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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 63 63 70
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing SMTP 8 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.79% 0.58% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.86% 2.15% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£380 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £12.55
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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
207 233 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.45% 26.97% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 94 84
Average daily rate £388 £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £59.00 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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
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 3 September 2015, 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 11 (91.67%) DNS
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 6 (50.00%) HTTP
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (50.00%) Service Management
2 6 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (33.33%) SaaS
3 4 (33.33%) Fault Management
3 4 (33.33%) Statistics
3 4 (33.33%) VoIP
3 4 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (33.33%) Front Office
3 4 (33.33%) Back Office
3 4 (33.33%) Validation
3 4 (33.33%) Network Design
3 4 (33.33%) Huawei
3 4 (33.33%) SNMP
3 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (16.67%) PKI
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Product Management
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) DNS
2 6 (50.00%) HTTP
3 4 (33.33%) SNMP
3 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (33.33%) VoIP
3 4 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (8.33%) DMZ
4 1 (8.33%) BGP
4 1 (8.33%) X.400
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) IPsec
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
General
1 4 (33.33%) Front Office
1 4 (33.33%) Back Office
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Publishing
3 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Platform Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Back Office Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (33.33%) Statistics
3 2 (16.67%) PKI
4 1 (8.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Project Management
1 6 (50.00%) Service Management
1 6 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 6 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 6 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 4 (33.33%) Fault Management
2 4 (33.33%) Validation
2 4 (33.33%) Network Design
3 2 (16.67%) Product Management
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (8.33%) VMware