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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 131 107 121
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +14
Contract jobs citing SMTP 12 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 0.045% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.40% 0.37% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 2
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£400 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £344
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.55 -
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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
499 269 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.46% 12.16% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 136 195
Average daily rate £350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 63
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.65 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -45.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £134.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 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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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 -9 12 £400 - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Dorset - - - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 27 (93.10%) Perl
1 27 (93.10%) Linux
2 22 (75.86%) DNS
3 21 (72.41%) LDAP
3 21 (72.41%) Cisco
3 21 (72.41%) Squid
4 20 (68.97%) Internet
5 17 (58.62%) qmail
6 14 (48.28%) Juniper
6 14 (48.28%) SSL
6 14 (48.28%) HTTP
6 14 (48.28%) F5
6 14 (48.28%) CCENT
6 14 (48.28%) Zenoss
6 14 (48.28%) LPIC
6 14 (48.28%) Load Balancing
7 12 (41.38%) Red Hat
8 10 (34.48%) ITIL
9 9 (31.03%) Python
9 9 (31.03%) Bash Shell
10 8 (27.59%) Shell Script
11 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
11 7 (24.14%) NetApp
11 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
11 7 (24.14%) Apache
11 7 (24.14%) NFS
11 7 (24.14%) SNMP
11 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
11 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
11 7 (24.14%) IIS

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (24.14%) Apache
1 7 (24.14%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (75.86%) DNS
2 21 (72.41%) LDAP
3 20 (68.97%) Internet
4 14 (48.28%) SSL
4 14 (48.28%) HTTP
5 7 (24.14%) SNMP
5 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.90%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
General
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Linux Administrator
2 17 (58.62%) Administrator
3 14 (48.28%) Systems Administrator
3 14 (48.28%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 5 (17.24%) Python Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Developer
5 4 (13.79%) QA Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Build Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Messaging Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Quality Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) QA Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Security Administrator
8 1 (3.45%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
1 1 (3.45%) LAMP
1 1 (3.45%) CSS3
1 1 (3.45%) HTML5
Operating Systems
1 27 (93.10%) Linux
2 7 (24.14%) CentOS
2 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Windows
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Load Balancing
2 10 (34.48%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Computer Security
4 3 (10.34%) DevOps
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
6 1 (3.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (93.10%) Perl
2 9 (31.03%) Python
2 9 (31.03%) Bash Shell
3 8 (27.59%) Shell Script
4 7 (24.14%) Ruby
5 1 (3.45%) PHP
5 1 (3.45%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) CCENT
1 14 (48.28%) LPIC
2 7 (24.14%) Degree
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
System Software
1 21 (72.41%) Squid
2 17 (58.62%) qmail
3 7 (24.14%) NFS
3 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (48.28%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Cisco
2 14 (48.28%) Juniper
2 14 (48.28%) F5
3 12 (41.38%) Red Hat
4 7 (24.14%) NetApp
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
4 7 (24.14%) VMware