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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 463 424 430
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +6
Contract jobs citing SMTP 115 145 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.48% 2.20% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 94 73
Average daily rate
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£358 £364 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £277 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.44% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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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
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
South East +19 50 £300 -19.89% 5
London -31 35 £375 - 10
West Midlands -17 11 £300 +0.84%
South West -36 9 £400 - 3
East of England -17 7 £300 - 2
North West -13 2 £190 -36.13% 3
Yorkshire -1 1 £450 +80.00% 3
East Midlands - - - -
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SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (42.60%) DNS
2 93 (41.70%) Microsoft
3 82 (36.77%) Windows
4 79 (35.43%) Perl
5 74 (33.18%) MS Exchange
6 66 (29.60%) HTTP
7 62 (27.80%) Security Cleared
8 61 (27.35%) Linux
9 53 (23.77%) UNIX
10 51 (22.87%) Active Directory
10 51 (22.87%) VMware
11 48 (21.52%) Internet
12 43 (19.28%) Cisco
12 43 (19.28%) TCP/IP
13 42 (18.83%) Firewall
14 39 (17.49%) Oracle
15 38 (17.04%) LDAP
16 37 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
16 37 (16.59%) Windows Server 2008
17 36 (16.14%) SC Cleared
17 36 (16.14%) X.400
18 34 (15.25%) ITIL
19 33 (14.80%) IIS
19 33 (14.80%) F5
20 32 (14.35%) X.500
21 28 (12.56%) Finance
21 28 (12.56%) FTP
21 28 (12.56%) SSL
22 27 (12.11%) PowerShell
22 27 (12.11%) Squid

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 74 (33.18%) MS Exchange
2 33 (14.80%) IIS
3 27 (12.11%) Apache
4 18 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (8.07%) SharePoint
5 12 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (4.48%) WebSphere
8 9 (4.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (4.04%) IBM Notes
9 7 (3.14%) Tomcat
9 7 (3.14%) WebLogic
9 7 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (3.14%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (2.24%) Lync
11 2 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.90%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.90%) GroupWise
11 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (11.66%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.24%) MS Office
3 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.90%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.35%) GitHub
2 2 (0.90%) OpenShift
2 2 (0.90%) PaaS
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 95 (42.60%) DNS
2 66 (29.60%) HTTP
3 48 (21.52%) Internet
4 43 (19.28%) TCP/IP
5 42 (18.83%) Firewall
6 38 (17.04%) LDAP
7 36 (16.14%) X.400
8 32 (14.35%) X.500
9 28 (12.56%) FTP
9 28 (12.56%) SSL
10 22 (9.87%) IMAP
11 20 (8.97%) WAN
12 19 (8.52%) DHCP
13 18 (8.07%) LAN
14 17 (7.62%) SAN
14 17 (7.62%) SNMP
15 14 (6.28%) BIG-IP
16 13 (5.83%) SSH
17 12 (5.38%) VPN
18 10 (4.48%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.17%) MySQL
3 7 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.90%) Spotfire
5 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.90%) DB2
6 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.45%) IDOL
6 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.45%) Big Data
6 1 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Redmine
2 3 (1.35%) Subversion
3 2 (0.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.45%) Ant
4 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.45%) Maven
4 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.45%) Trac
4 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (12.56%) Finance
2 18 (8.07%) Military
3 13 (5.83%) Banking
4 10 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.24%) Publishing
6 4 (1.79%) Retail
7 3 (1.35%) Back Office
7 3 (1.35%) Legal
8 2 (0.90%) Billing
8 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (19.28%) Administrator
2 39 (17.49%) Developer
3 33 (14.80%) Systems Administrator
4 28 (12.56%) Messaging Engineer
5 23 (10.31%) Linux Administrator
6 18 (8.07%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 17 (7.62%) Consultant
8 13 (5.83%) Analyst
9 12 (5.38%) Network Engineer
10 7 (3.14%) Architect
10 7 (3.14%) UNIX Administrator
10 7 (3.14%) Perl Developer
10 7 (3.14%) Build Engineer
11 6 (2.69%) Python Developer
11 6 (2.69%) Messaging Consultant
11 6 (2.69%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.69%) Design Engineer
12 5 (2.24%) Support Engineer
12 5 (2.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 5 (2.24%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.76%) HTML
2 23 (10.31%) CSS
3 22 (9.87%) HTML5
4 21 (9.42%) CSS3
4 21 (9.42%) jQuery
5 19 (8.52%) OAuth
5 19 (8.52%) OpenID
6 11 (4.93%) .NET
7 10 (4.48%) XML
8 6 (2.69%) Web Services
9 5 (2.24%) SOAP
9 5 (2.24%) CPAN
9 5 (2.24%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (1.35%) Middleware
10 3 (1.35%) XSLT
10 3 (1.35%) LAMP
10 3 (1.35%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (0.90%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 2 (0.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.66%) Open Source
2 18 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.17%) Management Information System
4 15 (6.73%) Blackberry
5 13 (5.83%) Clustering
6 11 (4.93%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.14%) Replication
7 7 (3.14%) PKI
8 6 (2.69%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.79%) Statistics
10 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.90%) FMCG
11 2 (0.90%) Life Science
12 1 (0.45%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.45%) Applied Mathematics
12 1 (0.45%) CMDB
12 1 (0.45%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 82 (36.77%) Windows
2 61 (27.35%) Linux
3 53 (23.77%) UNIX
4 37 (16.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (7.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.38%) Solaris
8 8 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.59%) CentOS
9 5 (2.24%) Debian
9 5 (2.24%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.24%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.45%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.45%) SUSE
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.25%) ITIL
2 20 (8.97%) Migration
3 16 (7.17%) Load Balancing
4 12 (5.38%) Integration Testing
5 10 (4.48%) Change Management
5 10 (4.48%) Mentoring
6 9 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (3.14%) Workflow
7 7 (3.14%) Unit Testing
7 7 (3.14%) Waterfall
7 7 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (2.69%) Line Management
9 5 (2.24%) OO
9 5 (2.24%) Project Management
9 5 (2.24%) Validation
9 5 (2.24%) TDD
9 5 (2.24%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (1.79%) Network Management
10 4 (1.79%) DevOps
10 4 (1.79%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (35.43%) Perl
2 27 (12.11%) PowerShell
3 26 (11.66%) SQL
4 24 (10.76%) PHP
5 19 (8.52%) Tcl
6 17 (7.62%) Bash Shell
7 16 (7.17%) Shell Script
8 15 (6.73%) Python
9 14 (6.28%) VBScript
10 13 (5.83%) Java
11 10 (4.48%) C
12 8 (3.59%) Ruby
13 6 (2.69%) REXX
14 5 (2.24%) JavaScript
15 4 (1.79%) VB
16 3 (1.35%) C#
16 3 (1.35%) Korn
17 2 (0.90%) KiXtart
17 2 (0.90%) XPath
18 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 62 (27.80%) Security Cleared
2 36 (16.14%) SC Cleared
3 25 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (10.31%) DV Cleared
5 22 (9.87%) Degree
5 22 (9.87%) MCSE
6 14 (6.28%) CCENT
6 14 (6.28%) LPIC
6 14 (6.28%) MCP
7 4 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.35%) CCNP
8 3 (1.35%) MCTS
9 2 (0.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.90%) MCITP
9 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.90%) MCSA
9 2 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.45%) CCEA
10 1 (0.45%) CISSP
10 1 (0.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.83%) QA
2 9 (4.04%) SLA
3 3 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.90%) COBIT
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (22.87%) Active Directory
2 37 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (12.11%) Squid
4 22 (9.87%) Sendmail
5 18 (8.07%) qmail
6 15 (6.73%) Forefront TMG
7 11 (4.93%) NFS
8 9 (4.04%) Terminal Services
9 7 (3.14%) VMware ESX
10 6 (2.69%) Hyper-V
11 5 (2.24%) ISA Server
11 5 (2.24%) vSphere
11 5 (2.24%) KVM
12 4 (1.79%) XenDesktop
12 4 (1.79%) Postfix
13 3 (1.35%) ProxySG
13 3 (1.35%) Xen
13 3 (1.35%) Dovecot
14 2 (0.90%) XenApp
14 2 (0.90%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (8.52%) OpenSSO
2 15 (6.73%) Zenoss
3 13 (5.83%) ARCserve
4 9 (4.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (4.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 8 (3.59%) Nagios
6 7 (3.14%) HP SIM
7 5 (2.24%) SCOM
8 4 (1.79%) MAILsweeper
8 4 (1.79%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.35%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.35%) Cacti
9 3 (1.35%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.90%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.90%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.90%) OMEGAMON
10 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.45%) OpenView
11 1 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 93 (41.70%) Microsoft
2 51 (22.87%) VMware
3 43 (19.28%) Cisco
4 39 (17.49%) Oracle
5 33 (14.80%) F5
6 24 (10.76%) Juniper
7 19 (8.52%) Red Hat
8 18 (8.07%) HP
8 18 (8.07%) Clearswift
9 16 (7.17%) Citrix
10 14 (6.28%) CA
11 13 (5.83%) Symantec
12 12 (5.38%) Lotus
13 11 (4.93%) NetApp
13 11 (4.93%) CheckPoint
14 8 (3.59%) IBM
15 6 (2.69%) 3PAR
15 6 (2.69%) Websense
15 6 (2.69%) JBoss
15 6 (2.69%) Dell
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