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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 71 72 77
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing SMTP 7 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.69% 0.41% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.41% 1.94% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £398 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -
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
291 206 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.53% 21.19% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 73 94
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Median hourly rate £21.81 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.08% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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
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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 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 28 (100.00%) DNS
2 18 (64.29%) Configuration Management
2 18 (64.29%) High Availability
3 16 (57.14%) HTTP
4 14 (50.00%) Linux
4 14 (50.00%) VMware
5 13 (46.43%) LAMP
5 13 (46.43%) Nagios
5 13 (46.43%) JBoss
5 13 (46.43%) Web Services
5 13 (46.43%) Perl
5 13 (46.43%) MySQL
5 13 (46.43%) WebLogic
5 13 (46.43%) Apache
5 13 (46.43%) Tomcat
5 13 (46.43%) Python
5 13 (46.43%) LDAP
5 13 (46.43%) SSL
5 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
5 13 (46.43%) Splunk
5 13 (46.43%) Puppet
5 13 (46.43%) OpenStack
5 13 (46.43%) MCollective
5 13 (46.43%) collectd
5 13 (46.43%) logstash
5 13 (46.43%) ZABBIX
5 13 (46.43%) Cacti
5 13 (46.43%) Ganglia
5 13 (46.43%) qmail
5 13 (46.43%) nginx

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 13 (46.43%) Apache
1 13 (46.43%) JBoss
1 13 (46.43%) nginx
1 13 (46.43%) OpenStack
1 13 (46.43%) Tomcat
1 13 (46.43%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (46.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (100.00%) DNS
2 16 (57.14%) HTTP
3 13 (46.43%) LDAP
3 13 (46.43%) SSL
3 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
4 11 (39.29%) SNMP
5 9 (32.14%) VoIP
6 8 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
7 5 (17.86%) Firewall
8 3 (10.71%) BGP
8 3 (10.71%) BIG-IP
8 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (10.71%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (10.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (10.71%) FWSM
8 3 (10.71%) HTTPS
8 3 (10.71%) OSPF
8 3 (10.71%) RIP
8 3 (10.71%) VRRP
8 3 (10.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) MySQL
General
1 8 (28.57%) Back Office
1 8 (28.57%) Front Office
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) AWS Engineer
1 12 (42.86%) Support Engineer
1 12 (42.86%) VMware Engineer
1 12 (42.86%) VMware Support Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Back Office Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Applications Support
3 7 (25.00%) Applications Support Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Linux Support
3 7 (25.00%) Linux Support Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Cloud Automation Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) IP Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) IP Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) LAMP
1 13 (46.43%) LEMP Stack
1 13 (46.43%) MCollective
1 13 (46.43%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Statistics
2 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Configuration Management
1 18 (64.29%) High Availability
2 9 (32.14%) Problem Management
3 8 (28.57%) Capacity Management
3 8 (28.57%) Validation
4 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
5 5 (17.86%) Fault Management
5 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Network Design
6 3 (10.71%) DDoS Mitigation
6 3 (10.71%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (7.14%) ITIL
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Optimisation
8 1 (3.57%) Change Control
8 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Perl
1 13 (46.43%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) CCNP
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.71%) CCSA
3 3 (10.71%) CCSE
3 3 (10.71%) CISSP
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CCENT
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (3.57%) MCITP
5 1 (3.57%) MCSE
5 1 (3.57%) MCTS
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) qmail
1 13 (46.43%) Squid
2 3 (10.71%) ProxySG
3 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) Terminal Server
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (46.43%) Cacti
1 13 (46.43%) collectd
1 13 (46.43%) Ganglia
1 13 (46.43%) Graphite
1 13 (46.43%) logstash
1 13 (46.43%) Nagios
1 13 (46.43%) Puppet
1 13 (46.43%) ZABBIX
2 3 (10.71%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) VMware
2 13 (46.43%) Splunk
3 8 (28.57%) Huawei
4 5 (17.86%) Cisco
5 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
5 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
5 3 (10.71%) F5
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.57%) Avaya
7 1 (3.57%) Mitel