Period
to 22 June 2021

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 June 2021 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 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 544 522 646
Rank change year-on-year -22 +124 +56
Contract jobs citing SMTP 92 48 178
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% 0.96% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 35 103
10th Percentile £227 £281 £313
25th Percentile £370 £285 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £440
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -9.09% +9.32%
75th Percentile £541 £495 £488
90th Percentile £599 £548 £538
UK median daily rate £440 £449 £439
% change year-on-year -2.00% +2.34% +9.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
10th Percentile " " £44.25
25th Percentile £39.50 " £46.88
Median hourly rate £39.75 - £52.50
75th Percentile £45.94 " £55.38
90th Percentile £56.63 " £56.35
UK median hourly rate £39.75 - £52.50

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 5,702 5,001 10,474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.38% 13.25% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,666 3,108 6,609
10th Percentile £231 £200 £207
25th Percentile £350 £325 £329
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £438 £438
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £638 £618
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 230 469
10th Percentile £12.18 £13.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate £23.50 £20.75 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.25% +3.75% +2.60%
75th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.00 £51.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - +21.95% +9.10%

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 June 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SMTP in England over the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

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 22 June 2021. 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 -35 53 £475 +54.47% 11
South East -2 14 £400 -15.79% 2
South West +25 13 £425 -39.29% 3
Midlands - 5 - - 3
North of England +8 4 £500 +42.86% 6
North West +1 4 £500 +38.89% 2
West Midlands - 4 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
SMTP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2021, 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 57 (61.96%) DNS
2 41 (44.57%) Windows
3 36 (39.13%) TCP/IP
4 34 (36.96%) Microsoft
5 31 (33.70%) FTP
6 30 (32.61%) Social Skills
7 29 (31.52%) Linux
7 29 (31.52%) Active Directory
8 27 (29.35%) DHCP
9 26 (28.26%) Cisco
9 26 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (26.09%) SNMP
11 23 (25.00%) HTTP
11 23 (25.00%) Firewall
12 22 (23.91%) VLAN
13 20 (21.74%) JIRA
13 20 (21.74%) Finance
13 20 (21.74%) LDAP
14 19 (20.65%) SQL
15 18 (19.57%) Degree
15 18 (19.57%) Windows Server
16 17 (18.48%) ITSM
16 17 (18.48%) VMware
17 16 (17.39%) Computer Science
17 16 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
17 16 (17.39%) ServiceNow
18 15 (16.30%) CCNP
18 15 (16.30%) POP3
18 15 (16.30%) VPN
18 15 (16.30%) Security Cleared

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 12 (13.04%) IIS
2 7 (7.61%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.26%) Apache
4 3 (3.26%) CICS
4 3 (3.26%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.26%) SAS
5 2 (2.17%) IBM Domino
5 2 (2.17%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.09%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.09%) Confluence
6 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (14.13%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (10.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.30%) Azure
2 13 (14.13%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (11.96%) AWS
4 8 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.43%) OneDrive
6 4 (4.35%) GCP
7 3 (3.26%) Power Platform
8 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.17%) Kong
9 1 (1.09%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (1.09%) Azure Storage
9 1 (1.09%) GitHub
9 1 (1.09%) Mimecast
9 1 (1.09%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.09%) PowerApps
9 1 (1.09%) SaaS
9 1 (1.09%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (61.96%) DNS
2 36 (39.13%) TCP/IP
3 31 (33.70%) FTP
4 27 (29.35%) DHCP
5 24 (26.09%) SNMP
6 23 (25.00%) Firewall
6 23 (25.00%) HTTP
7 22 (23.91%) VLAN
8 15 (16.30%) POP3
8 15 (16.30%) VPN
9 12 (13.04%) LAN
9 12 (13.04%) SSL
9 12 (13.04%) WAN
9 12 (13.04%) Wireless
10 11 (11.96%) ICMP
10 11 (11.96%) IPsec
10 11 (11.96%) MPLS
10 11 (11.96%) VoIP
11 10 (10.87%) DMARC
11 10 (10.87%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.61%) MySQL
2 7 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.52%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.43%) CockroachDB
5 4 (4.35%) Big Data
5 4 (4.35%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.26%) Blockchain
6 3 (3.26%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.26%) SSDT
7 2 (2.17%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 20 (21.74%) JIRA
2 5 (5.43%) Cucumber
2 5 (5.43%) Cypress.io
2 5 (5.43%) JUnit
2 5 (5.43%) Mockito
2 5 (5.43%) Selenium
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.09%) GitLab
5 1 (1.09%) Hudson
5 1 (1.09%) PowerDesigner
General
1 30 (32.61%) Social Skills
2 20 (21.74%) Finance
3 11 (11.96%) Telecoms
4 8 (8.70%) Banking
5 5 (5.43%) Marketing
6 4 (4.35%) Influencing Skills
7 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.09%) Legal
8 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.09%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.09%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.09%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 13 (14.13%) Architect
2 12 (13.04%) Administrator
2 12 (13.04%) Network Engineer
3 11 (11.96%) Analyst
4 10 (10.87%) Consultant
5 9 (9.78%) Linux Administrator
6 8 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (7.61%) Developer
7 7 (7.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.52%) Applications Support
8 6 (6.52%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Network Architect
9 5 (5.43%) Network Consultant
9 5 (5.43%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Java Developer
10 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (4.35%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.74%) LDAP
2 14 (15.22%) .NET
3 11 (11.96%) REST
3 11 (11.96%) Web Services
4 10 (10.87%) 802.1X
4 10 (10.87%) XML
5 9 (9.78%) SOAP
6 6 (6.52%) HTML
7 5 (5.43%) Spring
8 4 (4.35%) J2EE
8 4 (4.35%) JMS
8 4 (4.35%) JSON
8 4 (4.35%) Kafka
9 3 (3.26%) CGI
10 2 (2.17%) JDBC
10 2 (2.17%) LAMP
10 2 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (2.17%) RESTful
10 2 (2.17%) SAML
10 2 (2.17%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) CCTV
1 10 (10.87%) Fibre Optics
2 9 (9.78%) SCADA
2 9 (9.78%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.43%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.43%) Marketing Technology
5 4 (4.35%) CMDB
6 3 (3.26%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.26%) User Experience
7 2 (2.17%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.17%) Wiki
8 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.09%) Blog
8 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.09%) LPAR
8 1 (1.09%) PMI
8 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (44.57%) Windows
2 29 (31.52%) Linux
3 18 (19.57%) Windows Server
4 9 (9.78%) CentOS
5 6 (6.52%) Unix
5 6 (6.52%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.26%) zOS
7 2 (2.17%) Debian
7 2 (2.17%) Solaris
7 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.09%) Android
8 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.09%) FreeBSD
8 1 (1.09%) OpenVMS
8 1 (1.09%) VMS
8 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.48%) ITSM
3 16 (17.39%) Computer Science
4 13 (14.13%) DevOps
5 12 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (13.04%) Load Balancing
6 11 (11.96%) Kalman Filter
6 11 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (11.96%) Project Delivery
7 10 (10.87%) Service Management
7 10 (10.87%) Web Filtering
8 9 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (9.78%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 9 (9.78%) Migration
9 8 (8.70%) ETL
9 8 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (6.52%) Acceptance Criteria
10 6 (6.52%) Change Management
10 6 (6.52%) Scrum
10 6 (6.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.65%) SQL
2 12 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.96%) Java
3 11 (11.96%) PowerShell
3 11 (11.96%) Python
4 6 (6.52%) TypeScript
5 5 (5.43%) C++
5 5 (5.43%) ES6
5 5 (5.43%) Java 8
5 5 (5.43%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.26%) C#
6 3 (3.26%) Perl
6 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.26%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.26%) VB
7 2 (2.17%) VBScript
8 1 (1.09%) C
8 1 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (19.57%) Degree
2 16 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (16.30%) CCNP
3 15 (16.30%) Security Cleared
4 13 (14.13%) CCNA
5 10 (10.87%) DV Cleared
6 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.17%) CCIE
9 2 (2.17%) CISM
9 2 (2.17%) CISSP
9 2 (2.17%) GIAC
9 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.17%) LPIC
9 2 (2.17%) RHCE
9 2 (2.17%) RHCT
10 1 (1.09%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) Data Quality
1 5 (5.43%) GDPR
2 2 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (31.52%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.35%) Docker
4 2 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.17%) XenApp
4 2 (2.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.09%) Ceph
5 1 (1.09%) KVM
5 1 (1.09%) NFS
5 1 (1.09%) QEMU
5 1 (1.09%) Samba
5 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.09%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) Ansible
2 5 (5.43%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (4.35%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (4.35%) Nagios
4 3 (3.26%) Puppet
5 2 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) SafeCom
5 2 (2.17%) SCCM
6 1 (1.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (1.09%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 34 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 26 (28.26%) Cisco
3 17 (18.48%) VMware
4 16 (17.39%) ServiceNow
5 9 (9.78%) Oracle
6 6 (6.52%) Adobe
7 5 (5.43%) IBM
8 4 (4.35%) CheckPoint
8 4 (4.35%) Citrix
8 4 (4.35%) CyberArk
8 4 (4.35%) Google
8 4 (4.35%) Infoblox
8 4 (4.35%) Juniper
8 4 (4.35%) Proofpoint
9 3 (3.26%) Fujitsu
9 3 (3.26%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.17%) EMC
10 2 (2.17%) HP
10 2 (2.17%) Lotus
10 2 (2.17%) webMethods