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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 485 445 411
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -34
Contract jobs citing SMTP 80 94 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 1.59% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 46 58
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£375 £360 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £285 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £47.50
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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
6821 5928 6205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.75% 13.19% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3734 3109 3088
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £517 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 348 540
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £21.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 43 £398 -0.62% 11
London -14 26 £300 -14.89% 11
North West -14 6 £325 - 4
West Midlands +1 2 - -
East Midlands -2 1 £110 - 2
South West -8 1 £375 +15.38% 2
East of England - - - - 4
Yorkshire - - - - 3
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SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 103 (55.68%) Windows
2 96 (51.89%) Microsoft
3 85 (45.95%) DNS
4 69 (37.30%) Active Directory
5 61 (32.97%) Firewall
5 61 (32.97%) VMware
6 58 (31.35%) HTTP
7 56 (30.27%) MS Exchange
8 53 (28.65%) Security Cleared
9 50 (27.03%) VPN
10 46 (24.86%) SSL
11 44 (23.78%) TCP/IP
12 43 (23.24%) Cisco
13 41 (22.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 40 (21.62%) FTP
14 40 (21.62%) LAN
15 38 (20.54%) WAN
15 38 (20.54%) SQL
16 37 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 35 (18.92%) UNIX
18 33 (17.84%) IIS
18 33 (17.84%) Citrix
19 32 (17.30%) Linux
19 32 (17.30%) SC Cleared
20 31 (16.76%) ITIL
21 30 (16.22%) MS Excel
21 30 (16.22%) SAN
22 26 (14.05%) Microsoft Certification
22 26 (14.05%) Python
22 26 (14.05%) X.400

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 56 (30.27%) MS Exchange
2 33 (17.84%) IIS
3 24 (12.97%) SharePoint
4 20 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (8.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (7.03%) Apache
6 13 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (4.86%) WebSphere
8 8 (4.32%) Tomcat
8 8 (4.32%) IBM Notes
9 7 (3.78%) GroupWise
9 7 (3.78%) CICS
9 7 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (3.24%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (3.24%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (3.24%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (2.70%) JBoss
11 5 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 24 (12.97%) MS Office
3 15 (8.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.62%) Google Apps
2 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.08%) SaaS
3 1 (0.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (45.95%) DNS
2 61 (32.97%) Firewall
3 58 (31.35%) HTTP
4 50 (27.03%) VPN
5 46 (24.86%) SSL
6 44 (23.78%) TCP/IP
7 40 (21.62%) FTP
7 40 (21.62%) LAN
8 38 (20.54%) WAN
9 30 (16.22%) SAN
10 26 (14.05%) X.400
10 26 (14.05%) X.500
11 24 (12.97%) Internet
12 22 (11.89%) DHCP
13 21 (11.35%) LDAP
13 21 (11.35%) IMAP
14 20 (10.81%) MPLS
15 15 (8.11%) POP3
16 14 (7.57%) Ethernet
16 14 (7.57%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.03%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.32%) MySQL
3 8 (4.32%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.78%) DB2
5 6 (3.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.62%) Crystal Enterprise
6 3 (1.62%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (4.32%) Subversion
2 6 (3.24%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.24%) MSI
3 4 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.62%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.62%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.08%) NSubstitute
5 2 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.08%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (10.27%) Finance
2 16 (8.65%) Military
3 10 (5.41%) Banking
3 10 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.24%) Law
5 3 (1.62%) Retail
5 3 (1.62%) Back Office
6 2 (1.08%) Billing
6 2 (1.08%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) French Language
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (9.19%) Administrator
2 16 (8.65%) Architect
3 14 (7.57%) Developer
4 13 (7.03%) Analyst
4 13 (7.03%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (6.49%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (4.86%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 9 (4.86%) Messaging Engineer
7 8 (4.32%) Exchange Engineer
7 8 (4.32%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (4.32%) Server Engineer
7 8 (4.32%) Consultant
7 8 (4.32%) Field Engineer
8 7 (3.78%) Network Engineer
9 6 (3.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.24%) Security Engineer
9 6 (3.24%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 5 (2.70%) Security Architect
10 5 (2.70%) .NET Developer
10 5 (2.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.49%) .NET
2 8 (4.32%) JSON
3 7 (3.78%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (3.24%) Ajax
5 5 (2.70%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.70%) HTML
6 4 (2.16%) XML
6 4 (2.16%) CSS
7 3 (1.62%) ODBC
7 3 (1.62%) MAPI
7 3 (1.62%) Web Services
8 2 (1.08%) Twisted
8 2 (1.08%) CSS3
8 2 (1.08%) Reactive Extensions
8 2 (1.08%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.08%) jQuery
8 2 (1.08%) RESTful
8 2 (1.08%) HTML5
8 2 (1.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.73%) Clustering
3 10 (5.41%) PKI
4 9 (4.86%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.78%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.78%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (3.24%) Replication
6 6 (3.24%) PDA
7 5 (2.70%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.70%) Open Source
8 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.08%) CESG
9 1 (0.54%) SecurID
9 1 (0.54%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.54%) iPad
9 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 103 (55.68%) Windows
2 37 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (18.92%) UNIX
4 32 (17.30%) Linux
5 25 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (9.73%) Solaris
7 17 (9.19%) Windows 7
8 11 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (5.41%) Windows XP
10 7 (3.78%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.62%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.62%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.62%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.54%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.76%) ITIL
2 17 (9.19%) Kalman Filter
2 17 (9.19%) Boundary Protection
3 16 (8.65%) Project Management
4 15 (8.11%) Migration
5 14 (7.57%) Integration Testing
6 12 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (6.49%) Mentoring
7 11 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (4.86%) Service Management
8 9 (4.86%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (4.32%) Unit Testing
9 8 (4.32%) Validation
10 7 (3.78%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.78%) Customer Engagement
10 7 (3.78%) DevOps
11 6 (3.24%) SIEM
11 6 (3.24%) CRM
12 5 (2.70%) E-Commerce
12 5 (2.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.54%) SQL
2 26 (14.05%) Python
3 20 (10.81%) PowerShell
4 19 (10.27%) C
5 18 (9.73%) Perl
6 14 (7.57%) C++
7 12 (6.49%) Shell Script
7 12 (6.49%) Bash Shell
8 10 (5.41%) PHP
8 10 (5.41%) C#
9 9 (4.86%) VBScript
10 7 (3.78%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.78%) REXX
11 2 (1.08%) F#
11 2 (1.08%) VB
11 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.08%) VBA
11 2 (1.08%) Java
11 2 (1.08%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.08%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 53 (28.65%) Security Cleared
2 32 (17.30%) SC Cleared
3 26 (14.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (12.43%) DV Cleared
5 15 (8.11%) Degree
6 11 (5.95%) MCP
7 8 (4.32%) MCSE
7 8 (4.32%) MCTS
7 8 (4.32%) MCITP
7 8 (4.32%) VCP4
8 6 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.16%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (2.16%) CCNP
10 3 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 2 (1.08%) CCNA
12 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.24%) SLA
2 4 (2.16%) QA
3 3 (1.62%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.54%) COBIT
5 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 69 (37.30%) Active Directory
2 41 (22.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.65%) Sendmail
4 14 (7.57%) Forefront TMG
5 12 (6.49%) XenDesktop
5 12 (6.49%) VMware ESX
6 11 (5.95%) vSphere
7 9 (4.86%) ISA Server
8 7 (3.78%) RACF
9 6 (3.24%) Squid
9 6 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.70%) XenApp
11 4 (2.16%) NFS
11 4 (2.16%) Postfix
12 3 (1.62%) Xen
12 3 (1.62%) VirtualBox
13 2 (1.08%) vCloud
13 2 (1.08%) ProxySG
13 2 (1.08%) Snort
13 2 (1.08%) Samba
Systems Management
1 16 (8.65%) MIMEsweeper
1 16 (8.65%) ARCserve
2 12 (6.49%) MAILsweeper
2 12 (6.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (4.86%) HP SIM
4 8 (4.32%) Nagios
5 7 (3.78%) OMEGAMON
6 5 (2.70%) Ansible
6 5 (2.70%) Icinga
7 4 (2.16%) Puppet
8 3 (1.62%) SCOM
8 3 (1.62%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.62%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.08%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (1.08%) yum
9 2 (1.08%) Cacti
9 2 (1.08%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 96 (51.89%) Microsoft
2 61 (32.97%) VMware
3 43 (23.24%) Cisco
4 33 (17.84%) Citrix
5 22 (11.89%) CheckPoint
6 19 (10.27%) Juniper
7 18 (9.73%) HP
8 17 (9.19%) NetApp
9 16 (8.65%) CA
10 14 (7.57%) McAfee
10 14 (7.57%) Websense
10 14 (7.57%) Blue Coat
11 13 (7.03%) Clearswift
12 12 (6.49%) Oracle
13 10 (5.41%) Lotus
14 9 (4.86%) Symantec
14 9 (4.86%) IBM
14 9 (4.86%) Brocade
14 9 (4.86%) F5
15 7 (3.78%) 3PAR
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