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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 470 453 384
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -69
Contract jobs citing SMTP 107 119 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 1.81% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 68 66
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£398 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £285 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £326 £400
% change year-on-year
+22.02% -18.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 8
Average hourly rate £28.00 - £20.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 - £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 - £24.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £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
7505 6585 6638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 13.26% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 3550 3419
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 368 539
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -6 54 £398 +6.00% 24
London -20 35 £275 -26.66% 6
North West -13 9 £400 +100.00% 2
East Midlands - 4 £400 - 1
East of England +10 3 - - 3
West Midlands -1 1 - -
Yorkshire -29 1 - - 2
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SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 104 (56.83%) Windows
2 103 (56.28%) DNS
3 87 (47.54%) Microsoft
4 76 (41.53%) Firewall
5 70 (38.25%) Active Directory
6 69 (37.70%) VMware
7 60 (32.79%) VPN
8 59 (32.24%) SSL
8 59 (32.24%) Cisco
9 58 (31.69%) WAN
9 58 (31.69%) HTTP
10 56 (30.60%) LAN
11 49 (26.78%) TCP/IP
12 48 (26.23%) VMware Infrastructure
13 46 (25.14%) Linux
14 44 (24.04%) SAN
15 43 (23.50%) SQL
16 42 (22.95%) Security Cleared
17 40 (21.86%) MS Exchange
18 38 (20.77%) ITIL
19 36 (19.67%) Citrix
20 35 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
21 34 (18.58%) MS Excel
22 33 (18.03%) FTP
23 32 (17.49%) Python
24 31 (16.94%) Internet
25 30 (16.39%) DHCP
25 30 (16.39%) IIS
26 29 (15.85%) Juniper
26 29 (15.85%) CheckPoint

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (21.86%) MS Exchange
2 30 (16.39%) IIS
3 21 (11.48%) Apache
4 16 (8.74%) SharePoint
5 12 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (5.46%) Tomcat
7 10 (5.46%) IBM Notes
8 7 (3.83%) GroupWise
8 7 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (3.83%) WebSphere
9 6 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (3.28%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (2.73%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (2.19%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (2.19%) Lotus Domino
11 4 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (2.19%) Apache Solr
11 4 (2.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (18.58%) MS Excel
2 26 (14.21%) MS Visio
3 19 (10.38%) MS Office
4 9 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.73%) SaaS
2 3 (1.64%) PaaS
2 3 (1.64%) Google Apps
3 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.55%) IaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 103 (56.28%) DNS
2 76 (41.53%) Firewall
3 60 (32.79%) VPN
4 59 (32.24%) SSL
5 58 (31.69%) HTTP
5 58 (31.69%) WAN
6 56 (30.60%) LAN
7 49 (26.78%) TCP/IP
8 44 (24.04%) SAN
9 33 (18.03%) FTP
10 31 (16.94%) Internet
11 30 (16.39%) DHCP
12 29 (15.85%) MPLS
13 27 (14.75%) SNMP
14 23 (12.57%) Network Security
15 20 (10.93%) LDAP
16 19 (10.38%) HTTPS
16 19 (10.38%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (10.38%) IMAP
17 17 (9.29%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.74%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (8.20%) MySQL
4 11 (6.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (3.83%) Big Data
6 6 (3.28%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.19%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.19%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (4.37%) Subversion
2 5 (2.73%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.64%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.64%) MSI
4 2 (1.09%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.09%) NSubstitute
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.55%) NCrunch
5 1 (0.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.55%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.55%) NUnit
5 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.55%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.55%) JIRA
5 1 (0.55%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (12.57%) Finance
2 15 (8.20%) Military
3 8 (4.37%) Banking
4 7 (3.83%) Retail
5 5 (2.73%) Law
6 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.09%) Back Office
7 2 (1.09%) Legal
7 2 (1.09%) Billing
8 1 (0.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.55%) French Language
8 1 (0.55%) Advertising
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
8 1 (0.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (10.93%) Architect
1 20 (10.93%) Administrator
2 15 (8.20%) Systems Administrator
2 15 (8.20%) Infrastructure Architect
3 13 (7.10%) Developer
3 13 (7.10%) Analyst
4 11 (6.01%) Network Engineer
5 10 (5.46%) Support Engineer
6 9 (4.92%) Server Engineer
6 9 (4.92%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (4.37%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (4.37%) Field Engineer
7 8 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (3.83%) Security Engineer
8 7 (3.83%) Exchange Engineer
9 6 (3.28%) Systems Integrator
9 6 (3.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.28%) Network Architect
9 6 (3.28%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.65%) .NET
2 11 (6.01%) Web Services
3 6 (3.28%) Ajax
4 5 (2.73%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.73%) JSON
5 4 (2.19%) WCF
5 4 (2.19%) HTML
6 3 (1.64%) CSS
6 3 (1.64%) EDI
6 3 (1.64%) JMS
6 3 (1.64%) MAPI
6 3 (1.64%) EDIFACT
7 2 (1.09%) Reactive Extensions
7 2 (1.09%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.09%) DCOM
7 2 (1.09%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.55%) XML
8 1 (0.55%) SOAP
8 1 (0.55%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.02%) Clustering
2 15 (8.20%) PKI
3 14 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.01%) Replication
5 8 (4.37%) Blackberry
6 7 (3.83%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.83%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.73%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.19%) PDA
9 3 (1.64%) CESG
9 3 (1.64%) Open Source
10 1 (0.55%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.55%) Social Gaming
10 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 104 (56.83%) Windows
2 46 (25.14%) Linux
3 35 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (12.57%) UNIX
6 20 (10.93%) Windows 7
7 15 (8.20%) Solaris
8 12 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.28%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.73%) Debian
11 5 (2.73%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.19%) CentOS
13 3 (1.64%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.64%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.55%) Android
14 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.77%) ITIL
2 23 (12.57%) Project Management
3 20 (10.93%) Kalman Filter
4 17 (9.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (8.74%) Service Management
6 15 (8.20%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (6.56%) Boundary Protection
8 11 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (6.01%) Integration Testing
9 10 (5.46%) DevOps
9 10 (5.46%) Data Analytics
9 10 (5.46%) Analytics
9 10 (5.46%) E-Discovery
9 10 (5.46%) Capacity Management
10 9 (4.92%) SIEM
10 9 (4.92%) Configuration Management
11 8 (4.37%) E-Commerce
11 8 (4.37%) Service Delivery
12 7 (3.83%) Process Management
12 7 (3.83%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 43 (23.50%) SQL
2 32 (17.49%) Python
3 22 (12.02%) C
3 22 (12.02%) PowerShell
4 20 (10.93%) Perl
5 17 (9.29%) Shell Script
6 14 (7.65%) C++
7 11 (6.01%) PHP
7 11 (6.01%) Bash Shell
8 10 (5.46%) C#
9 7 (3.83%) VBScript
10 5 (2.73%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.64%) ActionScript 2.0
11 3 (1.64%) ActionScript
11 3 (1.64%) Java
12 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.09%) VBA
12 2 (1.09%) VB
12 2 (1.09%) VB6
12 2 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (22.95%) Security Cleared
2 27 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 24 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (8.74%) DV Cleared
5 15 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (7.65%) Degree
7 9 (4.92%) MCITP
7 9 (4.92%) CCNP
8 8 (4.37%) MCTS
9 6 (3.28%) MCP
9 6 (3.28%) CCNA
9 6 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.19%) RHCE
11 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 3 (1.64%) VCAP
12 3 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.64%) CISSP
13 2 (1.09%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.28%) SLA
2 6 (3.28%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 70 (38.25%) Active Directory
2 48 (26.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.74%) Sendmail
3 16 (8.74%) vSphere
4 12 (6.56%) XenDesktop
5 11 (6.01%) XenApp
5 11 (6.01%) Hyper-V
6 9 (4.92%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (4.37%) ISA Server
7 8 (4.37%) VMware ESX
8 7 (3.83%) vCloud
9 6 (3.28%) Postfix
10 5 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (2.19%) HDFS
11 4 (2.19%) SpamAssassin
11 4 (2.19%) NFS
11 4 (2.19%) XenServer
11 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.64%) qmail
12 3 (1.64%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (9.29%) MIMEsweeper
2 15 (8.20%) Nagios
3 13 (7.10%) MAILsweeper
4 9 (4.92%) ARCserve
5 8 (4.37%) Puppet
6 7 (3.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (3.83%) SCOM
6 7 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (3.28%) MOM
8 5 (2.73%) Ansible
8 5 (2.73%) Icinga
9 4 (2.19%) SELinux
9 4 (2.19%) HP SIM
9 4 (2.19%) Zenoss
10 3 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.64%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.64%) HAProxy
11 2 (1.09%) Hyperic
11 2 (1.09%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 87 (47.54%) Microsoft
2 69 (37.70%) VMware
3 59 (32.24%) Cisco
4 36 (19.67%) Citrix
5 29 (15.85%) Juniper
5 29 (15.85%) CheckPoint
6 25 (13.66%) NetApp
7 22 (12.02%) HP
8 16 (8.74%) Oracle
8 16 (8.74%) Brocade
9 15 (8.20%) Blue Coat
9 15 (8.20%) McAfee
10 13 (7.10%) Websense
10 13 (7.10%) Clearswift
11 12 (6.56%) Dell
11 12 (6.56%) CommVault
11 12 (6.56%) F5
12 11 (6.01%) Lotus
13 9 (4.92%) CA
13 9 (4.92%) Sybase
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