The first table below looks at the demand for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Hampshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 107 - 92
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMTP 10 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.49% - 0.063%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£450 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -56.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
440 311 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 21.56% 18.24% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 148 108
Average daily rate £335 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 51 51
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
SMTP
South East

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP across the Hampshire region.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the Hampshire region.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
Basingstoke - - - -
Southampton - - - -
SMTP
South East

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 30 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 28 (77.78%) X.400
3 22 (61.11%) X.500
4 19 (52.78%) SC Cleared
5 18 (50.00%) Military
5 18 (50.00%) Windows
6 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
6 17 (47.22%) MS Exchange
7 13 (36.11%) Firewall
8 11 (30.56%) Forefront TMG
8 11 (30.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (27.78%) PowerShell
9 10 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (27.78%) Clearswift
9 10 (27.78%) HTTP
9 10 (27.78%) UNIX
10 9 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (22.22%) VBScript
11 8 (22.22%) Integration Testing
11 8 (22.22%) DV Cleared
12 7 (19.44%) XML
12 7 (19.44%) FTP
12 7 (19.44%) Internet
13 6 (16.67%) Management Information System
13 6 (16.67%) Replication
13 6 (16.67%) VMware
13 6 (16.67%) IIS
13 6 (16.67%) ICL
14 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 17 (47.22%) MS Exchange
2 11 (30.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (16.67%) IIS
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.78%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 28 (77.78%) X.400
2 22 (61.11%) X.500
3 13 (36.11%) Firewall
4 10 (27.78%) HTTP
5 7 (19.44%) FTP
5 7 (19.44%) Internet
6 5 (13.89%) DNS
7 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.33%) SNMP
8 3 (8.33%) DHCP
8 3 (8.33%) FWSM
8 3 (8.33%) BIG-IP
8 3 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (5.56%) LTE
9 2 (5.56%) GSM
9 2 (5.56%) 3GPP
9 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (2.78%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (50.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Messaging Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Design Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Developer
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Design Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Security Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) GUI Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Messaging Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Web Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Service Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) C++ Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Web Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Designer
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Designer
5 1 (2.78%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) XML
2 3 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 6 (16.67%) Replication
2 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) UNIX
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Integration Testing
2 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
3 4 (11.11%) Information Assurance
3 4 (11.11%) SIEM
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (2.78%) Information Security
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (2.78%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (2.78%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.78%) Security Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Change Control
5 1 (2.78%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 8 (22.22%) VBScript
3 3 (8.33%) C
3 3 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 19 (52.78%) SC Cleared
3 8 (22.22%) DV Cleared
4 5 (13.89%) MCP
4 5 (13.89%) MCSE
4 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.56%) Degree
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.78%) GIAC
6 1 (2.78%) CEH
System Software
1 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (30.56%) Forefront TMG
3 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.33%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.78%) Snort
5 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.78%) MOM
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.78%) Clearswift
3 6 (16.67%) VMware
3 6 (16.67%) ICL
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco
5 3 (8.33%) F5
5 3 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.78%) Symantec
6 1 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) Sourcefire