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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 466 462 412
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -50
Contract jobs citing SMTP 120 109 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 1.64% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 68 68
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 11
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 - £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 - £21.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - £19.75
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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
7252 6633 6399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.50% 13.65% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4142 3638 3359
Average daily rate £361 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 368 496
Average hourly rate £22.22 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.94% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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
London +14 49 £345 -11.53% 11
South East -14 35 £398 +6.00% 15
North West -5 12 £400 +77.77% 1
West Midlands +4 7 £300 +7.14% 1
East of England -16 6 £475 +62.39% 2
North East - 6 £300 -
Yorkshire -16 3 £344 +25.00% 2
East Midlands - 2 £373 -
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SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 120 (57.14%) Windows
2 116 (55.24%) DNS
3 94 (44.76%) Firewall
4 88 (41.90%) Microsoft
5 83 (39.52%) Active Directory
6 76 (36.19%) Cisco
7 71 (33.81%) VMware
8 70 (33.33%) VPN
9 69 (32.86%) SSL
9 69 (32.86%) HTTP
10 65 (30.95%) WAN
11 61 (29.05%) LAN
12 58 (27.62%) TCP/IP
13 54 (25.71%) SQL
14 53 (25.24%) VMware Infrastructure
15 48 (22.86%) ITIL
16 46 (21.90%) SAN
17 42 (20.00%) UNIX
17 42 (20.00%) Linux
18 40 (19.05%) CheckPoint
19 39 (18.57%) IIS
19 39 (18.57%) Windows Server 2008
20 38 (18.10%) Citrix
20 38 (18.10%) MPLS
21 37 (17.62%) SNMP
22 36 (17.14%) Security Cleared
23 35 (16.67%) MS Exchange
24 34 (16.19%) Windows Server 2003
25 33 (15.71%) FTP
26 32 (15.24%) SQL Server

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 39 (18.57%) IIS
2 35 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 27 (12.86%) Apache
4 22 (10.48%) SharePoint
5 14 (6.67%) Tomcat
6 11 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (4.76%) WebSphere
7 10 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (4.76%) IBM Notes
8 9 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (3.33%) JBoss
10 6 (2.86%) GroupWise
11 5 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.90%) Apache Solr
12 4 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.90%) Lync
Applications
1 31 (14.76%) MS Excel
2 29 (13.81%) MS Visio
3 10 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (4.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.86%) SaaS
3 4 (1.90%) PaaS
4 3 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.48%) Office 365
6 1 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (55.24%) DNS
2 94 (44.76%) Firewall
3 70 (33.33%) VPN
4 69 (32.86%) SSL
4 69 (32.86%) HTTP
5 65 (30.95%) WAN
6 61 (29.05%) LAN
7 58 (27.62%) TCP/IP
8 46 (21.90%) SAN
9 38 (18.10%) MPLS
10 37 (17.62%) SNMP
11 33 (15.71%) FTP
12 31 (14.76%) Internet
13 25 (11.90%) DHCP
14 24 (11.43%) Network Security
15 23 (10.95%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (10.00%) LDAP
17 14 (6.67%) NetScaler
18 13 (6.19%) SSH
18 13 (6.19%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.24%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (7.62%) MySQL
4 8 (3.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (3.81%) Big Data
5 7 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.38%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.38%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.38%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.95%) Sybase ASA
10 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.86%) Subversion
1 6 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.90%) JIRA
3 3 (1.43%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.95%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.95%) NSubstitute
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.48%) NCrunch
5 1 (0.48%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.48%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.48%) NUnit
5 1 (0.48%) Selenium
5 1 (0.48%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.48%) MSBuild
General
1 27 (12.86%) Finance
2 13 (6.19%) Banking
3 10 (4.76%) Military
4 7 (3.33%) Retail
4 7 (3.33%) Back Office
5 5 (2.38%) Law
5 5 (2.38%) Legal
6 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.90%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.43%) Front Office
8 2 (0.95%) Electronics
8 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.95%) Marketing
8 2 (0.95%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) French Language
9 1 (0.48%) Publishing
9 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (13.33%) Administrator
2 25 (11.90%) Architect
3 21 (10.00%) Analyst
4 20 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 20 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (7.14%) Consultant
6 13 (6.19%) Developer
7 12 (5.71%) Network Engineer
8 10 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.29%) Infrastructure Manager
9 9 (4.29%) Linux Administrator
10 8 (3.81%) Server Engineer
11 7 (3.33%) Security Engineer
11 7 (3.33%) Exchange Engineer
12 6 (2.86%) Messaging Engineer
12 6 (2.86%) Network Architect
12 6 (2.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 6 (2.86%) Field Engineer
12 6 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
12 6 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.14%) Web Services
2 14 (6.67%) .NET
3 7 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.38%) CSS
5 4 (1.90%) XML
5 4 (1.90%) HTML
5 4 (1.90%) WCF
6 3 (1.43%) LINQ
6 3 (1.43%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.43%) Entity Framework
6 3 (1.43%) REST
6 3 (1.43%) EDI
6 3 (1.43%) JMS
6 3 (1.43%) Middleware
6 3 (1.43%) EDIFACT
6 3 (1.43%) JDBC
7 2 (0.95%) SOAP
7 2 (0.95%) ActiveX
7 2 (0.95%) DCOM
7 2 (0.95%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.43%) Clustering
2 23 (10.95%) PKI
3 19 (9.05%) Data Centre
4 11 (5.24%) Client/Server
5 10 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.29%) Replication
7 8 (3.81%) Public Cloud
7 8 (3.81%) Blackberry
8 5 (2.38%) Statistics
8 5 (2.38%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.43%) CESG
11 2 (0.95%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.95%) DTV
11 2 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.95%) SecurID
12 1 (0.48%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.48%) VSAM
12 1 (0.48%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 120 (57.14%) Windows
2 42 (20.00%) UNIX
2 42 (20.00%) Linux
3 39 (18.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (16.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (12.86%) Windows 7
6 25 (11.90%) Solaris
7 16 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.38%) Debian
10 4 (1.90%) CentOS
11 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.48%) zOS
12 1 (0.48%) Android
12 1 (0.48%) AIX
12 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.86%) ITIL
2 29 (13.81%) Project Management
3 19 (9.05%) Kalman Filter
4 16 (7.62%) Performance Tuning
5 15 (7.14%) Service Management
6 14 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (6.19%) Data Analytics
7 13 (6.19%) Analytics
7 13 (6.19%) E-Discovery
7 13 (6.19%) Capacity Management
7 13 (6.19%) Load Balancing
7 13 (6.19%) Patch Management
8 11 (5.24%) Configuration Management
9 8 (3.81%) Process Management
9 8 (3.81%) Network Design
9 8 (3.81%) Data Architecture
10 7 (3.33%) SIEM
10 7 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (3.33%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.33%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 54 (25.71%) SQL
2 32 (15.24%) Perl
3 30 (14.29%) Python
4 24 (11.43%) Shell Script
5 23 (10.95%) C
6 15 (7.14%) C++
6 15 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 11 (5.24%) C#
8 8 (3.81%) Java
8 8 (3.81%) PHP
9 7 (3.33%) VBScript
10 4 (1.90%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.43%) ActionScript 2.0
11 3 (1.43%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.43%) ActionScript
11 3 (1.43%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.43%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.95%) VBA
12 2 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 30 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 21 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (6.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (5.71%) MCITP
6 12 (5.71%) Degree
7 11 (5.24%) CCNA
8 9 (4.29%) CCNP
8 9 (4.29%) DV Cleared
9 7 (3.33%) MCP
10 6 (2.86%) MCTS
10 6 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 4 (1.90%) CCSE
12 4 (1.90%) VCAP
12 4 (1.90%) RHCE
13 2 (0.95%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.33%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.86%) SLA
4 2 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 83 (39.52%) Active Directory
2 53 (25.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (9.05%) vSphere
4 17 (8.10%) Hyper-V
5 13 (6.19%) Sendmail
6 12 (5.71%) XenDesktop
7 11 (5.24%) XenApp
8 8 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (3.81%) vCloud
8 8 (3.81%) ISA Server
9 7 (3.33%) VMware ESX
9 7 (3.33%) NFS
10 6 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (2.38%) HDFS
11 5 (2.38%) Postfix
11 5 (2.38%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (1.90%) SpamAssassin
12 4 (1.90%) XenServer
13 3 (1.43%) iptables
13 3 (1.43%) qmail
Systems Management
1 16 (7.62%) MIMEsweeper
2 12 (5.71%) MAILsweeper
3 11 (5.24%) Nagios
4 9 (4.29%) ARCserve
4 9 (4.29%) SCOM
5 8 (3.81%) MOM
6 6 (2.86%) WSUS
6 6 (2.86%) Puppet
7 5 (2.38%) Zenoss
7 5 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.90%) SELinux
9 3 (1.43%) OpenAM
9 3 (1.43%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.95%) Hyperic
10 2 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.95%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.95%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 88 (41.90%) Microsoft
2 76 (36.19%) Cisco
3 71 (33.81%) VMware
4 40 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 38 (18.10%) Citrix
6 31 (14.76%) NetApp
7 29 (13.81%) Juniper
8 28 (13.33%) HP
9 18 (8.57%) Oracle
10 17 (8.10%) Dell
11 16 (7.62%) Brocade
12 14 (6.67%) IBM
12 14 (6.67%) Blue Coat
13 13 (6.19%) McAfee
13 13 (6.19%) CA
13 13 (6.19%) CommVault
14 12 (5.71%) Websense
15 11 (5.24%) Clearswift
15 11 (5.24%) Symantec
15 11 (5.24%) 3PAR
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