Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 348 330 333
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3 -11
Contract jobs citing SMTP 43 37 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.23% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 1.37% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 34
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +11.84%
10th Percentile £272 £301 £276
90th Percentile £475 £443 £538
England median daily rate £425 £400 £406
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South East median hourly rate - - £32.92
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.81 £20.83
% change year-on-year +13.06% -19.32% -19.88%

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 2,604 2,699 3,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.59% 16.91% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,352 1,465 2,046
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £528
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 170 200
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -30.00% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.01% -27.28% +21.95%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +12 23 £376 -10.48% 5
Thames Valley -35 11 £425 +13.33% 2
Berkshire -36 8 £425 +15.65% 1
West Sussex - 4 - - 2
Surrey -29 2 £425 -5.56%
Middlesex - 2 £638 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £150 - 1
Buckinghamshire +12 1 £325 -25.71%
Kent - 1 - -
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 (62.79%) DNS
2 21 (48.84%) Windows
3 20 (46.51%) Firewall
4 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
5 16 (37.21%) TCP/IP
5 16 (37.21%) FTP
5 16 (37.21%) HTTP
6 15 (34.88%) Cisco
6 15 (34.88%) C#
6 15 (34.88%) .NET
6 15 (34.88%) SQL Server
7 14 (32.56%) XML
7 14 (32.56%) VPN
8 13 (30.23%) CheckPoint
8 13 (30.23%) Internet
8 13 (30.23%) IIS
8 13 (30.23%) SQL
9 12 (27.91%) Linux
10 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET
10 11 (25.58%) SNMP
10 11 (25.58%) SSL
10 11 (25.58%) MVC
11 10 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (23.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (20.93%) DataPower
12 9 (20.93%) PKI
12 9 (20.93%) VLAN
12 9 (20.93%) IMAP
12 9 (20.93%) OSPF
12 9 (20.93%) BGP

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 13 (30.23%) IIS
2 6 (13.95%) Apache
2 6 (13.95%) Skype for Business
3 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.30%) Office 365
3 2 (4.65%) IaaS
3 2 (4.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (62.79%) DNS
2 20 (46.51%) Firewall
3 16 (37.21%) FTP
3 16 (37.21%) HTTP
3 16 (37.21%) TCP/IP
4 14 (32.56%) VPN
5 13 (30.23%) Internet
6 11 (25.58%) SNMP
6 11 (25.58%) SSL
7 9 (20.93%) BGP
7 9 (20.93%) IMAP
7 9 (20.93%) OSPF
7 9 (20.93%) VLAN
7 9 (20.93%) WAN
8 8 (18.60%) LAN
9 7 (16.28%) NetScaler
9 7 (16.28%) Wireless
10 5 (11.63%) DHCP
11 4 (9.30%) HTTPS
11 4 (9.30%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (9.30%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.33%) Big Data
5 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
3 6 (13.95%) InstallShield
4 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.33%) Fiddler
5 1 (2.33%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (9.30%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.65%) Back Office
3 2 (4.65%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Developer
2 9 (20.93%) .NET Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Network Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Messaging Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Senior BizTalk Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Messaging Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.88%) .NET
2 14 (32.56%) XML
3 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET
4 8 (18.60%) CSS
4 8 (18.60%) HTML
5 7 (16.28%) .NET Framework
5 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (16.28%) Entity Framework
5 7 (16.28%) WCF
6 6 (13.95%) LINQ
6 6 (13.95%) LINQ to SQL
6 6 (13.95%) RequireJS
6 6 (13.95%) Web Services
7 4 (9.30%) .NET Core
7 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (9.30%) REST
7 4 (9.30%) SOAP
8 3 (6.98%) 802.1X
8 3 (6.98%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) DataPower
1 9 (20.93%) PKI
2 6 (13.95%) Management Information System
3 5 (11.63%) User Experience
4 3 (6.98%) W3C
5 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.33%) FlexPod
6 1 (2.33%) SCADA
6 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (48.84%) Windows
2 12 (27.91%) Linux
3 8 (18.60%) Check Point GAiA
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server
5 6 (13.95%) Unix
6 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) MVC
2 7 (16.28%) Load Balancing
2 7 (16.28%) Time Management
3 6 (13.95%) Data Loss Prevention
3 6 (13.95%) SIEM
4 5 (11.63%) API Development
4 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
4 5 (11.63%) Microservices
4 5 (11.63%) Migration
5 4 (9.30%) Multithreading
5 4 (9.30%) Server Management
5 4 (9.30%) SOA
6 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.98%) B2B
6 3 (6.98%) Business Continuity
6 3 (6.98%) Data Mapping
6 3 (6.98%) EAI
6 3 (6.98%) High Availability
6 3 (6.98%) SDLC
6 3 (6.98%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) C#
2 13 (30.23%) SQL
3 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.65%) VBA
6 1 (2.33%) C
6 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (16.28%) CCNA
2 7 (16.28%) CCNP
3 6 (13.95%) CCSE
4 4 (9.30%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (9.30%) JNCIA
4 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.98%) CCDA
5 3 (6.98%) CCVP
6 2 (4.65%) CCENT
6 2 (4.65%) CCSA
6 2 (4.65%) DBS Check
6 2 (4.65%) Degree
6 2 (4.65%) MCP
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.33%) CCDP
7 1 (2.33%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.65%) VirtualBox
3 2 (4.65%) Xen
3 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.65%) XenServer
4 1 (2.33%) NDS
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) SCCM
1 8 (18.60%) SCOM
2 3 (6.98%) Netcool
3 2 (4.65%) Cacti
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (4.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (4.65%) XenMobile
4 1 (2.33%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (2.33%) OpenView
4 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.88%) Cisco
3 13 (30.23%) CheckPoint
4 8 (18.60%) Citrix
5 6 (13.95%) IBM
5 6 (13.95%) IronPort
5 6 (13.95%) Juniper
5 6 (13.95%) VMware
6 3 (6.98%) Aruba
6 3 (6.98%) Avaya
6 3 (6.98%) Nortel
6 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.65%) Infoblox
7 2 (4.65%) Qualys
7 2 (4.65%) Symantec
8 1 (2.33%) NetApp
8 1 (2.33%) NetIQ
8 1 (2.33%) Oracle
8 1 (2.33%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.33%) SAP