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 27 June 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.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 243 229
Rank change year-on-year +2 -14  
Contract jobs citing SMTP 14 27 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.30% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 1.55% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 19
Median daily rate £360 £475 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.21% +19.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £342 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £528 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £398
% change year-on-year - -11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £20.83 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.83 £25.00
% change year-on-year -27.98% -16.68%  

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 1338 1738 1781
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.25% 19.33% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 958 880
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 120 120
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +22 10 £360 +2.85% 5
Hampshire +10 2 - - 5
Buckinghamshire -26 1 £375 -26.82%
Surrey - 1 £450 -
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 27 (71.05%) DNS
2 23 (60.53%) Windows
3 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
5 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
5 15 (39.47%) Cisco
5 15 (39.47%) PowerShell
6 14 (36.84%) Windows Server
6 14 (36.84%) DHCP
6 14 (36.84%) VMware
7 10 (26.32%) Linux
8 9 (23.68%) VB
8 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
8 9 (23.68%) LAN
8 9 (23.68%) Internet
8 9 (23.68%) Symantec
8 9 (23.68%) NetBackup
8 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 9 (23.68%) AirWatch
8 9 (23.68%) Android
8 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (23.68%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (23.68%) IMAP
8 9 (23.68%) WSUS
8 9 (23.68%) QA
8 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (23.68%) Mobile Device Management
8 9 (23.68%) MobileIron
8 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010

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 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2013
1 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
2 8 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (13.16%) Skype for Business
4 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
4 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (5.26%) IIS
6 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (71.05%) DNS
2 14 (36.84%) DHCP
3 9 (23.68%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (23.68%) IMAP
3 9 (23.68%) Internet
3 9 (23.68%) LAN
4 7 (18.42%) HTTP
4 7 (18.42%) LDAP
5 5 (13.16%) MPLS
5 5 (13.16%) Skype
5 5 (13.16%) VPN
5 5 (13.16%) WAN
6 4 (10.53%) Firewall
7 3 (7.89%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (7.89%) SMPP
7 3 (7.89%) SSH
7 3 (7.89%) Unified Communications
8 2 (5.26%) NAS
8 2 (5.26%) SMS
8 2 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) DB2
2 3 (7.89%) Hadoop
2 3 (7.89%) IBM BigInsights
2 3 (7.89%) Neo4j
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) French Language
3 1 (2.63%) German Language
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Architect
2 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Active Directory Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Exchange Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Active Directory Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) VMware Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Messaging Architect
6 2 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Core Network Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Data Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Designer
6 2 (5.26%) Middleware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) Web Services
2 4 (10.53%) OAuth
2 4 (10.53%) SAML
3 3 (7.89%) .NET
3 3 (7.89%) CORBA
3 3 (7.89%) SOAP
3 3 (7.89%) WCF
4 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.26%) Ajax
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.26%) CSS
4 2 (5.26%) Entity Framework
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) jQuery
4 2 (5.26%) LINQ
4 2 (5.26%) LINQ to SQL
4 2 (5.26%) Middleware
4 2 (5.26%) RequireJS
4 2 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Public Cloud
2 3 (7.89%) CESG
2 3 (7.89%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) DataPower
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (60.53%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (36.84%) Windows Server
4 10 (26.32%) Linux
5 9 (23.68%) Android
5 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (21.05%) Unix
6 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (10.53%) Solaris
8 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.63%) Windows NT
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 9 (23.68%) Mobile Device Management
2 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
3 7 (18.42%) Load Balancing
4 6 (15.79%) Patch Management
4 6 (15.79%) Scrum
4 6 (15.79%) Task Automation
5 4 (10.53%) Data Encryption
5 4 (10.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 3 (7.89%) Cryptography
6 3 (7.89%) Information Management
6 3 (7.89%) Network Design
6 3 (7.89%) Network Management
6 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.89%) Product Management
6 3 (7.89%) Service Design
7 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) PowerShell
2 9 (23.68%) VB
3 8 (21.05%) Python
4 5 (13.16%) SQL
5 3 (7.89%) C
5 3 (7.89%) C#
6 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.63%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.63%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (2.63%) Java
7 1 (2.63%) Perl
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Degree
3 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) CCSE
4 1 (2.63%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.63%) CISSP
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) RMADS
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) AirWatch
1 9 (23.68%) NetBackup
1 9 (23.68%) WSUS
2 6 (15.79%) Ansible
3 5 (13.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (7.89%) Puppet
4 3 (7.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 15 (39.47%) Cisco
3 14 (36.84%) VMware
4 9 (23.68%) MobileIron
4 9 (23.68%) Symantec
5 7 (18.42%) Red Hat
6 5 (13.16%) Oracle
7 4 (10.53%) Citrix
7 4 (10.53%) HP
7 4 (10.53%) IBM
7 4 (10.53%) Sun
8 2 (5.26%) SAP
9 1 (2.63%) Arista
9 1 (2.63%) Brocade
9 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.63%) Foundry
9 1 (2.63%) IronPort
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