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 26 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X.400
Rank 576 573 570
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing X.400 19 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.010% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.072% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
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£448 £500 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £500 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 - £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
7954 6972 8102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.19% 13.48% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4570 3836 3886
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 430 460 634
Average hourly rate £22.68 £20.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 26 November 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 46 (97.87%) Security Cleared
2 44 (93.62%) X.500
3 39 (82.98%) Microsoft
4 36 (76.60%) SMTP
5 30 (63.83%) DV Cleared
6 25 (53.19%) MS Exchange
7 24 (51.06%) Military
7 24 (51.06%) Windows
8 21 (44.68%) Active Directory
8 21 (44.68%) Forefront TMG
9 20 (42.55%) PowerShell
10 19 (40.43%) Firewall
11 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
12 16 (34.04%) Clearswift
13 15 (31.91%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (31.91%) MCP
13 15 (31.91%) MCSE
14 14 (29.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 14 (29.79%) Integration Testing
15 13 (27.66%) XML
15 13 (27.66%) FTP
16 12 (25.53%) VBScript
17 10 (21.28%) IIS
17 10 (21.28%) HTTP
17 10 (21.28%) Internet
18 8 (17.02%) Blackberry
19 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
19 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2007
19 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
20 5 (10.64%) S/MIME

X.400
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 25 (53.19%) MS Exchange
2 10 (21.28%) IIS
3 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 44 (93.62%) X.500
2 36 (76.60%) SMTP
3 19 (40.43%) Firewall
4 13 (27.66%) FTP
5 10 (21.28%) HTTP
5 10 (21.28%) Internet
6 5 (10.64%) S/MIME
7 3 (6.38%) BIG-IP
7 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.26%) LDAP
9 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
9 1 (2.13%) SSL
General
1 24 (51.06%) Military
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Messaging Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) Build Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Designer
5 3 (6.38%) Messaging Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Technology Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Designer
7 1 (2.13%) Messaging Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) XML
2 4 (8.51%) JSP
3 3 (6.38%) Ajax
4 1 (2.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Blackberry
2 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) PKI
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (51.06%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Vista
4 2 (4.26%) UNIX
5 1 (2.13%) Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Integration Testing
2 3 (6.38%) Validation
2 3 (6.38%) Migration
3 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) PowerShell
2 12 (25.53%) VBScript
3 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.26%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (97.87%) Security Cleared
2 30 (63.83%) DV Cleared
3 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
4 15 (31.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (31.91%) MCP
4 15 (31.91%) MCSE
5 2 (4.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (44.68%) Active Directory
1 21 (44.68%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (2.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (29.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 39 (82.98%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.04%) Clearswift
3 1 (2.13%) F5
3 1 (2.13%) VMware
3 1 (2.13%) ICL
3 1 (2.13%) HP