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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 151 183 192
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +9
Contract jobs citing SMTP 2 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.064% 0.097% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.72% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 10
Average daily rate £413 £338 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +3.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.55% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.69 -
% change year-on-year
-36.09% -
SMTP
London

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
335 694 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.65% 13.50% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 502 451
Average daily rate £413 £388 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 10 February 2016, 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 4 (66.67%) HTTP
1 4 (66.67%) SSL
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) SNMP
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) Internet
2 3 (50.00%) FTP
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) IPsec
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) SSH
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) NFS
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
1 1 (16.67%) SAS
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Relativity
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) HTTP
1 4 (66.67%) SSL
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) FTP
2 3 (50.00%) Internet
2 3 (50.00%) SNMP
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) IPsec
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) SSH
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 1 (16.67%) IGRP
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Ant
2 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Network Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Security Advisor
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) DAO
1 1 (16.67%) Grails
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) POSIX
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) CESG
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
3 1 (16.67%) Debian
3 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) E-Discovery
2 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
2 1 (16.67%) ISMS
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) MOF
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) OWASP
2 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Process Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) Groovy
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Korn
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CEH
1 1 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) CISSP
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certified Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
1 1 (16.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (33.33%) NFS
1 2 (33.33%) Sendmail
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Ceph
2 1 (16.67%) Dovecot
2 1 (16.67%) iptables
2 1 (16.67%) KVM
2 1 (16.67%) Postfix
2 1 (16.67%) Samba
2 1 (16.67%) Squid
2 1 (16.67%) vCloud
2 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cacti
1 1 (16.67%) HAProxy
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) RANCID
1 1 (16.67%) systemd
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
3 1 (16.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (16.67%) Brocade
3 1 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) CommVault
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Supermicro
3 1 (16.67%) Veritas