Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 335 333 330
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -15
Contract jobs citing SMTP 40 35 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.22% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.51% 1.24% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 37
South East median daily rate £376 £360 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% -15.29% +17.24%
10th Percentile £218 £302 £310
90th Percentile £438 £431 £550
England median daily rate £405 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +1.31% -5.88% +16.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
South East median hourly rate - - £45.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £16.81 £38.75
% change year-on-year +16.04% -56.63% +55.00%

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 2,647 2,825 3,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.10% 17.36% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,394 1,563 1,792
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 150 216
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -25.70% +7.67%
10th Percentile £12.72 £12.00 £11.38
90th Percentile £52.75 £46.31 £48.63
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +4 24 £375 -11.76% 4
Thames Valley -5 9 £425 +18.06% 3
Berkshire -7 9 £425 +18.06% 3
Surrey -22 3 £225 -37.50%
West Sussex - 2 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 27 (67.50%) DNS
2 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (50.00%) Windows
4 15 (37.50%) Firewall
5 14 (35.00%) MVC
5 14 (35.00%) ASP.NET
5 14 (35.00%) C#
5 14 (35.00%) .NET
5 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
5 14 (35.00%) IIS
5 14 (35.00%) Cisco
6 13 (32.50%) XML
7 12 (30.00%) SQL
7 12 (30.00%) Internet
8 11 (27.50%) VMware
8 11 (27.50%) CheckPoint
8 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
9 10 (25.00%) VPN
9 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 10 (25.00%) SNMP
9 10 (25.00%) CSS
9 10 (25.00%) Visual Studio
9 10 (25.00%) HTML
9 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 10 (25.00%) FTP
9 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 10 (25.00%) IMAP
9 10 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (25.00%) Entity Framework

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 14 (35.00%) IIS
2 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
3 5 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 4 (10.00%) Apache
5 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.50%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.50%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 27 (67.50%) DNS
2 15 (37.50%) Firewall
3 12 (30.00%) Internet
4 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
5 10 (25.00%) FTP
5 10 (25.00%) IMAP
5 10 (25.00%) SNMP
5 10 (25.00%) VPN
6 9 (22.50%) SSL
7 8 (20.00%) HTTP
7 8 (20.00%) NetScaler
8 6 (15.00%) BGP
8 6 (15.00%) DHCP
8 6 (15.00%) OSPF
8 6 (15.00%) Wireless
9 5 (12.50%) LAN
9 5 (12.50%) VLAN
9 5 (12.50%) WAN
10 4 (10.00%) Ethernet
10 4 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (22.50%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Messaging Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Email Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Security Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.00%) .NET
1 14 (35.00%) ASP.NET
2 13 (32.50%) XML
3 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (25.00%) CSS
3 10 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 10 (25.00%) HTML
4 9 (22.50%) LINQ
4 9 (22.50%) LINQ to SQL
5 7 (17.50%) LDAP
6 6 (15.00%) RequireJS
7 4 (10.00%) .NET Core
7 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (7.50%) 802.1X
8 3 (7.50%) Ajax
8 3 (7.50%) jQuery
8 3 (7.50%) WCF
8 3 (7.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) DataPower
2 6 (15.00%) PKI
3 5 (12.50%) User Experience
4 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (7.50%) W3C
6 1 (2.50%) Clustering
6 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.50%) FlexPod
6 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Linux
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.00%) Check Point GAiA
5 5 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 4 (10.00%) Unix
7 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) MVC
2 6 (15.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (12.50%) API Development
3 5 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
3 5 (12.50%) SIEM
3 5 (12.50%) Time Management
4 4 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (10.00%) Microservices
4 4 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 4 (10.00%) Server Management
5 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (7.50%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (7.50%) SDLC
6 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.00%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (5.00%) Patch Management
6 2 (5.00%) Use Case
6 2 (5.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) C#
2 12 (30.00%) SQL
3 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.50%) CCNP
2 5 (12.50%) CCSE
3 4 (10.00%) CCNA
3 4 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) CCDA
5 2 (5.00%) CCENT
5 2 (5.00%) CCSA
5 2 (5.00%) CCVP
5 2 (5.00%) JNCIA
5 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.50%) CCDP
6 1 (2.50%) CCIE
6 1 (2.50%) CEH
6 1 (2.50%) CISSP
6 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) GIAC
6 1 (2.50%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.00%) VirtualBox
4 2 (5.00%) Xen
4 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.00%) XenServer
5 1 (2.50%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) SCCM
2 6 (15.00%) SCOM
3 2 (5.00%) Cacti
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (5.00%) Netcool
3 2 (5.00%) XenMobile
4 1 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (2.50%) OpenView
4 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.00%) Cisco
3 11 (27.50%) CheckPoint
3 11 (27.50%) VMware
4 7 (17.50%) Citrix
4 7 (17.50%) IronPort
5 6 (15.00%) IBM
6 5 (12.50%) Juniper
7 3 (7.50%) Aruba
7 3 (7.50%) ServiceNow
7 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.00%) Avaya
8 2 (5.00%) Infoblox
8 2 (5.00%) Nortel
8 2 (5.00%) Qualys
9 1 (2.50%) NetApp
9 1 (2.50%) NetIQ
9 1 (2.50%) Oracle
9 1 (2.50%) SAP
9 1 (2.50%) Veritas