Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 681 485 665
Rank change year-on-year -196 +180 +59
Contract jobs citing SMTP 62 70 74
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.090% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 1.64% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 48
10th Percentile £346 £296 £255
25th Percentile £425 £370 £361
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £478 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +12.35% - +9.68%
75th Percentile £538 £575 £519
90th Percentile £609 £676 £558
UK median daily rate £475 £439 £450
% change year-on-year +8.26% -2.50% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - - +60.00%

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 7,697 4,271 9,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.15% 12.43% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,087 2,722 5,667
10th Percentile £205 £200 £183
25th Percentile £363 £315 £308
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £410
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.66% -3.53%
75th Percentile £600 £525 £515
90th Percentile £700 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £438 £411
% change year-on-year +14.29% +6.45% -3.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 221 476
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.98 £13.25
25th Percentile £15.38 £16.23 £16.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £21.38
Median % change year-on-year -33.85% +52.05% +18.75%
75th Percentile £46.71 £50.00 £46.69
90th Percentile £63.00 £58.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £32.75 £21.53
% change year-on-year -32.82% +52.15% +19.58%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in England

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SMTP in England.

Daily rate trend for SMTP in England

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SMTP in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SMTP in England

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SMTP in England.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -163 36 £500 +0.05% 9
South East -81 9 £418 +4.38% 6
South West -59 6 £450 -16.28% 2
West Midlands -51 3 £400 +42.86% 5
Midlands -61 3 £400 +42.86% 5
North West -39 2 £409 - 1
North of England -56 2 £409 - 4
East of England -47 1 £550 -19.71% 2
SMTP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 32 (51.61%) DNS
2 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
3 23 (37.10%) FTP
3 23 (37.10%) Windows
4 19 (30.65%) HTTP
5 18 (29.03%) TCP/IP
5 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
5 18 (29.03%) Linux
5 18 (29.03%) Social Skills
6 17 (27.42%) Azure
7 16 (25.81%) Firewall
8 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
8 14 (22.58%) VMware
9 13 (20.97%) Finance
9 13 (20.97%) Migration
10 11 (17.74%) Python
10 11 (17.74%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (16.13%) XML
11 10 (16.13%) LDAP
11 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
11 10 (16.13%) PowerShell
12 9 (14.52%) Microsoft 365
12 9 (14.52%) SNMP
12 9 (14.52%) DevOps
13 8 (12.90%) DKIM
13 8 (12.90%) DMARC
13 8 (12.90%) OneDrive
13 8 (12.90%) Cisco
13 8 (12.90%) HTTPS
13 8 (12.90%) C#

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 7 (11.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.84%) Apache
4 2 (3.23%) IIS
4 2 (3.23%) nginx
4 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.61%) Confluence
5 1 (1.61%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.61%) JBoss
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 17 (27.42%) Azure
2 11 (17.74%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (14.52%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (12.90%) OneDrive
5 6 (9.68%) AWS
6 3 (4.84%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (4.84%) Power Platform
7 2 (3.23%) IaaS
7 2 (3.23%) PaaS
7 2 (3.23%) Power Automate
7 2 (3.23%) PowerApps
8 1 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.61%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.61%) GCP
8 1 (1.61%) Google Workspace
8 1 (1.61%) SaaS
8 1 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (51.61%) DNS
2 23 (37.10%) FTP
3 19 (30.65%) HTTP
4 18 (29.03%) TCP/IP
5 16 (25.81%) Firewall
6 9 (14.52%) SNMP
7 8 (12.90%) DKIM
7 8 (12.90%) DMARC
7 8 (12.90%) HTTPS
8 7 (11.29%) SSH
9 6 (9.68%) MPLS
9 6 (9.68%) VLAN
10 5 (8.06%) ICMP
10 5 (8.06%) Internet
10 5 (8.06%) VoIP
10 5 (8.06%) VPN
11 4 (6.45%) DHCP
11 4 (6.45%) LAN
11 4 (6.45%) Network Security
11 4 (6.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (1.61%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.61%) Power BI
4 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
1 5 (8.06%) JIRA
2 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.45%) JMeter
3 2 (3.23%) Subversion
4 1 (1.61%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.61%) Gradle
4 1 (1.61%) Maven
4 1 (1.61%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.61%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (29.03%) Social Skills
2 13 (20.97%) Finance
3 7 (11.29%) Public Sector
4 6 (9.68%) Influencing Skills
4 6 (9.68%) Presentation Skills
4 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.23%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.61%) Advertising
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Automotive
6 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.61%) Legal
6 1 (1.61%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 7 (11.29%) Architect
2 6 (9.68%) Consultant
2 6 (9.68%) Network Engineer
2 6 (9.68%) Support Specialist
2 6 (9.68%) Systems Support
2 6 (9.68%) Technical Specialist
2 6 (9.68%) Technical Support
2 6 (9.68%) Technical Support Specialist
3 5 (8.06%) Administrator
3 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (6.45%) Developer
5 3 (4.84%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Lead Network Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (4.84%) Performance Test Leader
5 3 (4.84%) Security Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.23%) Senior Design Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) LDAP
1 10 (16.13%) XML
2 7 (11.29%) HTML
2 7 (11.29%) SOAP
2 7 (11.29%) Web Services
3 3 (4.84%) J2EE
3 3 (4.84%) Loki
3 3 (4.84%) Middleware
4 2 (3.23%) JSON
4 2 (3.23%) REST
5 1 (1.61%) Apache CXF
5 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.61%) EJB
5 1 (1.61%) JMS
5 1 (1.61%) Kafka
5 1 (1.61%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.61%) OSGi
5 1 (1.61%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.61%) WSDL
5 1 (1.61%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Replication
1 6 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (6.45%) CCTV
2 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.45%) Fibre Optics
3 3 (4.84%) SCADA
3 3 (4.84%) User Experience
4 2 (3.23%) CMDB
4 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) Digital Currency
5 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.61%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.61%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (1.61%) Life Science
5 1 (1.61%) PMI
5 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.10%) Windows
2 18 (29.03%) Linux
3 6 (9.68%) Windows 10
4 5 (8.06%) Unix
5 3 (4.84%) FreeBSD
5 3 (4.84%) SUSE
6 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.61%) VMS
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.97%) Migration
2 9 (14.52%) DevOps
3 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (11.29%) Test Strategy
4 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.68%) ITIL
4 6 (9.68%) Product Roadmap
4 6 (9.68%) Service Management
4 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
5 5 (8.06%) Project Delivery
5 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 4 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (6.45%) Contract Management
6 4 (6.45%) Performance Testing
6 4 (6.45%) SOA
6 4 (6.45%) Stress Testing
6 4 (6.45%) Supplier Management
6 4 (6.45%) Task Automation
6 4 (6.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) Python
2 10 (16.13%) PowerShell
3 8 (12.90%) C#
4 7 (11.29%) SQL
5 5 (8.06%) Java
5 5 (8.06%) Perl
6 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.23%) Bash
7 2 (3.23%) Groovy
7 2 (3.23%) Ruby
8 1 (1.61%) C-shell
8 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.61%) VB
8 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.29%) MCSE
3 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (9.68%) Degree
4 6 (9.68%) Server+ Certification
5 4 (6.45%) CCNP
6 3 (4.84%) LPIC
6 3 (4.84%) RHCE
6 3 (4.84%) RHCT
7 2 (3.23%) CCNA
7 2 (3.23%) CISSP
7 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.61%) CCSP
8 1 (1.61%) OSCP
8 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) COBIT
1 1 (1.61%) GDPR
1 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.61%) NIST
1 1 (1.61%) NIST 800
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) DFS Replication
3 5 (8.06%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.23%) Docker
7 1 (1.61%) Dovecot
7 1 (1.61%) Firmware
7 1 (1.61%) KVM
7 1 (1.61%) LXC
7 1 (1.61%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) Kubernetes
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (6.45%) Ansible
2 4 (6.45%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (6.45%) Terraform
3 3 (4.84%) Grafana
3 3 (4.84%) Prometheus
3 3 (4.84%) Puppet
4 2 (3.23%) CASB
4 2 (3.23%) Nagios
5 1 (1.61%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.61%) Iperf
5 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.61%) Proxmox
5 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.61%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 14 (22.58%) VMware
3 8 (12.90%) Cisco
4 6 (9.68%) Infoblox
5 5 (8.06%) Citrix
6 4 (6.45%) F5
6 4 (6.45%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (4.84%) Aruba
7 3 (4.84%) Oracle
7 3 (4.84%) ServiceNow
7 3 (4.84%) Zscaler
8 2 (3.23%) CA
8 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.23%) Dell
8 2 (3.23%) Juniper
9 1 (1.61%) Axway
9 1 (1.61%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.61%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.61%) Sun