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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 203 210 209
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing SMTP 51 30 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.34% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.79% 1.86% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 12 14
Average daily rate
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£398 £413 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% -9.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £303 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £459 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £431
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £19.50
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England

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
1831 1614 1511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.62% 18.03% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 701 604
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 102 167
Average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SMTP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 19 £398 - 4
Hampshire +1 16 £400 +6.55% 2
Surrey +5 7 £416 -5.39% 8
Buckinghamshire +6 5 £200 - 2
Oxfordshire -19 3 £275 -21.42%
West Sussex - 1 £50 -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 66 (71.74%) DNS
2 54 (58.70%) Windows
3 51 (55.43%) Firewall
4 43 (46.74%) WAN
5 42 (45.65%) LAN
6 40 (43.48%) VPN
6 40 (43.48%) Cisco
7 39 (42.39%) Active Directory
8 34 (36.96%) HTTP
8 34 (36.96%) Security Cleared
9 33 (35.87%) Microsoft
10 32 (34.78%) VMware
11 27 (29.35%) SSL
12 25 (27.17%) CheckPoint
13 23 (25.00%) MPLS
13 23 (25.00%) SC Cleared
13 23 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 22 (23.91%) Windows 7
15 21 (22.83%) MS Exchange
16 20 (21.74%) Python
17 19 (20.65%) SAN
18 18 (19.57%) Linux
18 18 (19.57%) UNIX
19 17 (18.48%) MS Visio
19 17 (18.48%) PowerShell
20 16 (17.39%) Perl
20 16 (17.39%) Shell Script
20 16 (17.39%) X.400
20 16 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
21 15 (16.30%) X.500

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 21 (22.83%) MS Exchange
2 13 (14.13%) IIS
3 8 (8.70%) SharePoint
4 7 (7.61%) Apache
4 7 (7.61%) IBM Notes
4 7 (7.61%) GroupWise
5 6 (6.52%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (5.43%) Tomcat
7 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (18.48%) MS Visio
2 14 (15.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (71.74%) DNS
2 51 (55.43%) Firewall
3 43 (46.74%) WAN
4 42 (45.65%) LAN
5 40 (43.48%) VPN
6 34 (36.96%) HTTP
7 27 (29.35%) SSL
8 23 (25.00%) MPLS
9 19 (20.65%) SAN
10 16 (17.39%) X.400
11 15 (16.30%) X.500
12 14 (15.22%) LDAP
13 13 (14.13%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (14.13%) TCP/IP
14 12 (13.04%) HTTPS
14 12 (13.04%) FTP
15 11 (11.96%) IMAP
16 10 (10.87%) Wireshark
17 9 (9.78%) POP3
18 7 (7.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.43%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.26%) MySQL
5 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Subversion
1 1 (1.09%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.09%) ClearQuest
General
1 15 (16.30%) Military
2 7 (7.61%) Back Office
3 3 (3.26%) Front Office
4 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.17%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Billing
5 1 (1.09%) Publishing
5 1 (1.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (16.30%) Architect
2 12 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (9.78%) Infrastructure Manager
4 8 (8.70%) Analyst
4 8 (8.70%) Administrator
4 8 (8.70%) Field Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Exchange Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Server Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Consultant
6 6 (6.52%) Network Architect
7 5 (5.43%) Systems Integrator
7 5 (5.43%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Messaging Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) Web Services
1 4 (4.35%) Ajax
2 3 (3.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.78%) Clustering
3 8 (8.70%) PKI
4 4 (4.35%) Replication
5 3 (3.26%) Statistics
5 3 (3.26%) CESG
5 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.09%) SecurID
7 1 (1.09%) Social Gaming
7 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 54 (58.70%) Windows
2 22 (23.91%) Windows 7
3 18 (19.57%) Linux
3 18 (19.57%) UNIX
4 12 (13.04%) Solaris
5 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.35%) CentOS
8 3 (3.26%) Debian
9 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.09%) Android
9 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
2 15 (16.30%) Project Management
2 15 (16.30%) ITIL
3 11 (11.96%) Boundary Protection
4 10 (10.87%) Integration Testing
5 9 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (8.70%) Service Management
6 8 (8.70%) Capacity Management
7 7 (7.61%) Customer Engagement
8 6 (6.52%) Problem Management
9 5 (5.43%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (5.43%) Validation
9 5 (5.43%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.26%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.26%) Computer Forensics
10 3 (3.26%) Network Design
10 3 (3.26%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (3.26%) Fault Management
10 3 (3.26%) SIEM
10 3 (3.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.74%) Python
2 17 (18.48%) PowerShell
3 16 (17.39%) Perl
3 16 (17.39%) Shell Script
4 15 (16.30%) C
5 12 (13.04%) C++
6 8 (8.70%) SQL
7 4 (4.35%) VBScript
7 4 (4.35%) PHP
8 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.09%) Java
9 1 (1.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (36.96%) Security Cleared
2 23 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (15.22%) DV Cleared
4 14 (15.22%) MCITP
5 9 (9.78%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (8.70%) MCTS
7 7 (7.61%) Degree
8 6 (6.52%) CCNA
8 6 (6.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (4.35%) RHCE
10 3 (3.26%) CCSE
10 3 (3.26%) CCNP
11 2 (2.17%) CISSP
11 2 (2.17%) CCSA
12 1 (1.09%) MCSE
12 1 (1.09%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 39 (42.39%) Active Directory
2 23 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.96%) Sendmail
4 9 (9.78%) XenDesktop
5 8 (8.70%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (5.43%) XenApp
6 5 (5.43%) HDFS
7 4 (4.35%) SpamAssassin
7 4 (4.35%) Postfix
8 3 (3.26%) Snort
8 3 (3.26%) qmail
9 2 (2.17%) VMware ESX
9 2 (2.17%) ProxySG
10 1 (1.09%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (11.96%) MIMEsweeper
1 11 (11.96%) MAILsweeper
2 8 (8.70%) ARCserve
3 6 (6.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (6.52%) Nagios
4 5 (5.43%) Zenoss
5 4 (4.35%) HP SIM
5 4 (4.35%) SELinux
6 2 (2.17%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 40 (43.48%) Cisco
2 33 (35.87%) Microsoft
3 32 (34.78%) VMware
4 25 (27.17%) CheckPoint
5 14 (15.22%) Juniper
6 13 (14.13%) Blue Coat
7 12 (13.04%) McAfee
8 11 (11.96%) Websense
8 11 (11.96%) NetApp
9 10 (10.87%) Citrix
10 9 (9.78%) Clearswift
11 8 (8.70%) CA
11 8 (8.70%) HP
12 7 (7.61%) Novell
12 7 (7.61%) Lotus
12 7 (7.61%) Oracle
13 5 (5.43%) AppSense
13 5 (5.43%) F5
13 5 (5.43%) Splunk
13 5 (5.43%) Symantec
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