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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 171 174 205
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +31
Contract jobs citing SMTP 2 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.058% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 1.83% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 8
Median daily rate £450 £390 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +17.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £333 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+104.54% -
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
533 601 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.58% 12.95% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 454 538
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 27
Median hourly rate £17.25 £14.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.94% -24.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.47 £19.00 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) HTTP
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Ubuntu
3 3 (37.50%) NFS
3 3 (37.50%) IBM Notes
3 3 (37.50%) Apache
3 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 3 (37.50%) PHP
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) Lotus
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (37.50%) Nagios
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
3 3 (37.50%) Puppet
3 3 (37.50%) Ansible
4 2 (25.00%) Storage Virtualisation
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Apache
1 3 (37.50%) IBM Notes
1 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (25.00%) IBM Domino
2 2 (25.00%) JBoss
3 1 (12.50%) ColdFusion
3 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) HTTP
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) FTP
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) SNMP
5 1 (12.50%) SSH
5 1 (12.50%) SSL
5 1 (12.50%) tcpdump
5 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Games
3 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Linux Systems Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Domino Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Lotus Notes Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) LAMP
1 1 (12.50%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Ubuntu
2 2 (25.00%) Debian
2 2 (25.00%) SUSE
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon Linux
3 1 (12.50%) CentOS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) DevOps
1 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (25.00%) Open Source
1 2 (25.00%) Storage Virtualisation
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
1 3 (37.50%) Perl
1 3 (37.50%) PHP
1 3 (37.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (12.50%) CEH
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) GCIA
2 1 (12.50%) GCIH
2 1 (12.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) NFS
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Postfix
2 2 (25.00%) Squid
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) Docker
3 1 (12.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Ansible
1 3 (37.50%) Nagios
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
2 2 (25.00%) Cacti
3 1 (12.50%) Nessus
3 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Lotus
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) ArcSight
4 1 (12.50%) Clearswift
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) IronPort
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Qualys
4 1 (12.50%) Splunk