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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 490 434 447
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +13
Contract jobs citing SMTP 99 126 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.36% 1.95% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 71 49
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£375 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £548 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-21.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £22.69 £37.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.67% -22.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £37.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-38.67% -22.10%
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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
7304 6450 7191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.45% 13.63% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4238 3567 3594
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 400 635
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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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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 -25 44 £340 -15.00% 14
London -1 35 £413 - 15
Yorkshire -8 9 £215 +30.30% 1
South West -32 5 £375 +15.38% 5
East of England -7 2 £278 - 2
North West -20 2 - - 2
West Midlands -10 1 £350 -26.31%
East Midlands - 1 £110 - 1
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
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SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 112 (53.08%) Microsoft
2 100 (47.39%) Windows
3 89 (42.18%) DNS
4 75 (35.55%) Security Cleared
5 72 (34.12%) MS Exchange
6 68 (32.23%) VMware
7 64 (30.33%) Active Directory
8 59 (27.96%) HTTP
9 51 (24.17%) FTP
10 47 (22.27%) Linux
11 45 (21.33%) UNIX
11 45 (21.33%) SC Cleared
12 43 (20.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 42 (19.91%) Windows Server 2008
14 40 (18.96%) TCP/IP
14 40 (18.96%) X.400
14 40 (18.96%) Firewall
15 39 (18.48%) SQL
16 37 (17.54%) Internet
16 37 (17.54%) X.500
17 34 (16.11%) Perl
17 34 (16.11%) MS Excel
18 32 (15.17%) ITIL
19 30 (14.22%) SAN
19 30 (14.22%) SSL
19 30 (14.22%) DV Cleared
20 29 (13.74%) IIS
21 28 (13.27%) Oracle
21 28 (13.27%) LAN
21 28 (13.27%) Cisco

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 72 (34.12%) MS Exchange
2 29 (13.74%) IIS
3 27 (12.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (11.37%) SharePoint
5 17 (8.06%) Apache
6 15 (7.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (4.74%) Tomcat
9 9 (4.27%) WebSphere
9 9 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (3.32%) CICS
10 7 (3.32%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (2.84%) JBoss
11 6 (2.84%) IBM Notes
11 6 (2.84%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.90%) WebLogic
13 3 (1.42%) GroupWise
13 3 (1.42%) Lotus Domino
13 3 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 34 (16.11%) MS Excel
2 21 (9.95%) MS Office
3 6 (2.84%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) OpenShift
1 2 (0.95%) Google Apps
1 2 (0.95%) PaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 89 (42.18%) DNS
2 59 (27.96%) HTTP
3 51 (24.17%) FTP
4 40 (18.96%) TCP/IP
4 40 (18.96%) X.400
4 40 (18.96%) Firewall
5 37 (17.54%) Internet
5 37 (17.54%) X.500
6 30 (14.22%) SAN
6 30 (14.22%) SSL
7 28 (13.27%) LAN
8 27 (12.80%) LDAP
9 26 (12.32%) DHCP
10 25 (11.85%) VPN
11 22 (10.43%) IMAP
12 21 (9.95%) WAN
13 17 (8.06%) SNMP
14 12 (5.69%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (5.69%) HTTPS
15 11 (5.21%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.64%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (5.69%) MySQL
4 9 (4.27%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.32%) DB2
6 7 (3.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.42%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.42%) Crystal Enterprise
8 2 (0.95%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (4.27%) Subversion
2 8 (3.79%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.84%) MSI
4 5 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.47%) Ant
7 1 (0.47%) Trac
7 1 (0.47%) Maven
7 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (9.48%) Finance
2 18 (8.53%) Military
3 13 (6.16%) Banking
4 12 (5.69%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.90%) Retail
5 4 (1.90%) Publishing
6 3 (1.42%) Law
6 3 (1.42%) Legal
6 3 (1.42%) Back Office
6 3 (1.42%) Marketing
6 3 (1.42%) Billing
7 2 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (15.64%) Administrator
2 23 (10.90%) Systems Administrator
2 23 (10.90%) Messaging Engineer
3 22 (10.43%) Developer
4 12 (5.69%) Analyst
4 12 (5.69%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (5.69%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 11 (5.21%) Architect
6 9 (4.27%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (3.79%) Consultant
8 7 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (3.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (2.84%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.37%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 5 (2.37%) Network Engineer
10 5 (2.37%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (2.37%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
11 4 (1.90%) Python Developer
11 4 (1.90%) Exchange Engineer
11 4 (1.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.16%) HTML
2 11 (5.21%) CSS
2 11 (5.21%) XML
2 11 (5.21%) jQuery
2 11 (5.21%) HTML5
2 11 (5.21%) CSS3
3 8 (3.79%) OpenID
3 8 (3.79%) OAuth
3 8 (3.79%) .NET
4 7 (3.32%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (2.84%) SOAP
5 6 (2.84%) Web Services
6 4 (1.90%) JSON
6 4 (1.90%) Ajax
6 4 (1.90%) Middleware
7 3 (1.42%) LAMP
7 3 (1.42%) XSLT
7 3 (1.42%) ODBC
7 3 (1.42%) WCF
8 2 (0.95%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.06%) Clustering
3 14 (6.64%) Management Information System
4 13 (6.16%) Blackberry
4 13 (6.16%) Open Source
5 9 (4.27%) PKI
5 9 (4.27%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.32%) Mainframe
6 7 (3.32%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (2.84%) PDA
7 6 (2.84%) Replication
8 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.95%) Life Science
9 2 (0.95%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.95%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.47%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.47%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.47%) CESG
10 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 100 (47.39%) Windows
2 47 (22.27%) Linux
3 45 (21.33%) UNIX
4 42 (19.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (10.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (7.11%) Solaris
7 11 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (4.74%) Windows XP
9 8 (3.79%) Ubuntu
10 6 (2.84%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.90%) CentOS
12 3 (1.42%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.95%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.95%) Debian
14 1 (0.47%) SUSE
14 1 (0.47%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.17%) ITIL
2 22 (10.43%) Migration
3 20 (9.48%) Boundary Protection
4 16 (7.58%) Mentoring
4 16 (7.58%) Integration Testing
5 13 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (5.21%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (4.27%) Unit Testing
8 9 (4.27%) DevOps
9 8 (3.79%) Validation
10 7 (3.32%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.32%) E-Commerce
10 7 (3.32%) CRM
11 6 (2.84%) SOA
12 5 (2.37%) Service Management
12 5 (2.37%) Configuration Management
12 5 (2.37%) Network Management
12 5 (2.37%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (2.37%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 39 (18.48%) SQL
2 34 (16.11%) Perl
3 27 (12.80%) PowerShell
4 25 (11.85%) Python
5 18 (8.53%) PHP
6 16 (7.58%) Bash Shell
7 14 (6.64%) VBScript
8 12 (5.69%) C
9 10 (4.74%) Shell Script
10 9 (4.27%) C++
11 8 (3.79%) Tcl
12 7 (3.32%) Java
12 7 (3.32%) JavaScript
12 7 (3.32%) REXX
13 5 (2.37%) C#
13 5 (2.37%) Ruby
14 2 (0.95%) Lua
14 2 (0.95%) XPath
14 2 (0.95%) KiXtart
14 2 (0.95%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 75 (35.55%) Security Cleared
2 45 (21.33%) SC Cleared
3 30 (14.22%) DV Cleared
4 25 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (9.00%) MCP
6 18 (8.53%) MCSE
7 16 (7.58%) Degree
8 5 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.90%) MCTS
9 4 (1.90%) CCNP
10 3 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.42%) MCITP
11 2 (0.95%) CCENT
11 2 (0.95%) LPIC
11 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.95%) CEH
11 2 (0.95%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.47%) GIAC
12 1 (0.47%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.27%) SLA
2 7 (3.32%) QA
3 3 (1.42%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 64 (30.33%) Active Directory
2 43 (20.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (9.00%) Sendmail
4 17 (8.06%) Forefront TMG
5 12 (5.69%) XenDesktop
5 12 (5.69%) VMware ESX
6 11 (5.21%) Squid
6 11 (5.21%) vSphere
7 7 (3.32%) RACF
7 7 (3.32%) NFS
8 6 (2.84%) qmail
8 6 (2.84%) XenApp
9 5 (2.37%) Terminal Services
9 5 (2.37%) Postfix
10 4 (1.90%) Hyper-V
11 3 (1.42%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.42%) Xen
11 3 (1.42%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.95%) Snort
Systems Management
1 21 (9.95%) ARCserve
2 13 (6.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (6.16%) HP SIM
3 12 (5.69%) Nagios
4 8 (3.79%) OpenSSO
5 7 (3.32%) MIMEsweeper
5 7 (3.32%) OMEGAMON
6 6 (2.84%) MAILsweeper
7 5 (2.37%) Ansible
7 5 (2.37%) Icinga
8 4 (1.90%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.42%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.42%) Zenoss
9 3 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.95%) SCOM
10 2 (0.95%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.95%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.95%) yum
10 2 (0.95%) Puppet
Vendors
1 112 (53.08%) Microsoft
2 68 (32.23%) VMware
3 28 (13.27%) Oracle
3 28 (13.27%) Cisco
4 27 (12.80%) Citrix
5 23 (10.90%) HP
6 22 (10.43%) CA
7 17 (8.06%) Juniper
8 16 (7.58%) NetApp
8 16 (7.58%) Clearswift
9 13 (6.16%) Red Hat
9 13 (6.16%) F5
10 11 (5.21%) IBM
11 10 (4.74%) Lotus
12 9 (4.27%) Websense
12 9 (4.27%) Blue Coat
13 8 (3.79%) 3PAR
13 8 (3.79%) Brocade
13 8 (3.79%) Symantec
13 8 (3.79%) McAfee
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