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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 62 68 75
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing SMTP 7 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.78% 0.84% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.79% 3.42% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -56.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
251 234 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.89% 24.43% 35.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 85 95
Average daily rate £351 £275 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -5.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +51.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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 28 July 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 (66.67%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) HTTP
3 4 (44.44%) Terminal Services
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) F5
3 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) FWSM
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (33.33%) PKI
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Apache
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) Perl
5 2 (22.22%) IIS
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) ATM
5 2 (22.22%) FTP
5 2 (22.22%) SNMP
5 2 (22.22%) SSL
5 2 (22.22%) BGP
5 2 (22.22%) IPsec
5 2 (22.22%) Retail

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) Apache
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) HTTP
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (33.33%) FWSM
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (22.22%) IPsec
5 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
5 2 (22.22%) VLAN
5 2 (22.22%) BGP
5 2 (22.22%) FTP
5 2 (22.22%) ATM
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) SSL
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) SNMP
6 1 (11.11%) OSPF
6 1 (11.11%) 3G
6 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) IDOL
1 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Ant
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) Maven
1 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
1 1 (11.11%) Trac
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Billing
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Build Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) FreeBSD
4 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
2 1 (11.11%) SABSA
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) Workflow
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) DoDAF
2 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) AWK
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
1 1 (11.11%) COBIT
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Terminal Services
2 1 (11.11%) ProxySG
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) F5
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
3 1 (11.11%) Meridio
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle