The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 124 113 106
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing SMTP 6 9 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.21% 0.36% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 1.37% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate £438 £225 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £125 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £325 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.25 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -38.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
656 657 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.42% 26.48% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 204 224
Average daily rate £295 £285 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 26
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £20.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
SMTP
South East

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -14 3 £450 +350.00% 4
Newbury - - - -
SMTP
South East

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 19 (82.61%) DNS
2 16 (69.57%) VMware
2 16 (69.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (65.22%) Cisco
3 15 (65.22%) WAN
3 15 (65.22%) HTTP
3 15 (65.22%) Windows
4 14 (60.87%) CheckPoint
4 14 (60.87%) Firewall
5 13 (56.52%) LAN
6 11 (47.83%) VPN
6 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
6 11 (47.83%) HP
6 11 (47.83%) Internet
6 11 (47.83%) MPLS
6 11 (47.83%) Blue Coat
6 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
7 10 (43.48%) SCCM
7 10 (43.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (43.48%) WSUS
7 10 (43.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (43.48%) NetBackup
7 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (43.48%) Symantec
7 10 (43.48%) SAN
7 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
8 9 (39.13%) Brocade
9 8 (34.78%) Problem Management
10 7 (30.43%) Japanese Language

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (43.48%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (43.48%) Exchange Server 2007
1 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (26.09%) MS Office
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (82.61%) DNS
2 15 (65.22%) WAN
2 15 (65.22%) HTTP
3 14 (60.87%) Firewall
4 13 (56.52%) LAN
5 11 (47.83%) VPN
5 11 (47.83%) Internet
5 11 (47.83%) MPLS
6 10 (43.48%) SAN
7 7 (30.43%) LDAP
7 7 (30.43%) BGP
8 6 (26.09%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (26.09%) OSPF
8 6 (26.09%) FTP
8 6 (26.09%) SNMP
9 5 (21.74%) RIP
10 4 (17.39%) VLAN
10 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
11 3 (13.04%) DHCP
11 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (30.43%) Japanese Language
2 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
3 4 (17.39%) French Language
3 4 (17.39%) German Language
3 4 (17.39%) Italian Language
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (4.35%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Team Leader
1 5 (21.74%) Operations Team Leader
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 4 (17.39%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Network Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Team Leader
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Operations Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Operations Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Data Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Security Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (26.09%) Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Solaris
5 4 (17.39%) UNIX
6 1 (4.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Problem Management
2 6 (26.09%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Workflow
3 3 (13.04%) Security Management
4 2 (8.70%) Fault Management
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Operations Management
4 2 (8.70%) Network Design
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) B2B
5 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) DoDAF
5 1 (4.35%) Release Management
5 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security
5 1 (4.35%) Validation
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Perl
2 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
2 4 (17.39%) Korn
2 4 (17.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) CCNA
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) CCSA
3 2 (8.70%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
3 7 (30.43%) VMware ESX
3 7 (30.43%) vSphere
4 4 (17.39%) Samba
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Server
4 4 (17.39%) Xen
4 4 (17.39%) NFS
5 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) SCCM
1 10 (43.48%) WSUS
1 10 (43.48%) NetBackup
2 7 (30.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (13.04%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) VMware
2 15 (65.22%) Cisco
3 14 (60.87%) CheckPoint
4 11 (47.83%) HP
4 11 (47.83%) Blue Coat
5 10 (43.48%) Symantec
6 9 (39.13%) Brocade
7 7 (30.43%) McAfee
8 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
10 4 (17.39%) F5
11 3 (13.04%) Oracle
11 3 (13.04%) EMC
11 3 (13.04%) Citrix
11 3 (13.04%) Juniper
11 3 (13.04%) Nokia
11 3 (13.04%) Egenera
11 3 (13.04%) Barracuda Networks
12 2 (8.70%) Fujitsu
13 1 (4.35%) Redback