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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 212 208 202
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing SMTP 33 37 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.81% 2.27% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 18
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£301 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.78% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £370 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £450 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £344
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -
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
1820 1630 2019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.61% 18.37% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 750 601
Average daily rate £348 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 105 180
Average hourly rate £18.25 £23.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.34% -14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 - 23 £301 - 3
Berkshire +1 7 £400 +6.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £123 - 1
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
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England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 46 (74.19%) Security Cleared
2 38 (61.29%) Windows
3 37 (59.68%) Microsoft
4 29 (46.77%) X.400
4 29 (46.77%) SC Cleared
5 26 (41.94%) MS Exchange
6 25 (40.32%) Active Directory
6 25 (40.32%) X.500
7 22 (35.48%) Firewall
8 18 (29.03%) HTTP
8 18 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (27.42%) VMware
9 17 (27.42%) Military
10 16 (25.81%) DV Cleared
11 15 (24.19%) PowerShell
12 13 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (20.97%) Forefront TMG
12 13 (20.97%) FTP
12 13 (20.97%) SharePoint
12 13 (20.97%) IIS
13 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
13 12 (19.35%) Internet
13 12 (19.35%) Clearswift
14 11 (17.74%) UNIX
15 10 (16.13%) VBScript
15 10 (16.13%) Integration Testing
16 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
17 8 (12.90%) SQL
17 8 (12.90%) ITIL
17 8 (12.90%) OpenView Configuration Management

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 26 (41.94%) MS Exchange
2 13 (20.97%) SharePoint
2 13 (20.97%) IIS
3 8 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (8.06%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (4.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.23%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.23%) Apache
6 2 (3.23%) GroupWise
7 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.84%) InfoPath
3 2 (3.23%) MS Office
4 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 29 (46.77%) X.400
2 25 (40.32%) X.500
3 22 (35.48%) Firewall
4 18 (29.03%) HTTP
5 13 (20.97%) FTP
6 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
6 12 (19.35%) Internet
7 7 (11.29%) DNS
7 7 (11.29%) WAN
8 6 (9.68%) SAN
8 6 (9.68%) LAN
9 5 (8.06%) SSH
9 5 (8.06%) VPN
10 4 (6.45%) SSL
11 3 (4.84%) FWSM
11 3 (4.84%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (4.84%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (4.84%) DMZ
12 2 (3.23%) SNMP
12 2 (3.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.61%) IDOL
3 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Trac
1 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.61%) Maven
1 1 (1.61%) Subversion
1 1 (1.61%) Ant
General
1 17 (27.42%) Military
2 3 (4.84%) Publishing
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Back Office
4 1 (1.61%) Billing
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Finance
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Messaging Engineer
2 8 (12.90%) Administrator
3 7 (11.29%) Design Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (8.06%) Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Designer
5 4 (6.45%) Build Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.84%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.23%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) Escalation Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) Senior Designer
8 1 (1.61%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) XML
2 3 (4.84%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.61%) Java SE
3 1 (1.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Clustering
1 8 (12.90%) Replication
2 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.06%) PKI
3 5 (8.06%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (61.29%) Windows
2 18 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (17.74%) UNIX
4 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.45%) Solaris
5 4 (6.45%) Linux
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.61%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.13%) Integration Testing
2 8 (12.90%) ITIL
3 7 (11.29%) Waterfall
4 5 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.45%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.84%) Unit Testing
6 3 (4.84%) Fault Management
6 3 (4.84%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (4.84%) Change Management
6 3 (4.84%) Workflow
7 2 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (3.23%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.23%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 2 (3.23%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.23%) Network Management
8 1 (1.61%) SIEM
8 1 (1.61%) Change Control
8 1 (1.61%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) PowerShell
2 10 (16.13%) VBScript
3 8 (12.90%) SQL
4 2 (3.23%) Java
4 2 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.61%) AWK
5 1 (1.61%) Python
5 1 (1.61%) C
5 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (74.19%) Security Cleared
2 29 (46.77%) SC Cleared
3 16 (25.81%) DV Cleared
4 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (9.68%) MCSE
5 6 (9.68%) MCP
6 4 (6.45%) Degree
7 3 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.61%) MCTS
8 1 (1.61%) MCITP
8 1 (1.61%) CEH
8 1 (1.61%) GIAC
8 1 (1.61%) CCIE
8 1 (1.61%) CCNP
8 1 (1.61%) CCNA
8 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (40.32%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (20.97%) Forefront TMG
3 7 (11.29%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.23%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.61%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.61%) Snort
5 1 (1.61%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (11.29%) ARCserve
3 4 (6.45%) HP SIM
4 3 (4.84%) SCOM
5 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 37 (59.68%) Microsoft
2 17 (27.42%) VMware
3 12 (19.35%) Clearswift
4 8 (12.90%) HP
5 7 (11.29%) Citrix
5 7 (11.29%) CA
6 6 (9.68%) ICL
7 4 (6.45%) Cisco
7 4 (6.45%) F5
8 3 (4.84%) 3PAR
8 3 (4.84%) Nintex
8 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.23%) Juniper
9 2 (3.23%) Novell
9 2 (3.23%) Lotus
9 2 (3.23%) Altiris
9 2 (3.23%) Symantec
10 1 (1.61%) Brocade
10 1 (1.61%) Google
10 1 (1.61%) Meridio
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