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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 461 415 423
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +8
Contract jobs citing SMTP 127 146 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.30% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 2.22% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 86 77
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£350 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £293 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £513 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £14.87 £37.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year
-60.09% -
SMTP
UK

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
7863 6570 7874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.80% 13.66% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4508 3670 3807
Average daily rate £370 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 410 592
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.38 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +7 60 £315 -16.00% 13
London -29 41 £375 -1.57% 12
West Midlands -17 8 £300 - 2
East of England -23 6 £285 - 4
South West - 5 £375 - 8
Yorkshire -2 4 £290 +16.00% 2
North West -15 3 £190 -40.62% 5
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
SMTP
UK

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 99 (44.39%) Microsoft
2 91 (40.81%) DNS
3 84 (37.67%) Windows
4 76 (34.08%) Perl
5 74 (33.18%) MS Exchange
6 67 (30.04%) Security Cleared
7 66 (29.60%) HTTP
8 58 (26.01%) UNIX
9 57 (25.56%) Linux
10 50 (22.42%) Active Directory
11 49 (21.97%) Internet
12 47 (21.08%) VMware
13 45 (20.18%) Firewall
13 45 (20.18%) TCP/IP
14 41 (18.39%) SC Cleared
15 40 (17.94%) Windows Server 2008
16 39 (17.49%) LDAP
17 38 (17.04%) FTP
18 37 (16.59%) X.400
18 37 (16.59%) Oracle
19 36 (16.14%) SSL
20 35 (15.70%) Cisco
20 35 (15.70%) IIS
21 34 (15.25%) X.500
22 32 (14.35%) ITIL
23 30 (13.45%) MS Excel
24 29 (13.00%) SQL
24 29 (13.00%) Finance
24 29 (13.00%) F5
24 29 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 35 (15.70%) IIS
3 24 (10.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (9.87%) Apache
5 21 (9.42%) SharePoint
6 14 (6.28%) WebSphere
7 12 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (4.48%) Tomcat
9 10 (4.48%) IBM Notes
10 9 (4.04%) WebLogic
11 8 (3.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (3.14%) CICS
12 7 (3.14%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (2.69%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (2.69%) JBoss
14 5 (2.24%) Lync
15 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
16 3 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (1.35%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 30 (13.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.14%) MS Office
3 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 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%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 91 (40.81%) DNS
2 66 (29.60%) HTTP
3 49 (21.97%) Internet
4 45 (20.18%) Firewall
4 45 (20.18%) TCP/IP
5 39 (17.49%) LDAP
6 38 (17.04%) FTP
7 37 (16.59%) X.400
8 36 (16.14%) SSL
9 34 (15.25%) X.500
10 21 (9.42%) IMAP
11 19 (8.52%) WAN
12 18 (8.07%) LAN
12 18 (8.07%) SAN
13 15 (6.73%) SNMP
14 14 (6.28%) BIG-IP
15 13 (5.83%) SSH
15 13 (5.83%) VPN
16 10 (4.48%) DHCP
17 9 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.83%) MySQL
3 7 (3.14%) DB2
4 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.24%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.35%) Crystal Enterprise
6 3 (1.35%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.90%) Spotfire
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.45%) Redis
8 1 (0.45%) Big Data
8 1 (0.45%) IDOL
8 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Subversion
1 4 (1.79%) Redmine
2 3 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.45%) MSI
4 1 (0.45%) Ant
4 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.45%) Maven
4 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.45%) Trac
General
1 29 (13.00%) Finance
2 18 (8.07%) Banking
3 16 (7.17%) Military
4 15 (6.73%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.24%) Publishing
6 4 (1.79%) Retail
6 4 (1.79%) Back Office
7 3 (1.35%) Billing
8 2 (0.90%) Marketing
8 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.90%) Legal
8 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (19.73%) Administrator
2 38 (17.04%) Developer
3 32 (14.35%) Systems Administrator
4 26 (11.66%) Messaging Engineer
5 21 (9.42%) Linux Administrator
6 17 (7.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 14 (6.28%) Analyst
8 11 (4.93%) Consultant
9 9 (4.04%) Architect
9 9 (4.04%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (4.04%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 8 (3.59%) Network Engineer
11 7 (3.14%) Perl Developer
11 7 (3.14%) Python Developer
12 6 (2.69%) Build Engineer
13 5 (2.24%) Designer
13 5 (2.24%) UNIX Administrator
13 5 (2.24%) Senior Developer
13 5 (2.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 4 (1.79%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.87%) HTML
2 21 (9.42%) CSS
2 21 (9.42%) HTML5
3 20 (8.97%) CSS3
3 20 (8.97%) jQuery
4 17 (7.62%) OpenID
4 17 (7.62%) OAuth
5 11 (4.93%) .NET
5 11 (4.93%) XML
6 7 (3.14%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (3.14%) Web Services
7 6 (2.69%) SOAP
8 5 (2.24%) CPAN
8 5 (2.24%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (1.79%) Middleware
10 3 (1.35%) LAMP
10 3 (1.35%) XSLT
10 3 (1.35%) ODBC
10 3 (1.35%) WCF
10 3 (1.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.42%) Open Source
2 19 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.73%) Management Information System
4 14 (6.28%) Blackberry
5 12 (5.38%) Clustering
6 11 (4.93%) Computer Science
7 10 (4.48%) PKI
8 7 (3.14%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (3.14%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.79%) Replication
9 4 (1.79%) Statistics
10 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.90%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.90%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.90%) Life Science
12 1 (0.45%) CMDB
12 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.45%) Applied Mathematics
12 1 (0.45%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 84 (37.67%) Windows
2 58 (26.01%) UNIX
3 57 (25.56%) Linux
4 40 (17.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (7.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.38%) Solaris
8 9 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.14%) CentOS
10 5 (2.24%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.24%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.35%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.90%) Debian
13 1 (0.45%) SUSE
13 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.45%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.35%) ITIL
2 22 (9.87%) Migration
3 14 (6.28%) Load Balancing
4 13 (5.83%) Integration Testing
4 13 (5.83%) Mentoring
5 10 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (4.04%) CRM
6 9 (4.04%) Unit Testing
7 8 (3.59%) Validation
8 7 (3.14%) Change Management
8 7 (3.14%) Waterfall
8 7 (3.14%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (2.69%) Line Management
9 6 (2.69%) Workflow
10 5 (2.24%) OO
10 5 (2.24%) TDD
10 5 (2.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (2.24%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (1.79%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (1.79%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 76 (34.08%) Perl
2 29 (13.00%) SQL
3 23 (10.31%) PowerShell
4 22 (9.87%) PHP
5 20 (8.97%) Python
6 17 (7.62%) Tcl
7 15 (6.73%) Shell Script
8 14 (6.28%) Bash Shell
9 13 (5.83%) VBScript
9 13 (5.83%) C
10 12 (5.38%) Java
11 7 (3.14%) JavaScript
11 7 (3.14%) Ruby
11 7 (3.14%) REXX
12 6 (2.69%) C++
13 4 (1.79%) C#
14 2 (0.90%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.90%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.90%) XPath
14 2 (0.90%) Lua
Qualifications
1 67 (30.04%) Security Cleared
2 41 (18.39%) SC Cleared
3 27 (12.11%) DV Cleared
4 24 (10.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (9.42%) Degree
5 21 (9.42%) MCSE
6 16 (7.17%) MCP
7 13 (5.83%) CCENT
7 13 (5.83%) LPIC
8 4 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.35%) CCNP
10 2 (0.90%) MCTS
10 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.45%) NCDA
11 1 (0.45%) NCIE
11 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.93%) QA
2 8 (3.59%) SLA
3 3 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.35%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 50 (22.42%) Active Directory
2 29 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (10.31%) Squid
4 22 (9.87%) Sendmail
5 17 (7.62%) Forefront TMG
6 16 (7.17%) qmail
7 9 (4.04%) NFS
8 8 (3.59%) Terminal Services
9 7 (3.14%) RACF
9 7 (3.14%) VMware ESX
10 5 (2.24%) Hyper-V
10 5 (2.24%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.79%) Postfix
11 4 (1.79%) ProxySG
12 3 (1.35%) Xen
12 3 (1.35%) vSphere
13 2 (0.90%) KVM
13 2 (0.90%) UAG
13 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.90%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (7.62%) ARCserve
1 17 (7.62%) OpenSSO
2 14 (6.28%) Zenoss
3 11 (4.93%) HP SIM
4 10 (4.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (3.14%) Nagios
5 7 (3.14%) OMEGAMON
6 6 (2.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.79%) MIMEsweeper
7 4 (1.79%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.79%) SCOM
8 3 (1.35%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (1.35%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.90%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.90%) Cacti
9 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.45%) YUM
10 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 99 (44.39%) Microsoft
2 47 (21.08%) VMware
3 37 (16.59%) Oracle
4 35 (15.70%) Cisco
5 29 (13.00%) F5
6 24 (10.76%) Juniper
7 19 (8.52%) Red Hat
8 18 (8.07%) CA
8 18 (8.07%) HP
9 16 (7.17%) Citrix
10 15 (6.73%) Clearswift
11 13 (5.83%) Lotus
11 13 (5.83%) NetApp
11 13 (5.83%) IBM
12 10 (4.48%) CheckPoint
12 10 (4.48%) Symantec
13 7 (3.14%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.69%) 3PAR
14 6 (2.69%) McAfee
14 6 (2.69%) Websense
London
EDT Global
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Hook
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £370.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
CFOA
Rate: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 month term
Posted: 21 days ago
Cambridge
The People Network
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Sheffield
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Excellent benifits
Posted: 27 days ago