Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 715 738 641
Rank change year-on-year +23 -97 +25
Contract jobs citing SMTP 155 135 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 1.05% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 76 148
England median daily rate £394 £369 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.78% -13.24% +13.33%
10th Percentile £215 £226 £296
90th Percentile £600 £544 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £369 £425
% change year-on-year +8.54% -13.24% +15.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
England median hourly rate £20.50 £16.81 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.99% -62.66% +157.14%
10th Percentile £18.65 £15.47 £23.97
90th Percentile £26.35 £40.00 £52.75
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £16.81 £45.00
% change year-on-year +21.99% -62.66% +157.14%

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 12,436 12,912 14,091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.97% 13.58% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,562 8,029 8,608
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.81% +0.06%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £215
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 657 724
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.08% +9.15%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.55 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year +5.26% -14.12% +5.36%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 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 +46 81 £450 +7.46% 9
South East -11 41 £363 +3.57% 15
North of England -9 15 £313 -29.38% 8
North West -4 9 £300 -23.57% 5
East of England -16 7 £280 -20.00% 3
Yorkshire -7 6 £413 -17.50% 2
South West -20 6 £275 -33.33% 10
Midlands -7 5 £300 +66.67% 2
East Midlands - 3 - -
West Midlands -30 2 £300 +66.67% 2
SMTP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 77 (49.68%) DNS
2 68 (43.87%) Microsoft
3 60 (38.71%) Windows
4 58 (37.42%) Firewall
5 57 (36.77%) HTTP
6 55 (35.48%) Active Directory
7 51 (32.90%) TCP/IP
8 42 (27.10%) FTP
9 39 (25.16%) Skype for Business
10 38 (24.52%) MS Exchange
10 38 (24.52%) Linux
11 36 (23.23%) Cisco
12 35 (22.58%) VPN
12 35 (22.58%) Skype
12 35 (22.58%) PowerShell
13 31 (20.00%) SSL
13 31 (20.00%) Windows Server
14 30 (19.35%) SNMP
14 30 (19.35%) DHCP
14 30 (19.35%) Office 365
15 29 (18.71%) Exchange Server 2010
15 29 (18.71%) Internet
16 28 (18.06%) CheckPoint
17 27 (17.42%) VMware
17 27 (17.42%) Microsoft Azure
18 26 (16.77%) Migration
18 26 (16.77%) SSH
19 25 (16.13%) WAN
19 25 (16.13%) HTML
20 23 (14.84%) CSS

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 39 (25.16%) Skype for Business
2 38 (24.52%) MS Exchange
3 29 (18.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (12.90%) IIS
5 17 (10.97%) SharePoint
6 14 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (5.81%) CICS
8 8 (5.16%) Apache
8 8 (5.16%) CMS
9 7 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (1.94%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.94%) Mule
10 3 (1.94%) Mule ESB
11 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (1.29%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.65%) Confluence
12 1 (0.65%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (10.97%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (19.35%) Office 365
2 27 (17.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.81%) OpenShift
3 9 (5.81%) SaaS
4 8 (5.16%) IaaS
5 6 (3.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (3.23%) Datadog
6 5 (3.23%) PaaS
7 4 (2.58%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.94%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 3 (1.94%) npm
8 3 (1.94%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
10 1 (0.65%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 77 (49.68%) DNS
2 58 (37.42%) Firewall
3 57 (36.77%) HTTP
4 51 (32.90%) TCP/IP
5 42 (27.10%) FTP
6 35 (22.58%) Skype
6 35 (22.58%) VPN
7 31 (20.00%) SSL
8 30 (19.35%) DHCP
8 30 (19.35%) SNMP
9 29 (18.71%) Internet
10 26 (16.77%) SSH
11 25 (16.13%) WAN
12 22 (14.19%) IMAP
13 21 (13.55%) HTTPS
14 19 (12.26%) LAN
15 18 (11.61%) OSPF
16 17 (10.97%) Wireless
17 16 (10.32%) Ethernet
17 16 (10.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.10%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.45%) DB2
4 6 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (3.23%) HBase
5 5 (3.23%) Redis
6 4 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.58%) MySQL
7 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.65%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.65%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 23 (14.84%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.10%) gulp
3 10 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.81%) InstallShield
5 5 (3.23%) CircleCI
6 4 (2.58%) Gradle
6 4 (2.58%) Maven
6 4 (2.58%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.94%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.94%) Bower
7 3 (1.94%) git-flow
7 3 (1.94%) Grunt
7 3 (1.94%) JUnit
8 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.65%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.65%) JIRA
8 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (9.68%) Finance
2 10 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.52%) Banking
4 5 (3.23%) Retail
5 4 (2.58%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.58%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.58%) Marketing
6 2 (1.29%) Law
6 2 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.65%) Billing
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (20.65%) Developer
2 20 (12.90%) Network Engineer
3 13 (8.39%) Consultant
4 10 (6.45%) .NET Developer
4 10 (6.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 10 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (5.81%) Architect
5 9 (5.81%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (5.16%) Firewall Engineer
7 7 (4.52%) Analyst
7 7 (4.52%) Messaging Engineer
8 6 (3.87%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.87%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) Exchange Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) Messaging Consultant
10 4 (2.58%) Administrator
10 4 (2.58%) Mainframe Developer
10 4 (2.58%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.58%) Security Analyst
10 4 (2.58%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.13%) HTML
2 23 (14.84%) CSS
3 22 (14.19%) XML
4 16 (10.32%) .NET
4 16 (10.32%) LDAP
5 15 (9.68%) .NET Framework
6 13 (8.39%) Entity Framework
6 13 (8.39%) React
7 12 (7.74%) 802.1X
7 12 (7.74%) ASP.NET
7 12 (7.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (7.74%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (7.10%) jQuery
9 10 (6.45%) AngularJS
9 10 (6.45%) ISPF
9 10 (6.45%) Polymer
9 10 (6.45%) Vue.js
10 9 (5.81%) LINQ
10 9 (5.81%) LINQ to SQL
10 9 (5.81%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.74%) User Experience
2 11 (7.10%) Mainframe
3 9 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.81%) PKI
4 7 (4.52%) DataPower
4 7 (4.52%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.87%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.87%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.87%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.23%) Clustering
6 5 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.58%) SCADA
8 3 (1.94%) Social Media
8 3 (1.94%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.94%) W3C
9 2 (1.29%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.29%) BYOD
9 2 (1.29%) EMC Centera
9 2 (1.29%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (1.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 60 (38.71%) Windows
2 38 (24.52%) Linux
3 31 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 21 (13.55%) Unix
5 12 (7.74%) Windows 10
5 12 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (7.74%) zOS
6 11 (7.10%) Windows 7
7 10 (6.45%) Android
8 9 (5.81%) Apple iOS
9 7 (4.52%) Check Point GAiA
10 6 (3.87%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.58%) Solaris
11 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.94%) HPUX
12 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.77%) Migration
2 23 (14.84%) Kalman Filter
3 19 (12.26%) Email Filtering
4 18 (11.61%) MVC
5 15 (9.68%) Task Automation
6 13 (8.39%) ITIL
6 13 (8.39%) Load Balancing
7 11 (7.10%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (7.10%) Decision-Making
7 11 (7.10%) Network Architecture
7 11 (7.10%) OO
8 10 (6.45%) Front End Development
8 10 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (6.45%) Web Development
9 9 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (5.81%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (5.81%) TDD
10 8 (5.16%) Content Management
10 8 (5.16%) Microservices
11 7 (4.52%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 35 (22.58%) PowerShell
2 22 (14.19%) JavaScript
2 22 (14.19%) SQL
3 16 (10.32%) C#
4 12 (7.74%) JCL
5 10 (6.45%) REXX
6 9 (5.81%) Assembly Language
6 9 (5.81%) COBOL
6 9 (5.81%) Java
7 7 (4.52%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.94%) PHP
8 3 (1.94%) Python
8 3 (1.94%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.65%) Groovy
10 1 (0.65%) Perl
10 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (10.97%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (10.97%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.39%) CCNA
2 13 (8.39%) CCNP
3 11 (7.10%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.52%) Degree
5 6 (3.87%) CCSE
6 5 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.94%) CCDA
8 3 (1.94%) CCVP
8 3 (1.94%) JNCIA
8 3 (1.94%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.94%) PMP
9 2 (1.29%) CCENT
9 2 (1.29%) CCIE
9 2 (1.29%) CCSA
9 2 (1.29%) HP APS
9 2 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.81%) WCAG
2 3 (1.94%) GDPR
3 2 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (10.97%) Docker
4 10 (6.45%) Time Sharing Option
5 9 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.52%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.58%) vSphere
8 3 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.94%) Xen
9 2 (1.29%) Squid
9 2 (1.29%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.29%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.29%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.29%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.29%) XenServer
10 1 (0.65%) NDS
10 1 (0.65%) RACF
Systems Management
1 15 (9.68%) Kubernetes
2 10 (6.45%) Ansible
3 9 (5.81%) SCCM
4 7 (4.52%) SCOM
5 6 (3.87%) Terraform
6 5 (3.23%) Puppet
7 4 (2.58%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.94%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.29%) Cacti
9 2 (1.29%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.29%) MIMEsweeper
9 2 (1.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (1.29%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 68 (43.87%) Microsoft
2 36 (23.23%) Cisco
3 28 (18.06%) CheckPoint
4 27 (17.42%) VMware
5 20 (12.90%) IBM
6 12 (7.74%) Juniper
7 11 (7.10%) Aruba
7 11 (7.10%) Citrix
7 11 (7.10%) SolarWinds
8 10 (6.45%) IronPort
8 10 (6.45%) Oracle
9 8 (5.16%) Meraki
9 8 (5.16%) Symantec
10 5 (3.23%) AppDynamics
10 5 (3.23%) New Relic
10 5 (3.23%) SAP
10 5 (3.23%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.58%) HP
11 4 (2.58%) McAfee
11 4 (2.58%) Palo Alto