The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 225 224 194
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -30
Contract jobs citing SMTP 35 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.23% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.96% 1.21% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 18
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£398 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £285 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £461 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - £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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1784 1735 1563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.05% 19.07% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 760 660
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 94 166
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP across the South East region.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the South East region.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +8 16 £398 - 3
Surrey +1 5 £388 -13.88% 5
Hampshire -3 5 £425 +30.46% 6
Buckinghamshire - 5 £200 -
Middlesex - 3 £425 -
West Sussex - 1 £50 -
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England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 65 (73.86%) DNS
2 51 (57.95%) Windows
2 51 (57.95%) Firewall
3 44 (50.00%) WAN
4 43 (48.86%) LAN
5 42 (47.73%) Cisco
5 42 (47.73%) VPN
6 38 (43.18%) Active Directory
7 33 (37.50%) HTTP
8 30 (34.09%) VMware
9 29 (32.95%) Security Cleared
10 27 (30.68%) SSL
11 26 (29.55%) Microsoft
11 26 (29.55%) CheckPoint
12 25 (28.41%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (26.14%) Windows 7
13 23 (26.14%) UNIX
13 23 (26.14%) MPLS
14 22 (25.00%) SC Cleared
15 21 (23.86%) Python
16 20 (22.73%) Shell Script
17 17 (19.32%) Linux
17 17 (19.32%) MS Visio
17 17 (19.32%) MS Exchange
17 17 (19.32%) Perl
17 17 (19.32%) SAN
17 17 (19.32%) Kalman Filter
18 15 (17.05%) LDAP
18 15 (17.05%) Project Management
18 15 (17.05%) Juniper

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 17 (19.32%) MS Exchange
2 13 (14.77%) IIS
3 8 (9.09%) Apache
4 6 (6.82%) IBM Notes
4 6 (6.82%) GroupWise
4 6 (6.82%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.68%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (5.68%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (19.32%) MS Visio
2 9 (10.23%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (73.86%) DNS
2 51 (57.95%) Firewall
3 44 (50.00%) WAN
4 43 (48.86%) LAN
5 42 (47.73%) VPN
6 33 (37.50%) HTTP
7 27 (30.68%) SSL
8 23 (26.14%) MPLS
9 17 (19.32%) SAN
10 15 (17.05%) LDAP
11 14 (15.91%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (13.64%) TCP/IP
12 12 (13.64%) X.400
13 11 (12.50%) X.500
13 11 (12.50%) FTP
14 10 (11.36%) Wireshark
15 8 (9.09%) HTTPS
16 7 (7.95%) POP3
16 7 (7.95%) IMAP
17 5 (5.68%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.14%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 11 (12.50%) Military
2 7 (7.95%) Back Office
3 3 (3.41%) Front Office
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Billing
4 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.14%) Publishing
5 1 (1.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (17.05%) Architect
2 12 (13.64%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (10.23%) Infrastructure Manager
4 8 (9.09%) Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Consultant
5 7 (7.95%) Administrator
6 6 (6.82%) Field Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Server Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Security Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Network Architect
7 5 (5.68%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Messaging Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Systems Integrator
7 5 (5.68%) Exchange Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.55%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.55%) Technical Manager
8 4 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.55%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) Web Services
2 2 (2.27%) Ajax
3 1 (1.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.95%) PKI
2 7 (7.95%) Clustering
3 4 (4.55%) Replication
4 3 (3.41%) CESG
4 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.41%) Statistics
5 2 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.27%) SecurID
6 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.14%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 51 (57.95%) Windows
2 23 (26.14%) Windows 7
2 23 (26.14%) UNIX
3 17 (19.32%) Linux
4 13 (14.77%) Solaris
5 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.55%) CentOS
7 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.41%) Debian
9 1 (1.14%) Android
9 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) Kalman Filter
2 15 (17.05%) Project Management
3 13 (14.77%) ITIL
4 8 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 7 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (7.95%) Boundary Protection
6 6 (6.82%) Problem Management
6 6 (6.82%) Integration Testing
7 5 (5.68%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (5.68%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (5.68%) Validation
7 5 (5.68%) Service Management
8 3 (3.41%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.41%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.41%) Computer Forensics
8 3 (3.41%) Network Design
8 3 (3.41%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (3.41%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.41%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.86%) Python
2 20 (22.73%) Shell Script
3 17 (19.32%) Perl
4 14 (15.91%) C
5 13 (14.77%) C++
5 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.82%) SQL
7 5 (5.68%) PHP
8 4 (4.55%) VBScript
9 1 (1.14%) Java
9 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (32.95%) Security Cleared
2 22 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (13.64%) MCITP
5 10 (11.36%) DV Cleared
6 9 (10.23%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (6.82%) CCNA
7 6 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (6.82%) MCTS
8 5 (5.68%) Degree
9 4 (4.55%) CCSE
9 4 (4.55%) RHCE
10 3 (3.41%) CCNP
11 2 (2.27%) CCSA
11 2 (2.27%) CISSP
12 1 (1.14%) MCP
12 1 (1.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 38 (43.18%) Active Directory
2 25 (28.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.64%) Sendmail
4 9 (10.23%) XenDesktop
5 6 (6.82%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (5.68%) HDFS
6 5 (5.68%) XenApp
7 4 (4.55%) Postfix
7 4 (4.55%) SpamAssassin
8 3 (3.41%) qmail
8 3 (3.41%) Snort
9 2 (2.27%) ProxySG
10 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (13.64%) MIMEsweeper
1 12 (13.64%) MAILsweeper
2 6 (6.82%) Nagios
2 6 (6.82%) ARCserve
3 5 (5.68%) Zenoss
4 4 (4.55%) SELinux
5 2 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.27%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.27%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (47.73%) Cisco
2 30 (34.09%) VMware
3 26 (29.55%) Microsoft
3 26 (29.55%) CheckPoint
4 15 (17.05%) Juniper
5 14 (15.91%) Blue Coat
6 13 (14.77%) McAfee
7 12 (13.64%) Websense
7 12 (13.64%) NetApp
8 11 (12.50%) Citrix
9 7 (7.95%) Clearswift
10 6 (6.82%) CA
10 6 (6.82%) Symantec
10 6 (6.82%) HP
10 6 (6.82%) Novell
10 6 (6.82%) Lotus
11 5 (5.68%) Oracle
11 5 (5.68%) AppSense
11 5 (5.68%) Splunk
12 4 (4.55%) Altiris
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