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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 215 196 201
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs citing SMTP 23 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.40% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.35% 2.19% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.10% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £375 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -56.11%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1699 1553 2032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.52% 18.34% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 670 573
Average daily rate £338 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 132 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 - 11 £375 - 3
Berkshire -3 10 - - 6
Surrey -18 1 £460 +22.66% 1
East Sussex - 1 £123 - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 41 (62.12%) Windows
3 38 (57.58%) Microsoft
4 31 (46.97%) SC Cleared
5 29 (43.94%) X.400
6 28 (42.42%) Firewall
7 27 (40.91%) MS Exchange
8 25 (37.88%) Active Directory
9 23 (34.85%) X.500
10 21 (31.82%) Internet
10 21 (31.82%) HTTP
11 20 (30.30%) VMware
11 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (28.79%) UNIX
13 18 (27.27%) Military
13 18 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
14 17 (25.76%) Exchange Server 2003
14 17 (25.76%) TCP/IP
15 16 (24.24%) FTP
16 14 (21.21%) DV Cleared
16 14 (21.21%) Citrix
17 13 (19.70%) PowerShell
18 11 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
18 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
18 11 (16.67%) IIS
19 10 (15.15%) ITIL
19 10 (15.15%) WAN
19 10 (15.15%) Linux
19 10 (15.15%) Clearswift

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 27 (40.91%) MS Exchange
2 18 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (25.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (16.67%) IIS
5 8 (12.12%) SharePoint
6 6 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (3.03%) Apache
9 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.52%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) MS Office
2 3 (4.55%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (43.94%) X.400
2 28 (42.42%) Firewall
3 23 (34.85%) X.500
4 21 (31.82%) Internet
4 21 (31.82%) HTTP
5 17 (25.76%) TCP/IP
6 16 (24.24%) FTP
7 10 (15.15%) WAN
8 9 (13.64%) DNS
9 8 (12.12%) VPN
9 8 (12.12%) SAN
9 8 (12.12%) SSH
10 7 (10.61%) NAS
11 6 (9.09%) SSL
12 5 (7.58%) LAN
12 5 (7.58%) ICMP
12 5 (7.58%) iSCSI
12 5 (7.58%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (7.58%) FWSM
13 4 (6.06%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.52%) IDOL
2 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Ant
1 1 (1.52%) Subversion
1 1 (1.52%) Maven
1 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.52%) Trac
General
1 18 (27.27%) Military
2 3 (4.55%) Publishing
3 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Billing
4 1 (1.52%) Finance
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
4 1 (1.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Messaging Engineer
2 8 (12.12%) Analyst
2 8 (12.12%) Design Engineer
3 6 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 4 (6.06%) Architect
4 4 (6.06%) Support Specialist
4 4 (6.06%) Administrator
4 4 (6.06%) Designer
4 4 (6.06%) Blackberry Support
5 3 (4.55%) Network Architect
5 3 (4.55%) Build Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Senior Design Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Consultant
5 3 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.03%) IP Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) Messaging Consultant
6 2 (3.03%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) Messaging Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) XML
2 3 (4.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.52%) Java SE
3 1 (1.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) PKI
2 9 (13.64%) Blackberry
2 9 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.61%) Replication
4 6 (9.09%) CESG
4 6 (9.09%) Cryptography
5 4 (6.06%) Clustering
6 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (62.12%) Windows
2 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (28.79%) UNIX
4 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (15.15%) Linux
6 4 (6.06%) Solaris
7 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.52%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.15%) ITIL
2 8 (12.12%) Integration Testing
3 7 (10.61%) Waterfall
3 7 (10.61%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 6 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 6 (9.09%) Fault Management
5 5 (7.58%) Unit Testing
5 5 (7.58%) Change Management
6 4 (6.06%) Workflow
7 3 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.03%) Capacity Management
8 2 (3.03%) SIEM
8 2 (3.03%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (3.03%) Information Assurance
9 1 (1.52%) Security Testing
9 1 (1.52%) Release Management
9 1 (1.52%) Change Control
9 1 (1.52%) Network Management
9 1 (1.52%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.12%) VBScript
3 5 (7.58%) SQL
4 2 (3.03%) Java
4 2 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (1.52%) C
5 1 (1.52%) Python
5 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.52%) AWK
5 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 44 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 31 (46.97%) SC Cleared
3 14 (21.21%) DV Cleared
4 6 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (7.58%) MCP
5 5 (7.58%) MCSE
5 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.55%) Degree
7 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.03%) CCNP
8 1 (1.52%) CCNA
8 1 (1.52%) CCIE
8 1 (1.52%) GIAC
8 1 (1.52%) CCSA
8 1 (1.52%) CCSE
8 1 (1.52%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) SLA
1 6 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (37.88%) Active Directory
2 18 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
4 7 (10.61%) Terminal Services
5 3 (4.55%) ProxySG
6 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.52%) Snort
7 1 (1.52%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (4.55%) SCOM
3 1 (1.52%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.52%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.52%) MOM
3 1 (1.52%) Nagios
3 1 (1.52%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 38 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 20 (30.30%) VMware
3 14 (21.21%) Citrix
4 10 (15.15%) Clearswift
5 8 (12.12%) HP
6 7 (10.61%) Cisco
6 7 (10.61%) ICL
7 6 (9.09%) F5
8 5 (7.58%) Lumension
8 5 (7.58%) Sun
8 5 (7.58%) StorageTek
8 5 (7.58%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.55%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.55%) Nintex
10 2 (3.03%) Ericsson
10 2 (3.03%) Juniper
11 1 (1.52%) CA
11 1 (1.52%) Oracle
11 1 (1.52%) Sourcefire
11 1 (1.52%) Radware