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 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 198 200 207
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing SMTP 54 43 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.54% 0.46% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.66% 2.53% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 18
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£398 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £462 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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
2028 1702 1636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.39% 18.30% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 980 741 680
Average daily rate £350 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 111 168
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 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 1 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 1 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 +13 20 £398 - 5
Hampshire +1 18 £395 -9.71% 2
Surrey +1 8 £416 -5.39% 6
Buckinghamshire -11 4 - -
Oxfordshire -16 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 1 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 59 (67.82%) DNS
2 49 (56.32%) Windows
3 44 (50.57%) Firewall
4 38 (43.68%) LAN
5 37 (42.53%) WAN
6 36 (41.38%) Security Cleared
7 34 (39.08%) Cisco
7 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
7 34 (39.08%) Active Directory
8 33 (37.93%) VPN
9 30 (34.48%) HTTP
10 29 (33.33%) VMware
11 26 (29.89%) SSL
12 24 (27.59%) SC Cleared
13 22 (25.29%) MS Exchange
14 20 (22.99%) Python
14 20 (22.99%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (21.84%) Linux
15 19 (21.84%) SAN
16 18 (20.69%) UNIX
16 18 (20.69%) CheckPoint
16 18 (20.69%) Kalman Filter
17 17 (19.54%) MPLS
18 16 (18.39%) Shell Script
18 16 (18.39%) X.400
18 16 (18.39%) C
18 16 (18.39%) Perl
18 16 (18.39%) PowerShell
18 16 (18.39%) Windows 7
19 15 (17.24%) DV Cleared

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 22 (25.29%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.64%) IIS
3 9 (10.34%) SharePoint
4 7 (8.05%) IBM Notes
4 7 (8.05%) GroupWise
5 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (6.90%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (5.75%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (5.75%) Apache
7 4 (4.60%) Tomcat
7 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.94%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (67.82%) DNS
2 44 (50.57%) Firewall
3 38 (43.68%) LAN
4 37 (42.53%) WAN
5 33 (37.93%) VPN
6 30 (34.48%) HTTP
7 26 (29.89%) SSL
8 19 (21.84%) SAN
9 17 (19.54%) MPLS
10 16 (18.39%) X.400
11 15 (17.24%) LDAP
11 15 (17.24%) X.500
12 14 (16.09%) HTTPS
12 14 (16.09%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (14.94%) IMAP
14 12 (13.79%) FTP
15 11 (12.64%) TCP/IP
16 10 (11.49%) Internet
17 9 (10.34%) Wireshark
17 9 (10.34%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (5.75%) MySQL
3 4 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.60%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.15%) Subversion
1 1 (1.15%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.15%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (17.24%) Military
2 4 (4.60%) Back Office
3 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.30%) Retail
4 2 (2.30%) Billing
5 1 (1.15%) Front Office
5 1 (1.15%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (13.79%) Architect
2 9 (10.34%) Administrator
3 8 (9.20%) Field Engineer
3 8 (9.20%) Analyst
3 8 (9.20%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (8.05%) Server Engineer
4 7 (8.05%) Exchange Engineer
4 7 (8.05%) Consultant
5 6 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (6.90%) Network Architect
6 5 (5.75%) Messaging Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Systems Integrator
6 5 (5.75%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 5 (5.75%) Security Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (5.75%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.60%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (4.60%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) Web Services
1 4 (4.60%) Ajax
2 3 (3.45%) JSON
3 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.15%) HTML
3 1 (1.15%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Clustering
1 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.05%) PKI
3 6 (6.90%) Replication
4 3 (3.45%) CESG
4 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.15%) Social Gaming
5 1 (1.15%) Statistics
5 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 49 (56.32%) Windows
2 19 (21.84%) Linux
3 18 (20.69%) UNIX
4 16 (18.39%) Windows 7
5 13 (14.94%) Solaris
6 10 (11.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.60%) CentOS
10 3 (3.45%) Debian
11 1 (1.15%) Android
11 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.69%) Kalman Filter
2 15 (17.24%) ITIL
3 11 (12.64%) Project Management
3 11 (12.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (12.64%) Boundary Protection
4 10 (11.49%) Integration Testing
5 9 (10.34%) Service Management
6 7 (8.05%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (5.75%) Capacity Management
7 5 (5.75%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.60%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (4.60%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.45%) Network Management
9 3 (3.45%) SIEM
9 3 (3.45%) Change Control
9 3 (3.45%) Computer Forensics
9 3 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (3.45%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.45%) Validation
9 3 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.99%) Python
2 16 (18.39%) Shell Script
2 16 (18.39%) C
2 16 (18.39%) Perl
2 16 (18.39%) PowerShell
3 13 (14.94%) C++
4 7 (8.05%) SQL
5 4 (4.60%) VBScript
5 4 (4.60%) PHP
6 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.30%) C#
8 1 (1.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 36 (41.38%) Security Cleared
2 24 (27.59%) SC Cleared
3 15 (17.24%) DV Cleared
4 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (11.49%) MCITP
6 8 (9.20%) MCTS
7 7 (8.05%) Degree
8 5 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (4.60%) RHCE
10 3 (3.45%) CCNP
11 2 (2.30%) CCNA
11 2 (2.30%) CISSP
11 2 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.30%) CCSA
11 2 (2.30%) CCSE
12 1 (1.15%) MCSE
12 1 (1.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 34 (39.08%) Active Directory
2 20 (22.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.79%) Sendmail
4 9 (10.34%) XenDesktop
5 8 (9.20%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (4.60%) HDFS
6 4 (4.60%) SpamAssassin
6 4 (4.60%) XenApp
6 4 (4.60%) Postfix
7 3 (3.45%) qmail
7 3 (3.45%) Snort
8 2 (2.30%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.30%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (13.79%) MIMEsweeper
1 12 (13.79%) MAILsweeper
2 9 (10.34%) ARCserve
3 6 (6.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (5.75%) Nagios
5 4 (4.60%) SELinux
5 4 (4.60%) HP SIM
5 4 (4.60%) Zenoss
6 3 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.30%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 34 (39.08%) Cisco
1 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
2 29 (33.33%) VMware
3 18 (20.69%) CheckPoint
4 15 (17.24%) Juniper
5 14 (16.09%) Blue Coat
6 13 (14.94%) McAfee
7 12 (13.79%) Websense
7 12 (13.79%) NetApp
8 9 (10.34%) CA
8 9 (10.34%) HP
8 9 (10.34%) Citrix
8 9 (10.34%) Clearswift
9 8 (9.20%) Oracle
10 7 (8.05%) Novell
10 7 (8.05%) Lotus
11 5 (5.75%) F5
11 5 (5.75%) Altiris
11 5 (5.75%) Symantec
12 4 (4.60%) Sybase
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