The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 114 115 107
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing SMTP 9 16 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.37% 0.62% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.35% 2.37% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
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£225 £165 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -48.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.44% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
SMTP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
665 676 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.10% 26.20% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 213 226
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +13 5 £250 +61.29% 1
Bracknell +1 1 - -
Slough -7 1 £225 -
SMTP
South East

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP.

1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Terminal Services
2 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (46.67%) Waterfall
3 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) DNS
3 6 (40.00%) HTTP
4 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (33.33%) PKI
5 4 (26.67%) F5
5 4 (26.67%) UNIX
6 3 (20.00%) IIS
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (20.00%) FTP
6 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (20.00%) DMZ
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco
6 3 (20.00%) SNMP
6 3 (20.00%) FWSM
6 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (20.00%) Publishing
6 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) Retail
6 3 (20.00%) Subversion
6 3 (20.00%) SSH
6 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) IIS
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) GroupWise
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
1 6 (40.00%) DNS
1 6 (40.00%) HTTP
2 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) FTP
3 3 (20.00%) DMZ
3 3 (20.00%) SNMP
3 3 (20.00%) FWSM
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (20.00%) SSH
3 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (13.33%) IPsec
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security
4 2 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (13.33%) 3G
4 2 (13.33%) OSPF
4 2 (13.33%) BGP
4 2 (13.33%) Internet
4 2 (13.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) IDOL
1 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Subversion
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) Ant
3 1 (6.67%) Trac
3 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
General
1 3 (20.00%) Publishing
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Billing
2 2 (13.33%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Designer
1 3 (20.00%) Build Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Front-End Developer
2 2 (13.33%) IP Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Front-End Web Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) jQuery
1 2 (13.33%) CSS3
1 2 (13.33%) HTML5
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) LAMP
2 1 (6.67%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) UNIX
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris
5 1 (6.67%) FreeBSD
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) CRM
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) SABSA
3 1 (6.67%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.67%) DoDAF
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (6.67%) Email Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Web Development
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
1 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.67%) AWK
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) MCTS
4 1 (6.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) COBIT
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Terminal Services
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) ProxySG
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Nagios
1 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) F5
2 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) Novell
4 1 (6.67%) Lotus
4 1 (6.67%) Meridio