Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 686 693 691
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 -40
Contract jobs citing SMTP 166 120 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.31% 0.99% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 73 118
England median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £213 £285 £275
90th Percentile £605 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 4
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.81 £32.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.06% -48.94% +26.60%
10th Percentile £15.80 £14.70 £15.70
90th Percentile £32.00 £20.26 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £16.81 £20.83
% change year-on-year +13.06% -19.32% -19.88%

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 12,674 12,152 15,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.47% 13.77% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,784 7,336 9,529
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £208 £224
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 707 677 697
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.39 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.24
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -5 77 £475 +8.57% 5
South East -5 42 £425 +13.33% 12
North of England -10 16 £360 -15.29% 4
East of England -10 15 £209 -34.77% 4
North West -5 11 £333 -14.19% 3
Midlands -1 8 £300 -20.00% 3
South West - 8 £233 - 3
West Midlands - 8 £300 - 2
Yorkshire -10 5 £413 -8.33% 1
SMTP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 103 (62.05%) DNS
2 74 (44.58%) Windows
3 67 (40.36%) Firewall
4 62 (37.35%) TCP/IP
5 61 (36.75%) HTTP
6 60 (36.14%) Microsoft
7 54 (32.53%) Active Directory
8 52 (31.33%) Cisco
8 52 (31.33%) Linux
9 37 (22.29%) MS Exchange
9 37 (22.29%) VMware
9 37 (22.29%) Skype for Business
10 36 (21.69%) VPN
11 35 (21.08%) FTP
11 35 (21.08%) Windows Server
12 33 (19.88%) Office 365
13 32 (19.28%) SQL
14 31 (18.67%) DHCP
15 30 (18.07%) Microsoft Azure
16 29 (17.47%) SNMP
17 28 (16.87%) LAN
17 28 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
18 27 (16.27%) Exchange Server 2010
19 26 (15.66%) Security Cleared
19 26 (15.66%) WAN
19 26 (15.66%) Internet
20 25 (15.06%) SSL
20 25 (15.06%) PowerShell
20 25 (15.06%) Skype
21 24 (14.46%) CheckPoint

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 37 (22.29%) MS Exchange
1 37 (22.29%) Skype for Business
2 27 (16.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (10.24%) IIS
4 16 (9.64%) Apache
5 5 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.01%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.41%) CMS
6 4 (2.41%) Confluence
7 3 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.81%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.20%) nginx
8 2 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 33 (19.88%) Office 365
2 30 (18.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.02%) IaaS
3 10 (6.02%) Mimecast
4 9 (5.42%) PaaS
5 8 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (4.82%) SaaS
6 7 (4.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (4.22%) Datadog
7 6 (3.61%) Yammer
8 4 (2.41%) G Suite
8 4 (2.41%) Slack
9 3 (1.81%) GitHub
10 2 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.20%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.60%) Akamai
11 1 (0.60%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 103 (62.05%) DNS
2 67 (40.36%) Firewall
3 62 (37.35%) TCP/IP
4 61 (36.75%) HTTP
5 36 (21.69%) VPN
6 35 (21.08%) FTP
7 31 (18.67%) DHCP
8 29 (17.47%) SNMP
9 28 (16.87%) LAN
10 26 (15.66%) Internet
10 26 (15.66%) WAN
11 25 (15.06%) Skype
11 25 (15.06%) SSL
12 21 (12.65%) VoIP
13 16 (9.64%) IMAP
13 16 (9.64%) MPLS
13 16 (9.64%) Wireless
14 15 (9.04%) HTTPS
14 15 (9.04%) OSPF
14 15 (9.04%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.63%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (5.42%) MySQL
3 9 (5.42%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.61%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.61%) Redis
6 5 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.01%) HBase
7 4 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.20%) DB2
9 1 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (13.25%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (6.63%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.42%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.22%) InstallShield
5 7 (4.22%) JIRA
6 5 (3.01%) CircleCI
6 5 (3.01%) Maven
7 4 (2.41%) JUnit
7 4 (2.41%) Subversion
8 3 (1.81%) Appium
8 3 (1.81%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.81%) Selenium
8 3 (1.81%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.20%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.20%) Gradle
9 2 (1.20%) Liquibase
9 2 (1.20%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.60%) Grunt
10 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (13.25%) Telecoms
2 18 (10.84%) Finance
3 8 (4.82%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.22%) Back Office
5 6 (3.61%) Banking
6 5 (3.01%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.41%) Electronics
7 4 (2.41%) Marketing
7 4 (2.41%) Retail
8 3 (1.81%) French Language
9 2 (1.20%) Local Government
10 1 (0.60%) Billing
10 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.60%) Legal
10 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (16.87%) Network Engineer
2 22 (13.25%) Developer
3 18 (10.84%) Support Engineer
4 13 (7.83%) Consultant
5 10 (6.02%) .NET Developer
5 10 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.42%) Office 365 Engineer
6 9 (5.42%) Technical Support
7 8 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (4.22%) Exchange Engineer
8 7 (4.22%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.22%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (3.61%) Firewall Engineer
9 6 (3.61%) Messaging Engineer
9 6 (3.61%) Messaging Specialist
9 6 (3.61%) Technical Support Engineer
9 6 (3.61%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 6 (3.61%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (3.61%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.86%) XML
2 16 (9.64%) .NET
3 13 (7.83%) Web Services
4 12 (7.23%) ASP.NET
5 11 (6.63%) LDAP
6 10 (6.02%) SOAP
7 8 (4.82%) .NET Framework
7 8 (4.82%) 802.1X
7 8 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (4.82%) CSS
7 8 (4.82%) Entity Framework
7 8 (4.82%) HTML
8 7 (4.22%) LINQ
8 7 (4.22%) LINQ to SQL
8 7 (4.22%) REST
8 7 (4.22%) RESTful
8 7 (4.22%) WCF
8 7 (4.22%) XSLT
9 6 (3.61%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.45%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.02%) DataPower
3 9 (5.42%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.42%) PKI
4 7 (4.22%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.61%) Handset
6 5 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.01%) User Experience
6 5 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.41%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.41%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.41%) SCADA
8 3 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.81%) BYOD
8 3 (1.81%) iPhone
8 3 (1.81%) W3C
9 2 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (44.58%) Windows
2 52 (31.33%) Linux
3 35 (21.08%) Windows Server
4 15 (9.04%) Android
5 14 (8.43%) Unix
6 12 (7.23%) Solaris
7 11 (6.63%) Windows 10
7 11 (6.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (6.02%) Windows 7
8 10 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (5.42%) Apple iOS
10 8 (4.82%) Check Point GAiA
10 8 (4.82%) Windows 8
11 5 (3.01%) CentOS
11 5 (3.01%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.81%) VMS
14 2 (1.20%) AIX
14 2 (1.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.46%) Migration
2 20 (12.05%) ITIL
3 19 (11.45%) Kalman Filter
4 17 (10.24%) Email Filtering
5 16 (9.64%) OO
6 14 (8.43%) Configuration Management
6 14 (8.43%) DevOps
6 14 (8.43%) Information Security
6 14 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 13 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (7.83%) MVC
8 12 (7.23%) Business Continuity
9 10 (6.02%) Asset Management
9 10 (6.02%) Load Balancing
9 10 (6.02%) Microservices
9 10 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (5.42%) Change Management
10 9 (5.42%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (4.82%) Network Architecture
11 8 (4.82%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.28%) SQL
2 25 (15.06%) PowerShell
3 17 (10.24%) C#
4 16 (9.64%) Perl
5 14 (8.43%) Java
6 13 (7.83%) Shell Script
7 12 (7.23%) Python
8 11 (6.63%) Bash Shell
8 11 (6.63%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.41%) Ruby
10 3 (1.81%) C
10 3 (1.81%) PHP
11 2 (1.20%) AWK
11 2 (1.20%) C++
11 2 (1.20%) Groovy
11 2 (1.20%) JCL
11 2 (1.20%) Jython
12 1 (0.60%) VBA
12 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (15.66%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.05%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (12.05%) Degree
3 18 (10.84%) SC Cleared
4 13 (7.83%) CCNP
4 13 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (6.63%) CCNA
6 8 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (3.61%) CCSE
7 6 (3.61%) MCP
8 5 (3.01%) JNCIA
9 4 (2.41%) CCIE
9 4 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.81%) CCDA
10 3 (1.81%) CCVP
10 3 (1.81%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (1.20%) CCENT
11 2 (1.20%) CCSA
11 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.60%) SAS 70
System Software
1 54 (32.53%) Active Directory
2 28 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.64%) Docker
4 9 (5.42%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.22%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.81%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.81%) Xen
7 2 (1.20%) Postfix
7 2 (1.20%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.20%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.20%) XenServer
8 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.60%) NDS
8 1 (0.60%) Squid
8 1 (0.60%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (7.23%) Ansible
2 11 (6.63%) Kubernetes
3 10 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (5.42%) SCOM
5 8 (4.82%) SCCM
6 7 (4.22%) Puppet
6 7 (4.22%) Terraform
7 6 (3.61%) Nagios
7 6 (3.61%) PingFederate
8 5 (3.01%) Netcool
9 4 (2.41%) Cacti
9 4 (2.41%) OpenView
10 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (1.20%) Forum Sentry
11 2 (1.20%) Grafana
11 2 (1.20%) MIMEsweeper
11 2 (1.20%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (1.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 60 (36.14%) Microsoft
2 52 (31.33%) Cisco
3 37 (22.29%) VMware
4 24 (14.46%) CheckPoint
5 15 (9.04%) Dell
5 15 (9.04%) HP
6 13 (7.83%) IBM
7 11 (6.63%) SolarWinds
8 10 (6.02%) Citrix
8 10 (6.02%) Symantec
9 9 (5.42%) Oracle
10 8 (4.82%) IronPort
10 8 (4.82%) Juniper
10 8 (4.82%) SAP
11 7 (4.22%) Veeam
12 6 (3.61%) Aruba
12 6 (3.61%) ForgeRock
12 6 (3.61%) Polycom
12 6 (3.61%) Sonus
12 6 (3.61%) Sun