Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 21 November 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)
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 80 85
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 -
Contract jobs citing SMTP 3 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.38% 0.46% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.21% 2.22% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Essex median daily rate £363 £350 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +29.63% -
10th Percentile £356 £228 £241
90th Percentile £369 £535 £315
East of England median daily rate £356 £375 £305
% change year-on-year -5.00% +22.95% +7.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £29.61 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.09% -12.91% -
East of England median hourly rate £16.81 £29.61 £34.00
% change year-on-year -43.25% -12.91% -

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 Essex with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 136 180 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 17.00% 20.57% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 126 98
Essex median daily rate £450 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -18.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £166 £213 £260
90th Percentile £595 £505 £538
East of England median daily rate £364 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +1.04% -4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 16
Essex median hourly rate £14.20 £34.70 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.08% +11.04% +6.84%
10th Percentile £10.40 £18.86 £21.00
90th Percentile £37.20 £42.95 £47.75
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing SMTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in Essex

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SMTP in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for SMTP in Essex

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMTP in Essex

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the Essex region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Brentwood - 2 - -
Witham -4 1 £363 -34.09%
SMTP
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) HTTPS
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (66.67%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) NFS
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) BGP

SMTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) FTP
1 2 (66.67%) HTTPS
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (33.33%) Junos
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) VRRP
2 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Production Support Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Server Building
2 1 (33.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) DFS Replication
2 1 (33.33%) NFS
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (33.33%) PowerCLI
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Clearswift
1 1 (33.33%) F5
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Huawei
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper
1 1 (33.33%) McAfee
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) NetApp
1 1 (33.33%) VMware