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 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME)
Rank 604 571 561
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -10
Contract jobs citing S/MIME 8 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.014% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.099% 0.10% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate
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£340 £440 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -
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
8073 6886 7958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.20% 13.50% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 3787 3834
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 454 641
Average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 27 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 -2 7 £340 -22.72% 1
South East - 3 £340 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Leeds - 2 - - 1
London -13 1 £275 -37.50%
Woking - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Guildford - - - -

S/MIME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 12 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) Windows
4 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (31.82%) Symantec
4 7 (31.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (31.82%) Migration
4 7 (31.82%) Lync
4 7 (31.82%) Unified Communications
4 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (31.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (31.82%) Postini
4 7 (31.82%) Google
5 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 6 (27.27%) SMTP
5 6 (27.27%) SSL
6 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
6 5 (22.73%) PKI
7 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
7 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 4 (18.18%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (18.18%) Cyber Security
7 4 (18.18%) Smartcard
7 4 (18.18%) X.400
7 4 (18.18%) X.500
7 4 (18.18%) Military

S/MIME
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 12 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (31.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (31.82%) Lync
3 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.55%) CICS
4 1 (4.55%) Apache
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Unified Communications
2 6 (27.27%) SMTP
2 6 (27.27%) SSL
3 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
4 4 (18.18%) X.400
4 4 (18.18%) X.500
5 3 (13.64%) FTP
5 3 (13.64%) HTTP
6 1 (4.55%) Internet
6 1 (4.55%) SSH
6 1 (4.55%) LDAP
6 1 (4.55%) DNS
6 1 (4.55%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (4.55%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
1 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (18.18%) Military
1 4 (18.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
3 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Designer
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Support
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) JSP
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) PKI
2 4 (18.18%) Smartcard
3 3 (13.64%) Cryptography
3 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 3 (13.64%) UNIX
4 1 (4.55%) SUSE
4 1 (4.55%) AIX
4 1 (4.55%) Solaris
4 1 (4.55%) CentOS
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) Network Load Balancing
2 4 (18.18%) Cyber Security
3 3 (13.64%) Service Management
3 3 (13.64%) ITSM
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (13.64%) Scrum
3 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) ERP
4 1 (4.55%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.64%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) C
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) COBOL
4 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (13.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Symantec
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
1 7 (31.82%) Postini
1 7 (31.82%) Google
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) IBM
2 1 (4.55%) Proofpoint