2.72%) Terraform
8 3 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.63%) vRealize
9 2 (1.09%) Nessus
9 2 (1.09%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 53 (28.80%) Cisco
3 44 (23.91%) VMware
4 21 (11.41%) HP
5 18 (9.78%) CheckPoint
6 15 (8.15%) Dell
7 11 (5.98%) SolarWinds
7 11 (5.98%) Symantec
8 10 (5.43%) IBM
8 10 (5.43%) Juniper
9 8 (4.35%) Citrix
9 8 (4.35%) MuleSoft
10 7 (3.80%) ServiceNow
10 7 (3.80%) Veeam
11 6 (3.26%) Sun
12 5 (2.72%) Atlassian
12 5 (2.72%) Compaq
12 5 (2.72%) Qualys
12 5 (2.72%) Sonus
12 5 (2.72%) Splunk