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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 536 512
Rank change year-on-year +10 -24  
Contract jobs citing SMTP 62 84 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 1.07% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 46 55
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £513 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £398
% change year-on-year - -11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Median hourly rate £15.90 £17.42 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.68% -31.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £14.68 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.04 £20.15 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.83 £25.50
% change year-on-year -27.98% -18.31%  

SMTP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5880 7860 7562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.68% 15.90% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3504 4878 4329
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.07% +10.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 355 436
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +21.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SMTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 34 £513 +28.12% 14
South East -5 13 £360 -24.21% 14
East of England -6 6 £320 -24.70% 4
North West +24 4 £388 -3.12% 7
East Midlands -5 2 £375 -
Midlands - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire +26 1 - - 1
SMTP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 74 (58.73%) DNS
2 64 (50.79%) Windows
3 52 (41.27%) VMware
4 51 (40.48%) Linux
5 49 (38.89%) HTTP
6 41 (32.54%) Microsoft
6 41 (32.54%) Active Directory
7 39 (30.95%) PowerShell
8 38 (30.16%) DHCP
9 35 (27.78%) Web Services
10 32 (25.40%) TCP/IP
10 32 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
11 30 (23.81%) LDAP
11 30 (23.81%) Windows Server
12 29 (23.02%) Cisco
12 29 (23.02%) Firewall
12 29 (23.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 28 (22.22%) DevOps
13 28 (22.22%) Unix
14 27 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (20.63%) CentOS
15 26 (20.63%) Opscode Chef
15 26 (20.63%) SQL
16 25 (19.84%) Java
16 25 (19.84%) Internet
17 24 (19.05%) SOAP
17 24 (19.05%) Python
17 24 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
18 23 (18.25%) Puppet

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 23 (18.25%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2013
2 13 (10.32%) Tomcat
3 12 (9.52%) Apache
3 12 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.14%) IIS
5 7 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (5.56%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (3.97%) SAS
6 5 (3.97%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.38%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.59%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.59%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.59%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (5.56%) Amazon S3
2 7 (5.56%) Office 365
2 7 (5.56%) Route 53
2 7 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 6 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (3.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.79%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.79%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 74 (58.73%) DNS
2 49 (38.89%) HTTP
3 38 (30.16%) DHCP
4 32 (25.40%) TCP/IP
5 30 (23.81%) LDAP
6 29 (23.02%) Firewall
7 25 (19.84%) Internet
8 22 (17.46%) SSL
9 21 (16.67%) IMAP
10 17 (13.49%) LAN
11 16 (12.70%) SSH
12 15 (11.90%) SAN
13 14 (11.11%) VPN
14 13 (10.32%) FTP
15 12 (9.52%) NAS
15 12 (9.52%) WAN
16 9 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
16 9 (7.14%) MPLS
17 8 (6.35%) HTTPS
17 8 (6.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.32%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.97%) Big Data
4 5 (3.97%) DB2
4 5 (3.97%) MySQL
5 4 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (3.17%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (2.38%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.38%) IBM BigInsights
6 3 (2.38%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.79%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (10.32%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.56%) GitLab
3 6 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.97%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (3.17%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.59%) Gradle
7 2 (1.59%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.59%) Maven
7 2 (1.59%) Mocha
8 1 (0.79%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 17 (13.49%) Finance
1 17 (13.49%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.76%) Banking
2 6 (4.76%) Marketing
3 5 (3.97%) Electronics
3 5 (3.97%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.59%) Back Office
4 2 (1.59%) Front Office
4 2 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) French Language
5 1 (0.79%) German Language
5 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Military
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (15.08%) Developer
2 15 (11.90%) Architect
3 13 (10.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (8.73%) Analyst
5 10 (7.94%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) Unix Analyst
7 8 (6.35%) Consultant
7 8 (6.35%) Designer
7 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) VMware Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Exchange Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (4.76%) ServiceNow Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Active Directory Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Administrator
9 5 (3.97%) HTML Developer
9 5 (3.97%) UI Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (27.78%) Web Services
2 24 (19.05%) SOAP
3 14 (11.11%) RESTful
4 12 (9.52%) XML
5 11 (8.73%) CSS
5 11 (8.73%) HTML
6 10 (7.94%) REST
7 9 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (7.14%) Sensu
8 8 (6.35%) Ajax
9 6 (4.76%) OAuth
9 6 (4.76%) SAML
10 5 (3.97%) .NET
10 5 (3.97%) AngularJS
10 5 (3.97%) Software Packaging
10 5 (3.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (3.17%) jQuery
11 4 (3.17%) WCF
12 3 (2.38%) JSON
12 3 (2.38%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.73%) Private Cloud
2 11 (8.73%) User Experience
3 10 (7.94%) Public Cloud
3 10 (7.94%) Replication
4 9 (7.14%) Clustering
5 7 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (4.76%) Derivative
6 6 (4.76%) PKI
7 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.97%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.17%) CESG
8 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
8 4 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (3.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (2.38%) CMDB
9 3 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (50.79%) Windows
2 51 (40.48%) Linux
3 30 (23.81%) Windows Server
4 29 (23.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (22.22%) Unix
6 27 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (20.63%) CentOS
8 19 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (13.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (11.11%) Solaris
11 12 (9.52%) Android
12 5 (3.97%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (3.17%) Windows 7
13 4 (3.17%) Windows 8
14 3 (2.38%) Ubuntu
15 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.59%) Mac OS X
15 2 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (1.59%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.22%) DevOps
2 24 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (15.08%) Configuration Management
4 15 (11.90%) ITIL
4 15 (11.90%) Load Balancing
5 14 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 10 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (7.94%) OOP
7 9 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 9 (7.14%) Migration
7 9 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (7.14%) OO
8 8 (6.35%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.56%) Workflow
10 6 (4.76%) Information Security
10 6 (4.76%) Network Design
10 6 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 39 (30.95%) PowerShell
2 26 (20.63%) SQL
3 25 (19.84%) Java
4 24 (19.05%) Python
5 18 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 18 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 16 (12.70%) Perl
6 16 (12.70%) Ruby
7 14 (11.11%) Bash Shell
8 11 (8.73%) Groovy
9 10 (7.94%) VB
10 9 (7.14%) Korn
11 6 (4.76%) C
12 5 (3.97%) PHP
13 4 (3.17%) C#
14 2 (1.59%) ES6
14 2 (1.59%) Scala
15 1 (0.79%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.79%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 12 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.73%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.35%) Degree
4 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.17%) AWS Certification
5 4 (3.17%) MCSE
6 3 (2.38%) CCIE
6 3 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.38%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.59%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.59%) CISSP
7 2 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.79%) CCA
8 1 (0.79%) CCDP
8 1 (0.79%) CCEA
8 1 (0.79%) CCNP
8 1 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.79%) MCSA
8 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) QA
2 3 (2.38%) HL7
2 3 (2.38%) SLA
3 2 (1.59%) RMADS
3 2 (1.59%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (32.54%) Active Directory
2 32 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.70%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.76%) NFS
4 6 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.97%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.17%) vCloud
6 4 (3.17%) XenApp
6 4 (3.17%) XenServer
7 3 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.59%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.79%) Docker
9 1 (0.79%) Firmware
9 1 (0.79%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (20.63%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (18.25%) Puppet
3 21 (16.67%) Ansible
4 18 (14.29%) NetBackup
5 10 (7.94%) Nagios
6 9 (7.14%) AirWatch
6 9 (7.14%) Salt
6 9 (7.14%) WSUS
7 7 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (4.76%) vCenter Server
9 5 (3.97%) Rsyslog
10 4 (3.17%) Kubernetes
10 4 (3.17%) vRealize
11 3 (2.38%) IBM BigFix
11 3 (2.38%) Mesos
11 3 (2.38%) SCCM
11 3 (2.38%) TADDM
11 3 (2.38%) ZABBIX
12 2 (1.59%) EdgeSight
12 2 (1.59%) logstash
Vendors
1 52 (41.27%) VMware
2 41 (32.54%) Microsoft
3 29 (23.02%) Cisco
4 17 (13.49%) Red Hat
5 12 (9.52%) HP
6 11 (8.73%) NetApp
6 11 (8.73%) Symantec
7 10 (7.94%) Citrix
7 10 (7.94%) IBM
7 10 (7.94%) ServiceNow
8 9 (7.14%) MobileIron
8 9 (7.14%) Oracle
9 7 (5.56%) SAP
10 4 (3.17%) Dell
10 4 (3.17%) EMC
10 4 (3.17%) Sun
11 3 (2.38%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.38%) Google
12 2 (1.59%) Huawei
12 2 (1.59%) Veeam
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
ECMWF
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago