The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 60 76 76
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Contract jobs citing SMTP 4 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.48% 0.93% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 3.77% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £155 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -45.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
200 265 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.18% 24.56% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 93 119
Average daily rate £375 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) HTTP
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) Terminal Services
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (30.00%) PKI
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Subversion
3 3 (30.00%) SSH
3 3 (30.00%) IIS
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) SSL
4 2 (20.00%) Apache
4 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (20.00%) FTP
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) SNMP
4 2 (20.00%) Internet
4 2 (20.00%) HTML5
4 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (20.00%) F5

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (30.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (10.00%) GroupWise
3 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
1 4 (40.00%) HTTP
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) SSH
3 2 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (20.00%) FTP
3 2 (20.00%) SNMP
3 2 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (10.00%) IMAP
4 1 (10.00%) Ethereal
4 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (10.00%) FWSM
4 1 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (10.00%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) IDOL
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Subversion
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (10.00%) Trac
3 1 (10.00%) Maven
3 1 (10.00%) Ant
General
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Build Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Front-End Web Developer
3 1 (10.00%) IP Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) HTML5
1 2 (20.00%) CSS3
1 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) Java SE
2 1 (10.00%) LAMP
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) FreeBSD
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (10.00%) Email Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) AWK
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) MCTS
4 1 (10.00%) MCITP
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Meridio
2 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Novell
2 1 (10.00%) Lotus
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle