Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 725 747 696
Rank change year-on-year +22 -51 -13
Contract jobs citing SMTP 167 141 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 1.02% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 82 149
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.31% -5.33% +15.75%
10th Percentile £213 £264 £285
90th Percentile £594 £582 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £360 £421
% change year-on-year -13.89% -14.54% +20.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 8
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £16.81 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.99% -56.63% +121.43%
10th Percentile £18.65 £14.85 £20.83
90th Percentile £26.35 £40.00 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £16.81 £45.00
% change year-on-year +21.99% -62.66% +157.14%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,488 13,816 16,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.12% 13.64% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,102 8,426 9,830
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £213
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 730 826
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.56 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.88% -14.64% +11.79%
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.04 £47.28 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.54% -22.48% +21.95%

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 12 November 2018.

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
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 12 November 2018. 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 +55 156 £400 - 49
London +46 83 £450 - 17
UK excluding London -22 77 £310 -13.89% 36
South East -3 41 £375 +4.17% 8
North of England -15 16 £313 -27.33% 13
North West -17 10 £300 -29.41% 9
South West - 8 £233 - 8
Yorkshire -4 6 £413 -8.33% 4
East of England -3 5 £209 -42.41% 3
Scotland -14 4 - - 2
Midlands -7 3 £300 +66.67%
East Midlands +19 2 - -
West Midlands -24 1 £300 +66.67%

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 with a requirement for SMTP.

1 79 (47.31%) DNS
2 76 (45.51%) Microsoft
3 63 (37.72%) Windows
4 61 (36.53%) HTTP
5 56 (33.53%) Active Directory
5 56 (33.53%) Firewall
6 52 (31.14%) TCP/IP
7 44 (26.35%) MS Exchange
8 40 (23.95%) FTP
8 40 (23.95%) Skype for Business
9 38 (22.75%) Cisco
10 37 (22.16%) PowerShell
11 35 (20.96%) VPN
12 34 (20.36%) Linux
13 33 (19.76%) Exchange Server 2010
14 32 (19.16%) Skype
15 31 (18.56%) Windows Server
15 31 (18.56%) Microsoft Azure
15 31 (18.56%) Office 365
15 31 (18.56%) DHCP
15 31 (18.56%) SNMP
15 31 (18.56%) Internet
15 31 (18.56%) VMware
16 30 (17.96%) Migration
16 30 (17.96%) SSL
17 28 (16.77%) CheckPoint
18 26 (15.57%) WAN
19 24 (14.37%) Unix
19 24 (14.37%) MVC
20 23 (13.77%) SQL

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 44 (26.35%) MS Exchange
2 40 (23.95%) Skype for Business
3 33 (19.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (10.78%) IIS
5 14 (8.38%) SharePoint
6 12 (7.19%) Apache
7 11 (6.59%) CICS
7 11 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (5.39%) CMS
9 8 (4.79%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (2.40%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (1.80%) Confluence
12 3 (1.80%) IBM Notes
12 3 (1.80%) Mule
12 3 (1.80%) Mule ESB
13 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (1.20%) nginx
13 2 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (8.38%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (18.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 31 (18.56%) Office 365
2 9 (5.39%) IaaS
2 9 (5.39%) OpenShift
2 9 (5.39%) SaaS
3 8 (4.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (4.19%) Mimecast
5 6 (3.59%) PaaS
6 5 (2.99%) Datadog
7 3 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.80%) npm
7 3 (1.80%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.80%) Yammer
8 2 (1.20%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 2 (1.20%) G Suite
9 1 (0.60%) Akamai
9 1 (0.60%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 79 (47.31%) DNS
2 61 (36.53%) HTTP
3 56 (33.53%) Firewall
4 52 (31.14%) TCP/IP
5 40 (23.95%) FTP
6 35 (20.96%) VPN
7 32 (19.16%) Skype
8 31 (18.56%) DHCP
8 31 (18.56%) Internet
8 31 (18.56%) SNMP
9 30 (17.96%) SSL
10 26 (15.57%) WAN
11 23 (13.77%) SSH
12 21 (12.57%) HTTPS
13 19 (11.38%) LAN
14 18 (10.78%) Wireless
15 17 (10.18%) IMAP
15 17 (10.18%) MPLS
15 17 (10.18%) OSPF
16 16 (9.58%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.78%) DB2
3 11 (6.59%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (5.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.59%) Redis
7 5 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.99%) HBase
7 5 (2.99%) MySQL
8 4 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.40%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.60%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 21 (12.57%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.59%) gulp
3 10 (5.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.99%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.39%) InstallShield
4 9 (5.39%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.99%) CircleCI
6 4 (2.40%) Gradle
6 4 (2.40%) Maven
6 4 (2.40%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.80%) Bower
7 3 (1.80%) git-flow
7 3 (1.80%) Grunt
7 3 (1.80%) JIRA
7 3 (1.80%) JUnit
7 3 (1.80%) Subversion
8 2 (1.20%) Liquibase
9 1 (0.60%) AppScan
9 1 (0.60%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (11.98%) Finance
2 14 (8.38%) Banking
3 11 (6.59%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.59%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.99%) Marketing
5 5 (2.99%) Retail
6 4 (2.40%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.80%) Back Office
8 2 (1.20%) Electronics
8 2 (1.20%) Law
8 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.60%) Billing
9 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (24.55%) Developer
2 21 (12.57%) Network Engineer
3 11 (6.59%) .NET Developer
3 11 (6.59%) Consultant
4 10 (5.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 10 (5.99%) Senior Developer
5 9 (5.39%) Analyst
5 9 (5.39%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (4.79%) Architect
6 8 (4.79%) BizTalk Developer
6 8 (4.79%) Senior BizTalk Developer
7 7 (4.19%) Firewall Engineer
7 7 (4.19%) Support Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) Administrator
8 6 (3.59%) Messaging Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) Project Manager
9 5 (2.99%) Exchange Engineer
9 5 (2.99%) Messaging Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.17%) .NET
2 21 (12.57%) XML
3 20 (11.98%) CSS
3 20 (11.98%) HTML
4 18 (10.78%) .NET Framework
4 18 (10.78%) Entity Framework
5 16 (9.58%) LDAP
6 13 (7.78%) ASP.NET
7 12 (7.19%) 802.1X
7 12 (7.19%) ISPF
8 11 (6.59%) jQuery
8 11 (6.59%) WCF
9 10 (5.99%) AngularJS
9 10 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (5.99%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (5.99%) Polymer
9 10 (5.99%) React
9 10 (5.99%) Vue.js
10 9 (5.39%) LINQ to SQL
10 9 (5.39%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.78%) Mainframe
2 12 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.99%) Clustering
3 10 (5.99%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.79%) User Experience
5 7 (4.19%) PKI
6 6 (3.59%) DataPower
6 6 (3.59%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.59%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.40%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.40%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.40%) SCADA
9 3 (1.80%) BYOD
9 3 (1.80%) Handset
9 3 (1.80%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.80%) W3C
10 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.20%) EMC Centera
10 2 (1.20%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 63 (37.72%) Windows
2 34 (20.36%) Linux
3 31 (18.56%) Windows Server
4 24 (14.37%) Unix
5 14 (8.38%) zOS
6 13 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (5.99%) Windows 10
8 9 (5.39%) Windows 7
9 8 (4.79%) Android
10 7 (4.19%) Apple iOS
10 7 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (3.59%) Check Point GAiA
11 6 (3.59%) Solaris
12 4 (2.40%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.80%) HPUX
14 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.60%) CentOS
15 1 (0.60%) SUSE
15 1 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.96%) Migration
2 24 (14.37%) MVC
3 23 (13.77%) Kalman Filter
4 17 (10.18%) Email Filtering
4 17 (10.18%) Load Balancing
5 14 (8.38%) ITIL
6 13 (7.78%) Task Automation
7 12 (7.19%) Network Architecture
8 11 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (6.59%) Microservices
8 11 (6.59%) TDD
9 10 (5.99%) DevOps
9 10 (5.99%) Front End Development
9 10 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (5.99%) Web Development
10 9 (5.39%) Configuration Management
10 9 (5.39%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (5.39%) OO
10 9 (5.39%) Responsive Web Design
11 8 (4.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.16%) PowerShell
2 23 (13.77%) SQL
3 22 (13.17%) C#
4 21 (12.57%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.38%) JCL
6 12 (7.19%) REXX
7 11 (6.59%) Assembly Language
7 11 (6.59%) COBOL
8 9 (5.39%) Java
9 8 (4.79%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.99%) ActionScript
10 5 (2.99%) ActionScript 2.0
11 4 (2.40%) Perl
12 3 (1.80%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.20%) Python
13 2 (1.20%) Ruby
14 1 (0.60%) Groovy
14 1 (0.60%) Jython
14 1 (0.60%) PHP
14 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (10.78%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (10.78%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.98%) CCNP
3 13 (7.78%) SC Cleared
4 12 (7.19%) CCNA
4 12 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.39%) Degree
6 5 (2.99%) CCSE
6 5 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.80%) CCDA
8 3 (1.80%) CCIE
8 3 (1.80%) CCVP
8 3 (1.80%) JNCIA
8 3 (1.80%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.80%) PMP
9 2 (1.20%) CCENT
9 2 (1.20%) CCSA
9 2 (1.20%) HP APS
10 1 (0.60%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.39%) WCAG
2 3 (1.80%) GDPR
3 1 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (33.53%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (11.38%) Docker
4 12 (7.19%) Time Sharing Option
5 9 (5.39%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.59%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.80%) vSphere
7 3 (1.80%) Xen
8 2 (1.20%) Postfix
8 2 (1.20%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.20%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.20%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.20%) XenServer
9 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.60%) NDS
9 1 (0.60%) RACF
9 1 (0.60%) Squid
Systems Management
1 17 (10.18%) Kubernetes
2 10 (5.99%) Ansible
3 7 (4.19%) SCCM
3 7 (4.19%) SCOM
4 6 (3.59%) Puppet
4 6 (3.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 6 (3.59%) Terraform
5 5 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.40%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.80%) PingFederate
7 3 (1.80%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.20%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.20%) Cacti
8 2 (1.20%) Forum Sentry
8 2 (1.20%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (1.20%) Nessus
8 2 (1.20%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.60%) Nmap
Vendors
1 76 (45.51%) Microsoft
2 38 (22.75%) Cisco
3 31 (18.56%) VMware
4 28 (16.77%) CheckPoint
5 23 (13.77%) IBM
6 14 (8.38%) Symantec
7 12 (7.19%) SAP
8 11 (6.59%) Citrix
8 11 (6.59%) Oracle
8 11 (6.59%) SolarWinds
9 10 (5.99%) Juniper
10 9 (5.39%) Aruba
10 9 (5.39%) IronPort
11 7 (4.19%) Meraki
12 6 (3.59%) F5
13 5 (2.99%) AppDynamics
13 5 (2.99%) HP
13 5 (2.99%) New Relic
13 5 (2.99%) Palo Alto
13 5 (2.99%) ServiceNow