Period
to 16 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 646 712 715
Rank change year-on-year +66 +3 -75
Contract jobs citing SMTP 55 139 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.089% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 1.20% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 86 92
England median daily rate £425 £394 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% +9.38% -16.28%
10th Percentile £250 £253 £258
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £369
% change year-on-year +12.50% +8.47% -15.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
England median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £29.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -14.35% -1.43%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £29.19
% change year-on-year +60.00% -14.35% -1.43%

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 8,236 11,579 12,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.37% 12.85% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,023 7,034 7,682
England median daily rate £413 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +0.86%
10th Percentile £185 £201 £185
90th Percentile £600 £613 £595
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 498 636
England median hourly rate £20.50 £18.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.58% -5.60% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.76 £19.50
% change year-on-year +11.94% -3.79% -9.30%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +65 22 £385 -7.23% 5
South East +67 17 £438 +16.67% 8
North of England +58 12 £425 +41.67% 14
North West +43 7 - - 6
Yorkshire +52 5 £425 +83.78% 8
South West +27 4 £550 +41.94% 6
SMTP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
2 25 (45.45%) HTTP
3 24 (43.64%) DNS
4 23 (41.82%) Windows
5 21 (38.18%) Azure
6 20 (36.36%) Office 365
7 18 (32.73%) Active Directory
8 15 (27.27%) PowerShell
9 14 (25.45%) SC Cleared
9 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
9 14 (25.45%) Linux
10 13 (23.64%) SQL
10 13 (23.64%) Migration
10 13 (23.64%) Skype
11 12 (21.82%) Windows Server
11 12 (21.82%) Firewall
11 12 (21.82%) Internet
11 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
11 12 (21.82%) Python
11 12 (21.82%) HTTPS
11 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
12 11 (20.00%) DHCP
12 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
12 11 (20.00%) Task Automation
13 10 (18.18%) Cisco
13 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
13 10 (18.18%) Skype for Business
14 9 (16.36%) Bash Shell
14 9 (16.36%) Hyper-V
14 9 (16.36%) Oracle

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 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (18.18%) Skype for Business
3 7 (12.73%) Apache
3 7 (12.73%) IIS
4 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
4 6 (10.91%) Tomcat
5 4 (7.27%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (7.27%) CMS
5 4 (7.27%) JBoss
6 3 (5.45%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (5.45%) WebLogic
7 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.82%) Confluence
8 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.82%) JCAPS
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (38.18%) Azure
2 20 (36.36%) Office 365
3 5 (9.09%) PaaS
4 4 (7.27%) AWS
4 4 (7.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (7.27%) IaaS
5 3 (5.45%) GCP
5 3 (5.45%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.82%) SaaS
6 1 (1.82%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 25 (45.45%) HTTP
2 24 (43.64%) DNS
3 13 (23.64%) Skype
4 12 (21.82%) Firewall
4 12 (21.82%) HTTPS
4 12 (21.82%) Internet
4 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
5 11 (20.00%) DHCP
6 9 (16.36%) SSL
7 8 (14.55%) SNMP
8 7 (12.73%) FTP
9 6 (10.91%) BIG-IP
9 6 (10.91%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (10.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (10.91%) OSPF
9 6 (10.91%) Wireshark
10 5 (9.09%) 4G
10 5 (9.09%) FWSM
10 5 (9.09%) Network Security
10 5 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.82%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.82%) MySQL
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.82%) Spatial Data
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.45%) git-flow
2 3 (5.45%) gulp
3 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.64%) Maven
4 1 (1.82%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.82%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.82%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Legal
2 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.82%) Public Sector
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) Developer
2 7 (12.73%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Security Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Administrator
4 5 (9.09%) Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Architect
4 5 (9.09%) IP Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) IP Security Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.27%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Applications Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Data Centre Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (5.45%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) LDAP
2 6 (10.91%) .NET
2 6 (10.91%) JDBC
2 6 (10.91%) XML
3 5 (9.09%) JMS
3 5 (9.09%) ODBC
4 4 (7.27%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.27%) AngularJS
4 4 (7.27%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (7.27%) Middleware
4 4 (7.27%) Spring
4 4 (7.27%) WCF
5 3 (5.45%) CSS
5 3 (5.45%) HTML
5 3 (5.45%) jQuery
5 3 (5.45%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (5.45%) Polymer
5 3 (5.45%) React
5 3 (5.45%) Sass
5 3 (5.45%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.91%) Blackberry
3 5 (9.09%) Handset
4 4 (7.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (5.45%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.64%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.64%) N-Tier
6 2 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.82%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.82%) NHS
7 1 (1.82%) PKI
7 1 (1.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.82%) Windows
2 14 (25.45%) Linux
3 12 (21.82%) Windows Server
4 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.09%) Check Point GAiA
5 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.27%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.45%) Unix
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.82%) FreeBSD
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Migration
2 11 (20.00%) Task Automation
3 8 (14.55%) ITIL
4 7 (12.73%) Change Management
5 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (10.91%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (10.91%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (10.91%) SIEM
6 5 (9.09%) Data Science
6 5 (9.09%) High Availability
6 5 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 5 (9.09%) Performance Management
6 5 (9.09%) Project Management
6 5 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 4 (7.27%) Analytics
7 4 (7.27%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 4 (7.27%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 4 (7.27%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.27%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 13 (23.64%) SQL
3 12 (21.82%) Python
4 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 9 (16.36%) Bash Shell
6 6 (10.91%) Java
7 4 (7.27%) C#
7 4 (7.27%) Ruby
8 3 (5.45%) Go
8 3 (5.45%) Perl
9 1 (1.82%) Erlang
9 1 (1.82%) Groovy
9 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) SC Cleared
1 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (10.91%) Degree
4 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.45%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (5.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (5.45%) GCFA
4 3 (5.45%) GCIA
4 3 (5.45%) GCIH
4 3 (5.45%) MCSE
4 3 (5.45%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (5.45%) OSCP
4 3 (5.45%) SSCP
5 2 (3.64%) CCNA
5 2 (3.64%) MCSA
5 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.82%) CCNP
6 1 (1.82%) CCSP
6 1 (1.82%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) SLA
2 3 (5.45%) NIST
2 3 (5.45%) WCAG
3 2 (3.64%) HL7
4 1 (1.82%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 18 (32.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.36%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.73%) Docker
4 4 (7.27%) XenApp
5 3 (5.45%) NFS
5 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.64%) NDS
6 2 (3.64%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 2 (3.64%) Postfix
6 2 (3.64%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.64%) vSphere
7 1 (1.82%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.82%) UAG
7 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.82%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Ansible
2 5 (9.09%) FortiGate
3 4 (7.27%) Kubernetes
3 4 (7.27%) Terraform
4 3 (5.45%) Kibana
4 3 (5.45%) logstash
4 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.45%) Puppet
4 3 (5.45%) SCCM
4 3 (5.45%) SCOM
5 2 (3.64%) Nessus
5 2 (3.64%) WSUS
6 1 (1.82%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.82%) Icinga
6 1 (1.82%) Nagios
6 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.82%) yum
Vendors
1 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.18%) Cisco
3 9 (16.36%) Oracle
4 8 (14.55%) VMware
5 7 (12.73%) CheckPoint
5 7 (12.73%) F5
6 6 (10.91%) Citrix
6 6 (10.91%) Clearswift
6 6 (10.91%) Red Hat
6 6 (10.91%) Samsung
6 6 (10.91%) Splunk
7 5 (9.09%) Capita
7 5 (9.09%) Sonus
8 4 (7.27%) Juniper
9 3 (5.45%) Darktrace
9 3 (5.45%) Forcepoint
9 3 (5.45%) Palo Alto
9 3 (5.45%) ServiceNow
9 3 (5.45%) Veeam
10 2 (3.64%) FireEye