The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 26 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 64 64
Rank change year-on-year +15 0  
Contract jobs citing SMTP 5 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.86% 0.70% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.57% 2.91% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £315 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% -  
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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 140 206 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 24.18% 24.12% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 110 53
Median daily rate £425 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing SMTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in Reading

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMTP in Reading

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMTP in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 12 (85.71%) Windows
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (78.57%) PowerShell
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (78.57%) DNS
3 7 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (42.86%) Task Automation
4 6 (42.86%) Patch Management
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (42.86%) Scrum
4 6 (42.86%) VMware
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 6 (42.86%) HTTP
4 6 (42.86%) Python
4 6 (42.86%) Web Services
4 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
4 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (42.86%) Ansible
4 6 (42.86%) Public Cloud
5 5 (35.71%) Skype
5 5 (35.71%) AirWatch
5 5 (35.71%) Skype for Business
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (35.71%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (35.71%) MobileIron
5 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2013

SMTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (35.71%) Skype for Business
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) HTTP
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (35.71%) DHCP
3 5 (35.71%) LAN
3 5 (35.71%) Skype
4 3 (21.43%) SSH
5 2 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (14.29%) IMAP
5 2 (14.29%) LDAP
5 2 (14.29%) SMPP
5 2 (14.29%) SMS
6 1 (7.14%) Firewall
6 1 (7.14%) Internet
6 1 (7.14%) NAS
6 1 (7.14%) SAN
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Core Network Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Messaging Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Network Architect
5 1 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) CORBA
2 2 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Public Cloud
2 3 (21.43%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (7.14%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
1 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (35.71%) Android
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 6 (42.86%) Patch Management
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
2 6 (42.86%) Task Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 5 (35.71%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (21.43%) Information Management
4 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
4 3 (21.43%) Product Management
5 2 (14.29%) Service Design
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
6 1 (7.14%) DevOps
6 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) PowerShell
2 6 (42.86%) Python
3 5 (35.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Ansible
2 5 (35.71%) AirWatch
2 5 (35.71%) NetBackup
2 5 (35.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (35.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) MobileIron
3 5 (35.71%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix