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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 110 108 116
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing SMTP 10 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.40% 0.62% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.57% 2.35% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 7
Average daily rate
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- £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -56.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
636 637 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.29% 26.26% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 207 204
Average daily rate £338 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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 24 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 7 - - 7
Bracknell +7 1 - -
Newbury - - - -
SMTP
South East

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Terminal Services
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (58.33%) Waterfall
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) DNS
3 5 (41.67%) PKI
4 4 (33.33%) F5
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) HTTP
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) DMZ
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Publishing
5 3 (25.00%) FWSM
5 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (16.67%) VLAN
6 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
6 2 (16.67%) Retail
6 2 (16.67%) IPsec
6 2 (16.67%) SSL

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (16.67%) Apache
2 2 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) DNS
3 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (33.33%) HTTP
4 3 (25.00%) DMZ
4 3 (25.00%) FWSM
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (16.67%) VLAN
5 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
5 2 (16.67%) IPsec
5 2 (16.67%) SSL
5 2 (16.67%) MPLS
5 2 (16.67%) BGP
5 2 (16.67%) FTP
5 2 (16.67%) SNMP
5 2 (16.67%) ATM
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
6 1 (8.33%) DHCP
6 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) IDOL
1 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Ant
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Maven
1 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (8.33%) Trac
General
1 3 (25.00%) Publishing
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Back Office
3 1 (8.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Build Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
3 1 (8.33%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (8.33%) FreeBSD
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Workflow
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) Validation
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) DoDAF
2 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Release Management
2 1 (8.33%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) AWK
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CCIE
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
1 1 (8.33%) COBIT
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Terminal Services
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) F5
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 1 (8.33%) Meridio