Period
to 20 August 2019

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 6 months to 20 August 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 88 76
Rank change year-on-year -6 -12 +22
Contract jobs citing SMTP 4 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.29% 0.48% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.23% 2.43% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 13
Reading median daily rate £500 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £475 £408 £300
90th Percentile £525 £438 £400
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £360
% change year-on-year +2.94% +18.06% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £54.75 - -

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 326 288 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 23.61% 19.62% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 154 135
Reading median daily rate £400 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.60% +5.94% -
10th Percentile £206 £168 £263
90th Percentile £568 £575 £560
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 18
Reading median hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +171.43% -10.99% +0.25%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.65 £13.01
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.50 £56.21
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +53.85% -23.78%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 20 August 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 Reading region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) JDBC
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) ODBC
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Migration
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Spring

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Applications Architect
1 4 (100.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) JDBC
1 4 (100.00%) ODBC
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle