Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 706 729 667
Rank change year-on-year +23 -62 -29
Contract jobs citing SMTP 155 127 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 1.01% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 73 119
England median daily rate £410 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +16.44%
10th Percentile £216 £300 £285
90th Percentile £598 £586 £550
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 6
England median hourly rate £19.50 £16.81 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.04% -56.63% +55.00%
10th Percentile £16.93 £14.85 £17.17
90th Percentile £21.23 £40.00 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £16.81 £32.50
% change year-on-year +16.04% -48.29% +30.00%

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 12,507 12,595 15,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.27% 13.81% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,578 7,742 9,250
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +4.03%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £224
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 659 739
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -17.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.88 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.19 £19.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +1.01% -20.83% +20.00%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +1 77 £450 -8.63% 17
South East -1 40 £389 +7.99% 9
North of England -16 17 £313 -26.47% 12
North West 0 11 £300 -22.58% 10
Midlands -11 10 £300 -20.00%
West Midlands -18 8 £300 +66.67%
South West - 7 £240 - 5
Yorkshire -18 6 £413 -8.33% 1
East of England -3 4 £209 - 2
East Midlands -1 2 - -
SMTP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 89 (57.42%) DNS
2 67 (43.23%) Windows
3 62 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 56 (36.13%) TCP/IP
5 52 (33.55%) Firewall
6 51 (32.90%) Active Directory
7 49 (31.61%) HTTP
8 41 (26.45%) Cisco
9 40 (25.81%) Linux
10 37 (23.87%) Skype for Business
11 36 (23.23%) MS Exchange
12 32 (20.65%) SNMP
12 32 (20.65%) VPN
12 32 (20.65%) VMware
12 32 (20.65%) Microsoft Azure
13 30 (19.35%) Office 365
13 30 (19.35%) FTP
13 30 (19.35%) DHCP
14 29 (18.71%) PowerShell
15 28 (18.06%) Exchange Server 2010
15 28 (18.06%) Migration
15 28 (18.06%) Skype
15 28 (18.06%) Windows Server
16 27 (17.42%) SSL
16 27 (17.42%) CheckPoint
17 26 (16.77%) Internet
18 25 (16.13%) SQL
19 24 (15.48%) XML
20 23 (14.84%) WAN
21 22 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure

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 37 (23.87%) Skype for Business
2 36 (23.23%) MS Exchange
3 28 (18.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (10.97%) IIS
5 14 (9.03%) Apache
6 11 (7.10%) SharePoint
7 9 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (3.23%) CICS
8 5 (3.23%) CMS
8 5 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.58%) Confluence
9 4 (2.58%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.94%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.29%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (1.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (1.29%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.29%) WebSphere
11 2 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 32 (20.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (19.35%) Office 365
3 8 (5.16%) IaaS
3 8 (5.16%) SaaS
4 7 (4.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (4.52%) Mimecast
5 6 (3.87%) PaaS
6 5 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (3.23%) Datadog
6 5 (3.23%) Yammer
7 4 (2.58%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.94%) G Suite
8 3 (1.94%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.29%) GitHub
9 2 (1.29%) npm
9 2 (1.29%) Slack
10 1 (0.65%) Akamai
10 1 (0.65%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 89 (57.42%) DNS
2 56 (36.13%) TCP/IP
3 52 (33.55%) Firewall
4 49 (31.61%) HTTP
5 32 (20.65%) SNMP
5 32 (20.65%) VPN
6 30 (19.35%) DHCP
6 30 (19.35%) FTP
7 28 (18.06%) Skype
8 27 (17.42%) SSL
9 26 (16.77%) Internet
10 23 (14.84%) WAN
11 19 (12.26%) HTTPS
12 18 (11.61%) LAN
12 18 (11.61%) SSH
12 18 (11.61%) Wireless
13 17 (10.97%) IMAP
14 16 (10.32%) Ethernet
14 16 (10.32%) MPLS
14 16 (10.32%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.52%) DB2
4 7 (4.52%) MySQL
4 7 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.87%) Redis
6 5 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.23%) HBase
6 5 (3.23%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (11.61%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.10%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (7.10%) Visual Studio
3 9 (5.81%) InstallShield
4 6 (3.87%) JIRA
5 5 (3.23%) CircleCI
5 5 (3.23%) gulp
5 5 (3.23%) Maven
6 4 (2.58%) JUnit
6 4 (2.58%) Subversion
7 3 (1.94%) Gradle
7 3 (1.94%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.29%) Appium
8 2 (1.29%) Bower
8 2 (1.29%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.29%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.29%) Grunt
8 2 (1.29%) Liquibase
8 2 (1.29%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (12.26%) Finance
2 16 (10.32%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.81%) Banking
4 7 (4.52%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.23%) Back Office
5 5 (3.23%) Marketing
5 5 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (3.23%) Retail
6 3 (1.94%) Electronics
6 3 (1.94%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (19.35%) Developer
2 21 (13.55%) Network Engineer
3 12 (7.74%) .NET Developer
4 9 (5.81%) Cloud Engineer
4 9 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (5.16%) Consultant
5 8 (5.16%) Support Engineer
6 7 (4.52%) Analyst
6 7 (4.52%) Architect
7 6 (3.87%) Exchange Engineer
7 6 (3.87%) Firewall Engineer
7 6 (3.87%) Messaging Engineer
7 6 (3.87%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (3.87%) Office 365 Engineer
7 6 (3.87%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 5 (3.23%) Administrator
8 5 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (3.23%) Messaging Consultant
8 5 (3.23%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.48%) XML
2 18 (11.61%) .NET
3 15 (9.68%) CSS
3 15 (9.68%) HTML
4 14 (9.03%) ASP.NET
4 14 (9.03%) LDAP
5 13 (8.39%) .NET Framework
5 13 (8.39%) Entity Framework
6 12 (7.74%) 802.1X
7 10 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (5.81%) LINQ
8 9 (5.81%) LINQ to SQL
9 7 (4.52%) jQuery
9 7 (4.52%) Web Services
10 6 (3.87%) Memcached
10 6 (3.87%) Middleware
10 6 (3.87%) RequireJS
10 6 (3.87%) WCF
10 6 (3.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.39%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.45%) PKI
3 9 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.81%) DataPower
4 6 (3.87%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.87%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.87%) User Experience
5 5 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.23%) Handset
5 5 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.58%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.58%) Clustering
6 4 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.58%) SCADA
7 3 (1.94%) BYOD
7 3 (1.94%) iPhone
7 3 (1.94%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.94%) W3C
8 2 (1.29%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 67 (43.23%) Windows
2 40 (25.81%) Linux
3 28 (18.06%) Windows Server
4 18 (11.61%) Unix
5 14 (9.03%) Solaris
5 14 (9.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.81%) Android
6 9 (5.81%) Windows 10
6 9 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.16%) Windows 7
8 7 (4.52%) zOS
9 6 (3.87%) Check Point GAiA
10 5 (3.23%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.23%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.58%) CentOS
12 3 (1.94%) HPUX
12 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.94%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.06%) Migration
2 19 (12.26%) MVC
3 18 (11.61%) Kalman Filter
4 15 (9.68%) ITIL
5 14 (9.03%) Email Filtering
6 11 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (7.10%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (7.10%) Load Balancing
6 11 (7.10%) Microservices
6 11 (7.10%) Network Architecture
6 11 (7.10%) OO
7 10 (6.45%) DevOps
7 10 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (5.81%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.16%) Decision-Making
9 8 (5.16%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (5.16%) Task Automation
10 7 (4.52%) SDLC
11 6 (3.87%) Data Loss Prevention
11 6 (3.87%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.71%) PowerShell
2 25 (16.13%) SQL
3 19 (12.26%) C#
4 18 (11.61%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.74%) Java
6 10 (6.45%) Shell Script
7 9 (5.81%) Perl
8 7 (4.52%) JCL
9 5 (3.23%) Assembly Language
9 5 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.23%) COBOL
9 5 (3.23%) Python
9 5 (3.23%) REXX
10 3 (1.94%) Ruby
11 2 (1.29%) C
11 2 (1.29%) C++
11 2 (1.29%) Groovy
11 2 (1.29%) Jython
11 2 (1.29%) PHP
12 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (13.55%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.97%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (9.68%) CCNP
3 15 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.39%) Degree
5 11 (7.10%) CCNA
6 9 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (4.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (3.23%) CCSE
9 4 (2.58%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.94%) CCIE
10 3 (1.94%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.29%) CCDA
11 2 (1.29%) CCENT
11 2 (1.29%) CCSA
11 2 (1.29%) CISSP
11 2 (1.29%) GIAC
11 2 (1.29%) HP APS
11 2 (1.29%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.58%) WCAG
2 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.65%) SAS 70
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (32.90%) Active Directory
2 22 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (12.26%) Docker
4 8 (5.16%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.23%) Time Sharing Option
6 4 (2.58%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.94%) Xen
8 2 (1.29%) Postfix
8 2 (1.29%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.29%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.29%) XenServer
9 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.65%) NDS
9 1 (0.65%) Squid
9 1 (0.65%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (9.03%) Kubernetes
2 10 (6.45%) Ansible
3 7 (4.52%) SCCM
3 7 (4.52%) SCOM
3 7 (4.52%) Terraform
4 6 (3.87%) Puppet
5 5 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.23%) PingFederate
6 4 (2.58%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.94%) Netcool
7 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (1.29%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.29%) Cacti
8 2 (1.29%) Forum Sentry
8 2 (1.29%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.29%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.65%) Salt
9 1 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 62 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 41 (26.45%) Cisco
3 32 (20.65%) VMware
4 27 (17.42%) CheckPoint
5 18 (11.61%) IBM
6 12 (7.74%) Oracle
6 12 (7.74%) Symantec
7 11 (7.10%) SolarWinds
8 9 (5.81%) Aruba
8 9 (5.81%) Citrix
8 9 (5.81%) IronPort
8 9 (5.81%) Juniper
9 7 (4.52%) Dell
9 7 (4.52%) Meraki
9 7 (4.52%) SAP
10 6 (3.87%) HP
10 6 (3.87%) Sun
11 5 (3.23%) Compaq
11 5 (3.23%) Polycom
11 5 (3.23%) Sonus