The first table below looks at the demand for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 England 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 460 419 447
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +28
Contract jobs citing SMTP 104 129 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.53% 2.03% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 76 65
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £234 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 10
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -56.11%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6782 6355 8246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.74% 13.68% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3677 3365 3737
Average daily rate £361 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 446 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in England

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in England

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in England

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in England

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in 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 England 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
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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
London -11 36 £363 +11.53% 18
South West -3 24 £390 - 2
South East -23 22 £450 +20.00% 17
East of England -16 11 £300 +33.33% 2
West Midlands -14 8 £300 -1.63% 1
Yorkshire +4 2 £363 +45.00% 2
North West -27 1 £225 -10.71% 3
East Midlands - - - -
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SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 95 (42.99%) DNS
2 82 (37.10%) Windows
3 79 (35.75%) Perl
4 77 (34.84%) Microsoft
5 69 (31.22%) HTTP
6 68 (30.77%) MS Exchange
7 61 (27.60%) Active Directory
8 59 (26.70%) Linux
9 54 (24.43%) UNIX
9 54 (24.43%) VMware
10 52 (23.53%) Firewall
10 52 (23.53%) TCP/IP
11 50 (22.62%) Cisco
11 50 (22.62%) Internet
12 49 (22.17%) Security Cleared
13 47 (21.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 44 (19.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 37 (16.74%) SSL
15 37 (16.74%) LDAP
15 37 (16.74%) IIS
16 34 (15.38%) Oracle
16 34 (15.38%) F5
17 32 (14.48%) PowerShell
17 32 (14.48%) SC Cleared
17 32 (14.48%) X.400
18 30 (13.57%) ITIL
18 30 (13.57%) WAN
19 29 (13.12%) Windows Server 2003
20 27 (12.22%) DHCP
20 27 (12.22%) HTML

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 68 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 37 (16.74%) IIS
3 25 (11.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (10.41%) Apache
5 22 (9.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 20 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (7.69%) SharePoint
8 11 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (3.62%) WebSphere
10 7 (3.17%) WebLogic
10 7 (3.17%) IBM Notes
11 6 (2.71%) Lync
11 6 (2.71%) Tomcat
12 5 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.90%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
15 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 25 (11.31%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.07%) MS Office
3 8 (3.62%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.45%) SPSS
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.36%) GitHub
3 2 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.90%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.45%) Route 53
4 1 (0.45%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 95 (42.99%) DNS
2 69 (31.22%) HTTP
3 52 (23.53%) Firewall
3 52 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 50 (22.62%) Internet
5 37 (16.74%) SSL
5 37 (16.74%) LDAP
6 32 (14.48%) X.400
7 30 (13.57%) WAN
8 27 (12.22%) DHCP
9 25 (11.31%) FTP
10 24 (10.86%) SNMP
11 23 (10.41%) X.500
12 22 (9.95%) SAN
13 19 (8.60%) VPN
14 17 (7.69%) IMAP
14 17 (7.69%) NAS
14 17 (7.69%) LAN
15 16 (7.24%) SSH
16 13 (5.88%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.98%) MySQL
3 8 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.81%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.90%) Redis
7 1 (0.45%) IDOL
7 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.45%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.45%) QlikView
7 1 (0.45%) Big Data
7 1 (0.45%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Redmine
1 4 (1.81%) Subversion
2 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.90%) Selenium
3 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.45%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.45%) Ant
3 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.45%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.45%) Maven
3 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.45%) Trac
3 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.45%) Hudson
General
1 23 (10.41%) Finance
2 18 (8.14%) Military
3 13 (5.88%) Banking
4 12 (5.43%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.26%) Publishing
6 3 (1.36%) Retail
6 3 (1.36%) Legal
7 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.90%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 40 (18.10%) Developer
2 38 (17.19%) Administrator
3 26 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
3 26 (11.76%) Messaging Engineer
4 25 (11.31%) Linux Administrator
5 20 (9.05%) Analyst
5 20 (9.05%) Consultant
6 19 (8.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 11 (4.98%) Network Engineer
8 10 (4.52%) Messaging Consultant
9 8 (3.62%) Design Engineer
10 7 (3.17%) UNIX Administrator
10 7 (3.17%) Architect
10 7 (3.17%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.71%) Build Engineer
11 6 (2.71%) Python Developer
11 6 (2.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 5 (2.26%) Perl Developer
12 5 (2.26%) Senior Developer
12 5 (2.26%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.22%) HTML
2 21 (9.50%) CSS
3 20 (9.05%) HTML5
4 19 (8.60%) CSS3
5 18 (8.14%) jQuery
6 17 (7.69%) .NET
7 15 (6.79%) OAuth
7 15 (6.79%) OpenID
8 10 (4.52%) XML
9 8 (3.62%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 6 (2.71%) Web Services
11 5 (2.26%) CPAN
11 5 (2.26%) J2EE
11 5 (2.26%) FIX Protocol
12 4 (1.81%) CORBA
13 3 (1.36%) LAMP
13 3 (1.36%) Middleware
13 3 (1.36%) JDBC
13 3 (1.36%) .NET Framework
13 3 (1.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.41%) Blackberry
2 22 (9.95%) Open Source
3 19 (8.60%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.98%) PKI
5 10 (4.52%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.52%) Clustering
6 8 (3.62%) Mainframe
7 7 (3.17%) Replication
8 6 (2.71%) Cryptography
8 6 (2.71%) CESG
9 4 (1.81%) Statistics
10 2 (0.90%) FMCG
10 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.45%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.45%) Neural Network
11 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.45%) Applied Mathematics
11 1 (0.45%) Life Science
11 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 82 (37.10%) Windows
2 59 (26.70%) Linux
3 54 (24.43%) UNIX
4 47 (21.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (13.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (4.07%) Solaris
6 9 (4.07%) CentOS
6 9 (4.07%) Windows 7
7 7 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.71%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.81%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.81%) Debian
10 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.45%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (13.57%) ITIL
2 20 (9.05%) Change Management
3 17 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 14 (6.33%) Migration
5 13 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (3.62%) Server Monitoring
6 8 (3.62%) Integration Testing
6 8 (3.62%) Information Management
6 8 (3.62%) Scrum
6 8 (3.62%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (3.62%) TDD
7 7 (3.17%) Workflow
7 7 (3.17%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (3.17%) Waterfall
8 6 (2.71%) Capacity Management
8 6 (2.71%) Change Control
8 6 (2.71%) Unit Testing
8 6 (2.71%) Fault Management
8 6 (2.71%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (35.75%) Perl
2 32 (14.48%) PowerShell
3 26 (11.76%) SQL
4 21 (9.50%) Java
5 19 (8.60%) Shell Script
6 17 (7.69%) Bash Shell
7 16 (7.24%) PHP
8 15 (6.79%) Tcl
8 15 (6.79%) Python
9 11 (4.98%) VBScript
10 10 (4.52%) C
11 9 (4.07%) VB
12 8 (3.62%) Ruby
13 7 (3.17%) REXX
14 6 (2.71%) JavaScript
15 3 (1.36%) C#
15 3 (1.36%) Korn
16 2 (0.90%) KiXtart
17 1 (0.45%) AWK
17 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 49 (22.17%) Security Cleared
2 32 (14.48%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.05%) MCSE
3 20 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (8.14%) Degree
5 17 (7.69%) DV Cleared
6 14 (6.33%) CCENT
6 14 (6.33%) LPIC
7 7 (3.17%) MCP
8 6 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.90%) MCSA
9 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.90%) CCNP
10 1 (0.45%) CCSE
10 1 (0.45%) CCSA
10 1 (0.45%) GIAC
10 1 (0.45%) CISA
10 1 (0.45%) CISM
10 1 (0.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.79%) QA
2 8 (3.62%) SLA
3 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 61 (27.60%) Active Directory
2 44 (19.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (11.31%) Squid
4 17 (7.69%) qmail
5 16 (7.24%) Sendmail
6 11 (4.98%) NFS
6 11 (4.98%) Forefront TMG
7 10 (4.52%) VMware ESX
7 10 (4.52%) ISA Server
8 9 (4.07%) vSphere
9 8 (3.62%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.81%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.81%) ProxySG
11 3 (1.36%) KVM
11 3 (1.36%) Dovecot
12 2 (0.90%) UAG
12 2 (0.90%) XenApp
12 2 (0.90%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.45%) Xen
13 1 (0.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (6.79%) Zenoss
1 15 (6.79%) OpenSSO
1 15 (6.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 11 (4.98%) MAILsweeper
2 11 (4.98%) SCOM
3 9 (4.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (3.62%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.26%) Nagios
5 5 (2.26%) Puppet
6 4 (1.81%) HAProxy
6 4 (1.81%) Netcool
7 3 (1.36%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.45%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.45%) MOM
9 1 (0.45%) OpenView
9 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (34.84%) Microsoft
2 54 (24.43%) VMware
3 50 (22.62%) Cisco
4 34 (15.38%) Oracle
4 34 (15.38%) F5
5 22 (9.95%) Clearswift
6 21 (9.50%) Citrix
6 21 (9.50%) Juniper
7 16 (7.24%) Symantec
7 16 (7.24%) Red Hat
8 14 (6.33%) CheckPoint
9 12 (5.43%) NetApp
10 11 (4.98%) HP
10 11 (4.98%) Open Text
10 11 (4.98%) RightFax
11 10 (4.52%) Websense
11 10 (4.52%) Lotus
12 8 (3.62%) Nintex
13 7 (3.17%) IBM
13 7 (3.17%) ICL
London
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £280 - £281 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago