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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 115 113 117
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing SMTP 11 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.32% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 1.22% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate
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£390 £225 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -41.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £225 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £12.55
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
578 656 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.89% 26.65% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 244 228
Average daily rate £335 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
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 1 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 8 £380 +52.00% 3
Bracknell -5 1 - -
SMTP
South East

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 26 (92.86%) DNS
2 18 (64.29%) HTTP
3 15 (53.57%) Cisco
4 14 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 14 (50.00%) Project Management
4 14 (50.00%) Firewall
5 13 (46.43%) Windows
6 12 (42.86%) WAN
6 12 (42.86%) LAN
6 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
7 11 (39.29%) VPN
7 11 (39.29%) MPLS
7 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
8 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (28.57%) VMware
10 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (25.00%) Back Office
10 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (25.00%) SNMP
10 7 (25.00%) MS Visio
10 7 (25.00%) Linux
11 6 (21.43%) Client/Server
11 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
11 6 (21.43%) Service Management
11 6 (21.43%) CCNA
11 6 (21.43%) Capacity Management
11 6 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (21.43%) MCITP
11 6 (21.43%) Load Balancing
11 6 (21.43%) Problem Management

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (92.86%) DNS
2 18 (64.29%) HTTP
3 14 (50.00%) Firewall
4 12 (42.86%) LAN
4 12 (42.86%) WAN
5 11 (39.29%) VPN
5 11 (39.29%) MPLS
6 7 (25.00%) SNMP
7 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
8 4 (14.29%) VoIP
8 4 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
9 3 (10.71%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (10.71%) BGP
10 2 (7.14%) TACACS
10 2 (7.14%) VRRP
10 2 (7.14%) BIG-IP
10 2 (7.14%) Wireshark
10 2 (7.14%) Network Security
10 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (7.14%) 4G
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) PVCS
General
1 7 (25.00%) Back Office
2 4 (14.29%) Front Office
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Billing
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (3.57%) Publishing
4 1 (3.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Architect
2 8 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Platform Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Back Office Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) IP Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Web Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Project Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Designer
6 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Client/Server
1 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Statistics
3 2 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (7.14%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
3 7 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (7.14%) Solaris
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (21.43%) Service Management
2 6 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 6 (21.43%) Problem Management
2 6 (21.43%) Capacity Management
3 4 (14.29%) Validation
3 4 (14.29%) Network Design
3 4 (14.29%) Fault Management
3 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.14%) Product Management
4 2 (7.14%) CRM
4 2 (7.14%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.14%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) Security Management
5 1 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Perl
1 1 (3.57%) VB
1 1 (3.57%) Korn
1 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (21.43%) MCITP
3 6 (21.43%) CCNA
4 2 (7.14%) CISSP
4 2 (7.14%) CCNP
4 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) CCSA
4 2 (7.14%) CCSE
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.57%) Xen
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.57%) NFS
4 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.57%) Samba
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco
2 14 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (28.57%) VMware
4 4 (14.29%) Huawei
5 2 (7.14%) F5
5 2 (7.14%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.57%) EMC
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.57%) IBM
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle
6 1 (3.57%) Serena
6 1 (3.57%) Fujitsu
6 1 (3.57%) Egenera