The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 29 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 54 -
Rank change year-on-year -21 -  
Contract jobs citing SMTP 1 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.13% 1.49% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 8.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £375 £513 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.82% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £398
% change year-on-year - -11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.83 £25.00
% change year-on-year -27.98% -16.68%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 142 112 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 19.06% 16.69% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 144 94
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 4
Median hourly rate £15.50 £11.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.78% -43.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £9.00 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £19.50 £20.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in Milton Keynes

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMTP in Milton Keynes

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMTP in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 2 (100.00%) CESG
1 2 (100.00%) Cryptography
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) ISMS
2 1 (50.00%) RMADS
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared

SMTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Security Advisor
1 1 (50.00%) Server Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) CESG
2 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (50.00%) ISMS
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Server Hardening
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) VMware