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 3 months to 29 March 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.

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 513 518 517
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1  
Contract jobs citing SMTP 64 108 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 1.47% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 64 49
Median daily rate £403 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.54% +4.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £208 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £350 £398
% change year-on-year +17.85% -11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.25

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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6060 7327 7289
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.52% 14.75% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3746 4449 4027
Median daily rate £400 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 309 403
Median hourly rate £23.95 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
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 3 months to 29 March 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
London +24 27 £400 -4.76% 11
South East -10 24 £420 +21.73% 6
Yorkshire - 7 £575 - 4
North West +17 3 - - 3
North East - 1 £275 -
South West - 1 £295 - 1
East of England - 1 - - 3
SMTP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 England region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 115 (63.54%) DNS
2 95 (52.49%) Windows
3 65 (35.91%) Linux
4 50 (27.62%) TCP/IP
4 50 (27.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (27.07%) Active Directory
6 47 (25.97%) Microsoft
6 47 (25.97%) HTTP
6 47 (25.97%) LDAP
7 43 (23.76%) DHCP
8 42 (23.20%) VMware
9 40 (22.10%) DevOps
10 38 (20.99%) JavaScript
11 37 (20.44%) Firewall
11 37 (20.44%) Windows Server
12 36 (19.89%) Python
12 36 (19.89%) PowerShell
13 35 (19.34%) Internet
14 34 (18.78%) Amazon AWS
15 33 (18.23%) SNMP
16 32 (17.68%) SQL Server
16 32 (17.68%) Security Cleared
17 31 (17.13%) FTP
18 30 (16.57%) Red Hat
18 30 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
19 29 (16.02%) Cisco
19 29 (16.02%) XML
19 29 (16.02%) Puppet
20 28 (15.47%) CSS
20 28 (15.47%) MS Exchange

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 28 (15.47%) MS Exchange
2 18 (9.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (6.08%) WebSphere
5 10 (5.52%) Apache
5 10 (5.52%) Tomcat
6 9 (4.97%) Skype for Business
6 9 (4.97%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (4.42%) IIS
8 7 (3.87%) SharePoint
9 6 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (2.21%) WebLogic
12 3 (1.66%) IBM Notes
12 3 (1.66%) SAS
13 2 (1.10%) IBM HTTP Server
13 2 (1.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 17 (9.39%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 34 (18.78%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.08%) IaaS
2 11 (6.08%) PaaS
3 9 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.31%) Office 365
5 3 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.66%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.66%) Route 53
5 3 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 115 (63.54%) DNS
2 50 (27.62%) TCP/IP
3 47 (25.97%) HTTP
3 47 (25.97%) LDAP
4 43 (23.76%) DHCP
5 37 (20.44%) Firewall
6 35 (19.34%) Internet
7 33 (18.23%) SNMP
8 31 (17.13%) FTP
9 28 (15.47%) SSL
10 20 (11.05%) SSH
11 17 (9.39%) VPN
12 15 (8.29%) IMAP
13 14 (7.73%) DMARC
13 14 (7.73%) LAN
13 14 (7.73%) SAN
13 14 (7.73%) WAN
14 13 (7.18%) VoIP
15 12 (6.63%) BGP
15 12 (6.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.63%) DB2
3 9 (4.97%) Data Mining
4 8 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.87%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.87%) IBM BigInsights
5 7 (3.87%) Neo4j
5 7 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.31%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (2.21%) MySQL
8 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.66%) Big Data
10 1 (0.55%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.55%) Jackrabbit
10 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.87%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.76%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.76%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (2.76%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (1.66%) GitLab
3 3 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.66%) Subversion
3 3 (1.66%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.10%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (1.10%) Mocha
5 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.55%) JUnit
5 1 (0.55%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.55%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.55%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 22 (12.15%) Finance
1 22 (12.15%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.97%) Marketing
3 6 (3.31%) Back Office
3 6 (3.31%) Electronics
3 6 (3.31%) Front Office
3 6 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.21%) Games
5 2 (1.10%) Banking
5 2 (1.10%) Legal
5 2 (1.10%) Publishing
6 1 (0.55%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) Automotive
6 1 (0.55%) Military
6 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (10.50%) Architect
1 19 (10.50%) Developer
2 17 (9.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (7.73%) Administrator
4 11 (6.08%) Cloud Engineer
4 11 (6.08%) Designer
5 9 (4.97%) Analyst
5 9 (4.97%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (4.97%) VMware Engineer
6 8 (4.42%) Consultant
6 8 (4.42%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (4.42%) Network Engineer
6 8 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (3.87%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (3.87%) Support Engineer
8 6 (3.31%) Active Directory Engineer
8 6 (3.31%) Hardware Specialist
8 6 (3.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (3.31%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.02%) XML
2 28 (15.47%) CSS
3 27 (14.92%) HTML
4 25 (13.81%) Web Services
5 19 (10.50%) SOAP
6 12 (6.63%) OAuth
6 12 (6.63%) REST
6 12 (6.63%) SAML
7 7 (3.87%) Ajax
8 5 (2.76%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.76%) JSON
8 5 (2.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (2.21%) Middleware
10 3 (1.66%) .NET
10 3 (1.66%) CORBA
10 3 (1.66%) JPA
10 3 (1.66%) jQuery
10 3 (1.66%) Software Packaging
11 2 (1.10%) IBM Integration Bus
11 2 (1.10%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.81%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.18%) Client/Server
3 12 (6.63%) User Experience
4 11 (6.08%) Public Cloud
5 10 (5.52%) Clustering
6 9 (4.97%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.97%) Private Cloud
7 8 (4.42%) Replication
8 7 (3.87%) PKI
9 6 (3.31%) CESG
9 6 (3.31%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (2.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 4 (2.21%) Blackberry
11 4 (2.21%) Derivative
11 4 (2.21%) EMC VNX
12 3 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (1.66%) NHS
13 2 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
13 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (52.49%) Windows
2 65 (35.91%) Linux
3 50 (27.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (20.44%) Windows Server
5 26 (14.36%) Unix
6 23 (12.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (12.15%) Ubuntu
8 19 (10.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (9.39%) CentOS
10 12 (6.63%) Solaris
11 8 (4.42%) Android
12 5 (2.76%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.66%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (1.66%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.66%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.10%) AIX
14 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (1.10%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.55%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.10%) DevOps
2 30 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (11.60%) Load Balancing
4 17 (9.39%) Scrum
5 16 (8.84%) ITIL
5 16 (8.84%) Patch Management
6 14 (7.73%) Kalman Filter
6 14 (7.73%) Network Design
7 13 (7.18%) Problem Management
7 13 (7.18%) Web Application Development
8 12 (6.63%) Mentoring
9 11 (6.08%) Software Architecture
10 10 (5.52%) Data Encryption
10 10 (5.52%) Project Management
10 10 (5.52%) Validation
11 9 (4.97%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.97%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (4.97%) Migration
11 9 (4.97%) Product Management
11 9 (4.97%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.99%) JavaScript
2 36 (19.89%) PowerShell
2 36 (19.89%) Python
3 24 (13.26%) SQL
4 13 (7.18%) Perl
5 12 (6.63%) Java
6 9 (4.97%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.87%) VB
8 6 (3.31%) C
8 6 (3.31%) PHP
9 5 (2.76%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.21%) AWK
10 4 (2.21%) Korn
11 2 (1.10%) C#
11 2 (1.10%) ES6
11 2 (1.10%) Jython
11 2 (1.10%) Scala
12 1 (0.55%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.55%) LotusScript
12 1 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (17.68%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.31%) Degree
5 5 (2.76%) AWS Certification
5 5 (2.76%) CEH
5 5 (2.76%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (2.76%) CISSP
6 4 (2.21%) CCNA
6 4 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.21%) RHCT
7 3 (1.66%) CCNP
7 3 (1.66%) MCSE
7 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.10%) CCIE
8 2 (1.10%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.55%) CCDA
9 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.55%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.84%) QA
2 9 (4.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 7 (3.87%) HL7
4 3 (1.66%) RMADS
5 2 (1.10%) SLA
5 2 (1.10%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 49 (27.07%) Active Directory
2 27 (14.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.18%) VMware ESX
4 12 (6.63%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.31%) vSphere
6 5 (2.76%) NFS
7 4 (2.21%) Sendmail
7 4 (2.21%) vCloud
7 4 (2.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (1.66%) Dovecot
8 3 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.10%) Firmware
9 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.10%) XenApp
9 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.10%) XenServer
10 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 29 (16.02%) Puppet
2 18 (9.94%) NetBackup
3 11 (6.08%) Ansible
4 9 (4.97%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (4.97%) vRealize
5 8 (4.42%) Nagios
5 8 (4.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (3.87%) ZABBIX
7 6 (3.31%) AirWatch
7 6 (3.31%) WSUS
8 4 (2.21%) Salt
8 4 (2.21%) Zenoss
9 3 (1.66%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.66%) Rsyslog
10 2 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (1.10%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (1.10%) SCCM
10 2 (1.10%) SCOM
10 2 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 47 (25.97%) Microsoft
2 42 (23.20%) VMware
3 30 (16.57%) Red Hat
4 29 (16.02%) Cisco
5 19 (10.50%) Oracle
5 19 (10.50%) Splunk
6 17 (9.39%) HP
7 12 (6.63%) IBM
7 12 (6.63%) Symantec
8 10 (5.52%) Citrix
9 7 (3.87%) Huawei
10 6 (3.31%) Dell
10 6 (3.31%) EMC
10 6 (3.31%) MobileIron
10 6 (3.31%) NetApp
10 6 (3.31%) SAP
10 6 (3.31%) Veritas
11 5 (2.76%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.21%) Clearswift
12 4 (2.21%) Sun
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