The first table below looks at the demand for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes 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 64 48 61
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Contract jobs citing SMTP 4 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.45% 0.76% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.25% 6.45% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate £300 £425 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +15.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.65% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -38.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
123 62 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.98% 11.76% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 22 40
Average daily rate £325 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 13
Average hourly rate £29.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SMTP
Buckinghamshire

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) NAS
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) CESG
2 3 (75.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (50.00%) ICMP
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (50.00%) StorageTek
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Sun
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) iSCSI

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) NAS
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
1 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) ICMP
2 2 (50.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) X.400
3 1 (25.00%) X.500
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Support
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) CESG
1 3 (75.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (50.00%) PKI
3 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) StorageTek
3 2 (50.00%) Sun
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Lumension
4 1 (25.00%) ICL