Period
to 27 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 July 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)
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 708 713 676
Rank change year-on-year +5 -37 -39
Contract jobs citing SMTP 141 195 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 1.13% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 113 115
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £255 £259 £235
90th Percentile £560 £548 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £369 £398
% change year-on-year -2.37% -7.23% +13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 12
UK median hourly rate £16.81 £20.83 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.32% -19.88% -
10th Percentile £14.55 £15.70 £13.50
90th Percentile £21.48 £21.30 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £20.83 £26.00
% change year-on-year -19.32% -19.88% -

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 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 13197 17261 16199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.84% 15.71% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7928 10482 9067
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £204 £223 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 764 801 934
UK median hourly rate £19.44 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.24% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +13.89%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SMTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMTP over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMTP over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 6 months to 27 July 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
England +11 128 £400 -4.76% 25
UK excluding London -6 68 £360 -2.37% 16
London +1 65 £450 +6.51% 11
South East -5 36 £375 -7.41% 4
North of England +51 12 £425 - 7
East of England -2 10 £320 -24.71%
North West +30 7 £388 -8.82% 3
Wales +2 6 £310 -11.43%
Yorkshire +41 4 £450 +50.00% 4
Midlands +10 4 £375 +13.64% 1
East Midlands -3 2 £375 -
South West +9 1 £295 +10.28% 2
North East - 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 with a requirement for SMTP.

1 85 (60.28%) Windows
2 76 (53.90%) DNS
3 62 (43.97%) VMware
4 53 (37.59%) HTTP
4 53 (37.59%) Active Directory
5 51 (36.17%) Linux
6 45 (31.91%) TCP/IP
6 45 (31.91%) Microsoft
7 43 (30.50%) DHCP
8 42 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 41 (29.08%) Windows Server
10 39 (27.66%) Cisco
11 36 (25.53%) Web Services
12 35 (24.82%) Unix
12 35 (24.82%) PowerShell
13 33 (23.40%) LAN
14 30 (21.28%) Firewall
14 30 (21.28%) CentOS
14 30 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
15 29 (20.57%) Python
16 28 (19.86%) SQL
17 27 (19.15%) Java
17 27 (19.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 26 (18.44%) IMAP
18 26 (18.44%) Opscode Chef
18 26 (18.44%) LDAP
19 25 (17.73%) ITIL
19 25 (17.73%) DevOps
19 25 (17.73%) Amazon AWS
20 24 (17.02%) WAN

SMTP
Co-occurring 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 24 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.64%) Apache
3 14 (9.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (9.93%) Tomcat
4 13 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (8.51%) IIS
6 8 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (4.26%) Skype for Business
9 5 (3.55%) SAS
10 4 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (2.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.84%) WebSphere
11 3 (2.13%) SharePoint
11 3 (2.13%) WebLogic
12 2 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (1.42%) JBoss
13 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
13 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.73%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.67%) Route 53
2 8 (5.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (4.96%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (4.96%) Amazon S3
3 7 (4.96%) Office 365
4 6 (4.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (4.26%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (3.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.71%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.71%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 76 (53.90%) DNS
2 53 (37.59%) HTTP
3 45 (31.91%) TCP/IP
4 43 (30.50%) DHCP
5 33 (23.40%) LAN
6 30 (21.28%) Firewall
7 26 (18.44%) IMAP
7 26 (18.44%) LDAP
8 24 (17.02%) WAN
9 22 (15.60%) Internet
10 20 (14.18%) SSL
10 20 (14.18%) VPN
11 18 (12.77%) NAS
11 18 (12.77%) SAN
12 16 (11.35%) SSH
13 12 (8.51%) MPLS
14 11 (7.80%) FTP
14 11 (7.80%) VoIP
15 10 (7.09%) Cisco IOS
16 8 (5.67%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.35%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.67%) MySQL
3 8 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.96%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.55%) Big Data
6 4 (2.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.71%) DB2
9 1 (0.71%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (9.93%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.96%) GitLab
3 6 (4.26%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.55%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.55%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.13%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (2.13%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.42%) Gradle
6 2 (1.42%) Maven
6 2 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.71%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.71%) Mocha
General
1 17 (12.06%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.38%) Finance
3 7 (4.96%) Legal
4 6 (4.26%) Banking
5 3 (2.13%) Electronics
5 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.13%) Marketing
6 2 (1.42%) Back Office
6 2 (1.42%) Front Office
7 1 (0.71%) French Language
7 1 (0.71%) German Language
7 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Military
7 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (15.60%) Developer
2 17 (12.06%) Support Engineer
3 15 (10.64%) Analyst
4 12 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (8.51%) Unix Analyst
5 11 (7.80%) Consultant
6 10 (7.09%) Architect
6 10 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.38%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) AWS Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Designer
9 7 (4.96%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Unix Support
9 7 (4.96%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Windows Support Engineer
10 6 (4.26%) Exchange Engineer
10 6 (4.26%) ServiceNow Developer
10 6 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.26%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (25.53%) Web Services
2 22 (15.60%) SOAP
3 16 (11.35%) RESTful
3 16 (11.35%) XML
4 13 (9.22%) HTML
5 12 (8.51%) CSS
6 10 (7.09%) .NET
6 10 (7.09%) Ajax
6 10 (7.09%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (7.09%) Sensu
7 7 (4.96%) ASP.NET
7 7 (4.96%) REST
8 6 (4.26%) jQuery
8 6 (4.26%) WCF
9 5 (3.55%) .NET Framework
9 5 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (3.55%) Entity Framework
9 5 (3.55%) LINQ
9 5 (3.55%) LINQ to SQL
9 5 (3.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.35%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.51%) Private Cloud
2 12 (8.51%) Replication
3 11 (7.80%) Public Cloud
4 10 (7.09%) Enterprise Storage
4 10 (7.09%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.96%) Clustering
5 7 (4.96%) User Experience
6 6 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.26%) Client/Server
6 6 (4.26%) Derivative
6 6 (4.26%) PKI
7 5 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.55%) NHS
8 4 (2.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (2.13%) CESG
9 3 (2.13%) CMDB
9 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 85 (60.28%) Windows
2 51 (36.17%) Linux
3 41 (29.08%) Windows Server
4 35 (24.82%) Unix
5 30 (21.28%) CentOS
5 30 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (19.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (14.89%) Solaris
8 20 (14.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (9.93%) Android
11 9 (6.38%) Windows 7
12 8 (5.67%) Windows 10
13 5 (3.55%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (2.84%) Windows 8
15 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
15 3 (2.13%) Ubuntu
16 2 (1.42%) Mac OS X
16 2 (1.42%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (1.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.73%) DevOps
1 25 (17.73%) ITIL
2 22 (15.60%) Configuration Management
3 20 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (12.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (12.77%) Load Balancing
5 14 (9.93%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 14 (9.93%) Migration
6 12 (8.51%) Mobile Device Management
6 12 (8.51%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (7.80%) OOP
8 10 (7.09%) Information Security
8 10 (7.09%) OO
9 9 (6.38%) Mentoring
9 9 (6.38%) Service Management
10 8 (5.67%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (5.67%) PRINCE2
10 8 (5.67%) Problem Management
11 7 (4.96%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 35 (24.82%) PowerShell
2 29 (20.57%) Python
3 28 (19.86%) SQL
4 27 (19.15%) Java
5 23 (16.31%) Perl
6 20 (14.18%) Shell Script
7 19 (13.48%) Ruby
8 18 (12.77%) JavaScript
9 15 (10.64%) Bash Shell
10 12 (8.51%) Groovy
10 12 (8.51%) Korn
11 11 (7.80%) VB
12 9 (6.38%) PHP
13 8 (5.67%) C#
14 6 (4.26%) C
15 1 (0.71%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.71%) ActionScript 2.0
15 1 (0.71%) ES6
15 1 (0.71%) Go
15 1 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (12.06%) Degree
2 11 (7.80%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.96%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (4.26%) AWS Certification
6 6 (4.26%) CCA
7 5 (3.55%) CCAA
7 5 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.55%) ISEB
7 5 (3.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.13%) CCIE
8 3 (2.13%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.13%) MCSA
8 3 (2.13%) MCSE
9 2 (1.42%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.42%) CCENT
9 2 (1.42%) CCNA
9 2 (1.42%) CISSP
9 2 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.96%) QA
2 5 (3.55%) HL7
2 5 (3.55%) SLA
3 2 (1.42%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 53 (37.59%) Active Directory
2 42 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.89%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.67%) XenApp
5 7 (4.96%) NFS
5 7 (4.96%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (4.26%) vSphere
6 6 (4.26%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.55%) XenServer
8 4 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.42%) Docker
10 2 (1.42%) Firmware
10 2 (1.42%) Sendmail
10 2 (1.42%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.71%) Squid
11 1 (0.71%) vCloud
11 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (18.44%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (15.60%) Ansible
3 20 (14.18%) NetBackup
4 18 (12.77%) Puppet
5 12 (8.51%) Nagios
6 10 (7.09%) AirWatch
6 10 (7.09%) WSUS
7 9 (6.38%) Salt
8 6 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (4.26%) vCenter Server
9 5 (3.55%) Kubernetes
9 5 (3.55%) Rsyslog
10 4 (2.84%) Mesos
10 4 (2.84%) vRealize
11 3 (2.13%) IBM BigFix
11 3 (2.13%) PowerCLI
11 3 (2.13%) TADDM
12 2 (1.42%) EdgeSight
12 2 (1.42%) Kibana
12 2 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 62 (43.97%) VMware
2 45 (31.91%) Microsoft
3 39 (27.66%) Cisco
4 19 (13.48%) HP
5 17 (12.06%) Citrix
5 17 (12.06%) NetApp
5 17 (12.06%) Red Hat
6 10 (7.09%) EMC
6 10 (7.09%) MobileIron
6 10 (7.09%) Oracle
6 10 (7.09%) ServiceNow
6 10 (7.09%) Symantec
7 9 (6.38%) Dell
8 7 (4.96%) CommVault
8 7 (4.96%) IBM
8 7 (4.96%) Sun
8 7 (4.96%) Veeam
9 5 (3.55%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.55%) Mitel
9 5 (3.55%) SAP
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