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 28 March 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.

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 65 69
Rank change year-on-year +15 +4  
Contract jobs citing SMTP 10 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.52% 1.29% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.80% 4.32% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £350 £398
% change year-on-year +17.85% -11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.25

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 147 301 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 22.37% 29.77% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 158 81
Median daily rate £435 £395 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.12% +18.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £55.65 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +158.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMTP in Reading over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMTP in Reading

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMTP in Reading

SMTP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 16 (88.89%) DNS
2 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) HTTP
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (66.67%) Load Balancing
3 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (61.11%) Mentoring
4 11 (61.11%) Public Cloud
5 10 (55.56%) Patch Management
5 10 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
6 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
7 7 (38.89%) Python
7 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
7 7 (38.89%) Product Management
7 7 (38.89%) Ansible
7 7 (38.89%) QA
7 7 (38.89%) Problem Management
8 6 (33.33%) Scrum
8 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 6 (33.33%) Web Services
8 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (27.78%) Service Management
9 5 (27.78%) Project Management
9 5 (27.78%) Client/Server
10 4 (22.22%) Cisco
10 4 (22.22%) LDAP
10 4 (22.22%) Linux
11 3 (16.67%) DHCP
11 3 (16.67%) LAN

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 3 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
3 1 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) DNS
2 13 (72.22%) HTTP
3 4 (22.22%) LDAP
4 3 (16.67%) DHCP
4 3 (16.67%) IMAP
4 3 (16.67%) LAN
4 3 (16.67%) SSH
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (11.11%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (11.11%) Skype
5 2 (11.11%) SMPP
5 2 (11.11%) SMS
6 1 (5.56%) BGP
6 1 (5.56%) Firewall
6 1 (5.56%) Internet
6 1 (5.56%) MPLS
6 1 (5.56%) NetScreen
6 1 (5.56%) OSPF
6 1 (5.56%) Wireless
6 1 (5.56%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Architect
5 2 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) Core Network Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Messaging Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Network Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) PowerShell Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) CORBA
2 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) OAuth
3 1 (5.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Public Cloud
2 5 (27.78%) Client/Server
3 3 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (5.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Android
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) CentOS
6 1 (5.56%) Debian
6 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.56%) Solaris
6 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 11 (61.11%) Mentoring
3 10 (55.56%) Patch Management
4 7 (38.89%) Problem Management
4 7 (38.89%) Product Management
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) Scrum
6 5 (27.78%) Project Management
6 5 (27.78%) Service Management
7 3 (16.67%) DevOps
7 3 (16.67%) Information Management
8 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (11.11%) Service Design
9 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
9 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (5.56%) Data Encryption
9 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
9 1 (5.56%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 7 (38.89%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) C
4 1 (5.56%) Korn
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CCDA
1 1 (5.56%) CCNA
1 1 (5.56%) CCVP
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Ceph
2 1 (5.56%) Dovecot
2 1 (5.56%) iptables
2 1 (5.56%) KVM
2 1 (5.56%) Sendmail
2 1 (5.56%) Squid
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Ansible
2 2 (11.11%) AirWatch
2 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 2 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (11.11%) WSUS
3 1 (5.56%) Cacti
3 1 (5.56%) HAProxy
3 1 (5.56%) Nagios
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (5.56%) Puppet
3 1 (5.56%) RANCID
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) MobileIron
4 2 (11.11%) Symantec
5 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat