The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for S/MIME skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited S/MIME over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME)
UK
Rank - 620 620
Contract jobs citing S/MIME 0 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.015% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.10% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £463 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

S/MIME 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6543 7794 7756
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.63% 14.76% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4026 4640 4230
Median daily rate £400 £383 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +4.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 332 429
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

S/MIME
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing S/MIME as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for S/MIME in the UK

S/MIME
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing S/MIME.

Contractor daily rate trend for S/MIME in the UK

S/MIME
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing S/MIME.

Contractor hourly rate trend for S/MIME in the UK

S/MIME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing S/MIME also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for S/MIME.

1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Sendmail
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Postfix
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) Lotus
2 2 (66.67%) XMPP
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) MindAlign
3 1 (33.33%) IMAP
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) SMTP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (33.33%) Proofpoint
3 1 (33.33%) LAPP Stack

S/MIME
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (66.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) MindAlign
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) IMAP
2 1 (33.33%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (33.33%) SMTP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XMPP
2 1 (33.33%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Sendmail
2 2 (66.67%) Postfix
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Lotus
2 1 (33.33%) Proofpoint