The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 141 135 114
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -21
Contract jobs citing SMTP 4 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.36% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 2.55% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£475 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £19.75
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
566 431 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.18% 14.21% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 236 156
Average daily rate £315 £315 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £165 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 53 63
Average hourly rate £23.00 £25.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% -1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £35.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP across the East of England region.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the East of England region.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 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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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
Essex - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 £475 -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (57.14%) MySQL
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) IIS
2 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) Clearswift
3 2 (28.57%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) NFS
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Apache
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Open Source
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) Samba
3 2 (28.57%) Debian
3 2 (28.57%) iptables
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
4 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (42.86%) IIS
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) ISDN
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) BGP
3 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
3 1 (14.29%) MGCP
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Debian
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Samba
2 2 (28.57%) NFS
2 2 (28.57%) iptables
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Postfix
3 1 (14.29%) DFS Replication
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Clearswift
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper