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 3 months to 22 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)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 547 526
Rank change year-on-year 0 -21  
Contract jobs citing SMTP 68 98 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 1.13% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 53 57
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £268 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £398
% change year-on-year -3.57% -11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Median hourly rate £15.90 £20.83 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.65% -18.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.40 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.04 £20.93 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.83 £25.50
% change year-on-year -27.98% -18.31%  

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 6351 8706 8089
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.55% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 5295 4556
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 422 468
Median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.58% +22.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SMTP in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 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
England +28 62 £394 -7.29% 44
London +15 34 £513 +24.24% 15
South East +8 13 £360 -24.21% 13
Berkshire +17 10 £360 +16.12% 4
Hammersmith +2 9 £555 +5.71% 1
South Wales +5 6 £310 -17.33%
Wales +2 6 £310 -17.33%
East of England -3 6 £320 -24.70% 4
Cardiff - 6 £310 -
Reading +17 5 £315 - 1
Hertfordshire +4 5 £320 +1.58% 2
City of London +4 4 £325 -24.63% 2
Maidenhead +3 4 £360 +33.33%
North West +24 3 £388 -3.12% 7
East Midlands -9 2 £375 -
Northampton - 2 £375 -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 2 £375 -
Yorkshire +26 1 - - 1
Hampshire +9 1 - - 6
Merseyside -5 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire -15 1 £450 +5.88%
Milton Keynes -23 1 £375 -28.57%
Buckinghamshire -25 1 £375 -26.82%
North East - 1 £275 -
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Surrey - 1 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for SMTP.

1 80 (58.39%) DNS
2 73 (53.28%) Windows
3 58 (42.34%) VMware
4 53 (38.69%) Linux
5 49 (35.77%) HTTP
6 44 (32.12%) DHCP
7 43 (31.39%) Active Directory
8 42 (30.66%) PowerShell
9 41 (29.93%) TCP/IP
9 41 (29.93%) Microsoft
10 36 (26.28%) VMware Infrastructure
11 35 (25.55%) Web Services
12 34 (24.82%) Unix
13 32 (23.36%) Cisco
14 30 (21.90%) LDAP
14 30 (21.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 30 (21.90%) Windows Server
15 29 (21.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 29 (21.17%) Firewall
16 28 (20.44%) CentOS
16 28 (20.44%) DevOps
17 27 (19.71%) Python
18 26 (18.98%) SQL
18 26 (18.98%) Opscode Chef
19 25 (18.25%) Java
19 25 (18.25%) Internet
20 24 (17.52%) SOAP
20 24 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
20 24 (17.52%) IMAP
21 23 (16.79%) Amazon AWS

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 23 (16.79%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2013
2 13 (9.49%) Tomcat
3 12 (8.76%) Apache
3 12 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (6.57%) IIS
5 7 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (5.11%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (3.65%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.92%) SAS
8 3 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.19%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.19%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.46%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.46%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (8.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.79%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.11%) Office 365
3 6 (4.38%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (4.38%) Amazon S3
3 6 (4.38%) Route 53
3 6 (4.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (3.65%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (3.65%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.73%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.73%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.73%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 80 (58.39%) DNS
2 49 (35.77%) HTTP
3 44 (32.12%) DHCP
4 41 (29.93%) TCP/IP
5 30 (21.90%) LDAP
6 29 (21.17%) Firewall
7 25 (18.25%) Internet
8 24 (17.52%) IMAP
9 23 (16.79%) LAN
10 21 (15.33%) SSL
11 18 (13.14%) SAN
11 18 (13.14%) WAN
12 16 (11.68%) SSH
13 15 (10.95%) NAS
14 14 (10.22%) VPN
15 13 (9.49%) FTP
16 10 (7.30%) POP3
17 9 (6.57%) Cisco IOS
17 9 (6.57%) MPLS
18 8 (5.84%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.06%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.49%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.65%) DB2
4 5 (3.65%) MySQL
5 4 (2.92%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.92%) Big Data
5 4 (2.92%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (2.19%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.19%) IBM BigInsights
6 3 (2.19%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.73%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (9.49%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.38%) GitLab
3 5 (3.65%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.92%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (2.92%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (2.92%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.19%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.46%) Gradle
6 2 (1.46%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (1.46%) Maven
6 2 (1.46%) Mocha
7 1 (0.73%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.73%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 18 (13.14%) Telecoms
2 17 (12.41%) Finance
3 7 (5.11%) Legal
4 6 (4.38%) Banking
4 6 (4.38%) Marketing
5 5 (3.65%) Electronics
5 5 (3.65%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.46%) Back Office
6 2 (1.46%) Front Office
7 1 (0.73%) French Language
7 1 (0.73%) German Language
7 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.73%) Military
7 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (13.87%) Developer
2 15 (10.95%) Analyst
2 15 (10.95%) Architect
3 13 (9.49%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (8.76%) Unix Analyst
5 11 (8.03%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.84%) Consultant
7 8 (5.84%) Designer
7 8 (5.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (5.84%) Unix Support
7 8 (5.84%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (5.11%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.38%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (4.38%) Exchange Engineer
9 6 (4.38%) ServiceNow Developer
9 6 (4.38%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.38%) Unix Support Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (25.55%) Web Services
2 24 (17.52%) SOAP
3 14 (10.22%) RESTful
4 12 (8.76%) XML
5 11 (8.03%) CSS
5 11 (8.03%) HTML
6 10 (7.30%) REST
7 9 (6.57%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (6.57%) Sensu
8 8 (5.84%) Ajax
9 6 (4.38%) OAuth
9 6 (4.38%) SAML
10 5 (3.65%) .NET
10 5 (3.65%) AngularJS
10 5 (3.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (2.92%) jQuery
11 4 (2.92%) Software Packaging
11 4 (2.92%) WCF
12 3 (2.19%) .NET Framework
12 3 (2.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.87%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.49%) Replication
3 11 (8.03%) Private Cloud
3 11 (8.03%) User Experience
4 10 (7.30%) Enterprise Storage
4 10 (7.30%) Management Information System
4 10 (7.30%) Public Cloud
5 9 (6.57%) Clustering
6 6 (4.38%) Derivative
7 5 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.65%) NHS
7 5 (3.65%) PKI
8 4 (2.92%) CESG
8 4 (2.92%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (2.19%) CMDB
9 3 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.46%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 73 (53.28%) Windows
2 53 (38.69%) Linux
3 34 (24.82%) Unix
4 30 (21.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (21.90%) Windows Server
5 29 (21.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (20.44%) CentOS
7 20 (14.60%) Solaris
8 19 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (12.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (8.76%) Android
11 5 (3.65%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (2.92%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.92%) Windows 8
13 3 (2.19%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.46%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.46%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (1.46%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.44%) DevOps
2 24 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (14.60%) ITIL
4 19 (13.87%) Configuration Management
5 18 (13.14%) Load Balancing
6 15 (10.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (10.22%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 12 (8.76%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (7.30%) OOP
10 9 (6.57%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (6.57%) Mentoring
10 9 (6.57%) Migration
10 9 (6.57%) Mobile Device Management
10 9 (6.57%) OO
11 8 (5.84%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (5.84%) PRINCE2
11 8 (5.84%) Service Management
12 7 (5.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (5.11%) ITSM
12 7 (5.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (30.66%) PowerShell
2 27 (19.71%) Python
3 26 (18.98%) SQL
4 25 (18.25%) Java
5 19 (13.87%) Perl
6 18 (13.14%) JavaScript
6 18 (13.14%) Shell Script
7 17 (12.41%) Bash Shell
8 16 (11.68%) Ruby
9 12 (8.76%) Korn
10 11 (8.03%) Groovy
11 10 (7.30%) VB
12 6 (4.38%) C
13 5 (3.65%) PHP
14 4 (2.92%) C#
15 2 (1.46%) ES6
15 2 (1.46%) Scala
16 1 (0.73%) ActionScript
16 1 (0.73%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 14 (10.22%) Degree
2 13 (9.49%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.03%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.11%) Citrix Certification
4 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.38%) CCA
6 5 (3.65%) CCAA
6 5 (3.65%) ISEB
6 5 (3.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.92%) AWS Certification
7 4 (2.92%) MCSE
8 3 (2.19%) CCIE
8 3 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.19%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.46%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.46%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (1.46%) CISSP
9 2 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.73%) CCEA
10 1 (0.73%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.57%) QA
2 4 (2.92%) SLA
3 3 (2.19%) HL7
4 2 (1.46%) RMADS
4 2 (1.46%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (31.39%) Active Directory
2 36 (26.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (16.06%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.11%) XenApp
4 7 (5.11%) XenServer
5 6 (4.38%) NFS
5 6 (4.38%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.65%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.92%) vCloud
8 3 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.46%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.73%) Docker
10 1 (0.73%) Firmware
10 1 (0.73%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.73%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (18.98%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (16.06%) Puppet
3 21 (15.33%) Ansible
3 21 (15.33%) NetBackup
4 13 (9.49%) Nagios
5 9 (6.57%) AirWatch
5 9 (6.57%) Salt
5 9 (6.57%) WSUS
6 7 (5.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (4.38%) vCenter Server
8 4 (2.92%) Kubernetes
8 4 (2.92%) Rsyslog
8 4 (2.92%) vRealize
9 3 (2.19%) IBM BigFix
9 3 (2.19%) Mesos
9 3 (2.19%) SCCM
9 3 (2.19%) TADDM
9 3 (2.19%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.46%) EdgeSight
10 2 (1.46%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 58 (42.34%) VMware
2 41 (29.93%) Microsoft
3 32 (23.36%) Cisco
4 19 (13.87%) Red Hat
5 16 (11.68%) Citrix
6 15 (10.95%) HP
7 14 (10.22%) NetApp
8 12 (8.76%) Oracle
9 11 (8.03%) Symantec
10 10 (7.30%) IBM
10 10 (7.30%) ServiceNow
11 9 (6.57%) MobileIron
12 7 (5.11%) EMC
12 7 (5.11%) SAP
12 7 (5.11%) Sun
13 4 (2.92%) CommVault
13 4 (2.92%) Dell
14 3 (2.19%) CheckPoint
14 3 (2.19%) Google
15 2 (1.46%) Huawei
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