Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 653 691 749
Rank change year-on-year +38 +58 -82
Contract jobs citing SMTP 122 156 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 1.26% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 101 72
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £324 £213 £260
90th Percentile £575 £600 £583
UK median daily rate £475 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +17.21% +1.31% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 10
England median hourly rate £52.50 £20.50 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.10% +21.99% -62.66%
10th Percentile £42.25 £18.65 £14.85
90th Percentile £56.35 £26.35 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £20.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year +156.10% +21.99% -56.63%

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 10,203 12,417 12,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.32% 13.21% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,207 7,512 7,884
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £193 £200 £195
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 572 661
England median hourly rate £25.68 £19.69 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.40% +3.64% -15.56%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year +36.84% -2.88% -14.64%

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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
South East +50 53 £444 +18.33% 6
London +17 35 £475 +5.56% 16
North of England +42 20 £400 +28.00% 8
North West +31 14 £400 +33.33% 3
South West +1 8 £550 +136.56% 7
Yorkshire +22 6 £375 -9.09% 5
Midlands +42 4 £413 +37.50% 6
East Midlands +17 3 £413 -
East of England +34 2 £668 +219.76% 3
West Midlands +39 1 - - 6
SMTP
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 58 (47.54%) Windows
2 42 (34.43%) HTTP
3 39 (31.97%) Microsoft
4 34 (27.87%) XML
4 34 (27.87%) Security Cleared
4 34 (27.87%) Azure
5 33 (27.05%) DNS
6 29 (23.77%) Linux
7 28 (22.95%) PowerShell
8 27 (22.13%) SC Cleared
8 27 (22.13%) SQL
8 27 (22.13%) Oracle
8 27 (22.13%) Firewall
8 27 (22.13%) Migration
9 26 (21.31%) Finance
9 26 (21.31%) JavaScript
10 25 (20.49%) Office 365
11 24 (19.67%) SQL Server
11 24 (19.67%) HTTPS
11 24 (19.67%) Cisco
11 24 (19.67%) Active Directory
12 23 (18.85%) TCP/IP
12 23 (18.85%) Python
13 22 (18.03%) MS Exchange
13 22 (18.03%) Task Automation
14 21 (17.21%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (17.21%) Hyper-V
15 20 (16.39%) Internet
16 19 (15.57%) JDBC
16 19 (15.57%) Bash Shell

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 22 (18.03%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.02%) Skype for Business
3 8 (6.56%) Apache
3 8 (6.56%) SharePoint
4 7 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.74%) IIS
4 7 (5.74%) WebLogic
5 5 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.10%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.28%) CMS
6 4 (3.28%) Confluence
6 4 (3.28%) IBM Domino
6 4 (3.28%) JBoss
7 3 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.64%) JCAPS
8 2 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (27.87%) Azure
2 25 (20.49%) Office 365
3 9 (7.38%) AWS
4 6 (4.92%) PaaS
5 5 (4.10%) IaaS
6 4 (3.28%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.82%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.82%) GCP
8 1 (0.82%) Heroku
8 1 (0.82%) Serverless
8 1 (0.82%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 42 (34.43%) HTTP
2 33 (27.05%) DNS
3 27 (22.13%) Firewall
4 24 (19.67%) HTTPS
5 23 (18.85%) TCP/IP
6 20 (16.39%) Internet
7 17 (13.93%) DHCP
8 14 (11.48%) Skype
8 14 (11.48%) SNMP
8 14 (11.48%) SSL
9 12 (9.84%) FTP
10 10 (8.20%) VPN
11 9 (7.38%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (7.38%) POP3
11 9 (7.38%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (6.56%) BIG-IP
12 8 (6.56%) IPsec
12 8 (6.56%) OSPF
12 8 (6.56%) VLAN
13 7 (5.74%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.75%) SQL Server 2016
2 18 (14.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.74%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.64%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.82%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.82%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.82%) Spatial Data
8 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (6.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.46%) git-flow
2 3 (2.46%) gulp
2 3 (2.46%) WinDbg
3 2 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.64%) JIRA
3 2 (1.64%) MSI
3 2 (1.64%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.82%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.82%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.82%) Hudson
4 1 (0.82%) JMeter
4 1 (0.82%) LoadUI
4 1 (0.82%) Maven
4 1 (0.82%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.82%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.82%) Subversion
4 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.82%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (21.31%) Finance
2 7 (5.74%) Publishing
3 4 (3.28%) Legal
3 4 (3.28%) Military
4 3 (2.46%) Banking
4 3 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.64%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (16.39%) Architect
2 16 (13.11%) Developer
3 15 (12.30%) Analyst
3 15 (12.30%) Applications Architect
4 9 (7.38%) Administrator
4 9 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (7.38%) Network Engineer
4 9 (7.38%) Security Engineer
4 9 (7.38%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (6.56%) Consultant
5 8 (6.56%) ITSM Developer
5 8 (6.56%) ServiceNow Developer
6 7 (5.74%) SOC Analyst
7 5 (4.10%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) IP Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) IP Security Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Security Analyst
8 4 (3.28%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (3.28%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (27.87%) XML
2 19 (15.57%) JDBC
3 17 (13.93%) ODBC
4 13 (10.66%) LDAP
5 11 (9.02%) HTML
5 11 (9.02%) Web Services
6 8 (6.56%) SOAP
7 6 (4.92%) Spring
8 5 (4.10%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (4.10%) REST
8 5 (4.10%) XSLT
9 4 (3.28%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.28%) CSS
9 4 (3.28%) jQuery
9 4 (3.28%) LAPP Stack
9 4 (3.28%) Middleware
10 3 (2.46%) Polymer
10 3 (2.46%) Sass
10 3 (2.46%) Vue.js
10 3 (2.46%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.21%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.84%) Blackberry
3 11 (9.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (8.20%) Cyber Defence
5 8 (6.56%) Handset
5 8 (6.56%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (3.28%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (2.46%) Replication
8 3 (2.46%) SCADA
9 2 (1.64%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.64%) NHS
9 2 (1.64%) PKI
9 2 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.64%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.82%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (47.54%) Windows
2 29 (23.77%) Linux
3 19 (15.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (13.11%) Windows Server
5 14 (11.48%) Windows 7
6 11 (9.02%) Unix
6 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (7.38%) Solaris
8 8 (6.56%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.92%) Check Point GAiA
9 6 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.64%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.64%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.82%) CentOS
12 1 (0.82%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.82%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.82%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.13%) Migration
2 22 (18.03%) Task Automation
3 19 (15.57%) SIEM
4 15 (12.30%) Data Science
5 12 (9.84%) Analytics
5 12 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (9.02%) High Availability
6 11 (9.02%) ITIL
7 10 (8.20%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.20%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 10 (8.20%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 10 (8.20%) Threat Intelligence
8 9 (7.38%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (7.38%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (6.56%) Change Management
9 8 (6.56%) Information Security
9 8 (6.56%) ITSM
9 8 (6.56%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 8 (6.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.95%) PowerShell
2 27 (22.13%) SQL
3 26 (21.31%) JavaScript
4 23 (18.85%) Python
5 19 (15.57%) Bash Shell
6 8 (6.56%) Java
7 5 (4.10%) Ruby
7 5 (4.10%) VBScript
8 3 (2.46%) Go
8 3 (2.46%) Perl
9 2 (1.64%) C#
9 2 (1.64%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.82%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.82%) AWK
10 1 (0.82%) C
10 1 (0.82%) Groovy
10 1 (0.82%) sed
10 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (27.87%) Security Cleared
2 27 (22.13%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (7.38%) Degree
4 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (6.56%) CompTIA Security+
5 8 (6.56%) GCFA
5 8 (6.56%) GCIA
5 8 (6.56%) GCIH
5 8 (6.56%) Network+ Certification
5 8 (6.56%) OSCP
5 8 (6.56%) SSCP
6 7 (5.74%) CCNP
6 7 (5.74%) MCSE
7 6 (4.92%) MCSA
8 5 (4.10%) CCSP
9 3 (2.46%) CCIE
9 3 (2.46%) CCNA
9 3 (2.46%) CCVP
9 3 (2.46%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.84%) SLA
2 8 (6.56%) NIST
3 5 (4.10%) QA
4 4 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (2.46%) HL7
5 3 (2.46%) WCAG
6 1 (0.82%) GDPR
6 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.82%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 24 (19.67%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.21%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.56%) Docker
4 6 (4.92%) ISA Server
4 6 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.46%) NFS
6 2 (1.64%) NDS
6 2 (1.64%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 2 (1.64%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.64%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.64%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.82%) Postfix
7 1 (0.82%) Snort
7 1 (0.82%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (8.20%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (4.92%) Ansible
3 5 (4.10%) FortiGate
3 5 (4.10%) Terraform
4 4 (3.28%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.46%) Kibana
5 3 (2.46%) logstash
5 3 (2.46%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.46%) Puppet
5 3 (2.46%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.46%) WSUS
6 2 (1.64%) Perfmon
6 2 (1.64%) SCCM
6 2 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.64%) WMI
7 1 (0.82%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.82%) Icinga
7 1 (0.82%) QRadar
7 1 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 39 (31.97%) Microsoft
2 27 (22.13%) Oracle
3 24 (19.67%) Cisco
4 13 (10.66%) CheckPoint
4 13 (10.66%) VMware
5 12 (9.84%) F5
6 11 (9.02%) Palo Alto
6 11 (9.02%) ServiceNow
7 8 (6.56%) Sonus
8 7 (5.74%) Splunk
9 6 (4.92%) Clearswift
9 6 (4.92%) HP
9 6 (4.92%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.92%) Samsung
10 5 (4.10%) Capita
10 5 (4.10%) Darktrace
10 5 (4.10%) McAfee
10 5 (4.10%) Proofpoint
11 4 (3.28%) Google
11 4 (3.28%) NETGEAR