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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 184 198 172
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -26
Contract jobs citing SMTP 11 15 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.24% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 2.06% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 21
Average daily rate
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£275 £385 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £290 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £325 £413
% change year-on-year
+22.30% -21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £19.50
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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
736 728 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.56% 11.57% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 510 625
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 41
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.00 £49.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -55.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.55 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015, 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 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) Finance
4 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
4 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
4 7 (41.18%) DNS
5 6 (35.29%) Citrix
6 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
6 5 (29.41%) SAN
6 5 (29.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (29.41%) Clustering
6 5 (29.41%) Banking
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (23.53%) Internet
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (23.53%) DHCP
8 3 (17.65%) IBM Notes
8 3 (17.65%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
8 3 (17.65%) Lotus
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (17.65%) HP
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco
8 3 (17.65%) Firewall
8 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
8 3 (17.65%) Law
8 3 (17.65%) Brocade
8 3 (17.65%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (17.65%) IBM Notes
3 3 (17.65%) Lotus Domino
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (11.76%) Lync
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (11.76%) IIS
5 1 (5.88%) Apache
5 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
3 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Mimecast
2 1 (5.88%) IaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 5 (29.41%) SAN
3 4 (23.53%) Internet
3 4 (23.53%) DHCP
4 3 (17.65%) Firewall
4 3 (17.65%) VLAN
5 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
5 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
5 2 (11.76%) NAS
5 2 (11.76%) LAN
5 2 (11.76%) WAN
5 2 (11.76%) SSL
5 2 (11.76%) SNMP
5 2 (11.76%) LDAP
6 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.88%) FTP
6 1 (5.88%) HTTP
6 1 (5.88%) Kerberos
6 1 (5.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.88%) NUnit
1 1 (5.88%) Fiddler
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
1 1 (5.88%) MSBuild
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (5.88%) NCrunch
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Lotus Notes Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Domino Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (11.76%) Messaging Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Technician
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) LINQ
2 1 (5.88%) WCF
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) Ajax
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
2 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Clustering
2 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
1 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) CRM
2 1 (5.88%) OO
2 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.88%) Workflow
2 1 (5.88%) Process Management
2 1 (5.88%) Change Management
2 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.88%) TDD
2 1 (5.88%) Time Management
2 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
2 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
2 1 (5.88%) Network Design
2 1 (5.88%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) C
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.88%) BC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Sendmail
2 2 (11.76%) XenApp
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.88%) Squid
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) XenServer
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
1 2 (11.76%) MOM
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) ZABBIX
2 1 (5.88%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) Lotus
3 3 (17.65%) HP
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) Brocade
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) MobileIron
4 2 (11.76%) Clearswift
4 2 (11.76%) Apple
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Sybase
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) CommVault
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) Polycom
5 1 (5.88%) NetScout