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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 472 443 403
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -40
Contract jobs citing SMTP 107 110 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 1.75% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 68 58
Average daily rate
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£398 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £431
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 9
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £20.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 - £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 - £23.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £19.50
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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
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SMTP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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
South East +7 51 £398 -3.63% 18
London -15 37 £308 -21.15% 13
North West -15 8 £400 +88.23% 2
East Midlands - 5 £400 -
East of England 0 4 - - 9
West Midlands -9 1 £288 -
Yorkshire -19 1 - - 1
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SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 111 (59.68%) Windows
2 103 (55.38%) DNS
3 85 (45.70%) Firewall
4 82 (44.09%) Microsoft
5 74 (39.78%) Active Directory
6 70 (37.63%) VMware
7 67 (36.02%) Cisco
8 65 (34.95%) VPN
9 63 (33.87%) WAN
10 61 (32.80%) HTTP
11 59 (31.72%) SSL
11 59 (31.72%) LAN
12 53 (28.49%) TCP/IP
13 48 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
14 46 (24.73%) SQL
15 44 (23.66%) Linux
16 42 (22.58%) SAN
17 41 (22.04%) ITIL
18 40 (21.51%) MS Exchange
19 38 (20.43%) CheckPoint
20 37 (19.89%) MPLS
20 37 (19.89%) Security Cleared
21 35 (18.82%) Citrix
22 33 (17.74%) MS Excel
22 33 (17.74%) IIS
22 33 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
23 32 (17.20%) Python
24 30 (16.13%) SNMP
25 29 (15.59%) Microsoft Certification
25 29 (15.59%) MS Visio

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 40 (21.51%) MS Exchange
2 33 (17.74%) IIS
3 22 (11.83%) Apache
4 16 (8.60%) SharePoint
5 11 (5.91%) Tomcat
5 11 (5.91%) IBM Notes
6 10 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (4.84%) WebSphere
7 9 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (4.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (3.76%) GroupWise
10 6 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (2.69%) Lotus Domino
11 5 (2.69%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (2.15%) Apache Solr
12 4 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (2.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 33 (17.74%) MS Excel
2 29 (15.59%) MS Visio
3 13 (6.99%) MS Office
4 9 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.69%) SaaS
2 3 (1.61%) Google Apps
2 3 (1.61%) PaaS
3 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (55.38%) DNS
2 85 (45.70%) Firewall
3 65 (34.95%) VPN
4 63 (33.87%) WAN
5 61 (32.80%) HTTP
6 59 (31.72%) SSL
6 59 (31.72%) LAN
7 53 (28.49%) TCP/IP
8 42 (22.58%) SAN
9 37 (19.89%) MPLS
10 30 (16.13%) SNMP
11 27 (14.52%) FTP
11 27 (14.52%) Internet
12 26 (13.98%) DHCP
13 21 (11.29%) Network Security
13 21 (11.29%) LDAP
14 19 (10.22%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (9.68%) HTTPS
16 17 (9.14%) X.400
16 17 (9.14%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.06%) MySQL
3 12 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.76%) Big Data
5 6 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.69%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.15%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.15%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.08%) Sybase ASA
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.23%) Subversion
2 3 (1.61%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.08%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.08%) NSubstitute
4 1 (0.54%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.54%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.54%) NUnit
4 1 (0.54%) JIRA
4 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.54%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.54%) Selenium
4 1 (0.54%) NCrunch
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.54%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (12.37%) Finance
2 15 (8.06%) Military
3 12 (6.45%) Banking
4 8 (4.30%) Retail
5 7 (3.76%) Back Office
6 5 (2.69%) Law
7 3 (1.61%) Front Office
7 3 (1.61%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.08%) Billing
9 1 (0.54%) Games
9 1 (0.54%) Legal
9 1 (0.54%) Advertising
9 1 (0.54%) Publishing
9 1 (0.54%) Marketing
9 1 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 23 (12.37%) Architect
2 22 (11.83%) Administrator
3 19 (10.22%) Infrastructure Architect
4 16 (8.60%) Analyst
5 15 (8.06%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (6.45%) Developer
7 11 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (5.91%) Network Engineer
8 10 (5.38%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.84%) Linux Administrator
9 9 (4.84%) Infrastructure Manager
10 8 (4.30%) Server Engineer
10 8 (4.30%) Field Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Consultant
11 7 (3.76%) Exchange Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) Network Architect
12 6 (3.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 6 (3.23%) Security Engineer
13 5 (2.69%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.99%) .NET
2 11 (5.91%) Web Services
3 5 (2.69%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.69%) Ajax
3 5 (2.69%) JSON
4 4 (2.15%) WCF
5 3 (1.61%) JMS
5 3 (1.61%) EDI
5 3 (1.61%) CSS
5 3 (1.61%) Middleware
5 3 (1.61%) MAPI
5 3 (1.61%) EDIFACT
6 2 (1.08%) Reactive Extensions
6 2 (1.08%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.08%) OAuth
6 2 (1.08%) SAML
6 2 (1.08%) SOAP
6 2 (1.08%) DCOM
6 2 (1.08%) XML
6 2 (1.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.29%) Clustering
2 18 (9.68%) PKI
3 13 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.38%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.84%) Replication
6 7 (3.76%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.76%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.69%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.15%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.61%) CESG
9 3 (1.61%) Statistics
9 3 (1.61%) Open Source
10 2 (1.08%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.54%) SecurID
11 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.54%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 111 (59.68%) Windows
2 44 (23.66%) Linux
3 33 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (14.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (14.52%) Windows 7
5 26 (13.98%) UNIX
6 17 (9.14%) Solaris
7 12 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.69%) Debian
10 4 (2.15%) CentOS
10 4 (2.15%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.61%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.61%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.54%) Android
12 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.04%) ITIL
2 28 (15.05%) Project Management
3 16 (8.60%) Kalman Filter
4 15 (8.06%) Service Management
4 15 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (8.06%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (7.53%) Capacity Management
6 11 (5.91%) Data Analytics
6 11 (5.91%) Analytics
6 11 (5.91%) Boundary Protection
6 11 (5.91%) E-Discovery
7 10 (5.38%) Integration Testing
7 10 (5.38%) Configuration Management
8 9 (4.84%) Problem Management
9 8 (4.30%) Network Design
9 8 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (3.76%) Process Management
10 7 (3.76%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.76%) Load Balancing
10 7 (3.76%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 46 (24.73%) SQL
2 32 (17.20%) Python
3 22 (11.83%) Perl
3 22 (11.83%) PowerShell
4 21 (11.29%) C
5 16 (8.60%) Shell Script
6 14 (7.53%) C++
7 9 (4.84%) C#
7 9 (4.84%) PHP
7 9 (4.84%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.76%) VBScript
9 5 (2.69%) Java
10 4 (2.15%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.61%) ActionScript
11 3 (1.61%) ActionScript 2.0
12 2 (1.08%) F#
12 2 (1.08%) Ruby
12 2 (1.08%) VB6
12 2 (1.08%) VBA
12 2 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (19.89%) Security Cleared
2 29 (15.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (13.44%) SC Cleared
4 19 (10.22%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (7.53%) Degree
5 14 (7.53%) MCITP
5 14 (7.53%) DV Cleared
6 11 (5.91%) CCNA
7 10 (5.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (4.30%) MCTS
8 8 (4.30%) CCNP
9 6 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (2.15%) RHCE
10 4 (2.15%) MCP
11 3 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.61%) CCSE
11 3 (1.61%) VCAP
12 2 (1.08%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.69%) SLA
4 3 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 74 (39.78%) Active Directory
2 48 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.53%) Sendmail
4 13 (6.99%) vSphere
5 12 (6.45%) XenApp
6 11 (5.91%) Hyper-V
7 10 (5.38%) XenDesktop
8 8 (4.30%) Forefront TMG
8 8 (4.30%) ISA Server
9 7 (3.76%) vCloud
10 6 (3.23%) Postfix
11 5 (2.69%) VMware ESX
11 5 (2.69%) HDFS
11 5 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (2.15%) SpamAssassin
12 4 (2.15%) XenServer
12 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (2.15%) NFS
13 3 (1.61%) Samba
13 3 (1.61%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (8.06%) MIMEsweeper
2 14 (7.53%) Nagios
3 11 (5.91%) MAILsweeper
4 9 (4.84%) ARCserve
5 8 (4.30%) Puppet
6 7 (3.76%) SCOM
6 7 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (3.23%) MOM
8 5 (2.69%) Zenoss
9 4 (2.15%) HP SIM
9 4 (2.15%) SELinux
10 3 (1.61%) Icinga
10 3 (1.61%) Ansible
10 3 (1.61%) OpenAM
11 2 (1.08%) FortiGate
11 2 (1.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (1.08%) Hyperic
11 2 (1.08%) CA Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 82 (44.09%) Microsoft
2 70 (37.63%) VMware
3 67 (36.02%) Cisco
4 38 (20.43%) CheckPoint
5 35 (18.82%) Citrix
6 27 (14.52%) Juniper
7 24 (12.90%) NetApp
8 23 (12.37%) HP
9 16 (8.60%) Oracle
10 14 (7.53%) Brocade
11 13 (6.99%) Blue Coat
11 13 (6.99%) Clearswift
12 12 (6.45%) F5
12 12 (6.45%) McAfee
12 12 (6.45%) CA
12 12 (6.45%) CommVault
12 12 (6.45%) Lotus
12 12 (6.45%) Dell
13 11 (5.91%) Websense
14 9 (4.84%) Sybase
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