The first table below looks at the demand for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Hertfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 67 60 72
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Contract jobs citing SMTP 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.26% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 1.03% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.65% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -38.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
130 97 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.75% 15.35% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 56
Average daily rate £325 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £249 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £414 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.95 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £36.45 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SMTP
East of England

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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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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
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Vacancies
Rickmansworth - - - -
SMTP
East of England

SMTP
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) SNMP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) F5
1 4 (100.00%) Multicast
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) Infoblox

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) SNMP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) Multicast
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Requirements Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (25.00%) Infoblox
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