The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 200 192 173
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs citing SMTP 46 38 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.45% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.68% 2.34% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 31
Average daily rate £413 £425 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +61.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £550 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.56% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.25 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -38.88%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1717 1624 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.69% 19.38% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 655 711
Average daily rate £338 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 154 177
Average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
SMTP
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +15 22 £400 -8.57% 1
Surrey -14 9 £289 -38.36%
Buckinghamshire -20 7 £300 -29.41%
Berkshire -16 5 £438 +94.44% 2
East Sussex - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 44 (59.46%) Windows
2 38 (51.35%) HTTP
3 37 (50.00%) Firewall
4 32 (43.24%) Microsoft
5 31 (41.89%) VMware
5 31 (41.89%) Internet
6 30 (40.54%) Active Directory
6 30 (40.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 29 (39.19%) Security Cleared
8 28 (37.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 28 (37.84%) MS Exchange
9 27 (36.49%) DNS
10 26 (35.14%) UNIX
11 24 (32.43%) TCP/IP
11 24 (32.43%) Cisco
12 23 (31.08%) WAN
13 22 (29.73%) CheckPoint
13 22 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (28.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (27.03%) X.400
15 20 (27.03%) Citrix
15 20 (27.03%) FTP
16 19 (25.68%) VPN
17 18 (24.32%) HP
17 18 (24.32%) SC Cleared
18 17 (22.97%) Exchange Server 2003
18 17 (22.97%) SAN
18 17 (22.97%) LAN
19 16 (21.62%) Linux
19 16 (21.62%) MS Excel

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 28 (37.84%) MS Exchange
1 28 (37.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (22.97%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (17.57%) IIS
4 10 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (5.41%) Apache
6 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
7 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.35%) Lync
8 1 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 16 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.51%) MS Office
3 3 (4.05%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 38 (51.35%) HTTP
2 37 (50.00%) Firewall
3 31 (41.89%) Internet
4 27 (36.49%) DNS
5 24 (32.43%) TCP/IP
6 23 (31.08%) WAN
7 20 (27.03%) FTP
7 20 (27.03%) X.400
8 19 (25.68%) VPN
9 17 (22.97%) LAN
9 17 (22.97%) SAN
10 15 (20.27%) X.500
11 11 (14.86%) MPLS
11 11 (14.86%) SSH
12 10 (13.51%) SNMP
13 9 (12.16%) SSL
14 7 (9.46%) BGP
14 7 (9.46%) DHCP
14 7 (9.46%) LDAP
14 7 (9.46%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.35%) MarkLogic
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (20.27%) Military
2 7 (9.46%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.46%) Japanese Language
3 4 (5.41%) French Language
3 4 (5.41%) German Language
3 4 (5.41%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.70%) Back Office
5 1 (1.35%) Finance
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (13.51%) Analyst
2 9 (12.16%) Messaging Engineer
3 7 (9.46%) Support Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) Design Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Team Leader
5 5 (6.76%) Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Architect
5 5 (6.76%) Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) Operations Team Leader
6 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
6 4 (5.41%) Blackberry Support
6 4 (5.41%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Network Architect
6 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Support Specialist
7 3 (4.05%) Administrator
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Desktop Team Leader
8 2 (2.70%) Messaging Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) XML
2 3 (4.05%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 3 (4.05%) SOAP
3 1 (1.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.46%) Replication
3 6 (8.11%) CESG
3 6 (8.11%) Cryptography
3 6 (8.11%) PKI
4 5 (6.76%) Blackberry
5 4 (5.41%) Clustering
6 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (59.46%) Windows
2 26 (35.14%) UNIX
3 22 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (28.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (21.62%) Linux
6 10 (13.51%) Windows 7
7 7 (9.46%) Solaris
8 4 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.92%) Problem Management
2 12 (16.22%) ITIL
3 8 (10.81%) Fault Management
4 6 (8.11%) Integration Testing
4 6 (8.11%) Project Management
4 6 (8.11%) Change Management
4 6 (8.11%) Workflow
4 6 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (8.11%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.76%) Unit Testing
6 3 (4.05%) Information Assurance
6 3 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.05%) SIEM
6 3 (4.05%) Security Management
7 2 (2.70%) B2B
7 2 (2.70%) Migration
7 2 (2.70%) Information Security
7 2 (2.70%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.70%) Network Design
7 2 (2.70%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.86%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.11%) VBScript
2 6 (8.11%) Perl
3 5 (6.76%) Korn
3 5 (6.76%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.41%) SQL
4 4 (5.41%) VB
5 3 (4.05%) C
5 3 (4.05%) C++
6 1 (1.35%) Java
6 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.35%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 29 (39.19%) Security Cleared
2 18 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.51%) DV Cleared
4 7 (9.46%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (6.76%) CCNA
7 4 (5.41%) CCSA
8 3 (4.05%) CCNP
9 1 (1.35%) CCIE
9 1 (1.35%) CCSE
9 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) SLA
2 5 (6.76%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 30 (40.54%) Active Directory
1 30 (40.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.81%) Forefront TMG
3 7 (9.46%) vSphere
3 7 (9.46%) VMware ESX
4 5 (6.76%) NFS
5 4 (5.41%) Samba
5 4 (5.41%) ProxySG
5 4 (5.41%) Xen
5 4 (5.41%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (13.51%) NetBackup
1 10 (13.51%) WSUS
1 10 (13.51%) SCCM
2 7 (9.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (9.46%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.05%) SCOM
3 3 (4.05%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.35%) MOM
Vendors
1 32 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 31 (41.89%) VMware
3 24 (32.43%) Cisco
4 22 (29.73%) CheckPoint
5 20 (27.03%) Citrix
6 18 (24.32%) HP
7 15 (20.27%) Blue Coat
8 11 (14.86%) Symantec
9 9 (12.16%) Brocade
10 8 (10.81%) F5
10 8 (10.81%) Clearswift
11 7 (9.46%) McAfee
11 7 (9.46%) ICL
12 6 (8.11%) Red Hat
12 6 (8.11%) Oracle
12 6 (8.11%) Sun
13 5 (6.76%) StorageTek
13 5 (6.76%) Lumension
14 3 (4.05%) IronPort
14 3 (4.05%) Barracuda Networks