The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank - 141 123
Contract jobs citing SMTP 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.091% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.62% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+22.16% -18.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £19.50
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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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
370 484 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.59% 14.64% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 261 187
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 20
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.48 £11.55 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP across the South West region.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the South West region.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 21 April 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
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Somerset - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 2
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows NT
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Computacenter
4 1 (20.00%) SSH
4 1 (20.00%) Ruby

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
1 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) SSH
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows NT
1 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Postfix
2 1 (20.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) yum
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) CFEngine
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Computacenter
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) BMC
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy