The table below looks at the statistics for X.400 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited X.400 over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X.400
Rank 582 575 554
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -21
Contract jobs citing X.400 13 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.014% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.10% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
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£415 £500 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £500 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £500 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 - £438
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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
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 £215 £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 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

X.400
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing X.400 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

X.400 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

X.400
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing X.400 within the UK.

X.400 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

X.400
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing X.400 within the UK.

X.400 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

X.400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing X.400 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 X.400.

1 45 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 42 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 42 (93.33%) X.500
3 40 (88.89%) SMTP
4 29 (64.44%) DV Cleared
5 23 (51.11%) PowerShell
6 22 (48.89%) Military
7 21 (46.67%) Windows
7 21 (46.67%) Boundary Protection
7 21 (46.67%) Forefront TMG
8 20 (44.44%) MS Exchange
9 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
9 19 (42.22%) Firewall
10 17 (37.78%) Integration Testing
10 17 (37.78%) Clearswift
11 16 (35.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (33.33%) MCP
12 15 (33.33%) MCSE
12 15 (33.33%) SC Cleared
13 13 (28.89%) FTP
14 12 (26.67%) XML
15 11 (24.44%) VBScript
16 9 (20.00%) IIS
16 9 (20.00%) HTTP
16 9 (20.00%) Internet
17 8 (17.78%) Blackberry
18 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
19 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
20 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP

X.400
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing X.400 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 X.400. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.00%) IIS
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 42 (93.33%) X.500
2 40 (88.89%) SMTP
3 19 (42.22%) Firewall
4 13 (28.89%) FTP
5 9 (20.00%) HTTP
5 9 (20.00%) Internet
6 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
6 4 (8.89%) BIG-IP
7 2 (4.44%) HTTPS
7 2 (4.44%) SSL
8 1 (2.22%) LDAP
8 1 (2.22%) S/MIME
General
1 22 (48.89%) Military
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Messaging Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Build Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Messaging Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Design Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.22%) Technology Consultant
6 1 (2.22%) Messaging Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) Designer
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Integration Manager
6 1 (2.22%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Configuration Manager
6 1 (2.22%) Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) XML
2 4 (8.89%) Ajax
3 2 (4.44%) JSON
4 1 (2.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Blackberry
2 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.89%) PKI
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) Boundary Protection
2 17 (37.78%) Integration Testing
3 3 (6.67%) Validation
3 3 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) PowerShell
2 11 (24.44%) VBScript
3 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (64.44%) DV Cleared
3 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (33.33%) MCP
3 15 (33.33%) MCSE
3 15 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (46.67%) Forefront TMG
2 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (35.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 42 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 17 (37.78%) Clearswift
3 3 (6.67%) VMware
4 2 (4.44%) F5
5 1 (2.22%) Lumension
5 1 (2.22%) ICL
5 1 (2.22%) McAfee
5 1 (2.22%) HP