The table below looks at the statistics for S/MIME skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited S/MIME over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME)
Rank 598 572 555
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -17
Contract jobs citing S/MIME 9 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.012% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.086% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Average daily rate
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£328 £470 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £470 -
% change year-on-year
-27.65% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8118 6995 8016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.23% 13.46% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4655 3850 3842
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 £215 £223 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 473 605
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

S/MIME
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing S/MIME within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

S/MIME Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

S/MIME
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing S/MIME within the UK.

S/MIME Daily Rate Trend in the UK

S/MIME
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing S/MIME within the UK.

S/MIME Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

S/MIME
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing S/MIME within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 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
England -18 8 £328 -30.31%
South East - 4 £340 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
London -3 1 £275 -41.48%
Woking - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Guildford - - - -

S/MIME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing S/MIME 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 S/MIME.

1 14 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (45.83%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (41.67%) Windows
4 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 7 (29.17%) Lync
6 7 (29.17%) Unified Communications
6 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (29.17%) Postini
6 7 (29.17%) Google
6 7 (29.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 7 (29.17%) Symantec
6 7 (29.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (29.17%) Migration
7 6 (25.00%) X.400
7 6 (25.00%) X.500
7 6 (25.00%) SMTP
7 6 (25.00%) SSL
7 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (25.00%) Military
8 5 (20.83%) DV Cleared
8 5 (20.83%) PKI
8 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
8 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
8 5 (20.83%) JSP
9 4 (16.67%) Smartcard

S/MIME
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing S/MIME 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 S/MIME. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (45.83%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (29.17%) Lync
3 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (29.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.17%) CICS
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 1 (4.17%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Unified Communications
2 6 (25.00%) SSL
2 6 (25.00%) SMTP
2 6 (25.00%) X.400
2 6 (25.00%) X.500
3 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
4 3 (12.50%) FTP
4 3 (12.50%) HTTP
5 1 (4.17%) DNS
5 1 (4.17%) SSH
5 1 (4.17%) IMAP
5 1 (4.17%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) DB2
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (25.00%) Military
2 4 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Analyst
1 5 (20.83%) Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 3 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Designer
5 1 (4.17%) C# Application Developer
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) JSP
2 3 (12.50%) .NET
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) PKI
2 4 (16.67%) Smartcard
3 3 (12.50%) Cryptography
3 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
1 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (12.50%) UNIX
3 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.17%) AIX
4 1 (4.17%) Solaris
4 1 (4.17%) SUSE
4 1 (4.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 4 (16.67%) Cyber Security
3 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) Scrum
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) Service Management
3 3 (12.50%) ITSM
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) ERP
4 1 (4.17%) B2B
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) C
1 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) C++
3 1 (4.17%) COBOL
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
1 7 (29.17%) Symantec
1 7 (29.17%) Google
1 7 (29.17%) Postini
2 1 (4.17%) Proofpoint
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) IBM