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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 200 208 210
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing SMTP 52 36 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.56% 0.41% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.84% 2.31% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 15
Average daily rate
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£301 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £276 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £466 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.44% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
SMTP
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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
1828 1556 2070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.79% 17.90% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 723 612
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 86 167
Average hourly rate £19.91 £23.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.36% -15.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.98 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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
Hampshire +26 40 £301 - 5
Berkshire +5 10 £225 +36.36%
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 57 (79.17%) Security Cleared
2 48 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 43 (59.72%) Windows
4 34 (47.22%) MS Exchange
4 34 (47.22%) X.400
4 34 (47.22%) SC Cleared
5 32 (44.44%) X.500
6 27 (37.50%) Firewall
7 25 (34.72%) Active Directory
8 22 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (29.17%) DV Cleared
10 20 (27.78%) VMware
11 19 (26.39%) Military
12 18 (25.00%) HTTP
13 17 (23.61%) SharePoint
14 16 (22.22%) PowerShell
14 16 (22.22%) Forefront TMG
15 15 (20.83%) Clearswift
16 14 (19.44%) Internet
17 13 (18.06%) CA
17 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (18.06%) FTP
17 13 (18.06%) IIS
17 13 (18.06%) ARCserve
18 12 (16.67%) MCP
18 12 (16.67%) MCSE
18 12 (16.67%) HP
18 12 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
19 11 (15.28%) Integration Testing

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 34 (47.22%) MS Exchange
2 17 (23.61%) SharePoint
3 13 (18.06%) IIS
4 9 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (9.72%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.78%) GroupWise
8 2 (2.78%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.78%) Apache
9 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.39%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.39%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (47.22%) X.400
2 32 (44.44%) X.500
3 27 (37.50%) Firewall
4 18 (25.00%) HTTP
5 14 (19.44%) Internet
6 13 (18.06%) FTP
7 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 8 (11.11%) DNS
8 8 (11.11%) SAN
9 7 (9.72%) LAN
10 5 (6.94%) WAN
10 5 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (5.56%) FWSM
11 4 (5.56%) SSH
11 4 (5.56%) BIG-IP
11 4 (5.56%) SNMP
12 3 (4.17%) HTTPS
12 3 (4.17%) Broadband
12 3 (4.17%) OSPF
12 3 (4.17%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.39%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Subversion
2 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.39%) Ant
3 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.39%) Maven
3 1 (1.39%) Trac
General
1 19 (26.39%) Military
2 4 (5.56%) Retail
3 3 (4.17%) Billing
3 3 (4.17%) Publishing
3 3 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (1.39%) Finance
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Messaging Engineer
2 13 (18.06%) Administrator
3 12 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (8.33%) Design Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Consultant
5 5 (6.94%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.56%) Designer
6 4 (5.56%) Build Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.17%) Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Messaging Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) IP Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.78%) Network Architect
8 2 (2.78%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (2.78%) CSS3
2 2 (2.78%) HTML5
2 2 (2.78%) jQuery
2 2 (2.78%) CSS
2 2 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (1.39%) .NET
3 1 (1.39%) LAMP
3 1 (1.39%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.39%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.72%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.72%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.72%) Clustering
2 7 (9.72%) Replication
3 5 (6.94%) PKI
4 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 43 (59.72%) Windows
2 22 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (13.89%) UNIX
4 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.56%) Solaris
6 4 (5.56%) Linux
7 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.39%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.28%) Integration Testing
2 8 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 7 (9.72%) ITIL
3 7 (9.72%) Waterfall
4 6 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.56%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 4 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (4.17%) CRM
6 3 (4.17%) Validation
6 3 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 3 (4.17%) Network Management
6 3 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (2.78%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (2.78%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.78%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (2.78%) Workflow
8 1 (1.39%) Project Management
8 1 (1.39%) TOGAF
8 1 (1.39%) Migration
8 1 (1.39%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 11 (15.28%) VBScript
3 10 (13.89%) SQL
4 2 (2.78%) Java
4 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.39%) Perl
5 1 (1.39%) C
5 1 (1.39%) Python
5 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.39%) AWK
5 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 57 (79.17%) Security Cleared
2 34 (47.22%) SC Cleared
3 21 (29.17%) DV Cleared
4 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (16.67%) MCP
5 12 (16.67%) MCSE
6 4 (5.56%) Degree
7 1 (1.39%) CCNP
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.39%) GIAC
7 1 (1.39%) MCITP
7 1 (1.39%) CEH
7 1 (1.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (34.72%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.22%) Forefront TMG
3 12 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (9.72%) Terminal Services
5 4 (5.56%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.17%) ProxySG
7 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.39%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (18.06%) ARCserve
2 10 (13.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (9.72%) HP SIM
4 3 (4.17%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.39%) Nagios
6 1 (1.39%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.78%) VMware
3 15 (20.83%) Clearswift
4 13 (18.06%) CA
5 12 (16.67%) HP
6 6 (8.33%) Cisco
6 6 (8.33%) Citrix
7 5 (6.94%) CheckPoint
7 5 (6.94%) 3PAR
7 5 (6.94%) F5
8 4 (5.56%) ICL
8 4 (5.56%) Altiris
8 4 (5.56%) Symantec
9 3 (4.17%) Juniper
9 3 (4.17%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.78%) Brocade
10 2 (2.78%) Novell
10 2 (2.78%) Lotus
11 1 (1.39%) Oracle
11 1 (1.39%) Radware
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