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 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 477 473 457
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Contract jobs citing SMTP 112 104 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 1.39% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 62 72
Average daily rate
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£375 £301 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.65% -17.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £26.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 - £15.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £12.55
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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
7469 7473 6574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.05% 14.85% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4319 4117 3641
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 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 28 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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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 +23 38 £390 +11.42% 14
South East -21 33 £350 +16.66% 13
North West -12 20 £425 +123.68% 2
West Midlands -6 7 £300 - 2
North East - 6 £300 - 1
East of England -3 3 £475 +58.33% 3
Yorkshire -28 2 £344 -23.61% 1
Midlands - 2 £500 -
South West -21 1 - - 9
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SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 124 (55.61%) DNS
2 109 (48.88%) Windows
3 86 (38.57%) Firewall
4 82 (36.77%) HTTP
5 75 (33.63%) Linux
6 72 (32.29%) Cisco
6 72 (32.29%) VMware
7 65 (29.15%) SSL
7 65 (29.15%) TCP/IP
8 64 (28.70%) FTP
8 64 (28.70%) Microsoft
9 63 (28.25%) ITIL
10 60 (26.91%) Active Directory
11 59 (26.46%) VPN
12 58 (26.01%) WAN
12 58 (26.01%) UNIX
12 58 (26.01%) SQL
13 56 (25.11%) LAN
13 56 (25.11%) VMware Infrastructure
14 51 (22.87%) SNMP
15 41 (18.39%) SAN
16 39 (17.49%) Security Cleared
17 38 (17.04%) Python
18 37 (16.59%) Internet
19 36 (16.14%) Perl
19 36 (16.14%) DHCP
20 34 (15.25%) CheckPoint
21 33 (14.80%) SQL Server
22 31 (13.90%) Solaris
22 31 (13.90%) Finance

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (13.45%) Apache
2 28 (12.56%) IIS
3 22 (9.87%) MS Exchange
4 21 (9.42%) SharePoint
5 17 (7.62%) Tomcat
6 16 (7.17%) WebSphere
7 10 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (3.14%) JBoss
10 6 (2.69%) CICS
10 6 (2.69%) Lync
11 5 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (2.24%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.79%) CMS
12 4 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.79%) IBM Notes
12 4 (1.79%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (11.21%) MS Excel
2 21 (9.42%) MS Visio
3 11 (4.93%) MS Office
4 10 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.59%) SaaS
3 6 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.79%) PaaS
5 3 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.90%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.90%) Office 365
7 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (55.61%) DNS
2 86 (38.57%) Firewall
3 82 (36.77%) HTTP
4 65 (29.15%) TCP/IP
4 65 (29.15%) SSL
5 64 (28.70%) FTP
6 59 (26.46%) VPN
7 58 (26.01%) WAN
8 56 (25.11%) LAN
9 51 (22.87%) SNMP
10 41 (18.39%) SAN
11 37 (16.59%) Internet
12 36 (16.14%) DHCP
13 29 (13.00%) Cisco ASA
14 24 (10.76%) MPLS
15 20 (8.97%) LDAP
15 20 (8.97%) Wireshark
15 20 (8.97%) Network Security
16 15 (6.73%) SSH
16 15 (6.73%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.80%) SQL Server
2 27 (12.11%) MySQL
3 17 (7.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (6.28%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (4.93%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.93%) Big Data
6 8 (3.59%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.69%) SQLite
8 5 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.24%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.24%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.79%) InfluxDB
9 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.35%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.35%) DataStage
11 2 (0.90%) Sybase ASA
11 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (7.62%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.17%) Jenkins
3 15 (6.73%) Subversion
4 7 (3.14%) JIRA
4 7 (3.14%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.14%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.24%) NUnit
5 5 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (1.79%) PHPUnit
6 4 (1.79%) Selenium
6 4 (1.79%) JUnit
7 3 (1.35%) Ant
7 3 (1.35%) JMeter
7 3 (1.35%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.35%) JProfiler
7 3 (1.35%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.35%) YourKit
7 3 (1.35%) JConsole
7 3 (1.35%) VisualVM
General
1 31 (13.90%) Finance
2 15 (6.73%) Banking
3 11 (4.93%) Military
4 8 (3.59%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.14%) Back Office
5 7 (3.14%) Retail
6 5 (2.24%) Legal
7 4 (1.79%) Front Office
7 4 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.35%) Marketing
9 2 (0.90%) Billing
9 2 (0.90%) Law
9 2 (0.90%) Electronics
9 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.45%) Advertising
10 1 (0.45%) Publishing
10 1 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (13.00%) Administrator
2 24 (10.76%) Developer
3 21 (9.42%) Analyst
3 21 (9.42%) Architect
4 20 (8.97%) Systems Administrator
5 17 (7.62%) Network Engineer
5 17 (7.62%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (6.73%) Consultant
7 13 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (4.93%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (3.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 7 (3.14%) Network Support
9 7 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (2.69%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 6 (2.69%) Support Engineer
10 6 (2.69%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (2.69%) Designer
11 5 (2.24%) Firewall Specialist
11 5 (2.24%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.56%) Web Services
2 15 (6.73%) .NET
3 12 (5.38%) HTML
3 12 (5.38%) CSS
4 10 (4.48%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.04%) XML
6 8 (3.59%) JDBC
7 6 (2.69%) JMS
7 6 (2.69%) Middleware
7 6 (2.69%) Django
7 6 (2.69%) jQuery
8 5 (2.24%) REST
8 5 (2.24%) SAP XI
8 5 (2.24%) 802.1X
9 4 (1.79%) Sensu
9 4 (1.79%) SOAP
9 4 (1.79%) WCF
9 4 (1.79%) CAML
9 4 (1.79%) Ajax
9 4 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.66%) Clustering
1 26 (11.66%) PKI
2 23 (10.31%) Data Centre
3 22 (9.87%) Client/Server
4 9 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.59%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.59%) Blackberry
6 7 (3.14%) Statistics
7 6 (2.69%) Mainframe
7 6 (2.69%) VSAM
7 6 (2.69%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (2.24%) Replication
9 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.35%) EFT
10 3 (1.35%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.35%) CESG
11 2 (0.90%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.90%) SecurID
11 2 (0.90%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 109 (48.88%) Windows
2 75 (33.63%) Linux
3 58 (26.01%) UNIX
4 31 (13.90%) Solaris
5 30 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (12.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (6.73%) Windows 7
9 9 (4.04%) CentOS
10 8 (3.59%) Debian
11 6 (2.69%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.69%) zOS
12 5 (2.24%) AIX
13 4 (1.79%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.79%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.35%) Android
14 3 (1.35%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (28.25%) ITIL
2 24 (10.76%) Load Balancing
3 23 (10.31%) Project Management
4 20 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (7.17%) Service Management
5 16 (7.17%) Capacity Management
6 15 (6.73%) Configuration Management
6 15 (6.73%) Kalman Filter
6 15 (6.73%) Patch Management
7 14 (6.28%) DevOps
8 13 (5.83%) Data Analytics
8 13 (5.83%) Analytics
8 13 (5.83%) E-Discovery
9 12 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (4.48%) Problem Management
10 10 (4.48%) OO
10 10 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (4.04%) TDD
11 9 (4.04%) SIEM
12 8 (3.59%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 58 (26.01%) SQL
2 38 (17.04%) Python
3 36 (16.14%) Perl
4 29 (13.00%) Java
5 24 (10.76%) PowerShell
6 23 (10.31%) C
7 19 (8.52%) Shell Script
7 19 (8.52%) C++
8 14 (6.28%) C#
9 12 (5.38%) JavaScript
10 11 (4.93%) Ruby
10 11 (4.93%) PHP
11 8 (3.59%) T-SQL
11 8 (3.59%) VBScript
12 7 (3.14%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.69%) VB.NET
14 5 (2.24%) VB
15 4 (1.79%) VBA
15 4 (1.79%) FQL
16 3 (1.35%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 39 (17.49%) Security Cleared
2 29 (13.00%) SC Cleared
3 27 (12.11%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (8.07%) CCNA
6 16 (7.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (5.38%) CCNP
8 11 (4.93%) DV Cleared
9 10 (4.48%) CCSE
9 10 (4.48%) Degree
10 9 (4.04%) CCENT
11 6 (2.69%) MCITP
11 6 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.69%) MCP
12 5 (2.24%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (2.24%) CCSA
12 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 4 (1.79%) VCAP
13 4 (1.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.48%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.04%) SLA
3 7 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 60 (26.91%) Active Directory
2 56 (25.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.87%) vSphere
4 20 (8.97%) Hyper-V
5 13 (5.83%) NFS
6 11 (4.93%) XenApp
7 9 (4.04%) XenDesktop
8 8 (3.59%) vCloud
9 7 (3.14%) VMware ESX
10 6 (2.69%) RACF
10 6 (2.69%) Sendmail
10 6 (2.69%) Snort
10 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (2.69%) Time Sharing Option
10 6 (2.69%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 5 (2.24%) HDFS
11 5 (2.24%) Postfix
12 4 (1.79%) Varnish
12 4 (1.79%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 15 (6.73%) Puppet
2 14 (6.28%) Nagios
3 10 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.59%) SCOM
5 7 (3.14%) MOM
5 7 (3.14%) MIMEsweeper
5 7 (3.14%) logstash
6 6 (2.69%) zSecure
6 6 (2.69%) MAILsweeper
6 6 (2.69%) WSUS
6 6 (2.69%) OMEGAMON
6 6 (2.69%) Cacti
7 5 (2.24%) Zenoss
8 4 (1.79%) Kibana
8 4 (1.79%) ARCserve
8 4 (1.79%) SELinux
9 3 (1.35%) OpenAM
9 3 (1.35%) Ansible
9 3 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.90%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 72 (32.29%) Cisco
1 72 (32.29%) VMware
2 64 (28.70%) Microsoft
3 34 (15.25%) CheckPoint
4 30 (13.45%) IBM
5 28 (12.56%) NetApp
6 27 (12.11%) Juniper
7 26 (11.66%) Citrix
8 24 (10.76%) Oracle
8 24 (10.76%) HP
9 20 (8.97%) Dell
10 16 (7.17%) Red Hat
11 15 (6.73%) Brocade
12 13 (5.83%) CA
12 13 (5.83%) CommVault
13 12 (5.38%) F5
14 11 (4.93%) Aruba
15 9 (4.04%) 3PAR
15 9 (4.04%) EMC
15 9 (4.04%) Sybase
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Hanover IT Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £550 Per Day (depending on experience)
Posted: 4 days ago
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