The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Reading 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 70 64 53
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing SMTP 3 6 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 0.78% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 3.06% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £450 £100 £176
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+350.00% -43.26%
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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
261 196 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.30% 25.39% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 74 114
Average daily rate £300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £402 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £19.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SMTP
Berkshire

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 18 April 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 6 (75.00%) FTP
1 6 (75.00%) HTTP
2 5 (62.50%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) Internet
3 4 (50.00%) MPLS
3 4 (50.00%) BGP
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (50.00%) VLAN
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (37.50%) F5
4 3 (37.50%) FWSM
4 3 (37.50%) Workflow
4 3 (37.50%) SSH
4 3 (37.50%) OSPF
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Juniper
4 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) SLA
5 2 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) ATM

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) FTP
1 6 (75.00%) HTTP
2 5 (62.50%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) Internet
3 4 (50.00%) MPLS
3 4 (50.00%) BGP
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) VLAN
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (37.50%) FWSM
4 3 (37.50%) SSH
4 3 (37.50%) OSPF
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) ATM
5 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
5 2 (25.00%) SSL
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Network Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Network Implementation Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Information Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Workflow
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) Fault Management
3 1 (12.50%) SABSA
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) DoDAF
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) F5
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) Juniper
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Redback
4 1 (12.50%) BT
4 1 (12.50%) HP