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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
England / South East
Rank 216 217 207
Rank change year-on-year +1 -10  
Contract jobs citing SMTP 24 48 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.52% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 2.35% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 31
Median daily rate £435 £338 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.88% -15.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £120 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £398
% change year-on-year +20.00% -11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1467 2039 2018
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 18.97% 22.11% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 1128 982
Median daily rate £400 £352 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +3.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 103 101
Median hourly rate £19.56 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.42% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +23 14 £410 +17.14% 6
Hampshire +9 9 £450 +275.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 1 £525 -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 44 (69.84%) DNS
2 33 (52.38%) Windows
3 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
4 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (28.57%) Linux
6 17 (26.98%) Active Directory
7 16 (25.40%) Red Hat
7 16 (25.40%) MS Exchange
7 16 (25.40%) PowerShell
8 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 15 (23.81%) Patch Management
9 14 (22.22%) LDAP
9 14 (22.22%) QA
9 14 (22.22%) Windows Server
10 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
10 13 (20.63%) Python
10 13 (20.63%) HTTP
10 13 (20.63%) VMware
11 12 (19.05%) DHCP
11 12 (19.05%) Cisco
11 12 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (19.05%) Load Balancing
11 12 (19.05%) Puppet
12 11 (17.46%) Public Cloud
12 11 (17.46%) Mentoring
12 11 (17.46%) Client/Server
13 10 (15.87%) Unix
13 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
13 10 (15.87%) FTP
13 10 (15.87%) SAML

SMTP
Top Related 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 16 (25.40%) MS Exchange
2 10 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 7 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (9.52%) Skype for Business
6 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.59%) Apache
8 1 (1.59%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.59%) QuickPlace
8 1 (1.59%) SAS
8 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (69.84%) DNS
2 14 (22.22%) LDAP
3 13 (20.63%) HTTP
4 12 (19.05%) DHCP
5 10 (15.87%) FTP
6 9 (14.29%) IMAP
7 8 (12.70%) Internet
7 8 (12.70%) LAN
8 7 (11.11%) VPN
8 7 (11.11%) WAN
9 6 (9.52%) SSH
9 6 (9.52%) SSL
10 5 (7.94%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (7.94%) IPsec
10 5 (7.94%) Skype
11 3 (4.76%) BGP
11 3 (4.76%) Diameter Protocol
11 3 (4.76%) DMARC
11 3 (4.76%) OSPF
11 3 (4.76%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.70%) DB2
3 7 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 7 (11.11%) IBM BigInsights
3 7 (11.11%) Neo4j
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.59%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.59%) NetBeans
General
1 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Military
3 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Architect
2 9 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (9.52%) Designer
6 5 (7.94%) Active Directory Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Security Advisor
6 5 (7.94%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Email Designer
7 4 (6.35%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Security Designer
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Senior VMware Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Solutions Designer
7 4 (6.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) OAuth
1 10 (15.87%) SAML
2 6 (9.52%) Web Services
3 3 (4.76%) CORBA
3 3 (4.76%) SOAP
4 2 (3.17%) Middleware
5 1 (1.59%) HTML
5 1 (1.59%) ODBC
5 1 (1.59%) XML
5 1 (1.59%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Client/Server
1 11 (17.46%) Public Cloud
2 6 (9.52%) CESG
3 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.17%) PKI
5 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.59%) DataPower
6 1 (1.59%) iSeries
6 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.59%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 33 (52.38%) Windows
2 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (28.57%) Linux
4 14 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 10 (15.87%) Unix
6 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (7.94%) Android
8 5 (7.94%) CentOS
8 5 (7.94%) Solaris
8 5 (7.94%) Ubuntu
8 5 (7.94%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.59%) Debian
9 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.59%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) Patch Management
2 12 (19.05%) Load Balancing
3 11 (17.46%) Mentoring
4 10 (15.87%) Data Encryption
5 7 (11.11%) Network Design
5 7 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 7 (11.11%) Product Management
6 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.52%) Scrum
7 5 (7.94%) Cryptography
7 5 (7.94%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (7.94%) Information Assurance
7 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 5 (7.94%) ISMS
7 5 (7.94%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (7.94%) Project Management
7 5 (7.94%) Service Management
8 4 (6.35%) Data Centre Operations
8 4 (6.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 4 (6.35%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.40%) PowerShell
2 13 (20.63%) Python
3 8 (12.70%) SQL
4 6 (9.52%) C
4 6 (9.52%) Perl
5 5 (7.94%) VB
6 2 (3.17%) Java
7 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.59%) Korn
7 1 (1.59%) LotusScript
7 1 (1.59%) Ruby
7 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) CEH
3 5 (7.94%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (7.94%) CISSP
4 4 (6.35%) AWS Certification
4 4 (6.35%) RHCT
5 3 (4.76%) CCNA
5 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.17%) CCNP
6 2 (3.17%) Degree
6 2 (3.17%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.59%) CCDA
7 1 (1.59%) CCSE
7 1 (1.59%) CCVP
7 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.22%) QA
2 3 (4.76%) RMADS
3 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (26.98%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.35%) Sendmail
4 2 (3.17%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.59%) Ceph
5 1 (1.59%) Dovecot
5 1 (1.59%) iptables
5 1 (1.59%) KVM
5 1 (1.59%) Squid
5 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) Puppet
2 7 (11.11%) Ansible
2 7 (11.11%) ZABBIX
3 5 (7.94%) AirWatch
3 5 (7.94%) NetBackup
3 5 (7.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (7.94%) WSUS
4 3 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.59%) Cacti
5 1 (1.59%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.59%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (1.59%) Nagios
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.59%) RANCID
Vendors
1 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.40%) Red Hat
3 13 (20.63%) VMware
4 12 (19.05%) Cisco
5 9 (14.29%) Oracle
6 8 (12.70%) HP
6 8 (12.70%) IBM
7 6 (9.52%) Citrix
8 5 (7.94%) MobileIron
8 5 (7.94%) Symantec
9 4 (6.35%) Sun
10 3 (4.76%) Clearswift
11 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.59%) F5
12 1 (1.59%) Foundry
12 1 (1.59%) IronPort
12 1 (1.59%) Juniper
12 1 (1.59%) Lotus
12 1 (1.59%) SAP
12 1 (1.59%) Sophos
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Austin Fraser
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