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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 467 411 444
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +33
Contract jobs citing SMTP 113 153 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.48% 2.32% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 93 68
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £255 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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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
7620 6595 8152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.71% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4301 3682 3819
Average daily rate £370 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 376 632
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+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 1 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 1 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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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
South East +2 51 £315 -16.00% 6
London -40 37 £375 +0.67% 14
West Midlands -17 9 £300 +0.84% 1
East of England -21 6 - - 2
South West -25 6 £375 - 3
Yorkshire -1 2 £370 +48.00% 4
North West -17 2 £190 -36.13% 3
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
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SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 96 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 92 (41.44%) DNS
3 81 (36.49%) Windows
4 79 (35.59%) Perl
5 73 (32.88%) MS Exchange
6 67 (30.18%) HTTP
7 65 (29.28%) Security Cleared
8 62 (27.93%) Linux
9 59 (26.58%) UNIX
10 49 (22.07%) VMware
11 48 (21.62%) Internet
12 47 (21.17%) Active Directory
13 44 (19.82%) TCP/IP
14 43 (19.37%) Firewall
15 41 (18.47%) Cisco
16 39 (17.57%) LDAP
16 39 (17.57%) Oracle
17 38 (17.12%) X.400
17 38 (17.12%) SC Cleared
18 36 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
19 34 (15.32%) X.500
19 34 (15.32%) IIS
20 33 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
20 33 (14.86%) F5
21 32 (14.41%) ITIL
22 30 (13.51%) SQL
22 30 (13.51%) Finance
23 29 (13.06%) MS Excel
23 29 (13.06%) FTP
24 28 (12.61%) SSL

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 73 (32.88%) MS Exchange
2 34 (15.32%) IIS
3 27 (12.16%) Apache
4 21 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (9.01%) SharePoint
6 13 (5.86%) WebSphere
6 13 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (4.05%) IBM Notes
9 7 (3.15%) Tomcat
9 7 (3.15%) WebLogic
9 7 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (3.15%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (2.25%) CICS
11 5 (2.25%) Lync
12 4 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.90%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 29 (13.06%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.25%) MS Office
3 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.90%) InfoPath
5 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%) PaaS
2 2 (0.90%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 92 (41.44%) DNS
2 67 (30.18%) HTTP
3 48 (21.62%) Internet
4 44 (19.82%) TCP/IP
5 43 (19.37%) Firewall
6 39 (17.57%) LDAP
7 38 (17.12%) X.400
8 34 (15.32%) X.500
9 29 (13.06%) FTP
10 28 (12.61%) SSL
11 24 (10.81%) IMAP
12 20 (9.01%) WAN
13 17 (7.66%) LAN
13 17 (7.66%) SAN
13 17 (7.66%) SNMP
14 14 (6.31%) BIG-IP
14 14 (6.31%) DHCP
15 12 (5.41%) SSH
16 10 (4.50%) ATM
16 10 (4.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.21%) MySQL
3 8 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.25%) DB2
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.90%) Spotfire
7 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.45%) IDOL
8 1 (0.45%) Redis
8 1 (0.45%) Big Data
8 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.80%) Redmine
2 3 (1.35%) Subversion
3 2 (0.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.45%) Ant
4 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.45%) Maven
4 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.45%) Trac
4 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (13.51%) Finance
2 19 (8.56%) Military
3 16 (7.21%) Banking
4 11 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.25%) Publishing
5 5 (2.25%) Retail
6 4 (1.80%) Back Office
7 3 (1.35%) Legal
7 3 (1.35%) Billing
8 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (20.27%) Administrator
2 36 (16.22%) Developer
3 34 (15.32%) Systems Administrator
4 28 (12.61%) Messaging Engineer
5 23 (10.36%) Linux Administrator
6 18 (8.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 14 (6.31%) Consultant
8 13 (5.86%) Analyst
9 11 (4.95%) Network Engineer
10 7 (3.15%) Architect
10 7 (3.15%) UNIX Administrator
10 7 (3.15%) Perl Developer
10 7 (3.15%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.15%) Build Engineer
11 6 (2.70%) Python Developer
11 6 (2.70%) Design Engineer
12 5 (2.25%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (2.25%) Senior Developer
12 5 (2.25%) Support Engineer
12 5 (2.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.36%) HTML
2 22 (9.91%) HTML5
2 22 (9.91%) CSS
3 21 (9.46%) CSS3
3 21 (9.46%) jQuery
4 19 (8.56%) OpenID
4 19 (8.56%) OAuth
5 11 (4.95%) XML
6 10 (4.50%) .NET
7 6 (2.70%) Web Services
8 5 (2.25%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (2.25%) SOAP
8 5 (2.25%) CPAN
8 5 (2.25%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (1.80%) Middleware
10 3 (1.35%) XSLT
10 3 (1.35%) LAMP
11 2 (0.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (0.90%) WCF
11 2 (0.90%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.71%) Open Source
2 20 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.76%) Management Information System
4 13 (5.86%) Clustering
5 12 (5.41%) Blackberry
6 11 (4.95%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.60%) PKI
8 7 (3.15%) Replication
9 5 (2.25%) Mainframe
9 5 (2.25%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (1.80%) Statistics
11 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.90%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.90%) Life Science
13 1 (0.45%) CLARiiON
13 1 (0.45%) Grid Computing
13 1 (0.45%) CESG
13 1 (0.45%) Neural Network
13 1 (0.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 81 (36.49%) Windows
2 62 (27.93%) Linux
3 59 (26.58%) UNIX
4 36 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (5.86%) Solaris
8 9 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (3.60%) CentOS
10 6 (2.70%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.25%) Debian
11 5 (2.25%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.45%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.41%) ITIL
2 21 (9.46%) Migration
3 16 (7.21%) Load Balancing
4 12 (5.41%) Integration Testing
5 11 (4.95%) Mentoring
6 10 (4.50%) Unit Testing
7 9 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (3.15%) Waterfall
8 7 (3.15%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (2.70%) Line Management
9 6 (2.70%) Workflow
9 6 (2.70%) Change Management
10 5 (2.25%) CRM
10 5 (2.25%) OO
10 5 (2.25%) Project Management
10 5 (2.25%) Validation
10 5 (2.25%) TDD
10 5 (2.25%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (1.80%) DevOps
11 4 (1.80%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 79 (35.59%) Perl
2 30 (13.51%) SQL
3 24 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 24 (10.81%) PHP
4 19 (8.56%) Tcl
5 17 (7.66%) Bash Shell
6 16 (7.21%) Shell Script
6 16 (7.21%) Python
7 14 (6.31%) VBScript
8 13 (5.86%) Java
9 10 (4.50%) C
10 8 (3.60%) Ruby
11 5 (2.25%) REXX
12 4 (1.80%) JavaScript
13 3 (1.35%) Korn
14 2 (0.90%) KiXtart
14 2 (0.90%) XPath
14 2 (0.90%) C#
14 2 (0.90%) C++
15 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 65 (29.28%) Security Cleared
2 38 (17.12%) SC Cleared
3 25 (11.26%) DV Cleared
4 22 (9.91%) Degree
4 22 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (8.56%) MCSE
6 15 (6.76%) MCP
7 14 (6.31%) CCENT
7 14 (6.31%) LPIC
8 4 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.35%) CCNP
9 3 (1.35%) MCTS
10 2 (0.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.90%) MCITP
10 2 (0.90%) MCSA
10 2 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.45%) CCEA
11 1 (0.45%) CISSP
11 1 (0.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.86%) QA
2 7 (3.15%) SLA
3 3 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.90%) COBIT
4 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (21.17%) Active Directory
2 33 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (12.61%) Squid
4 22 (9.91%) Sendmail
5 18 (8.11%) qmail
6 16 (7.21%) Forefront TMG
7 11 (4.95%) NFS
8 8 (3.60%) Terminal Services
9 5 (2.25%) RACF
9 5 (2.25%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.25%) KVM
9 5 (2.25%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.80%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.80%) Postfix
10 4 (1.80%) ProxySG
11 3 (1.35%) Xen
11 3 (1.35%) Dovecot
12 2 (0.90%) UAG
12 2 (0.90%) vSphere
12 2 (0.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (8.56%) OpenSSO
2 15 (6.76%) ARCserve
2 15 (6.76%) Zenoss
3 10 (4.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (4.05%) HP SIM
5 8 (3.60%) Nagios
6 6 (2.70%) SCOM
7 5 (2.25%) OMEGAMON
7 5 (2.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.80%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.35%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.35%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.35%) Cacti
10 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.90%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
11 1 (0.45%) SCCM
11 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 96 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 49 (22.07%) VMware
3 41 (18.47%) Cisco
4 39 (17.57%) Oracle
5 33 (14.86%) F5
6 23 (10.36%) Juniper
7 20 (9.01%) Red Hat
7 20 (9.01%) HP
8 16 (7.21%) Citrix
8 16 (7.21%) CA
9 15 (6.76%) Clearswift
10 12 (5.41%) CheckPoint
10 12 (5.41%) Lotus
11 11 (4.95%) NetApp
11 11 (4.95%) IBM
12 9 (4.05%) Symantec
13 6 (2.70%) 3PAR
13 6 (2.70%) JBoss
13 6 (2.70%) Dell
14 4 (1.80%) Proofpoint
Tamworth, Staffordshire
CFOA
Rate: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 month term
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The People Network
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £370.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Excellent benifits
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago