Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 635 680 701
Rank change year-on-year +45 +21 +15
Contract jobs citing SMTP 177 181 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 1.44% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 101 79
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £313 £235 £282
90th Percentile £561 £625 £577
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
England median hourly rate £52.50 £19.00 £15.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +176.32% +19.48% -8.69%
10th Percentile £44.25 £15.80 £14.25
90th Percentile £56.35 £32.00 £23.91
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £19.00 £15.90
% change year-on-year +176.32% +19.48% -23.66%

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 10,741 12,597 12,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.70% 13.32% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,665 7,768 7,285
England median daily rate £430 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £203 £205 £211
90th Percentile £613 £600 £583
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 700 695
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.10
90th Percentile £50.18 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.66
% change year-on-year +12.50% +1.73% -21.36%

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 July 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
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 July 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
London +44 84 £440 -7.37% 22
South East +35 55 £450 +5.88% 11
North of England +27 13 £425 +7.59% 15
South West -19 11 £475 +123.53% 6
Yorkshire +26 8 £425 +3.03% 5
Midlands +16 8 £355 - 4
North West +19 5 £438 +31.58% 9
East of England -1 5 £500 +105.13% 6
West Midlands +17 4 £300 - 3
East Midlands - 4 £425 - 1
SMTP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 81 (45.76%) DNS
2 61 (34.46%) Windows
3 60 (33.90%) Microsoft
4 50 (28.25%) Cisco
5 45 (25.42%) LDAP
6 42 (23.73%) HTTP
6 42 (23.73%) Linux
7 41 (23.16%) Microsoft Azure
8 39 (22.03%) Active Directory
9 37 (20.90%) FTP
9 37 (20.90%) MS Exchange
9 37 (20.90%) Security Cleared
10 36 (20.34%) Firewall
11 35 (19.77%) Finance
11 35 (19.77%) VMware
11 35 (19.77%) PowerShell
11 35 (19.77%) Office 365
12 34 (19.21%) TCP/IP
13 31 (17.51%) Unix
14 29 (16.38%) Internet
14 29 (16.38%) Migration
14 29 (16.38%) SC Cleared
15 27 (15.25%) SSL
16 26 (14.69%) XML
16 26 (14.69%) Oracle
17 25 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
17 25 (14.12%) Windows Server
18 24 (13.56%) Python
19 23 (12.99%) Web Services
19 23 (12.99%) ITIL

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 (20.90%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.73%) IBM Domino
3 13 (7.34%) Apache
3 13 (7.34%) Skype for Business
4 11 (6.21%) Confluence
4 11 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (5.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (3.95%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (2.82%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.26%) IIS
9 4 (2.26%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.69%) Mailman
11 2 (1.13%) JCAPS
12 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.56%) nginx
12 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 41 (23.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (19.77%) Office 365
3 14 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (6.78%) G Suite
5 11 (6.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (5.65%) Heroku
7 5 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.13%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.56%) GitHub
9 1 (0.56%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.56%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.56%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (45.76%) DNS
2 42 (23.73%) HTTP
3 37 (20.90%) FTP
4 36 (20.34%) Firewall
5 34 (19.21%) TCP/IP
6 29 (16.38%) Internet
7 27 (15.25%) SSL
8 21 (11.86%) DKIM
9 20 (11.30%) DHCP
9 20 (11.30%) SSH
10 18 (10.17%) SNMP
11 17 (9.60%) DMARC
12 16 (9.04%) Network Security
13 15 (8.47%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (8.47%) HTTPS
13 15 (8.47%) SAN
14 14 (7.91%) IMAP
14 14 (7.91%) LAN
15 12 (6.78%) Skype
16 11 (6.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.95%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.95%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.26%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.69%) MySQL
6 2 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (6.78%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.39%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.26%) JIRA
4 3 (1.69%) Gerrit
4 3 (1.69%) Hudson
5 2 (1.13%) MSI
5 2 (1.13%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.13%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.56%) Ant
6 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.56%) Gradle
6 1 (0.56%) JMeter
6 1 (0.56%) JUnit
6 1 (0.56%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.56%) Maven
6 1 (0.56%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.56%) Subversion
6 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
General
1 35 (19.77%) Finance
2 8 (4.52%) Banking
3 7 (3.95%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.95%) Retail
4 6 (3.39%) Publishing
5 4 (2.26%) Military
6 3 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.13%) Advertising
7 2 (1.13%) Electronics
7 2 (1.13%) Legal
7 2 (1.13%) Marketing
7 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.56%) German Language
8 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (14.69%) Consultant
2 24 (13.56%) Architect
3 23 (12.99%) Administrator
3 23 (12.99%) Network Engineer
4 14 (7.91%) Analyst
5 13 (7.34%) Security Engineer
6 12 (6.78%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (5.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (5.65%) Developer
7 10 (5.65%) Security Consultant
8 9 (5.08%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.08%) Technical Leader
9 8 (4.52%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) Messaging Administrator
10 7 (3.95%) Messaging Consultant
10 7 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (25.42%) LDAP
2 26 (14.69%) XML
3 23 (12.99%) Web Services
4 18 (10.17%) SOAP
5 13 (7.34%) Regular Expression
6 10 (5.65%) RESTful
6 10 (5.65%) Visualforce
7 9 (5.08%) JDBC
8 8 (4.52%) Middleware
9 7 (3.95%) ODBC
10 4 (2.26%) HTML
10 4 (2.26%) REST
10 4 (2.26%) XSLT
11 3 (1.69%) LAPP Stack
11 3 (1.69%) YAML
12 2 (1.13%) Ajax
12 2 (1.13%) CSS
12 2 (1.13%) Elastic Stack
12 2 (1.13%) XSD
12 2 (1.13%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.78%) Blackberry
2 11 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.21%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.21%) PKI
3 10 (5.65%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.39%) Cyber Defence
5 5 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (2.82%) SCADA
5 5 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.13%) CESG
6 2 (1.13%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.13%) DataPower
6 2 (1.13%) Handset
6 2 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.13%) NHS
6 2 (1.13%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 61 (34.46%) Windows
2 42 (23.73%) Linux
3 31 (17.51%) Unix
4 25 (14.12%) Windows Server
5 18 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (9.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (8.47%) Solaris
8 13 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (6.21%) Windows 10
10 9 (5.08%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.82%) CentOS
12 4 (2.26%) AIX
12 4 (2.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (1.69%) SUSE
13 3 (1.69%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.13%) Check Point GAiA
14 2 (1.13%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.56%) Android
15 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.56%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.38%) Migration
2 23 (12.99%) ITIL
3 20 (11.30%) DevOps
4 16 (9.04%) Network Design
4 16 (9.04%) Open Source
5 15 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (8.47%) Kalman Filter
6 14 (7.91%) Configuration Management
6 14 (7.91%) Security Patching
7 12 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (6.78%) High Availability
7 12 (6.78%) SIEM
7 12 (6.78%) Task Automation
8 11 (6.21%) Change Management
8 11 (6.21%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (5.65%) Data Migration
9 10 (5.65%) ETL
9 10 (5.65%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (5.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.77%) PowerShell
2 24 (13.56%) Python
3 18 (10.17%) SQL
4 15 (8.47%) Bash Shell
4 15 (8.47%) Java
5 13 (7.34%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.65%) Apex Code
7 9 (5.08%) Perl
8 8 (4.52%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.95%) C
9 7 (3.95%) C#
10 6 (3.39%) VBScript
11 5 (2.82%) Ruby
12 3 (1.69%) Groovy
12 3 (1.69%) PHP
13 2 (1.13%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.56%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.56%) AWK
14 1 (0.56%) JCL
14 1 (0.56%) REXX
Qualifications
1 37 (20.90%) Security Cleared
2 29 (16.38%) SC Cleared
3 18 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (8.47%) Degree
5 10 (5.65%) CCIE
5 10 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.95%) CCNP
7 6 (3.39%) MCSA
7 6 (3.39%) MCSE
8 5 (2.82%) CCNA
8 5 (2.82%) CompTIA Security+
8 5 (2.82%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.82%) GCFA
8 5 (2.82%) GCIA
8 5 (2.82%) GCIH
8 5 (2.82%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (2.82%) OSCP
8 5 (2.82%) SSCP
8 5 (2.82%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.52%) SLA
2 6 (3.39%) GDPR
2 6 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.39%) NIST
3 5 (2.82%) QA
4 4 (2.26%) NCSC
5 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (1.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (1.13%) GAMP
6 2 (1.13%) HL7
6 2 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.13%) RMADS
6 2 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 39 (22.03%) Active Directory
2 25 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.91%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (6.78%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.52%) Sendmail
6 6 (3.39%) Docker
6 6 (3.39%) vSphere
7 5 (2.82%) ISA Server
8 3 (1.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (1.69%) Shibboleth
8 3 (1.69%) Xen
8 3 (1.69%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.13%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.13%) ProxySG
9 2 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.56%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 1 (0.56%) RACF
10 1 (0.56%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (5.08%) SCCM
2 6 (3.39%) vCenter Server
3 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (2.82%) SCOM
3 5 (2.82%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (2.26%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.26%) Ansible
4 4 (2.26%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.26%) Terraform
5 3 (1.69%) Prometheus
5 3 (1.69%) Puppet
5 3 (1.69%) WSUS
5 3 (1.69%) XenMobile
5 3 (1.69%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.13%) Perfmon
6 2 (1.13%) QRadar
6 2 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.13%) WMI
7 1 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 60 (33.90%) Microsoft
2 50 (28.25%) Cisco
3 35 (19.77%) VMware
4 26 (14.69%) Oracle
5 21 (11.86%) CheckPoint
6 19 (10.73%) IronPort
7 15 (8.47%) IBM
8 12 (6.78%) F5
8 12 (6.78%) Google
8 12 (6.78%) Palo Alto
8 12 (6.78%) ServiceNow
9 10 (5.65%) Informatica
9 10 (5.65%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (5.65%) Trustwave
10 9 (5.08%) Clearswift
11 8 (4.52%) Lotus
12 7 (3.95%) McAfee
12 7 (3.95%) SAP
13 6 (3.39%) Proofpoint
13 6 (3.39%) Red Hat