The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 141 121 131
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +10
Contract jobs citing SMTP 3 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.091% 0.086% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 0.62% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate £375 £275 £999
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -72.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.65% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -38.09%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
483 321 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.58% 13.80% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 187 291
Average daily rate £375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SMTP
England

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 18 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
Gloucestershire - 2 £375 - 1
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) LDAP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) FTP
3 2 (40.00%) HTTP
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) Squid
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) qmail
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) CentOS
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Zenoss
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) LDAP
2 2 (40.00%) FTP
2 2 (40.00%) HTTP
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) X.400
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) SNMP
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Build Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) LAMP
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (20.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) XPath
3 1 (20.00%) PHP5
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) CCENT
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) LPIC
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Squid
1 2 (40.00%) qmail
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) NFS
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Zenoss
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
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