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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 223 198 184
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -14
Contract jobs citing SMTP 44 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.38% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 2.25% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 20
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£340 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £335 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-21.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £37.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-38.67% -22.10%
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
1882 1423 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.99% 16.71% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 655 699
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £211 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 99 182
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +6 27 £340 -23.16% 4
Berkshire -12 9 £250 -37.50% 5
Surrey -2 7 £475 +35.71% 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 4
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 65 (70.65%) Microsoft
2 64 (69.57%) Security Cleared
3 50 (54.35%) Windows
4 42 (45.65%) MS Exchange
5 39 (42.39%) SC Cleared
6 37 (40.22%) X.400
7 36 (39.13%) X.500
8 31 (33.70%) VMware
9 27 (29.35%) DV Cleared
10 25 (27.17%) Firewall
10 25 (27.17%) Active Directory
11 24 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (25.00%) HTTP
12 23 (25.00%) SharePoint
13 21 (22.83%) MS Excel
13 21 (22.83%) CA
13 21 (22.83%) ARCserve
14 20 (21.74%) Internet
14 20 (21.74%) FTP
14 20 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (21.74%) Boundary Protection
15 19 (20.65%) PowerShell
15 19 (20.65%) DNS
15 19 (20.65%) HP
16 18 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
16 18 (19.57%) Military
17 17 (18.48%) SQL
17 17 (18.48%) Forefront TMG
18 16 (17.39%) UNIX
18 16 (17.39%) Clearswift

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 42 (45.65%) MS Exchange
2 23 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 14 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (11.96%) IIS
5 7 (7.61%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.26%) IBM Notes
6 3 (3.26%) GroupWise
7 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.17%) Apache
8 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (22.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 37 (40.22%) X.400
2 36 (39.13%) X.500
3 25 (27.17%) Firewall
4 23 (25.00%) HTTP
5 20 (21.74%) Internet
5 20 (21.74%) FTP
6 19 (20.65%) DNS
7 14 (15.22%) LAN
8 12 (13.04%) TCP/IP
9 11 (11.96%) SAN
9 11 (11.96%) IMAP
10 10 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (10.87%) SSL
11 9 (9.78%) LDAP
11 9 (9.78%) WAN
12 8 (8.70%) HTTPS
13 7 (7.61%) BIG-IP
14 6 (6.52%) VPN
15 5 (5.43%) Network Security
16 4 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Subversion
2 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.09%) Ant
3 1 (1.09%) Maven
3 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.09%) Trac
General
1 18 (19.57%) Military
2 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.26%) Back Office
3 3 (3.26%) Publishing
3 3 (3.26%) Retail
3 3 (3.26%) Billing
4 2 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (19.57%) Administrator
2 17 (18.48%) Systems Administrator
2 17 (18.48%) Messaging Engineer
3 11 (11.96%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 7 (7.61%) Developer
5 6 (6.52%) Analyst
5 6 (6.52%) Architect
6 5 (5.43%) Consultant
7 4 (4.35%) Designer
8 3 (3.26%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.26%) Design Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Security Architect
8 3 (3.26%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.26%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Exchange Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Messaging Consultant
8 3 (3.26%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.70%) XML
2 5 (5.43%) HTML
3 4 (4.35%) Ajax
4 3 (3.26%) CSS
4 3 (3.26%) .NET
4 3 (3.26%) jQuery
4 3 (3.26%) HTML5
4 3 (3.26%) CSS3
5 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.17%) JSON
6 1 (1.09%) LAMP
6 1 (1.09%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.78%) Clustering
3 8 (8.70%) Blackberry
4 7 (7.61%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.61%) PKI
5 6 (6.52%) Replication
6 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.09%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 50 (54.35%) Windows
2 24 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (17.39%) UNIX
4 9 (9.78%) Solaris
5 8 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.61%) Linux
6 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.09%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.74%) Boundary Protection
2 15 (16.30%) Integration Testing
3 14 (15.22%) Mentoring
4 11 (11.96%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (9.78%) ITIL
7 5 (5.43%) Service Management
7 5 (5.43%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (5.43%) Network Management
8 4 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (4.35%) CRM
9 3 (3.26%) Validation
9 3 (3.26%) Migration
9 3 (3.26%) Scrum
9 3 (3.26%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.26%) Data Analysis
9 3 (3.26%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (3.26%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (3.26%) Waterfall
10 2 (2.17%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.65%) PowerShell
2 17 (18.48%) SQL
3 10 (10.87%) VBScript
4 7 (7.61%) Python
4 7 (7.61%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.61%) C
4 7 (7.61%) Shell Script
5 6 (6.52%) C++
5 6 (6.52%) Perl
6 3 (3.26%) C#
7 1 (1.09%) Java
7 1 (1.09%) AWK
7 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 64 (69.57%) Security Cleared
2 39 (42.39%) SC Cleared
3 27 (29.35%) DV Cleared
4 18 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (16.30%) MCP
5 15 (16.30%) MCSE
6 5 (5.43%) Degree
7 3 (3.26%) MCTS
7 3 (3.26%) MCITP
8 2 (2.17%) CCNP
8 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.09%) GIAC
9 1 (1.09%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 25 (27.17%) Active Directory
2 17 (18.48%) Forefront TMG
3 15 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.52%) Sendmail
4 6 (6.52%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.26%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.26%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.17%) Snort
7 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (22.83%) ARCserve
2 13 (14.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (14.13%) HP SIM
3 7 (7.61%) MIMEsweeper
4 6 (6.52%) MAILsweeper
5 4 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.17%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 65 (70.65%) Microsoft
2 31 (33.70%) VMware
3 21 (22.83%) CA
4 19 (20.65%) HP
5 16 (17.39%) Clearswift
6 10 (10.87%) Cisco
7 9 (9.78%) Blue Coat
8 7 (7.61%) Juniper
8 7 (7.61%) Websense
8 7 (7.61%) McAfee
8 7 (7.61%) 3PAR
9 6 (6.52%) Altiris
9 6 (6.52%) Symantec
9 6 (6.52%) NetApp
9 6 (6.52%) Citrix
10 5 (5.43%) F5
11 4 (4.35%) ServiceNow
11 4 (4.35%) Remedy
11 4 (4.35%) Sybase
11 4 (4.35%) Oracle