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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 103 111 115
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing SMTP 8 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.40% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% 1.52% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Median daily rate £450 £344 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% +37.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.56 £15.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+190.36% -33.89%
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
500 527 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.04% 20.67% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 282 278
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 14
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.58% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 +3 8 £450 +30.90% 2
SMTP
South East

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 21 (100.00%) DNS
2 13 (61.90%) Windows
3 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (52.38%) DHCP
3 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (42.86%) Cisco
4 9 (42.86%) HTTP
5 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
5 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
5 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
6 7 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (33.33%) Symantec
6 7 (33.33%) VMware
6 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (28.57%) Skype for Business
7 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 6 (28.57%) Android
7 6 (28.57%) NetBackup
7 6 (28.57%) WSUS
7 6 (28.57%) Load Balancing
7 6 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (28.57%) VB
7 6 (28.57%) LAN
7 6 (28.57%) WAN
7 6 (28.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 6 (28.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012

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 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
2 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (28.57%) Skype for Business
4 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (14.29%) Apache
6 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
6 1 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) DNS
2 11 (52.38%) DHCP
3 9 (42.86%) HTTP
4 6 (28.57%) LAN
4 6 (28.57%) WAN
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (23.81%) Skype
5 5 (23.81%) SNMP
6 4 (19.05%) Firewall
6 4 (19.05%) Internet
7 3 (14.29%) BGP
7 3 (14.29%) DDNS
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (9.52%) FTP
8 2 (9.52%) FWSM
8 2 (9.52%) HTTPS
8 2 (9.52%) MPLS
8 2 (9.52%) NetScreen
8 2 (9.52%) OSPF
8 2 (9.52%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (9.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (23.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Active Directory Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Exchange Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Exchange Migration Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) IP Security Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Migration Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Office 365 Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) LAMP
2 2 (9.52%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (4.76%) OAuth
3 1 (4.76%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 5 (23.81%) Client/Server
2 5 (23.81%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.76%) PMI
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
4 6 (28.57%) Android
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (19.05%) Debian
6 4 (19.05%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.76%) CentOS
7 1 (4.76%) Mac OS
7 1 (4.76%) Solaris
7 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
7 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 6 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 6 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
2 6 (28.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 6 (28.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 5 (23.81%) Data Centre Operations
3 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
3 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) Service Management
4 4 (19.05%) DevOps
4 4 (19.05%) Patch Management
4 4 (19.05%) Product Management
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Data Encryption
6 1 (4.76%) DDoS Mitigation
6 1 (4.76%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 1 (4.76%) High Availability
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 6 (28.57%) VB
2 5 (23.81%) Python
3 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
4 2 (9.52%) Perl
4 2 (9.52%) PHP
4 2 (9.52%) SQL
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) Korn
5 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CCNA
2 2 (9.52%) CCNP
3 1 (4.76%) CCDA
3 1 (4.76%) CCIE
3 1 (4.76%) CCSA
3 1 (4.76%) CCSE
3 1 (4.76%) CCVP
3 1 (4.76%) CISSP
3 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Ceph
3 1 (4.76%) Dovecot
3 1 (4.76%) iptables
3 1 (4.76%) KVM
3 1 (4.76%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.76%) Sendmail
3 1 (4.76%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) AirWatch
1 6 (28.57%) NetBackup
1 6 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (28.57%) WSUS
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) Cacti
2 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.76%) HAProxy
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) RANCID
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco
3 7 (33.33%) Symantec
3 7 (33.33%) VMware
4 6 (28.57%) MobileIron
5 5 (23.81%) HP
6 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 2 (9.52%) F5
7 2 (9.52%) Juniper
8 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
8 1 (4.76%) Citrix
8 1 (4.76%) Foundry
8 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
8 1 (4.76%) Red Hat