Period
to 18 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 692 640 642
Rank change year-on-year -52 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing SMTP 154 190 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 1.46% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 121 140
England median daily rate £360 £435 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +20.83% +0.70%
10th Percentile £258 £295 £260
90th Percentile £538 £538 £510
UK median daily rate £369 £436 £350
% change year-on-year -15.42% +24.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
England median hourly rate £29.19 £29.61 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +74.18% -25.08%
10th Percentile £16.69 £18.65 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £52.75 £27.00
UK median hourly rate £29.19 £29.61 £17.00
% change year-on-year -1.43% +74.18% -25.08%

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 12,122 12,978 13,841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.22% 14.70% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,545 7,942 8,219
England median daily rate £413 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £214
90th Percentile £594 £575 £573
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 685 773
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -3.91% +11.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.97
UK median hourly rate £19.40 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.79% -4.44% +12.50%

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 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMTP in England over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 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 -22 78 £398 -11.67% 19
South East -33 48 £355 -18.58% 9
North of England -7 9 £493 +12.57% 7
East of England -15 9 £350 +22.81% 6
South West +9 8 £368 +5.00% 2
Yorkshire -26 5 £550 +20.55% 2
North West +2 4 £435 +8.75% 5
Midlands +2 2 £180 -31.43% 2
West Midlands +2 2 £180 -31.43%
SMTP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 62 (40.26%) HTTP
2 53 (34.42%) FTP
3 50 (32.47%) Windows
4 48 (31.17%) Active Directory
5 47 (30.52%) TCP/IP
5 47 (30.52%) DNS
6 42 (27.27%) SSL
7 40 (25.97%) Firewall
8 39 (25.32%) MS Exchange
9 38 (24.68%) Microsoft
10 35 (22.73%) XML
11 34 (22.08%) Linux
11 34 (22.08%) VPN
12 30 (19.48%) VMware
13 28 (18.18%) Cisco
13 28 (18.18%) Java
13 28 (18.18%) Windows Server
14 27 (17.53%) SQL
14 27 (17.53%) Git (software)
15 26 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (16.88%) PowerShell
15 26 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (16.88%) SQL Server
15 26 (16.88%) Internet
16 25 (16.23%) DHCP
16 25 (16.23%) SSH
16 25 (16.23%) Microsoft Azure
17 24 (15.58%) .NET
18 23 (14.94%) WAN
18 23 (14.94%) IMAP

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 (25.32%) MS Exchange
2 16 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (9.09%) WebSphere
4 12 (7.79%) IIS
5 11 (7.14%) Skype for Business
6 9 (5.84%) Apache
7 7 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (4.55%) Mule
7 7 (4.55%) Mule ESB
7 7 (4.55%) Tomcat
8 5 (3.25%) Confluence
9 4 (2.60%) CMS
10 3 (1.95%) SAS
11 2 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.30%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.30%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (12.99%) Office 365
3 12 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (5.84%) IaaS
5 7 (4.55%) npm
6 5 (3.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.95%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.95%) Route 53
7 3 (1.95%) SaaS
7 3 (1.95%) Serverless
7 3 (1.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (40.26%) HTTP
2 53 (34.42%) FTP
3 47 (30.52%) DNS
3 47 (30.52%) TCP/IP
4 42 (27.27%) SSL
5 40 (25.97%) Firewall
6 34 (22.08%) VPN
7 26 (16.88%) Internet
8 25 (16.23%) DHCP
8 25 (16.23%) SSH
9 23 (14.94%) IMAP
9 23 (14.94%) WAN
10 22 (14.29%) VoIP
11 21 (13.64%) SNMP
12 17 (11.04%) LAN
13 13 (8.44%) Network Security
13 13 (8.44%) OSPF
14 12 (7.79%) SAN
14 12 (7.79%) VLAN
15 11 (7.14%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.84%) Big Data
4 7 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.90%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.95%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.95%) MySQL
8 2 (1.30%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.65%) DB2
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (17.53%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.14%) Grunt
2 11 (7.14%) gulp
2 11 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.49%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.84%) JUnit
4 9 (5.84%) Maven
5 8 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (4.55%) Bower
6 7 (4.55%) Gradle
6 7 (4.55%) SonarQube
7 6 (3.90%) Fiddler
7 6 (3.90%) ReSharper
8 5 (3.25%) Gerrit
8 5 (3.25%) JIRA
9 3 (1.95%) GitLab
9 3 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.95%) Subversion
10 2 (1.30%) Ant
11 1 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 21 (13.64%) Finance
2 20 (12.99%) Banking
3 11 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.25%) Back Office
5 3 (1.95%) Marketing
5 3 (1.95%) Retail
6 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.65%) French Language
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (16.88%) Developer
2 17 (11.04%) Consultant
3 15 (9.74%) Network Engineer
4 12 (7.79%) Administrator
4 12 (7.79%) Analyst
4 12 (7.79%) Security Engineer
5 11 (7.14%) Architect
5 11 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
6 9 (5.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (5.84%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (5.19%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.55%) MuleSoft Developer
8 7 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) AWS DevOps
9 6 (3.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Messaging Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (22.73%) XML
2 24 (15.58%) .NET
3 21 (13.64%) LDAP
4 19 (12.34%) SOAP
5 18 (11.69%) Web Services
6 16 (10.39%) CSS
6 16 (10.39%) EDI
6 16 (10.39%) HTML
7 13 (8.44%) ASP.NET
8 11 (7.14%) RESTful
8 11 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
9 10 (6.49%) cXML
9 10 (6.49%) ebXML
9 10 (6.49%) WCF
9 10 (6.49%) XML Schema
10 9 (5.84%) Spring
11 8 (5.19%) CSS3
11 8 (5.19%) HTML5
11 8 (5.19%) jQuery
11 8 (5.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 14 (9.09%) DataPower
2 10 (6.49%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.55%) PKI
4 6 (3.90%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.90%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.25%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.25%) NHS
6 4 (2.60%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (2.60%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.60%) W3C
7 3 (1.95%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.30%) Replication
9 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.65%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 50 (32.47%) Windows
2 34 (22.08%) Linux
3 28 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 17 (11.04%) Unix
4 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (10.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (10.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (9.74%) CentOS
7 11 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 11 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.55%) Windows 10
9 6 (3.90%) Solaris
10 5 (3.25%) Android
10 5 (3.25%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.25%) Mac OS
10 5 (3.25%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.60%) Check Point GAiA
12 3 (1.95%) CatOS
13 2 (1.30%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (12.99%) DevOps
2 20 (12.99%) Migration
3 19 (12.34%) MVC
4 18 (11.69%) Microservices
5 15 (9.74%) OO
6 14 (9.09%) API Development
6 14 (9.09%) High Availability
6 14 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
6 14 (9.09%) SDLC
7 13 (8.44%) Information Security
8 12 (7.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 12 (7.79%) SOA
9 11 (7.14%) B2B
9 11 (7.14%) Data Security
9 11 (7.14%) EAI
9 11 (7.14%) Investment Management
10 10 (6.49%) Data Modelling
10 10 (6.49%) Project Management
11 8 (5.19%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.18%) Java
2 27 (17.53%) SQL
3 26 (16.88%) PowerShell
4 22 (14.29%) C#
5 20 (12.99%) JavaScript
6 13 (8.44%) Perl
7 11 (7.14%) Bash Shell
7 11 (7.14%) Python
8 10 (6.49%) ActionScript
8 10 (6.49%) ActionScript 2.0
8 10 (6.49%) ActionScript 3.0
8 10 (6.49%) Shell Script
9 9 (5.84%) VB.NET
10 6 (3.90%) Ruby
10 6 (3.90%) TypeScript
11 5 (3.25%) Groovy
11 5 (3.25%) VBA
12 4 (2.60%) PHP
13 3 (1.95%) C
13 3 (1.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (10.39%) Degree
2 12 (7.79%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.84%) CCNP
5 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.90%) CCIE
7 4 (2.60%) CCDP
7 4 (2.60%) CCENT
7 4 (2.60%) CCNA
7 4 (2.60%) CCSA
7 4 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.60%) JNCIA
7 4 (2.60%) MCP
7 4 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.95%) CCSE
8 3 (1.95%) CISM
8 3 (1.95%) CISSP
8 3 (1.95%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.95%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.49%) RosettaNet
2 3 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.30%) QA
3 2 (1.30%) SLA
4 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.65%) GDPR
System Software
1 48 (31.17%) Active Directory
2 26 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.79%) Docker
4 9 (5.84%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.90%) vSphere
6 5 (3.25%) XenApp
6 5 (3.25%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.60%) iptables
7 4 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.60%) Terminal Server
7 4 (2.60%) VirtualBox
7 4 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.60%) VMware NSX
7 4 (2.60%) XenServer
8 2 (1.30%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.30%) NFS
9 1 (0.65%) UAG
9 1 (0.65%) vCloud
9 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (10.39%) Ansible
2 13 (8.44%) Single Sign-On
3 8 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (5.19%) Puppet
4 6 (3.90%) Cacti
5 5 (3.25%) Kubernetes
5 5 (3.25%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (3.25%) Terraform
5 5 (3.25%) ZABBIX
6 4 (2.60%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.60%) EdgeSight
6 4 (2.60%) Nagios
6 4 (2.60%) OpenView
6 4 (2.60%) vRealize
7 3 (1.95%) Grafana
7 3 (1.95%) PowerCLI
7 3 (1.95%) Rsyslog
7 3 (1.95%) SCOM
7 3 (1.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (24.68%) Microsoft
2 30 (19.48%) VMware
3 28 (18.18%) Cisco
4 18 (11.69%) IBM
5 17 (11.04%) CheckPoint
6 13 (8.44%) HP
7 12 (7.79%) Citrix
8 10 (6.49%) Juniper
8 10 (6.49%) Symantec
8 10 (6.49%) webMethods
9 9 (5.84%) Red Hat
10 8 (5.19%) EMC
10 8 (5.19%) NetApp
10 8 (5.19%) SolarWinds
11 7 (4.55%) MuleSoft
11 7 (4.55%) ServiceNow
12 6 (3.90%) Ivanti
12 6 (3.90%) Oracle
13 5 (3.25%) Atlassian
13 5 (3.25%) Qualys