The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 484 469 440
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -29
Contract jobs citing SMTP 103 99 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 1.42% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 55 63
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 - £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 - £28.00
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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7210 6958 6411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.96% 14.09% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4189 3780 3423
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 385 426
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
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 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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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
London +6 39 £400 +5.26% 8
South East -20 30 £369 +22.91% 14
North West -16 11 £425 +88.88% 2
West Midlands +6 8 £300 -
North East - 6 £300 -
East of England -13 4 £475 +58.33%
Yorkshire -25 2 £344 -23.61% 2
South West -22 1 - - 9
East Midlands - 1 £320 - 1
Midlands - 1 £475 -
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SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 118 (56.19%) DNS
2 111 (52.86%) Windows
3 91 (43.33%) Firewall
4 76 (36.19%) Cisco
5 73 (34.76%) VMware
6 72 (34.29%) Active Directory
7 71 (33.81%) Microsoft
8 67 (31.90%) VPN
9 66 (31.43%) HTTP
10 64 (30.48%) WAN
11 63 (30.00%) LAN
12 60 (28.57%) TCP/IP
13 59 (28.10%) SSL
14 56 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 53 (25.24%) Linux
15 53 (25.24%) SQL
16 51 (24.29%) ITIL
16 51 (24.29%) FTP
17 46 (21.90%) UNIX
18 45 (21.43%) SNMP
19 42 (20.00%) SAN
20 39 (18.57%) CheckPoint
20 39 (18.57%) Security Cleared
21 33 (15.71%) DHCP
21 33 (15.71%) Python
21 33 (15.71%) MPLS
22 32 (15.24%) SQL Server
22 32 (15.24%) Windows Server 2008
23 31 (14.76%) SC Cleared
23 31 (14.76%) Perl

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 30 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 26 (12.38%) IIS
3 24 (11.43%) Apache
4 19 (9.05%) SharePoint
5 15 (7.14%) Tomcat
6 13 (6.19%) WebSphere
7 12 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (3.33%) JBoss
11 6 (2.86%) IBM Notes
11 6 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (2.38%) CICS
13 4 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (1.90%) CMS
13 4 (1.90%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (1.90%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 28 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 26 (12.38%) MS Visio
3 10 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (4.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.38%) SaaS
3 4 (1.90%) PaaS
3 4 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.95%) Office 365
5 1 (0.48%) IaaS
5 1 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 118 (56.19%) DNS
2 91 (43.33%) Firewall
3 67 (31.90%) VPN
4 66 (31.43%) HTTP
5 64 (30.48%) WAN
6 63 (30.00%) LAN
7 60 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 59 (28.10%) SSL
9 51 (24.29%) FTP
10 45 (21.43%) SNMP
11 42 (20.00%) SAN
12 33 (15.71%) MPLS
12 33 (15.71%) DHCP
13 28 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (12.38%) Internet
15 20 (9.52%) LDAP
15 20 (9.52%) Network Security
16 17 (8.10%) Wireshark
17 15 (7.14%) SSH
18 14 (6.67%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.24%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.05%) MySQL
3 15 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.29%) Big Data
5 8 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.86%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.38%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.38%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.38%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.95%) DataStage
10 2 (0.95%) Sybase ASA
10 2 (0.95%) SQLite
10 2 (0.95%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.48%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 9 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.81%) Subversion
3 7 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (2.38%) JIRA
5 3 (1.43%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.95%) Selenium
7 1 (0.48%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.48%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.48%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.48%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.48%) JMeter
7 1 (0.48%) NUnit
7 1 (0.48%) NCrunch
7 1 (0.48%) NSubstitute
7 1 (0.48%) YourKit
General
1 28 (13.33%) Finance
2 14 (6.67%) Banking
3 12 (5.71%) Military
4 8 (3.81%) Back Office
5 7 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.33%) Retail
6 5 (2.38%) Legal
7 4 (1.90%) Front Office
7 4 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.43%) Marketing
9 2 (0.95%) Billing
9 2 (0.95%) Law
9 2 (0.95%) Electronics
9 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.48%) Advertising
10 1 (0.48%) Publishing
10 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (13.33%) Administrator
2 26 (12.38%) Architect
3 21 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 19 (9.05%) Analyst
4 19 (9.05%) Systems Administrator
5 18 (8.57%) Developer
6 15 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 15 (7.14%) Consultant
7 10 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
8 9 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (2.86%) Messaging Engineer
9 6 (2.86%) Network Architect
9 6 (2.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (2.86%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.38%) Support Analyst
10 5 (2.38%) Security Engineer
10 5 (2.38%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.48%) Web Services
2 12 (5.71%) .NET
3 7 (3.33%) CSS
4 6 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.86%) HTML
5 5 (2.38%) Middleware
5 5 (2.38%) REST
6 4 (1.90%) 802.1X
6 4 (1.90%) XML
6 4 (1.90%) SOAP
6 4 (1.90%) JMS
6 4 (1.90%) Ajax
6 4 (1.90%) WCF
7 3 (1.43%) LINQ
7 3 (1.43%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.43%) JSON
7 3 (1.43%) Entity Framework
7 3 (1.43%) EDI
7 3 (1.43%) EDIFACT
7 3 (1.43%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.90%) PKI
2 23 (10.95%) Clustering
3 17 (8.10%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.71%) Client/Server
5 9 (4.29%) Blackberry
6 8 (3.81%) Replication
6 8 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.81%) Public Cloud
7 7 (3.33%) Statistics
8 5 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (2.38%) VSAM
8 5 (2.38%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.43%) CESG
10 2 (0.95%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.95%) SecurID
10 2 (0.95%) EFT
10 2 (0.95%) DTV
10 2 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 111 (52.86%) Windows
2 53 (25.24%) Linux
3 46 (21.90%) UNIX
4 32 (15.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (11.43%) Solaris
6 24 (11.43%) Windows 7
7 19 (9.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.33%) CentOS
10 6 (2.86%) Debian
11 5 (2.38%) zOS
12 3 (1.43%) AIX
13 2 (0.95%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.95%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (24.29%) ITIL
2 20 (9.52%) Project Management
3 18 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
4 15 (7.14%) Patch Management
5 14 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 14 (6.67%) Capacity Management
6 13 (6.19%) Data Analytics
6 13 (6.19%) Analytics
6 13 (6.19%) E-Discovery
6 13 (6.19%) Configuration Management
7 12 (5.71%) Service Management
8 11 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (4.76%) DevOps
10 8 (3.81%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (3.81%) Process Management
10 8 (3.81%) Service Delivery
10 8 (3.81%) Problem Management
10 8 (3.81%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 53 (25.24%) SQL
2 33 (15.71%) Python
3 31 (14.76%) Perl
4 21 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 20 (9.52%) C
6 17 (8.10%) PowerShell
7 16 (7.62%) C++
8 14 (6.67%) Java
9 10 (4.76%) C#
10 8 (3.81%) T-SQL
10 8 (3.81%) PHP
11 6 (2.86%) JavaScript
12 5 (2.38%) VBScript
13 4 (1.90%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.43%) ActionScript 2.0
14 3 (1.43%) ActionScript
14 3 (1.43%) Ruby
15 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.95%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.48%) F#
Qualifications
1 39 (18.57%) Security Cleared
2 31 (14.76%) SC Cleared
3 24 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (7.14%) CCNA
5 15 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (4.76%) CCNP
7 9 (4.29%) CCSE
7 9 (4.29%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.81%) MCITP
9 7 (3.33%) MCP
10 6 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.86%) CCENT
11 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 5 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.90%) RHCE
12 4 (1.90%) VCAP
13 3 (1.43%) CCSA
14 2 (0.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.81%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.33%) SLA
2 7 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 72 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 56 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (9.05%) vSphere
4 17 (8.10%) Hyper-V
5 11 (5.24%) XenApp
5 11 (5.24%) XenDesktop
6 9 (4.29%) Sendmail
7 8 (3.81%) vCloud
8 7 (3.33%) VMware ESX
8 7 (3.33%) NFS
9 6 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.38%) HDFS
10 5 (2.38%) Time Sharing Option
10 5 (2.38%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 5 (2.38%) Postfix
10 5 (2.38%) RACF
11 4 (1.90%) Snort
11 4 (1.90%) SpamAssassin
11 4 (1.90%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (5.71%) Nagios
2 11 (5.24%) Puppet
3 10 (4.76%) MIMEsweeper
4 9 (4.29%) MAILsweeper
5 8 (3.81%) SCOM
5 8 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.33%) MOM
6 7 (3.33%) ARCserve
7 6 (2.86%) WSUS
8 5 (2.38%) OMEGAMON
8 5 (2.38%) Zenoss
8 5 (2.38%) zSecure
9 4 (1.90%) SELinux
10 3 (1.43%) logstash
10 3 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (1.43%) OpenAM
10 3 (1.43%) Ansible
10 3 (1.43%) Cacti
11 2 (0.95%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 76 (36.19%) Cisco
2 73 (34.76%) VMware
3 71 (33.81%) Microsoft
4 39 (18.57%) CheckPoint
5 30 (14.29%) Citrix
6 29 (13.81%) Juniper
7 28 (13.33%) NetApp
8 27 (12.86%) HP
9 20 (9.52%) IBM
10 18 (8.57%) Oracle
10 18 (8.57%) Dell
11 16 (7.62%) Brocade
12 15 (7.14%) CA
13 13 (6.19%) CommVault
13 13 (6.19%) Red Hat
14 11 (5.24%) Blue Coat
15 10 (4.76%) Symantec
15 10 (4.76%) McAfee
15 10 (4.76%) Websense
15 10 (4.76%) Clearswift
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