The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 109 97 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing SMTP 14 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.69% 0.46% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 2.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 0
Average daily rate
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£340 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-24.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 - £47.50
SMTP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
420 369 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 20.83% 21.32% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 182 132
Average daily rate £350 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 25 42
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 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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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
Southampton - - - -
SMTP
South East

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 56 (91.80%) Microsoft
2 49 (80.33%) Security Cleared
3 34 (55.74%) Windows
4 33 (54.10%) MS Exchange
5 29 (47.54%) X.400
5 29 (47.54%) X.500
6 26 (42.62%) SC Cleared
7 24 (39.34%) VMware
8 23 (37.70%) DV Cleared
8 23 (37.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (37.70%) CA
8 23 (37.70%) ARCserve
8 23 (37.70%) SharePoint
9 22 (36.07%) MS Excel
10 21 (34.43%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (32.79%) HP
12 19 (31.15%) SQL
12 19 (31.15%) Boundary Protection
13 18 (29.51%) Forefront TMG
13 18 (29.51%) FTP
13 18 (29.51%) PowerShell
13 18 (29.51%) Firewall
14 17 (27.87%) Military
14 17 (27.87%) Clearswift
15 16 (26.23%) Mentoring
16 15 (24.59%) Active Directory
16 15 (24.59%) Exchange Server 2007
17 14 (22.95%) Integration Testing
17 14 (22.95%) HP SIM
18 12 (19.67%) OpenView Configuration Management

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 33 (54.10%) MS Exchange
2 23 (37.70%) SharePoint
3 15 (24.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (13.11%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (13.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (36.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 29 (47.54%) X.400
1 29 (47.54%) X.500
2 18 (29.51%) Firewall
2 18 (29.51%) FTP
3 12 (19.67%) HTTP
4 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
4 10 (16.39%) Internet
5 8 (13.11%) LAN
5 8 (13.11%) SAN
6 6 (9.84%) SSL
6 6 (9.84%) BIG-IP
7 4 (6.56%) HTTPS
8 3 (4.92%) S/MIME
8 3 (4.92%) WAN
8 3 (4.92%) IMAP
9 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.28%) LDAP
9 2 (3.28%) DNS
10 1 (1.64%) VPN
10 1 (1.64%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
1 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (27.87%) Military
2 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) Administrator
2 17 (27.87%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (19.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 11 (18.03%) Messaging Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Developer
6 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.92%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.92%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Messaging Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Design Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.64%) Applications Developer
9 1 (1.64%) Support Engineer
9 1 (1.64%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) XML
2 6 (9.84%) Ajax
3 4 (6.56%) JSON
4 3 (4.92%) .NET
5 2 (3.28%) HTML
5 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 21 (34.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.48%) PKI
3 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.20%) Replication
4 5 (8.20%) Clustering
5 4 (6.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.64%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 34 (55.74%) Windows
2 23 (37.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (9.84%) UNIX
6 2 (3.28%) Solaris
7 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Boundary Protection
2 16 (26.23%) Mentoring
3 14 (22.95%) Integration Testing
4 7 (11.48%) ITIL
5 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.20%) Network Management
5 5 (8.20%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (8.20%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (6.56%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (4.92%) Data Analysis
7 3 (4.92%) Validation
7 3 (4.92%) Migration
7 3 (4.92%) Scrum
7 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.64%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (1.64%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (1.64%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.64%) SIEM
8 1 (1.64%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) SQL
2 18 (29.51%) PowerShell
3 9 (14.75%) VBScript
4 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.56%) C
6 3 (4.92%) C#
7 1 (1.64%) C++
7 1 (1.64%) Perl
7 1 (1.64%) PHP
7 1 (1.64%) Python
7 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (80.33%) Security Cleared
2 26 (42.62%) SC Cleared
3 23 (37.70%) DV Cleared
4 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (16.39%) MCP
4 10 (16.39%) MCSE
5 1 (1.64%) CCNP
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (29.51%) Forefront TMG
2 15 (24.59%) Active Directory
3 9 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (11.48%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.64%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.64%) Snort
Systems Management
1 23 (37.70%) ARCserve
2 14 (22.95%) HP SIM
3 12 (19.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (6.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.28%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.64%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 56 (91.80%) Microsoft
2 24 (39.34%) VMware
3 23 (37.70%) CA
4 20 (32.79%) HP
5 17 (27.87%) Clearswift
6 8 (13.11%) 3PAR
7 7 (11.48%) Altiris
7 7 (11.48%) Citrix
7 7 (11.48%) Symantec
8 4 (6.56%) F5
9 3 (4.92%) Brocade
10 2 (3.28%) Cisco
10 2 (3.28%) McAfee
10 2 (3.28%) Websense
10 2 (3.28%) Juniper
11 1 (1.64%) NetApp
11 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.64%) Lumension
11 1 (1.64%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.64%) Sourcefire