Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 15 December 2018 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)
England > South East
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 349 332 301
Rank change year-on-year -17 -31 +18
Contract jobs citing SMTP 41 44 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.26% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.48% 1.52% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 49
South East median daily rate £363 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £213 £292 £311
90th Percentile £438 £420 £538
England median daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
South East median hourly rate £25.00 - £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.50 £16.81 £45.00
% change year-on-year +21.99% -62.66% +157.14%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,766 2,892 3,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.48% 17.14% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,481 1,562 1,763
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +1.96% +2.00%
10th Percentile £209 £170 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 155 193
South East median hourly rate £22.35 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.46% -32.00% -5.66%
10th Percentile £12.68 £11.93 £11.55
90th Percentile £48.48 £45.10 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.48%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SMTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in the South East

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMTP in the South East

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMTP in the South East over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMTP in the South East

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMTP in the South East

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the South East region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. 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
Hampshire 0 25 £363 -3.33% 5
Thames Valley -1 8 £425 +21.43% 6
Berkshire -7 8 £425 +6.25% 4
Surrey -20 4 £225 -37.50%
West Sussex -11 2 - -
Middlesex - 1 - - 2
Home Counties - 1 - -
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 32 (78.05%) DNS
2 26 (63.41%) Microsoft
3 19 (46.34%) Windows
4 17 (41.46%) Cisco
4 17 (41.46%) Firewall
5 16 (39.02%) TCP/IP
6 15 (36.59%) IIS
7 13 (31.71%) VPN
7 13 (31.71%) CheckPoint
7 13 (31.71%) Internet
7 13 (31.71%) VMware
8 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
9 11 (26.83%) SSL
9 11 (26.83%) Linux
9 11 (26.83%) XML
9 11 (26.83%) FTP
9 11 (26.83%) HTTP
9 11 (26.83%) PowerShell
10 10 (24.39%) .NET Framework
10 10 (24.39%) IMAP
10 10 (24.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (24.39%) Entity Framework
10 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (24.39%) SNMP
10 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
10 10 (24.39%) CSS
10 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
10 10 (24.39%) Visual Studio
10 10 (24.39%) C#

SMTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 15 (36.59%) IIS
2 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
2 8 (19.51%) Skype for Business
3 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
4 5 (12.20%) Apache
5 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.44%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.76%) Office 365
3 1 (2.44%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 32 (78.05%) DNS
2 17 (41.46%) Firewall
3 16 (39.02%) TCP/IP
4 13 (31.71%) Internet
4 13 (31.71%) VPN
5 11 (26.83%) FTP
5 11 (26.83%) HTTP
5 11 (26.83%) SSL
6 10 (24.39%) IMAP
6 10 (24.39%) SNMP
7 9 (21.95%) DHCP
7 9 (21.95%) NetScaler
8 7 (17.07%) BGP
8 7 (17.07%) LAN
8 7 (17.07%) OSPF
8 7 (17.07%) WAN
8 7 (17.07%) Wireless
9 5 (12.20%) Skype
9 5 (12.20%) WLAN
10 4 (9.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (24.39%) Visual Studio
2 9 (21.95%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Developer
2 8 (19.51%) .NET Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Consultant
3 6 (14.63%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support
5 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.32%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Messaging Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Email Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Office 365 Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) XML
2 10 (24.39%) .NET
2 10 (24.39%) .NET Framework
2 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
2 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET Web API
2 10 (24.39%) CSS
2 10 (24.39%) Entity Framework
2 10 (24.39%) HTML
3 9 (21.95%) LINQ
3 9 (21.95%) LINQ to SQL
4 8 (19.51%) LDAP
5 6 (14.63%) RequireJS
6 3 (7.32%) 802.1X
6 3 (7.32%) Ajax
6 3 (7.32%) jQuery
6 3 (7.32%) WCF
6 3 (7.32%) Web Services
7 2 (4.88%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (4.88%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) DataPower
1 6 (14.63%) User Experience
2 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.20%) PKI
3 3 (7.32%) W3C
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.44%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.44%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 19 (46.34%) Windows
2 11 (26.83%) Linux
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
4 7 (17.07%) Check Point GAiA
5 6 (14.63%) Windows 10
6 5 (12.20%) Unix
7 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) MVC
2 8 (19.51%) Load Balancing
3 6 (14.63%) Data Loss Prevention
3 6 (14.63%) SIEM
4 5 (12.20%) API Development
4 5 (12.20%) Time Management
5 4 (9.76%) ITIL
5 4 (9.76%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (9.76%) Server Management
6 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity
6 3 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (7.32%) Migration
6 3 (7.32%) Network Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) SDLC
6 3 (7.32%) Use Case
7 2 (4.88%) Patch Management
7 2 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) PowerShell
2 10 (24.39%) C#
2 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
2 10 (24.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (14.63%) CCSE
3 5 (12.20%) CCNA
3 5 (12.20%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (9.76%) CCNP
5 3 (7.32%) CCDA
5 3 (7.32%) CCVP
6 2 (4.88%) CCENT
6 2 (4.88%) CCSA
6 2 (4.88%) JNCIA
6 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.44%) CCDP
7 1 (2.44%) CEH
7 1 (2.44%) CISSP
7 1 (2.44%) Degree
7 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.44%) PMP
7 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.88%) VirtualBox
5 2 (4.88%) Xen
5 2 (4.88%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.88%) XenServer
6 1 (2.44%) NDS
6 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) SCCM
2 7 (17.07%) SCOM
3 2 (4.88%) Cacti
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (4.88%) XenMobile
4 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Nagios
4 1 (2.44%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (2.44%) OpenView
4 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) Microsoft
2 17 (41.46%) Cisco
3 13 (31.71%) CheckPoint
3 13 (31.71%) VMware
4 8 (19.51%) Citrix
4 8 (19.51%) IronPort
4 8 (19.51%) Juniper
5 7 (17.07%) IBM
6 5 (12.20%) Aruba
7 4 (9.76%) ServiceNow
8 3 (7.32%) Avaya
8 3 (7.32%) Nortel
8 3 (7.32%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.88%) Infoblox
9 2 (4.88%) Meraki
9 2 (4.88%) Qualys
10 1 (2.44%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.44%) NetApp
10 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.44%) Proofpoint