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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 99 115 120
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Contract jobs citing SMTP 15 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.65% 0.35% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.99% 1.60% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Median daily rate £360 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+157.14% -
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
502 564 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.72% 21.89% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 273 243
Median daily rate £365 £338 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 19
Median hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 25 August 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 +11 6 £319 -16.11% 7
Maidenhead - 5 £360 -
SMTP
South East

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 24 (96.00%) DNS
2 15 (60.00%) Cisco
3 14 (56.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 12 (48.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 12 (48.00%) Firewall
4 12 (48.00%) DHCP
5 11 (44.00%) HTTP
5 11 (44.00%) Windows
5 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (44.00%) Windows Server
6 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
6 10 (40.00%) SNMP
6 10 (40.00%) VMware
7 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
7 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (36.00%) CCNP
7 9 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (36.00%) High Availability
8 8 (32.00%) FWSM
8 8 (32.00%) F5
8 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
8 8 (32.00%) Symantec
8 8 (32.00%) BGP
8 8 (32.00%) RIP
8 8 (32.00%) BIG-IP
8 8 (32.00%) Cisco PIX
8 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (32.00%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (24.00%) Skype for Business
4 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (8.00%) Apache
5 2 (8.00%) OpenStack
6 1 (4.00%) IIS
6 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (96.00%) DNS
2 12 (48.00%) DHCP
2 12 (48.00%) Firewall
3 11 (44.00%) HTTP
4 10 (40.00%) SNMP
5 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (32.00%) BGP
6 8 (32.00%) BIG-IP
6 8 (32.00%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (32.00%) Cisco PIX
6 8 (32.00%) FWSM
6 8 (32.00%) RIP
7 7 (28.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (28.00%) HTTPS
7 7 (28.00%) LAN
7 7 (28.00%) OSPF
7 7 (28.00%) VRRP
7 7 (28.00%) WAN
7 7 (28.00%) Wireshark
8 6 (24.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (8.00%) MySQL
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (20.00%) Electronics
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Back Office
3 2 (8.00%) Billing
3 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Consultant
1 7 (28.00%) IP Engineer
1 7 (28.00%) IP Security Engineer
1 7 (28.00%) Security Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Active Directory Consultant
2 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Consultant
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) LAMP
2 2 (8.00%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) MAPI
3 1 (4.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
1 11 (44.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (24.00%) Android
4 6 (24.00%) Linux
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (12.00%) Debian
7 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.00%) CentOS
7 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 12 (48.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 9 (36.00%) High Availability
4 7 (28.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 7 (28.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 6 (24.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 6 (24.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (24.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 5 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
8 2 (8.00%) CRM
8 2 (8.00%) DevOps
8 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
8 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
8 2 (8.00%) Software Deployment
9 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
9 1 (4.00%) Presales
9 1 (4.00%) Release Management
9 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (24.00%) VB
2 4 (16.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.00%) PHP
4 2 (8.00%) SQL
5 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) CCNP
1 9 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (28.00%) CCSA
2 7 (28.00%) CCSE
2 7 (28.00%) CISSP
3 2 (8.00%) CCNA
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) CCENT
4 1 (4.00%) CCIE
4 1 (4.00%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) ProxySG
2 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) FortiGate
2 6 (24.00%) AirWatch
2 6 (24.00%) NetBackup
2 6 (24.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (24.00%) WSUS
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (8.00%) SCCM
3 2 (8.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (4.00%) cPanel
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Cisco
2 10 (40.00%) VMware
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
4 8 (32.00%) F5
4 8 (32.00%) Symantec
5 7 (28.00%) Blue Coat
6 6 (24.00%) MobileIron
7 5 (20.00%) HP
8 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
9 1 (4.00%) Avaya
9 1 (4.00%) Citrix
9 1 (4.00%) Foundry
9 1 (4.00%) Juniper
9 1 (4.00%) Mitel
9 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto
9 1 (4.00%) Red Hat