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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 234 227 194
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -33
Contract jobs citing SMTP 30 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.26% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 1.39% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 17
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£375 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £19.75
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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
1755 1725 1576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.38% 18.75% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 758 687
Average daily rate £355 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 95 132
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.95 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 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 30 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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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 +6 10 £398 - 11
Hampshire -8 6 £413 +37.31% 1
West Sussex - 5 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £325 - 1
Middlesex - 3 £425 -
Surrey - 3 £375 - 1
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 61 (71.76%) DNS
2 52 (61.18%) Firewall
3 46 (54.12%) WAN
3 46 (54.12%) Windows
3 46 (54.12%) LAN
4 45 (52.94%) Cisco
5 43 (50.59%) VPN
6 34 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 34 (40.00%) HTTP
7 31 (36.47%) CheckPoint
8 29 (34.12%) VMware
9 28 (32.94%) Security Cleared
10 25 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (27.06%) Windows 7
12 22 (25.88%) MPLS
12 22 (25.88%) UNIX
12 22 (25.88%) SSL
12 22 (25.88%) Linux
13 21 (24.71%) SC Cleared
14 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
15 18 (21.18%) Python
16 17 (20.00%) MS Visio
16 17 (20.00%) TCP/IP
16 17 (20.00%) Shell Script
17 16 (18.82%) FTP
17 16 (18.82%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (18.82%) Wireshark
18 15 (17.65%) Juniper
18 15 (17.65%) Project Management
19 14 (16.47%) ITIL

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 12 (14.12%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.59%) IIS
3 8 (9.41%) Apache
4 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (5.88%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.53%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.35%) GroupWise
7 2 (2.35%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.35%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (71.76%) DNS
2 52 (61.18%) Firewall
3 46 (54.12%) LAN
3 46 (54.12%) WAN
4 43 (50.59%) VPN
5 34 (40.00%) HTTP
6 22 (25.88%) SSL
6 22 (25.88%) MPLS
7 17 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 16 (18.82%) FTP
8 16 (18.82%) Wireshark
8 16 (18.82%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (15.29%) LDAP
9 13 (15.29%) X.400
10 12 (14.12%) SAN
11 10 (11.76%) X.500
11 10 (11.76%) DHCP
12 9 (10.59%) tcpdump
13 8 (9.41%) SNMP
14 7 (8.24%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.18%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 12 (14.12%) Military
2 7 (8.24%) Back Office
3 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.53%) Front Office
5 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Billing
6 1 (1.18%) Publishing
6 1 (1.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (16.47%) Architect
2 12 (14.12%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (12.94%) Network Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (8.24%) Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Consultant
6 6 (7.06%) Administrator
6 6 (7.06%) Network Architect
7 5 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Technical Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Technical Project Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Systems Integrator
8 4 (4.71%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.53%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.53%) Back Office Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) Web Services
2 2 (2.35%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.18%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.88%) Clustering
2 5 (5.88%) PKI
3 4 (4.71%) Replication
4 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.53%) Statistics
5 2 (2.35%) CESG
5 2 (2.35%) SecurID
5 2 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.18%) Social Gaming
6 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 46 (54.12%) Windows
2 23 (27.06%) Windows 7
3 22 (25.88%) UNIX
3 22 (25.88%) Linux
4 9 (10.59%) Solaris
5 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.88%) CentOS
8 3 (3.53%) Debian
8 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.35%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.18%) Android
10 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.65%) Project Management
2 14 (16.47%) ITIL
3 13 (15.29%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (9.41%) Capacity Management
5 6 (7.06%) Problem Management
5 6 (7.06%) Boundary Protection
6 5 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (5.88%) Network Design
6 5 (5.88%) Validation
6 5 (5.88%) Integration Testing
7 4 (4.71%) SIEM
7 4 (4.71%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.71%) Patch Management
8 3 (3.53%) Fault Management
8 3 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.53%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.53%) Network Management
9 2 (2.35%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.35%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.18%) Python
2 17 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 14 (16.47%) Perl
4 12 (14.12%) PowerShell
5 11 (12.94%) C
6 10 (11.76%) C++
7 4 (4.71%) PHP
7 4 (4.71%) SQL
7 4 (4.71%) VBScript
8 1 (1.18%) Java
8 1 (1.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 28 (32.94%) Security Cleared
2 21 (24.71%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.94%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (11.76%) DV Cleared
5 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (10.59%) CCNA
5 9 (10.59%) CCSE
6 8 (9.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (9.41%) MCITP
7 5 (5.88%) CCENT
8 4 (4.71%) CCNP
8 4 (4.71%) RHCE
9 2 (2.35%) CCSA
9 2 (2.35%) CISSP
9 2 (2.35%) Degree
9 2 (2.35%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.35%) MCTS
10 1 (1.18%) MCP
10 1 (1.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 34 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 25 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.59%) Sendmail
4 8 (9.41%) XenDesktop
5 5 (5.88%) XenApp
5 5 (5.88%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (5.88%) HDFS
6 4 (4.71%) SpamAssassin
6 4 (4.71%) Postfix
6 4 (4.71%) Snort
7 3 (3.53%) qmail
8 2 (2.35%) ProxySG
8 2 (2.35%) VirtualBox
9 1 (1.18%) vSphere
9 1 (1.18%) Squid
9 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) MIMEsweeper
1 9 (10.59%) MAILsweeper
2 6 (7.06%) Nagios
3 5 (5.88%) Zenoss
4 4 (4.71%) ARCserve
4 4 (4.71%) SELinux
5 2 (2.35%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.35%) Cacti
6 1 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.18%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (52.94%) Cisco
2 31 (36.47%) CheckPoint
3 29 (34.12%) VMware
4 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
5 15 (17.65%) Juniper
6 11 (12.94%) Blue Coat
7 10 (11.76%) Citrix
7 10 (11.76%) McAfee
8 9 (10.59%) Websense
8 9 (10.59%) NetApp
9 6 (7.06%) Clearswift
10 5 (5.88%) Oracle
10 5 (5.88%) AppSense
10 5 (5.88%) Symantec
10 5 (5.88%) Splunk
11 4 (4.71%) Aruba
11 4 (4.71%) Sourcefire
11 4 (4.71%) CA
11 4 (4.71%) HP
12 3 (3.53%) ICL
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