The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 194 205 189
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs citing SMTP 9 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.35% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 3.03% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 5
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£375 £366 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +1.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £314 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £500 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-39.49% -25.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
749 825 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.76% 11.67% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 531 593
Average daily rate £375 £425 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 40 36
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.33 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% -10.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £39.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP across the City of London region.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the City of London region.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SMTP 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 SMTP.

1 11 (61.11%) DNS
2 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
3 6 (33.33%) LDAP
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 5 (27.78%) UNIX
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) Perl
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco
5 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 4 (22.22%) HTTP
5 4 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (22.22%) Banking
5 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (16.67%) MobileIron
6 3 (16.67%) Sendmail
6 3 (16.67%) Lync
6 3 (16.67%) Unified Communications
6 3 (16.67%) Law
6 3 (16.67%) Migration
6 3 (16.67%) VMware
6 3 (16.67%) IMAP
6 3 (16.67%) Internet
6 3 (16.67%) Nagios
6 3 (16.67%) LAN
6 3 (16.67%) WAN
7 2 (11.11%) POP3

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SMTP 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 SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (16.67%) Lync
4 2 (11.11%) IBM Notes
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (5.56%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (5.56%) IIS
5 1 (5.56%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (5.56%) Apache
5 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (5.56%) JBoss
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
1 1 (5.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) LDAP
3 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 4 (22.22%) HTTP
4 3 (16.67%) Unified Communications
4 3 (16.67%) IMAP
4 3 (16.67%) Internet
4 3 (16.67%) LAN
4 3 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (11.11%) POP3
5 2 (11.11%) BGP
5 2 (11.11%) FTP
5 2 (11.11%) BIG-IP
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall
5 2 (11.11%) FWSM
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.56%) SSH
6 1 (5.56%) Wireless
6 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 3 (16.67%) Law
4 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Administrator
1 3 (16.67%) Messaging Specialist
2 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Technician
2 2 (11.11%) Support Technician
2 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 2 (11.11%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
3 1 (5.56%) Support Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Messaging Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Network Support
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) WAMP
1 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (5.56%) XMPP
1 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) iPad
2 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.56%) Statistics
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) UNIX
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Debian
5 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Content Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) MVC
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCNP
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Sendmail
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.56%) Postfix
4 1 (5.56%) Squid
4 1 (5.56%) Xen
4 1 (5.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Nagios
2 1 (5.56%) ZABBIX
2 1 (5.56%) Cacti
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) MobileIron
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Juniper
4 2 (11.11%) Lotus
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Apple
4 2 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.56%) Symantec
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle