The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 56 69 65
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing SMTP 5 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.67% 0.82% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.87% 3.90% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £319 £380 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.11% +52.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £380 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £396 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+157.14% -
SMTP
Berkshire

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
174 205 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.17% 20.96% 28.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 104 94
Median daily rate £433 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.61% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £233 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 13
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.89 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £24.26 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 10 (100.00%) DNS
2 7 (70.00%) SNMP
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) CCNP
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (60.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (50.00%) CISSP
4 5 (50.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (50.00%) FortiGate
4 5 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (50.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 5 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (50.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (50.00%) OSPF
4 5 (50.00%) BGP
4 5 (50.00%) VRRP
4 5 (50.00%) HTTPS
4 5 (50.00%) HTTP
4 5 (50.00%) RIP
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (50.00%) Wireshark
4 5 (50.00%) F5
4 5 (50.00%) High Availability
4 5 (50.00%) FWSM
4 5 (50.00%) CCSA
4 5 (50.00%) Blue Coat

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) DNS
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) SNMP
3 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) BGP
4 5 (50.00%) BIG-IP
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (50.00%) FWSM
4 5 (50.00%) HTTP
4 5 (50.00%) HTTPS
4 5 (50.00%) OSPF
4 5 (50.00%) RIP
4 5 (50.00%) VRRP
4 5 (50.00%) Wireshark
5 4 (40.00%) DHCP
6 3 (30.00%) Internet
7 2 (20.00%) DDNS
8 1 (10.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) IP Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) IP Security Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Migration Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Migration Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) LAMP
1 2 (20.00%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (10.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Debian
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 5 (50.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 5 (50.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 5 (50.00%) High Availability
2 5 (50.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Presales
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (20.00%) PHP
1 2 (20.00%) Python
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCNP
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCSA
2 5 (50.00%) CCSE
2 5 (50.00%) CISSP
3 1 (10.00%) CCENT
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP Voice
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) ProxySG
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) Mitel
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec
4 1 (10.00%) VMware