Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 726 653 652
Rank change year-on-year -73 -1 -11
Contract jobs citing SMTP 132 214 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.02% 1.43% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 146 143
England median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £260 £296 £265
90th Percentile £582 £550 £512
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £365
% change year-on-year -5.88% +16.44% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
England median hourly rate £16.81 £38.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.63% +93.75% -11.86%
10th Percentile £14.85 £19.23 £11.40
90th Percentile £40.00 £51.75 £28.40
UK median hourly rate £16.81 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -48.29% +62.50% -11.86%

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 12995 14932 14667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.80% 15.35% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7972 9084 8606
England median daily rate £403 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £188 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 756 941
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.11% +8.74% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.17 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -19.15% +11.90% +5.00%

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 25 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMTP in England over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017. 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 -21 60 £450 -5.26% 7
South East -22 42 £355 -16.47% 3
East of England -5 13 £356 -5.00% 2
North of England +1 11 £435 +2.35% 4
North West +4 8 £393 -1.88% 2
Midlands +23 5 £180 -33.33% 2
Yorkshire 0 3 £450 +2.86% 2
West Midlands +22 2 £180 -33.33% 1
East Midlands +1 1 - - 1
SMTP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 65 (49.24%) Windows
1 65 (49.24%) HTTP
2 48 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 47 (35.61%) DNS
4 44 (33.33%) Linux
5 42 (31.82%) VMware
6 41 (31.06%) TCP/IP
7 36 (27.27%) SSL
7 36 (27.27%) SQL
7 36 (27.27%) Firewall
8 35 (26.52%) FTP
9 33 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 33 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 31 (23.48%) Java
11 30 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (21.97%) Unix
12 29 (21.97%) VPN
12 29 (21.97%) Cisco
13 27 (20.45%) Internet
14 24 (18.18%) MS Exchange
14 24 (18.18%) SQL Server
15 23 (17.42%) XML
15 23 (17.42%) DHCP
16 22 (16.67%) LAN
16 22 (16.67%) .NET
17 21 (15.91%) Migration
17 21 (15.91%) WAN
17 21 (15.91%) LDAP
17 21 (15.91%) CentOS
17 21 (15.91%) Amazon AWS

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 24 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.36%) Apache
3 14 (10.61%) WebSphere
4 13 (9.85%) IIS
5 12 (9.09%) Tomcat
6 6 (4.55%) SAS
7 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (3.79%) Skype for Business
7 5 (3.79%) WebLogic
8 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.27%) CMS
9 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.52%) Drupal
10 2 (1.52%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.52%) JBoss
10 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.76%) Mule
11 1 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.30%) Route 53
3 7 (5.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (4.55%) Amazon S3
4 6 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (4.55%) Serverless
5 2 (1.52%) IaaS
5 2 (1.52%) Office 365
6 1 (0.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.76%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.76%) npm
6 1 (0.76%) PaaS
6 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (49.24%) HTTP
2 47 (35.61%) DNS
3 41 (31.06%) TCP/IP
4 36 (27.27%) Firewall
4 36 (27.27%) SSL
5 35 (26.52%) FTP
6 29 (21.97%) VPN
7 27 (20.45%) Internet
8 23 (17.42%) DHCP
9 22 (16.67%) LAN
10 21 (15.91%) LDAP
10 21 (15.91%) WAN
11 19 (14.39%) SSH
12 16 (12.12%) NAS
12 16 (12.12%) SAN
13 14 (10.61%) VoIP
14 13 (9.85%) Network Security
15 12 (9.09%) IMAP
15 12 (9.09%) MPLS
15 12 (9.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 9 (6.82%) MySQL
4 8 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (5.30%) Big Data
6 4 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.52%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.76%) DB2
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.30%) GitLab
4 6 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.03%) Grunt
5 4 (3.03%) gulp
5 4 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.27%) Subversion
7 2 (1.52%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.52%) Gradle
7 2 (1.52%) Maven
7 2 (1.52%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.52%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.76%) Bower
8 1 (0.76%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.76%) JIRA
8 1 (0.76%) JUnit
8 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (9.85%) Banking
2 12 (9.09%) Finance
3 9 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.55%) Retail
5 4 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.52%) French Language
6 2 (1.52%) German Language
6 2 (1.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.76%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.76%) Electronics
7 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (16.67%) Developer
2 17 (12.88%) Consultant
3 12 (9.09%) Analyst
4 10 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (7.58%) Network Engineer
4 10 (7.58%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.82%) .NET Developer
5 9 (6.82%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (6.06%) Administrator
6 8 (6.06%) Architect
6 8 (6.06%) Migration Engineer
6 8 (6.06%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.30%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) Senior .NET Developer
7 7 (5.30%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Integration Consultant
8 6 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.55%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.42%) XML
2 22 (16.67%) .NET
3 16 (12.12%) Web Services
4 14 (10.61%) ASP.NET
5 12 (9.09%) EDI
5 12 (9.09%) RESTful
5 12 (9.09%) SOAP
6 10 (7.58%) HTML
6 10 (7.58%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (6.82%) CSS
7 9 (6.82%) cXML
7 9 (6.82%) ebXML
7 9 (6.82%) XML Schema
8 7 (5.30%) .NET Core
8 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 7 (5.30%) jQuery
8 7 (5.30%) WCF
9 6 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (4.55%) Sensu
9 6 (4.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.85%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (9.09%) DataPower
4 9 (6.82%) PKI
5 8 (6.06%) Client/Server
5 8 (6.06%) Private Cloud
6 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.79%) NHS
8 4 (3.03%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.03%) Public Cloud
9 3 (2.27%) Replication
10 2 (1.52%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.52%) Clustering
10 2 (1.52%) CMDB
10 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.52%) iPhone
10 2 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 65 (49.24%) Windows
2 44 (33.33%) Linux
3 33 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 29 (21.97%) Unix
5 21 (15.91%) CentOS
6 18 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (9.09%) Windows 7
10 10 (7.58%) Solaris
10 10 (7.58%) Windows 10
11 7 (5.30%) Windows 8
12 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (2.27%) AIX
13 3 (2.27%) Android
14 2 (1.52%) SUSE
14 2 (1.52%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.52%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.52%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.76%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.91%) Migration
2 18 (13.64%) ITIL
3 14 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (10.61%) MVC
4 13 (9.85%) API Development
4 13 (9.85%) DevOps
4 13 (9.85%) High Availability
4 13 (9.85%) Information Security
5 12 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 12 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 10 (7.58%) Microservices
6 10 (7.58%) OO
6 10 (7.58%) Server Virtualisation
7 9 (6.82%) B2B
7 9 (6.82%) Data Security
7 9 (6.82%) EAI
7 9 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (6.06%) Data Modelling
8 8 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (6.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.27%) SQL
2 31 (23.48%) Java
3 20 (15.15%) Perl
4 17 (12.88%) C#
5 16 (12.12%) PowerShell
5 16 (12.12%) Python
6 15 (11.36%) JavaScript
7 13 (9.85%) Ruby
8 10 (7.58%) ActionScript
8 10 (7.58%) ActionScript 2.0
8 10 (7.58%) PHP
9 9 (6.82%) ActionScript 3.0
9 9 (6.82%) Shell Script
10 8 (6.06%) Bash Shell
10 8 (6.06%) C
11 7 (5.30%) Groovy
12 5 (3.79%) VB.NET
13 4 (3.03%) Korn
14 3 (2.27%) VB
15 2 (1.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (12.12%) Degree
2 7 (5.30%) AWS Certification
2 7 (5.30%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.30%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.27%) CCIE
5 3 (2.27%) CISSP
5 3 (2.27%) MCSA
6 2 (1.52%) CCENT
6 2 (1.52%) CCNA
6 2 (1.52%) CCSE
6 2 (1.52%) CISM
6 2 (1.52%) GSEC
7 1 (0.76%) CEH
7 1 (0.76%) MCITP
7 1 (0.76%) OSCP
7 1 (0.76%) VCP5
7 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.82%) RosettaNet
2 3 (2.27%) SLA
3 2 (1.52%) HL7
3 2 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 48 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 30 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.58%) Hyper-V
3 10 (7.58%) XenDesktop
4 9 (6.82%) vSphere
5 8 (6.06%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (4.55%) VMware NSX
6 6 (4.55%) XenApp
7 5 (3.79%) NFS
8 4 (3.03%) iptables
8 4 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (3.03%) Terminal Server
8 4 (3.03%) XenServer
9 3 (2.27%) Docker
9 3 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.52%) Firmware
11 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.76%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.76%) Squid
11 1 (0.76%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (9.85%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (9.85%) Puppet
2 11 (8.33%) Ansible
3 8 (6.06%) NetBackup
4 7 (5.30%) PowerCLI
5 6 (4.55%) Rsyslog
5 6 (4.55%) vRealize
6 5 (3.79%) Kubernetes
7 4 (3.03%) Backup Exec
7 4 (3.03%) EdgeSight
7 4 (3.03%) Mesos
7 4 (3.03%) Nagios
8 3 (2.27%) Salt
8 3 (2.27%) WSUS
9 2 (1.52%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.52%) IBM BigFix
9 2 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.52%) SCCM
9 2 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.52%) yum
Vendors
1 42 (31.82%) VMware
2 33 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 29 (21.97%) Cisco
4 19 (14.39%) HP
5 18 (13.64%) IBM
6 16 (12.12%) Citrix
6 16 (12.12%) Red Hat
7 14 (10.61%) NetApp
8 13 (9.85%) EMC
9 11 (8.33%) CheckPoint
9 11 (8.33%) Dell
10 9 (6.82%) Oracle
10 9 (6.82%) webMethods
11 8 (6.06%) Symantec
11 8 (6.06%) Veeam
12 7 (5.30%) CommVault
13 6 (4.55%) Mitel
13 6 (4.55%) Palo Alto
14 5 (3.79%) AppSense
14 5 (3.79%) F5