Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 711 712 674
Rank change year-on-year +1 -38 -10
Contract jobs citing SMTP 152 165 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 1.23% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 99 126
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -12.79% +21.13%
10th Percentile £261 £258 £298
90th Percentile £556 £540 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £425
% change year-on-year -3.45% -14.71% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £29.19 £31.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.35% -6.01% +82.68%
10th Percentile £22.50 £16.69 £19.18
90th Percentile £27.50 £40.00 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.19 £37.31
% change year-on-year -14.35% -21.76% +148.70%

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 12,649 13,368 14,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.76% 13.18% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,653 8,251 8,730
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £603 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 699 755
UK median hourly rate £18.76 £19.03 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.42% -11.49% -4.44%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.15 £49.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.41 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -10.72% -9.30% -2.27%

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 15 February 2019.

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 14 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 15 February 2019. 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 -12 139 £394 +9.38% 55
London +11 84 £415 +7.79% 15
UK excluding London -42 60 £350 -3.45% 42
South East -15 28 £375 +4.17% 8
North of England -15 8 £300 -39.09% 8
Midlands +6 7 £328 +81.94% 5
South West -32 6 £388 +5.44% 13
East of England +17 5 £350 - 6
North West -8 5 £300 -31.03% 4
East Midlands - 5 £355 -
Wales - 4 £425 - 2
Yorkshire -14 3 £231 -57.95% 4
Scotland -8 2 - -
West Midlands -16 2 £300 +66.67% 5

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 65 (42.76%) DNS
2 64 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 62 (40.79%) HTTP
4 59 (38.82%) Active Directory
5 45 (29.61%) PowerShell
6 42 (27.63%) Office 365
6 42 (27.63%) Windows
7 40 (26.32%) MS Exchange
8 39 (25.66%) Firewall
9 37 (24.34%) FTP
9 37 (24.34%) TCP/IP
10 33 (21.71%) SSH
10 33 (21.71%) Microsoft Azure
11 32 (21.05%) VMware
12 31 (20.39%) Migration
12 31 (20.39%) Skype
13 30 (19.74%) Internet
14 29 (19.08%) SNMP
15 28 (18.42%) Skype for Business
15 28 (18.42%) Git (software)
16 27 (17.76%) Exchange Server 2010
17 26 (17.11%) Cisco
18 24 (15.79%) Linux
18 24 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
19 23 (15.13%) Unix
19 23 (15.13%) LDAP
20 22 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2013
20 22 (14.47%) Windows Server
21 21 (13.82%) Task Automation
21 21 (13.82%) SharePoint

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 40 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 28 (18.42%) Skype for Business
3 27 (17.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (13.82%) SharePoint
6 11 (7.24%) CICS
7 9 (5.92%) Apache
8 8 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (5.26%) CMS
9 6 (3.95%) IIS
9 6 (3.95%) Tomcat
10 5 (3.29%) Confluence
11 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (1.97%) Mule
12 3 (1.97%) Mule ESB
13 2 (1.32%) IBM Notes
13 2 (1.32%) nginx
14 1 (0.66%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 21 (13.82%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 42 (27.63%) Office 365
2 33 (21.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (9.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (5.92%) OpenShift
5 4 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.63%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.97%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 3 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.97%) IaaS
6 3 (1.97%) npm
6 3 (1.97%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.32%) GitHub
7 2 (1.32%) SaaS
8 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.66%) G Suite
8 1 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (42.76%) DNS
2 62 (40.79%) HTTP
3 39 (25.66%) Firewall
4 37 (24.34%) FTP
4 37 (24.34%) TCP/IP
5 33 (21.71%) SSH
6 31 (20.39%) Skype
7 30 (19.74%) Internet
8 29 (19.08%) SNMP
9 20 (13.16%) DHCP
9 20 (13.16%) HTTPS
10 19 (12.50%) SSL
10 19 (12.50%) VPN
11 17 (11.18%) IMAP
11 17 (11.18%) WAN
12 13 (8.55%) LAN
13 12 (7.89%) IPsec
13 12 (7.89%) OSPF
14 11 (7.24%) Wireless
15 10 (6.58%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.21%) DB2
3 11 (7.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.29%) MySQL
7 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.97%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.32%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.66%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 28 (18.42%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.89%) gulp
3 7 (4.61%) Bitbucket
3 7 (4.61%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.29%) Gradle
4 5 (3.29%) Maven
5 4 (2.63%) JUnit
5 4 (2.63%) SonarQube
6 3 (1.97%) Bower
6 3 (1.97%) git-flow
6 3 (1.97%) Grunt
7 2 (1.32%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.32%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.32%) GitLab
7 2 (1.32%) InstallShield
7 2 (1.32%) JIRA
7 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.32%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (6.58%) Finance
2 7 (4.61%) Banking
3 5 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.63%) Marketing
5 2 (1.32%) Advertising
5 2 (1.32%) Law
6 1 (0.66%) German Language
6 1 (0.66%) Legal
6 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.66%) Publishing
6 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (20.39%) Developer
2 17 (11.18%) Network Engineer
3 15 (9.87%) Architect
4 13 (8.55%) Analyst
4 13 (8.55%) Consultant
5 11 (7.24%) Administrator
6 10 (6.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 9 (5.92%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.26%) BizTalk Developer
8 8 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.26%) Senior BizTalk Developer
9 7 (4.61%) Exchange Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Messaging Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.13%) LDAP
2 18 (11.84%) HTML
3 15 (9.87%) CSS
4 14 (9.21%) ISPF
5 13 (8.55%) .NET
5 13 (8.55%) React
6 12 (7.89%) .NET Framework
6 12 (7.89%) XML
7 11 (7.24%) Web Services
8 10 (6.58%) AngularJS
8 10 (6.58%) Entity Framework
8 10 (6.58%) Polymer
8 10 (6.58%) Vue.js
9 9 (5.92%) Sass
10 8 (5.26%) JMS
10 8 (5.26%) jQuery
10 8 (5.26%) WCF
11 7 (4.61%) XSLT
12 5 (3.29%) EDI
12 5 (3.29%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.55%) Mainframe
2 10 (6.58%) Clustering
3 9 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 8 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.26%) PKI
5 7 (4.61%) User Experience
6 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.97%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.97%) Social Media
7 3 (1.97%) VSAM
8 2 (1.32%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.32%) DataPower
9 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (27.63%) Windows
2 24 (15.79%) Linux
3 23 (15.13%) Unix
4 22 (14.47%) Windows Server
5 15 (9.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (9.21%) zOS
7 13 (8.55%) Windows 10
8 6 (3.95%) Windows 7
9 5 (3.29%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.63%) Android
11 3 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.32%) CentOS
12 2 (1.32%) Solaris
12 2 (1.32%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.66%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.66%) HPUX
13 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.39%) Migration
2 21 (13.82%) Task Automation
3 18 (11.84%) ITIL
4 16 (10.53%) DevOps
5 15 (9.87%) Kalman Filter
5 15 (9.87%) MVC
6 12 (7.89%) Web Development
7 11 (7.24%) Load Balancing
8 10 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (6.58%) Email Filtering
8 10 (6.58%) Front End Development
9 9 (5.92%) Collaborative Working
9 9 (5.92%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.92%) Infrastructure Management
9 9 (5.92%) OO
9 9 (5.92%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (5.92%) TDD
9 9 (5.92%) Technical Leadership
10 8 (5.26%) Change Management
10 8 (5.26%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (29.61%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.18%) JavaScript
3 16 (10.53%) C#
4 15 (9.87%) Python
4 15 (9.87%) SQL
5 14 (9.21%) JCL
5 14 (9.21%) REXX
6 13 (8.55%) Java
7 12 (7.89%) Assembly Language
8 11 (7.24%) COBOL
9 10 (6.58%) Perl
10 8 (5.26%) Bash Shell
10 8 (5.26%) PHP
10 8 (5.26%) Shell Script
11 7 (4.61%) C
12 5 (3.29%) ActionScript
12 5 (3.29%) ActionScript 2.0
13 4 (2.63%) Ruby
14 3 (1.97%) VB.NET
15 2 (1.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 18 (11.84%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.61%) CCNP
6 6 (3.95%) Degree
7 5 (3.29%) CCNA
8 2 (1.32%) CCIE
8 2 (1.32%) CCSE
8 2 (1.32%) CISSP
8 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.32%) HP APS
9 1 (0.66%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.66%) CEH
9 1 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.66%) MCSA
9 1 (0.66%) MCSE
9 1 (0.66%) OSCP
9 1 (0.66%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.92%) WCAG
2 5 (3.29%) GDPR
3 4 (2.63%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.66%) COBIT
6 1 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.66%) RMADS
System Software
1 59 (38.82%) Active Directory
2 24 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.21%) Time Sharing Option
4 13 (8.55%) Docker
5 7 (4.61%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.95%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.29%) Shibboleth
7 5 (3.29%) vSphere
8 4 (2.63%) Xen
9 3 (1.97%) RACF
9 3 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.97%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.97%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.97%) XenServer
10 2 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.32%) Sendmail
10 2 (1.32%) Squid
10 2 (1.32%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.66%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 11 (7.24%) Kubernetes
2 8 (5.26%) Puppet
3 7 (4.61%) Ansible
4 5 (3.29%) AirWatch
4 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.29%) SCCM
5 3 (1.97%) HAProxy
5 3 (1.97%) SCOM
5 3 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.97%) Terraform
5 3 (1.97%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.97%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.32%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.66%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.66%) Nessus
7 1 (0.66%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.66%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 64 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 32 (21.05%) VMware
3 26 (17.11%) Cisco
4 18 (11.84%) IBM
5 15 (9.87%) F5
6 11 (7.24%) CheckPoint
6 11 (7.24%) Symantec
7 10 (6.58%) ServiceNow
8 9 (5.92%) SolarWinds
9 8 (5.26%) Citrix
9 8 (5.26%) Juniper
9 8 (5.26%) Oracle
10 7 (4.61%) SAP
11 5 (3.29%) Aruba
11 5 (3.29%) IronPort
11 5 (3.29%) Meraki
12 4 (2.63%) Ariba
13 3 (1.97%) CA
13 3 (1.97%) Dell
13 3 (1.97%) HP