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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 212 198 181
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -17
Contract jobs citing SMTP 52 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.52% 0.46% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 2.78% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £198 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £458 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-39.49% -25.00%
SMTP
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
1870 1405 1833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.74% 16.57% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 667 655
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £180 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 94 177
Average hourly rate £20.92 £26.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.07% +39.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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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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
Hampshire +13 37 £338 -23.72% 2
Berkshire -14 8 £250 -24.81% 2
Surrey 0 7 £475 +35.71% 2
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 60 (68.97%) Microsoft
1 60 (68.97%) Security Cleared
2 48 (55.17%) Windows
3 40 (45.98%) MS Exchange
4 38 (43.68%) SC Cleared
5 34 (39.08%) X.400
6 33 (37.93%) X.500
7 30 (34.48%) VMware
8 25 (28.74%) Firewall
9 24 (27.59%) Active Directory
9 24 (27.59%) DV Cleared
9 24 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (26.44%) HTTP
11 22 (25.29%) SharePoint
12 20 (22.99%) CA
12 20 (22.99%) Internet
12 20 (22.99%) ARCserve
13 19 (21.84%) FTP
13 19 (21.84%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (20.69%) HP
15 17 (19.54%) DNS
15 17 (19.54%) MS Excel
16 16 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (18.39%) PowerShell
16 16 (18.39%) Forefront TMG
16 16 (18.39%) SQL
16 16 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
17 15 (17.24%) MCSE
17 15 (17.24%) MCP
17 15 (17.24%) UNIX

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 40 (45.98%) MS Exchange
2 22 (25.29%) SharePoint
3 14 (16.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (11.49%) IIS
5 7 (8.05%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.30%) GroupWise
6 2 (2.30%) Apache
6 2 (2.30%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (19.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 34 (39.08%) X.400
2 33 (37.93%) X.500
3 25 (28.74%) Firewall
4 23 (26.44%) HTTP
5 20 (22.99%) Internet
6 19 (21.84%) FTP
7 17 (19.54%) DNS
8 14 (16.09%) LAN
9 11 (12.64%) TCP/IP
10 10 (11.49%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (10.34%) IMAP
11 9 (10.34%) SAN
11 9 (10.34%) SSL
11 9 (10.34%) LDAP
11 9 (10.34%) WAN
12 7 (8.05%) HTTPS
13 6 (6.90%) BIG-IP
13 6 (6.90%) VPN
14 5 (5.75%) Network Security
15 4 (4.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Subversion
2 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.15%) Ant
3 1 (1.15%) Maven
3 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.15%) Trac
General
1 15 (17.24%) Military
2 5 (5.75%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.45%) Retail
3 3 (3.45%) Billing
3 3 (3.45%) Publishing
3 3 (3.45%) Back Office
4 2 (2.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (21.84%) Administrator
2 18 (20.69%) Systems Administrator
3 17 (19.54%) Messaging Engineer
4 11 (12.64%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 7 (8.05%) Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Architect
7 4 (4.60%) Designer
7 4 (4.60%) Consultant
8 3 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.45%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.45%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Security Architect
8 3 (3.45%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Design Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Messaging Consultant
8 3 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.45%) IP Engineer
9 2 (2.30%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.20%) XML
2 5 (5.75%) HTML
3 3 (3.45%) CSS
3 3 (3.45%) .NET
3 3 (3.45%) Ajax
3 3 (3.45%) jQuery
3 3 (3.45%) CSS3
3 3 (3.45%) HTML5
4 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.15%) LAMP
5 1 (1.15%) Java SE
5 1 (1.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.20%) Blackberry
3 7 (8.05%) Clustering
3 7 (8.05%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.90%) PKI
4 6 (6.90%) Replication
5 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.15%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 48 (55.17%) Windows
2 24 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (17.24%) UNIX
4 9 (10.34%) Solaris
5 7 (8.05%) Linux
5 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.15%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.94%) Integration Testing
1 13 (14.94%) Mentoring
2 11 (12.64%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (8.05%) ITIL
5 5 (5.75%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (5.75%) Network Management
6 4 (4.60%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (4.60%) CRM
7 3 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.45%) Scrum
7 3 (3.45%) Service Management
7 3 (3.45%) Validation
7 3 (3.45%) Migration
7 3 (3.45%) Data Analysis
7 3 (3.45%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (3.45%) Waterfall
8 2 (2.30%) SIEM
8 2 (2.30%) Change Control
8 2 (2.30%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.39%) PowerShell
1 16 (18.39%) SQL
2 10 (11.49%) VBScript
3 7 (8.05%) Python
3 7 (8.05%) Shell Script
4 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.90%) Perl
4 6 (6.90%) C
4 6 (6.90%) C++
5 3 (3.45%) C#
6 1 (1.15%) Java
6 1 (1.15%) AWK
6 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 60 (68.97%) Security Cleared
2 38 (43.68%) SC Cleared
3 24 (27.59%) DV Cleared
4 16 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (17.24%) MCSE
5 15 (17.24%) MCP
6 3 (3.45%) Degree
7 2 (2.30%) CCNP
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.15%) GIAC
8 1 (1.15%) CEH
8 1 (1.15%) MCTS
8 1 (1.15%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 24 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 16 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (18.39%) Forefront TMG
3 6 (6.90%) XenDesktop
3 6 (6.90%) Sendmail
4 3 (3.45%) Terminal Services
4 3 (3.45%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.30%) Snort
6 1 (1.15%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 20 (22.99%) ARCserve
2 12 (13.79%) HP SIM
3 11 (12.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (8.05%) MIMEsweeper
5 6 (6.90%) MAILsweeper
6 4 (4.60%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (3.45%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 60 (68.97%) Microsoft
2 30 (34.48%) VMware
3 20 (22.99%) CA
4 18 (20.69%) HP
5 15 (17.24%) Clearswift
6 10 (11.49%) Cisco
7 9 (10.34%) Blue Coat
8 7 (8.05%) Juniper
8 7 (8.05%) Citrix
8 7 (8.05%) Websense
8 7 (8.05%) 3PAR
9 6 (6.90%) Altiris
9 6 (6.90%) Symantec
9 6 (6.90%) McAfee
9 6 (6.90%) NetApp
10 4 (4.60%) F5
10 4 (4.60%) ServiceNow
10 4 (4.60%) Remedy
10 4 (4.60%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.60%) Sybase
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