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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 68 64 62
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing SMTP 5 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.55% 0.61% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 2.53% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £100
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £19.75
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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
195 237 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.38% 24.13% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 83 70
Average daily rate £383 £313 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.40% +11.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.90 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 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 12 (92.31%) DNS
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) MS Exchange
2 9 (69.23%) POP3
2 9 (69.23%) IMAP
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (61.54%) SAN
3 8 (61.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (61.54%) Clustering
3 8 (61.54%) MCTS
3 8 (61.54%) MCITP
4 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 7 (53.85%) Novell
4 7 (53.85%) Lotus
4 7 (53.85%) GroupWise
4 7 (53.85%) IBM Notes
4 7 (53.85%) IIS
4 7 (53.85%) ITIL
4 7 (53.85%) Service Management
4 7 (53.85%) Degree
4 7 (53.85%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (46.15%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
5 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) Network Design
6 3 (23.08%) Huawei
6 3 (23.08%) Front Office
6 3 (23.08%) Back Office
6 3 (23.08%) SNMP
6 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 9 (69.23%) MS Exchange
2 7 (53.85%) GroupWise
2 7 (53.85%) IIS
2 7 (53.85%) IBM Notes
3 6 (46.15%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) DNS
2 9 (69.23%) POP3
2 9 (69.23%) IMAP
3 8 (61.54%) SAN
4 3 (23.08%) SNMP
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (23.08%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) DMZ
General
1 3 (23.08%) Front Office
1 3 (23.08%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Field Engineer
2 7 (53.85%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (46.15%) Server Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Exchange Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) Back Office Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Support Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Designer
6 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Clustering
2 3 (23.08%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Customer Engagement
2 7 (53.85%) Service Management
3 3 (23.08%) Capacity Management
3 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 3 (23.08%) Validation
3 3 (23.08%) Network Design
3 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
3 3 (23.08%) Fault Management
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (61.54%) MCTS
1 8 (61.54%) MCITP
2 7 (53.85%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Novell
1 7 (53.85%) Lotus
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Huawei