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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X.400
Rank 618 589 583
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -6
Contract jobs citing X.400 7 27 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.049% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.086% 0.33% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 2
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£408 £493 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.27% +23.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £493 £400
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +23.14%
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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing X.400 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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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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 -32 7 £408 -17.27%
South East -38 5 £408 -17.27%
Hampshire -27 4 £408 -17.27%
East of England - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Hook -5 1 £390 -20.82%
Watford - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -

X.400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (80.00%) SMTP
3 11 (73.33%) Military
4 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 8 (53.33%) Windows
5 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
7 6 (40.00%) UNIX
7 6 (40.00%) X.500
7 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
8 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 5 (33.33%) Firewall
8 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (26.67%) Clearswift
9 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
9 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (26.67%) Boundary Protection
10 3 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (20.00%) Network Management
10 3 (20.00%) Windows NT
10 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
11 2 (13.33%) AS400
11 2 (13.33%) EDIFACT
11 2 (13.33%) OpenText
11 2 (13.33%) SAP
11 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
11 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
11 2 (13.33%) EDI

X.400
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) SMTP
2 6 (40.00%) X.500
3 5 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) DNS
4 2 (13.33%) FTP
5 1 (6.67%) HTTP
5 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) BGP
5 1 (6.67%) IPsec
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) ClearCase
1 1 (6.67%) ClearQuest
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 11 (73.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) EDI Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) RPG Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) RPG Analyst Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) Web Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Messaging Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) EDI
1 2 (13.33%) EDIFACT
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) AS400
1 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) CESG
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) iSeries
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) UNIX
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Windows NT
5 2 (13.33%) Solaris
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Boundary Protection
2 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Network Management
3 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (6.67%) Test Management
3 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (13.33%) RPG
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) VBScript
2 2 (13.33%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
4 1 (6.67%) MCSE
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Clearswift
3 2 (13.33%) OpenText
3 2 (13.33%) SAP
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.67%) McAfee
4 1 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) ICL
4 1 (6.67%) Lumension
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle