Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 336 317 325
Rank change year-on-year -19 +8 -30
Contract jobs citing SMTP 41 65 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.39% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 2.04% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 47
South East median daily rate £360 £428 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +17.93% +15.08%
10th Percentile £304 £325 £331
90th Percentile £425 £544 £464
England median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
South East median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £16.81 £38.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -56.63% +121.43% +17.73%

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 2950 3180 3559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.51% 18.95% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1595 1808 1902
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £186 £228 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 220 245
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.69% +12.22% +27.66%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.73 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.10 £50.38 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.67 £20.50
% change year-on-year -17.50% +10.57% +2.50%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -26 26 £350 -26.32% 1
Berkshire +2 16 £400 +6.67% 1
Buckinghamshire -34 10 £338 -32.50%
Surrey -21 8 £360 -15.29%
Hampshire +7 6 £375 -6.25%
Kent -13 1 - - 2
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 18 (43.90%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) Internet
3 14 (34.15%) IBM
4 13 (31.71%) FTP
4 13 (31.71%) DNS
4 13 (31.71%) XML
4 13 (31.71%) .NET
4 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
5 12 (29.27%) C#
5 12 (29.27%) SQL
5 12 (29.27%) HTTP
5 12 (29.27%) DataPower
5 12 (29.27%) API Development
6 11 (26.83%) EDI
7 10 (24.39%) MVC
7 10 (24.39%) ActionScript
7 10 (24.39%) Java
7 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
7 10 (24.39%) SSL
7 10 (24.39%) Cisco
7 10 (24.39%) ActionScript 2.0
8 9 (21.95%) ActionScript 3.0
8 9 (21.95%) WebSphere
8 9 (21.95%) High Availability
8 9 (21.95%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
8 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
8 9 (21.95%) ebXML
8 9 (21.95%) XML Schema
8 9 (21.95%) B2B

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 (21.95%) WebSphere
2 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.32%) IIS
3 3 (7.32%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.44%) Apache
5 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (39.02%) Internet
2 13 (31.71%) DNS
2 13 (31.71%) FTP
3 12 (29.27%) HTTP
4 10 (24.39%) SSL
5 9 (21.95%) Firewall
6 7 (17.07%) DHCP
7 6 (14.63%) VPN
7 6 (14.63%) WAN
8 5 (12.20%) LAN
9 4 (9.76%) IMAP
9 4 (9.76%) MPLS
9 4 (9.76%) OSPF
9 4 (9.76%) Wireless
10 3 (7.32%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (7.32%) NetScaler
10 3 (7.32%) Skype
10 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
11 2 (4.88%) VoIP
11 2 (4.88%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.07%) NoSQL
3 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) Fiddler
3 1 (2.44%) ReSharper
General
1 7 (17.07%) Banking
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) French Language
3 2 (4.88%) German Language
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Developer
2 10 (24.39%) Consultant
3 9 (21.95%) .NET Developer
4 8 (19.51%) Senior Developer
5 7 (17.07%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Active Directory Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Exchange Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Exchange Migration Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Migration Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) .NET
1 13 (31.71%) XML
2 11 (26.83%) EDI
3 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
4 9 (21.95%) cXML
4 9 (21.95%) ebXML
4 9 (21.95%) WebSphere MQ
4 9 (21.95%) XML Schema
5 7 (17.07%) .NET Core
5 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (12.20%) WCF
7 4 (9.76%) CSS
7 4 (9.76%) HTML
7 4 (9.76%) Web Services
8 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
8 3 (7.32%) Ajax
8 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (7.32%) jQuery
8 3 (7.32%) LINQ
8 3 (7.32%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) DataPower
2 9 (21.95%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (12.20%) NHS
4 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.88%) iPad
4 2 (4.88%) iPhone
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) Replication
4 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.44%) CESG
5 1 (2.44%) Clustering
5 1 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.20%) Linux
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.32%) Android
4 3 (7.32%) Unix
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.88%) CentOS
5 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
5 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Phone
5 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) API Development
2 10 (24.39%) MVC
3 9 (21.95%) B2B
3 9 (21.95%) Data Security
3 9 (21.95%) EAI
3 9 (21.95%) High Availability
4 8 (19.51%) Microservices
5 7 (17.07%) Data Modelling
6 5 (12.20%) Migration
6 5 (12.20%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (7.32%) SDLC
8 2 (4.88%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.88%) Computer Security
8 2 (4.88%) Multithreading
8 2 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.88%) Network Virtualisation
8 2 (4.88%) Project Management
8 2 (4.88%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) C#
1 12 (29.27%) SQL
2 10 (24.39%) ActionScript
2 10 (24.39%) ActionScript 2.0
2 10 (24.39%) Java
3 9 (21.95%) ActionScript 3.0
4 8 (19.51%) PowerShell
5 5 (12.20%) Python
6 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (9.76%) Perl
7 3 (7.32%) VB
8 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.88%) C
9 1 (2.44%) Ruby
9 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.88%) CCENT
3 2 (4.88%) CCNA
3 2 (4.88%) CCSE
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.88%) MCSA
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.44%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.88%) vSphere
4 1 (2.44%) Sendmail
4 1 (2.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) AirWatch
1 3 (7.32%) NetBackup
1 3 (7.32%) WSUS
2 2 (4.88%) Puppet
3 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) IBM
2 10 (24.39%) Cisco
3 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.95%) webMethods
4 7 (17.07%) VMware
5 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.32%) Citrix
5 3 (7.32%) IronPort
5 3 (7.32%) MobileIron
5 3 (7.32%) Symantec
6 2 (4.88%) Arista
6 2 (4.88%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (4.88%) Brocade
6 2 (4.88%) Dell
6 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.88%) HP
6 2 (4.88%) Kaspersky
6 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.88%) Veeam
7 1 (2.44%) SAP