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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 485 428 440
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +12
Contract jobs citing SMTP 78 111 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 1.84% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 69 41
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£340 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-24.79% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £22.69 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 - £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
6805 6032 6433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.74% 13.55% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3870 3263 3141
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 371 605
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £11.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 -21 32 £345 -13.75% 13
London -23 28 £375 +7.14% 17
Yorkshire -5 6 £215 +30.30% 3
South West -15 5 £375 +15.38% 5
North West -7 4 £313 +108.33% 1
East Midlands +8 1 £110 - 1
West Midlands -2 1 - - 2
East of England - - - - 5
North East - - - -
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SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 113 (55.94%) Microsoft
2 102 (50.50%) Windows
3 80 (39.60%) DNS
4 71 (35.15%) MS Exchange
5 69 (34.16%) VMware
6 66 (32.67%) Security Cleared
7 62 (30.69%) Active Directory
8 55 (27.23%) HTTP
9 49 (24.26%) Firewall
10 48 (23.76%) TCP/IP
11 47 (23.27%) FTP
12 45 (22.28%) SQL
12 45 (22.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 43 (21.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 39 (19.31%) SSL
15 38 (18.81%) Internet
15 38 (18.81%) IIS
15 38 (18.81%) SC Cleared
16 37 (18.32%) UNIX
17 36 (17.82%) MS Excel
18 35 (17.33%) Linux
19 33 (16.34%) X.400
19 33 (16.34%) X.500
20 32 (15.84%) ITIL
20 32 (15.84%) Citrix
20 32 (15.84%) Cisco
20 32 (15.84%) VPN
21 31 (15.35%) SAN
22 30 (14.85%) SharePoint
23 29 (14.36%) LAN

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 71 (35.15%) MS Exchange
2 38 (18.81%) IIS
3 30 (14.85%) SharePoint
4 27 (13.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (8.91%) Apache
6 16 (7.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (3.96%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (3.96%) WebSphere
9 8 (3.96%) Tomcat
9 8 (3.96%) IBM Notes
10 7 (3.47%) GroupWise
10 7 (3.47%) CICS
11 6 (2.97%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (2.48%) JBoss
12 5 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (1.98%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (1.49%) Lync
Applications
1 36 (17.82%) MS Excel
2 23 (11.39%) MS Office
3 6 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.99%) OpenShift
2 2 (0.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (39.60%) DNS
2 55 (27.23%) HTTP
3 49 (24.26%) Firewall
4 48 (23.76%) TCP/IP
5 47 (23.27%) FTP
6 39 (19.31%) SSL
7 38 (18.81%) Internet
8 33 (16.34%) X.400
8 33 (16.34%) X.500
9 32 (15.84%) VPN
10 31 (15.35%) SAN
11 29 (14.36%) LAN
12 25 (12.38%) WAN
13 24 (11.88%) DHCP
13 24 (11.88%) IMAP
14 22 (10.89%) LDAP
15 16 (7.92%) POP3
16 15 (7.43%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (6.93%) Network Security
17 14 (6.93%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.44%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (5.45%) MySQL
4 10 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (3.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (3.47%) DB2
8 3 (1.49%) Crystal Enterprise
8 3 (1.49%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.50%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (3.96%) Subversion
1 8 (3.96%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.97%) MSI
3 5 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (10.89%) Finance
2 19 (9.41%) Military
3 12 (5.94%) Banking
4 10 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.97%) Law
6 4 (1.98%) Retail
7 3 (1.49%) Billing
7 3 (1.49%) Marketing
7 3 (1.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) French Language
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (12.38%) Administrator
2 18 (8.91%) Systems Administrator
2 18 (8.91%) Developer
3 13 (6.44%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (5.94%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 12 (5.94%) Messaging Engineer
5 11 (5.45%) Analyst
5 11 (5.45%) Architect
6 10 (4.95%) Consultant
7 8 (3.96%) Network Engineer
7 8 (3.96%) Support Engineer
8 7 (3.47%) Server Engineer
8 7 (3.47%) Exchange Engineer
9 6 (2.97%) Security Engineer
9 6 (2.97%) Field Engineer
10 5 (2.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (2.48%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (2.48%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
10 5 (2.48%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 5 (2.48%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.94%) .NET
2 11 (5.45%) HTML
3 10 (4.95%) XML
4 8 (3.96%) CSS
4 8 (3.96%) HTML5
4 8 (3.96%) jQuery
4 8 (3.96%) CSS3
5 7 (3.47%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (2.97%) JSON
6 6 (2.97%) Ajax
7 5 (2.48%) OpenID
7 5 (2.48%) OAuth
7 5 (2.48%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.48%) SOAP
7 5 (2.48%) Web Services
8 3 (1.49%) Middleware
8 3 (1.49%) ODBC
8 3 (1.49%) MAPI
8 3 (1.49%) WCF
9 2 (0.99%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.40%) Clustering
3 10 (4.95%) Blackberry
3 10 (4.95%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.46%) PKI
5 8 (3.96%) Open Source
6 7 (3.47%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (3.47%) Mainframe
7 6 (2.97%) Replication
7 6 (2.97%) PDA
7 6 (2.97%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.99%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.50%) iPad
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.50%) Life Science
9 1 (0.50%) CMDB
9 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.50%) Statistics
9 1 (0.50%) CESG
9 1 (0.50%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 102 (50.50%) Windows
2 45 (22.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (18.32%) UNIX
4 35 (17.33%) Linux
5 27 (13.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (7.43%) Solaris
7 13 (6.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (4.95%) Windows XP
9 7 (3.47%) Ubuntu
10 6 (2.97%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.49%) CentOS
11 3 (1.49%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.49%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.50%) SUSE
12 1 (0.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.84%) ITIL
2 21 (10.40%) Boundary Protection
3 17 (8.42%) Mentoring
3 17 (8.42%) Migration
3 17 (8.42%) Integration Testing
4 15 (7.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (6.44%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (4.95%) Project Management
6 10 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (3.96%) Service Management
7 8 (3.96%) Unit Testing
8 7 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (3.47%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.47%) CRM
8 7 (3.47%) E-Commerce
8 7 (3.47%) Validation
9 6 (2.97%) SOA
9 6 (2.97%) Customer Engagement
9 6 (2.97%) DevOps
10 5 (2.48%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (22.28%) SQL
2 26 (12.87%) PowerShell
3 23 (11.39%) Perl
4 22 (10.89%) Python
5 16 (7.92%) PHP
5 16 (7.92%) C
6 12 (5.94%) VBScript
7 11 (5.45%) C++
7 11 (5.45%) Shell Script
7 11 (5.45%) Bash Shell
8 10 (4.95%) C#
9 9 (4.46%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.47%) REXX
11 5 (2.48%) Tcl
12 3 (1.49%) Ruby
12 3 (1.49%) Java
13 2 (0.99%) Lua
13 2 (0.99%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.99%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 66 (32.67%) Security Cleared
2 38 (18.81%) SC Cleared
3 29 (14.36%) DV Cleared
4 28 (13.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (7.92%) Degree
6 13 (6.44%) MCP
7 12 (5.94%) MCSE
8 8 (3.96%) MCTS
9 7 (3.47%) MCITP
10 6 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.48%) CCNP
12 3 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certified Master
14 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 1 (0.50%) CISSP
14 1 (0.50%) CISM
14 1 (0.50%) CEH
14 1 (0.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.46%) SLA
2 6 (2.97%) QA
3 3 (1.49%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 62 (30.69%) Active Directory
2 43 (21.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.91%) Sendmail
3 18 (8.91%) Forefront TMG
4 13 (6.44%) XenDesktop
5 11 (5.45%) VMware ESX
6 10 (4.95%) vSphere
7 9 (4.46%) ISA Server
8 7 (3.47%) RACF
8 7 (3.47%) Squid
9 5 (2.48%) XenApp
9 5 (2.48%) NFS
9 5 (2.48%) Postfix
10 4 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.49%) VirtualBox
11 3 (1.49%) Xen
11 3 (1.49%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.99%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.99%) qmail
Systems Management
1 23 (11.39%) ARCserve
2 14 (6.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 14 (6.93%) MIMEsweeper
2 14 (6.93%) HP SIM
3 10 (4.95%) Nagios
4 9 (4.46%) MAILsweeper
5 7 (3.47%) OMEGAMON
6 5 (2.48%) OpenSSO
6 5 (2.48%) Ansible
6 5 (2.48%) Icinga
7 4 (1.98%) ZABBIX
7 4 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.99%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.99%) Cacti
8 2 (0.99%) SCOM
8 2 (0.99%) yum
8 2 (0.99%) Puppet
8 2 (0.99%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 113 (55.94%) Microsoft
2 69 (34.16%) VMware
3 32 (15.84%) Cisco
3 32 (15.84%) Citrix
4 23 (11.39%) HP
4 23 (11.39%) CA
5 22 (10.89%) Oracle
6 18 (8.91%) Juniper
7 17 (8.42%) Clearswift
8 15 (7.43%) NetApp
9 12 (5.94%) Websense
9 12 (5.94%) Blue Coat
10 11 (5.45%) F5
10 11 (5.45%) McAfee
10 11 (5.45%) CheckPoint
11 10 (4.95%) Lotus
11 10 (4.95%) Red Hat
11 10 (4.95%) Symantec
12 9 (4.46%) 3PAR
13 8 (3.96%) Brocade
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