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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 110 116 111
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing SMTP 10 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.39% 0.40% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 1.57% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Average daily rate
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£398 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £19.75
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
584 636 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.76% 25.39% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 212 220
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.06 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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
Maidenhead - 6 £398 -
Reading -6 3 - - 8
SMTP
South East

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 29 (96.67%) DNS
2 25 (83.33%) Windows
3 24 (80.00%) Cisco
3 24 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 24 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 24 (80.00%) Firewall
4 23 (76.67%) HTTP
5 22 (73.33%) LAN
5 22 (73.33%) WAN
5 22 (73.33%) VPN
5 22 (73.33%) MPLS
5 22 (73.33%) Windows 7
6 15 (50.00%) Project Management
6 15 (50.00%) MS Visio
7 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (26.67%) MCITP
8 7 (23.33%) Back Office
9 6 (20.00%) VMware
9 6 (20.00%) CCNA
9 6 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (16.67%) SNMP
10 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
11 3 (10.00%) Network Design
11 3 (10.00%) Huawei
11 3 (10.00%) Statistics
11 3 (10.00%) Fault Management
11 3 (10.00%) Capacity Management

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (6.67%) IIS
1 2 (6.67%) IBM Notes
1 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.67%) GroupWise
1 2 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (96.67%) DNS
2 24 (80.00%) Firewall
3 23 (76.67%) HTTP
4 22 (73.33%) LAN
4 22 (73.33%) WAN
4 22 (73.33%) MPLS
4 22 (73.33%) VPN
5 5 (16.67%) SNMP
5 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.00%) VoIP
6 3 (10.00%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (6.67%) 3G
7 2 (6.67%) Broadband
7 2 (6.67%) BIG-IP
7 2 (6.67%) IMAP
7 2 (6.67%) Wireshark
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (6.67%) Network Security
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (6.67%) 4G
General
1 7 (23.33%) Back Office
2 3 (10.00%) Front Office
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Billing
4 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Architect
1 12 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (20.00%) Network Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Project Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Back Office Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Team Leader
5 3 (10.00%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Project Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Field Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Statistics
2 2 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (10.00%) Validation
2 3 (10.00%) Network Design
2 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (10.00%) Fault Management
2 3 (10.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.67%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 2 (6.67%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
3 2 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (6.67%) Service Management
3 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL
3 2 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (26.67%) MCITP
2 6 (20.00%) CCNA
2 6 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (6.67%) MCTS
3 2 (6.67%) CISSP
3 2 (6.67%) CCSA
3 2 (6.67%) CCSE
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 24 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (80.00%) Cisco
1 24 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) Huawei
4 2 (6.67%) F5
4 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) Novell
4 2 (6.67%) Lotus
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