The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 107 95 119
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +24
Contract jobs citing SMTP 12 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.52% 0.65% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.21% 2.70% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 0
Median daily rate £350 £398 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
-16.68% -
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
544 593 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.39% 24.24% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 238 209
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +105.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading -1 6 £375 - 4
Maidenhead -11 1 £270 -32.07%
SMTP
South East

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 28 (93.33%) DNS
2 20 (66.67%) HTTP
3 19 (63.33%) High Availability
4 14 (46.67%) TCP/IP
5 13 (43.33%) Linux
5 13 (43.33%) Firewall
6 12 (40.00%) VMware
7 11 (36.67%) Cisco
7 11 (36.67%) Configuration Management
8 10 (33.33%) SNMP
8 10 (33.33%) SSL
8 10 (33.33%) LDAP
8 10 (33.33%) Web Services
8 10 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (33.33%) OpenStack
9 9 (30.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 9 (30.00%) Perl
9 9 (30.00%) Python
9 9 (30.00%) CCNP
9 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (26.67%) BGP
10 8 (26.67%) LAMP
10 8 (26.67%) BIG-IP
10 8 (26.67%) Squid
10 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
10 8 (26.67%) Nagios
10 8 (26.67%) Windows
10 8 (26.67%) RIP
10 8 (26.67%) MySQL
10 8 (26.67%) WebLogic

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 10 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 8 (26.67%) Apache
2 8 (26.67%) JBoss
2 8 (26.67%) nginx
2 8 (26.67%) Tomcat
2 8 (26.67%) WebLogic
3 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 3 (10.00%) IIS
5 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (16.67%) Office 365
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (93.33%) DNS
2 20 (66.67%) HTTP
3 14 (46.67%) TCP/IP
4 13 (43.33%) Firewall
5 10 (33.33%) LDAP
5 10 (33.33%) SNMP
5 10 (33.33%) SSL
6 8 (26.67%) BGP
6 8 (26.67%) BIG-IP
6 8 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (26.67%) Cisco PIX
6 8 (26.67%) FWSM
6 8 (26.67%) RIP
7 7 (23.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (23.33%) HTTPS
7 7 (23.33%) OSPF
7 7 (23.33%) VRRP
7 7 (23.33%) Wireshark
8 5 (16.67%) VoIP
9 3 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (16.67%) Back Office
2 3 (10.00%) Front Office
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Billing
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) VMware Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) AWS Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) IP Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) IP Security Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Security Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) VMware Support Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Linux Support
4 5 (16.67%) Linux Support Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Applications Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Applications Support
5 4 (13.33%) Applications Support Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Administrator
6 3 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Back Office Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Cloud Automation Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) Web Services
2 8 (26.67%) LAMP
2 8 (26.67%) LEMP Stack
2 8 (26.67%) MCollective
3 1 (3.33%) MAPI
3 1 (3.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.00%) Statistics
4 2 (6.67%) Clustering
4 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Linux
2 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) CentOS
4 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) High Availability
2 11 (36.67%) Configuration Management
3 9 (30.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 7 (23.33%) DDoS Mitigation
4 7 (23.33%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 7 (23.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 3 (10.00%) Capacity Management
7 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (10.00%) Fault Management
7 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Migration
7 3 (10.00%) Network Design
7 3 (10.00%) Validation
8 2 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (6.67%) ITIL
8 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
8 2 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
8 2 (6.67%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Perl
1 9 (30.00%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) CCNP
1 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (23.33%) CCSA
2 7 (23.33%) CCSE
2 7 (23.33%) CISSP
2 7 (23.33%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) CCNA
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) CCENT
4 1 (3.33%) CCIE
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (3.33%) MCITP
4 1 (3.33%) MCSE
4 1 (3.33%) MCTS
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) qmail
1 8 (26.67%) Squid
2 7 (23.33%) ProxySG
3 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.33%) Terminal Server
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Cacti
1 8 (26.67%) collectd
1 8 (26.67%) Ganglia
1 8 (26.67%) Graphite
1 8 (26.67%) logstash
1 8 (26.67%) Nagios
1 8 (26.67%) Puppet
1 8 (26.67%) ZABBIX
2 7 (23.33%) FortiGate
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (6.67%) SCCM
3 2 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (3.33%) cPanel
4 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) VMware
2 11 (36.67%) Cisco
3 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 8 (26.67%) F5
3 8 (26.67%) Splunk
4 7 (23.33%) Blue Coat
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.00%) Huawei
7 2 (6.67%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.67%) Symantec
8 1 (3.33%) Avaya
8 1 (3.33%) Citrix
8 1 (3.33%) Foundry
8 1 (3.33%) Juniper
8 1 (3.33%) Mitel
8 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.33%) Red Hat