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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 114 127 110
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing SMTP 21 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.73% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.70% 1.19% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 0
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£398 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £47.50
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
777 671 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.98% 23.99% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 251 184
Average daily rate £313 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 47 30
Average hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 March 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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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 +9 9 £425 -5.55% 2
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Newbury - - - -
SMTP
South East

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 27 (93.10%) DNS
2 23 (79.31%) Windows
3 19 (65.52%) HTTP
4 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
5 14 (48.28%) Cisco
6 13 (44.83%) CheckPoint
6 13 (44.83%) Firewall
6 13 (44.83%) IMAP
7 12 (41.38%) MPLS
7 12 (41.38%) VPN
8 11 (37.93%) LAN
8 11 (37.93%) WAN
8 11 (37.93%) Windows 7
9 9 (31.03%) POP3
9 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
9 9 (31.03%) Service Management
10 8 (27.59%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (27.59%) Clustering
10 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (27.59%) SAN
10 8 (27.59%) Project Management
10 8 (27.59%) MS Visio
10 8 (27.59%) MCTS
10 8 (27.59%) MCITP
11 7 (24.14%) Degree
11 7 (24.14%) Customer Engagement
11 7 (24.14%) IBM Notes
11 7 (24.14%) ITIL
11 7 (24.14%) IIS
11 7 (24.14%) Novell

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 7 (24.14%) GroupWise
2 7 (24.14%) IIS
2 7 (24.14%) IBM Notes
3 6 (20.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Visio
2 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (93.10%) DNS
2 19 (65.52%) HTTP
3 13 (44.83%) IMAP
3 13 (44.83%) Firewall
4 12 (41.38%) VPN
4 12 (41.38%) MPLS
5 11 (37.93%) LAN
5 11 (37.93%) WAN
6 9 (31.03%) POP3
7 8 (27.59%) SAN
8 6 (20.69%) HTTPS
9 5 (17.24%) Internet
10 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
10 3 (10.34%) BGP
11 2 (6.90%) TACACS
11 2 (6.90%) VRRP
11 2 (6.90%) BIG-IP
11 2 (6.90%) Wireshark
11 2 (6.90%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (6.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) MySQL
1 4 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.45%) Subversion
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.34%) Back Office
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Billing
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Field Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Server Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Network Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) IP Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
1 1 (3.45%) jQuery
1 1 (3.45%) HTML5
1 1 (3.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.79%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Service Management
2 8 (27.59%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (27.59%) Project Management
3 7 (24.14%) ITIL
3 7 (24.14%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (6.90%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 2 (6.90%) CRM
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.45%) Scrum
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Email Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C#
1 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (27.59%) MCTS
1 8 (27.59%) MCITP
2 7 (24.14%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) VCP4
4 1 (3.45%) CCNP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco
2 13 (44.83%) CheckPoint
3 7 (24.14%) Novell
3 7 (24.14%) Lotus
4 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.79%) Oracle
5 4 (13.79%) Sybase
5 4 (13.79%) Remedy
5 4 (13.79%) ServiceNow
6 2 (6.90%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.90%) F5
7 1 (3.45%) Juniper