Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 313 331 302
Rank change year-on-year +18 -29 -1
Contract jobs citing SMTP 43 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.25% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.75% 1.61% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 33
South East median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.02% +3.19% +14.29%
10th Percentile £407 £237 £301
90th Percentile £515 £475 £528
England median daily rate £445 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +14.84% -3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
South East median hourly rate - £18.38 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.53% +138.89%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £18.38 £21.50
% change year-on-year +144.90% -14.53% +40.98%

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 2,462 2,612 2,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.55% 15.51% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,425 1,343 1,612
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 157 184
South East median hourly rate £17.46 £25.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.16% +49.25% -48.46%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.75 £45.87
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.90
% change year-on-year - +0.50% -20.40%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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
Thames Valley +31 23 £450 +16.13% 1
Berkshire -5 15 £450 +12.36% 1
Hampshire -2 13 £429 +3.94% 1
Buckinghamshire +31 8 £513 +41.52%
Surrey +16 6 £475 +11.76%
Middlesex +11 1 - -
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 34 (79.07%) DNS
2 22 (51.16%) MS Exchange
3 20 (46.51%) LDAP
4 16 (37.21%) Cisco
5 15 (34.88%) ITIL
6 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
6 14 (32.56%) SSL
6 14 (32.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (32.56%) IronPort
6 14 (32.56%) PowerShell
6 14 (32.56%) DKIM
6 14 (32.56%) DMARC
7 13 (30.23%) Regular Expression
7 13 (30.23%) Kalman Filter
7 13 (30.23%) Security Patching
7 13 (30.23%) Windows
8 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
8 12 (27.91%) IBM
8 12 (27.91%) Migration
9 11 (25.58%) IBM Domino
9 11 (25.58%) NetScaler
10 10 (23.26%) G Suite
10 10 (23.26%) Office 365
10 10 (23.26%) Skype for Business
10 10 (23.26%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (23.26%) Skype
11 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (20.93%) HTTP
11 9 (20.93%) Network Security

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 22 (51.16%) MS Exchange
2 11 (25.58%) IBM Domino
3 10 (23.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (23.26%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) G Suite
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (23.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.33%) GitHub
2 1 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.33%) OneDrive
2 1 (2.33%) Power Platform
2 1 (2.33%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (79.07%) DNS
2 14 (32.56%) DKIM
2 14 (32.56%) DMARC
2 14 (32.56%) SSL
3 11 (25.58%) NetScaler
4 10 (23.26%) Skype
5 9 (20.93%) HTTP
5 9 (20.93%) Network Security
6 8 (18.60%) DHCP
7 7 (16.28%) Internet
7 7 (16.28%) LAN
7 7 (16.28%) WAN
8 6 (13.95%) SAN
9 5 (11.63%) IMAP
9 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
10 4 (9.30%) FTP
10 4 (9.30%) HTTPS
11 3 (6.98%) IPsec
12 2 (4.65%) Firewall
12 2 (4.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
2 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.33%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.33%) CF BOSH
1 1 (2.33%) GitLab
1 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (13.95%) Retail
2 4 (9.30%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Law
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Consultant
2 9 (20.93%) Architect
2 9 (20.93%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Messaging Consultant
3 8 (18.60%) Security Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Network Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Security Consultant
6 5 (11.63%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (11.63%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 5 (11.63%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (9.30%) Cisco Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) Cisco Security Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) IronPort Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Consultant
9 1 (2.33%) Developer
9 1 (2.33%) IT Consultant
9 1 (2.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) LDAP
2 13 (30.23%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.33%) Ajax
3 1 (2.33%) RESTful
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) PKI
2 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Cyber Defence
2 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.33%) CESG
4 1 (2.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (2.33%) Cyberattack
4 1 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.33%) DataPower
4 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Linux
3 6 (13.95%) Windows 10
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.98%) Unix
5 1 (2.33%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) ITIL
2 14 (32.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (30.23%) Kalman Filter
3 13 (30.23%) Security Patching
4 12 (27.91%) Migration
5 8 (18.60%) Technical Leadership
6 6 (13.95%) High Availability
7 5 (11.63%) eTOM
7 5 (11.63%) Network Design
7 5 (11.63%) SIEM
7 5 (11.63%) TOGAF
8 4 (9.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 4 (9.30%) Data Science
8 4 (9.30%) Task Automation
8 4 (9.30%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (9.30%) Threat Intelligence
9 3 (6.98%) Analytics
9 3 (6.98%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (6.98%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 3 (6.98%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.63%) Python
4 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
4 4 (9.30%) SQL
5 1 (2.33%) Java
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Degree
2 5 (11.63%) CCIE
2 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.63%) TOGAF Certification
3 3 (6.98%) CompTIA Security+
3 3 (6.98%) GCFA
3 3 (6.98%) GCIA
3 3 (6.98%) GCIH
3 3 (6.98%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (6.98%) OSCP
3 3 (6.98%) SSCP
4 2 (4.65%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (4.65%) CISSP
4 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.33%) CCSE
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
1 2 (4.65%) RMADS
2 1 (2.33%) COBIT
2 1 (2.33%) GDPR
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
2 6 (13.95%) Xen
2 6 (13.95%) XenDesktop
3 5 (11.63%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.65%) Sendmail
5 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (13.95%) SCCM
2 6 (13.95%) SCOM
2 6 (13.95%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.33%) Ansible
3 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.33%) Mesos
3 1 (2.33%) Nagios
3 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.33%) Puppet
3 1 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Cisco
2 14 (32.56%) IronPort
2 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
3 12 (27.91%) IBM
4 7 (16.28%) Citrix
4 7 (16.28%) VMware
5 2 (4.65%) Aruba
5 2 (4.65%) Juniper
5 2 (4.65%) Meraki
5 2 (4.65%) SAP
6 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.33%) Google
6 1 (2.33%) SaltStack
6 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.33%) Symantec