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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X.400
Rank 579 574 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing X.400 27 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.009% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.070% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Average daily rate
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£493 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £493 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+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
8217 7116 8906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.53% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3843 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 4 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 29 August 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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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 +5 27 £493 +23.14%
South East +6 24 £493 -
Hampshire +6 23 £493 -
Hook - 10 £493 -

X.400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 48 (97.96%) Security Cleared
2 44 (89.80%) X.500
3 33 (67.35%) DV Cleared
4 32 (65.31%) Microsoft
5 31 (63.27%) SMTP
6 29 (59.18%) MS Exchange
7 28 (57.14%) Military
8 25 (51.02%) Windows
9 21 (42.86%) PowerShell
10 20 (40.82%) Active Directory
11 19 (38.78%) Firewall
12 17 (34.69%) VBScript
12 17 (34.69%) SC Cleared
12 17 (34.69%) Forefront TMG
13 16 (32.65%) Clearswift
13 16 (32.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 14 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
15 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (24.49%) MCSE
15 12 (24.49%) Integration Testing
16 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
17 10 (20.41%) XML
17 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
18 9 (18.37%) VMware
19 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2003
19 8 (16.33%) IIS
19 8 (16.33%) FTP
19 8 (16.33%) HTTP
19 8 (16.33%) Internet
19 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure

X.400
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 29 (59.18%) MS Exchange
2 14 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (16.33%) IIS
3 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (6.12%) Documentum
Applications
1 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 44 (89.80%) X.500
2 31 (63.27%) SMTP
3 19 (38.78%) Firewall
4 8 (16.33%) FTP
4 8 (16.33%) HTTP
4 8 (16.33%) Internet
5 6 (12.24%) S/MIME
6 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.04%) SAN
7 1 (2.04%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MSI
General
1 28 (57.14%) Military
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Messaging Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Build Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Designer
4 4 (8.16%) Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Designer
5 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.08%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
7 1 (2.04%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.04%) Support Team Leader
7 1 (2.04%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) XML
2 5 (10.20%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Replication
2 5 (10.20%) Blackberry
2 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.20%) PKI
3 3 (6.12%) CLARiiON
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (51.02%) Windows
2 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (14.29%) UNIX
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Integration Testing
2 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
2 5 (10.20%) Unit Testing
3 4 (8.16%) Migration
4 3 (6.12%) Document Management
4 3 (6.12%) Release Management
4 3 (6.12%) Validation
4 3 (6.12%) ITIL
4 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.04%) Change Management
5 1 (2.04%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 17 (34.69%) VBScript
3 3 (6.12%) C
3 3 (6.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (97.96%) Security Cleared
2 33 (67.35%) DV Cleared
3 17 (34.69%) SC Cleared
4 12 (24.49%) MCSE
4 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (14.29%) MCP
6 2 (4.08%) Degree
7 1 (2.04%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (40.82%) Active Directory
2 17 (34.69%) Forefront TMG
3 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.04%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (32.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (8.16%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (6.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 32 (65.31%) Microsoft
2 16 (32.65%) Clearswift
3 9 (18.37%) VMware
4 6 (12.24%) ICL
5 3 (6.12%) ArcSight
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle
5 3 (6.12%) EMC
6 1 (2.04%) HP