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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 181 185 184
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing SMTP 5 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.76% 2.29% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 5
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£338 £327 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% -9.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 - £47.50
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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
656 698 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.23% 11.67% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 449 519
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 45
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.75 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.40 £157.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
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 January 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 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (50.00%) DNS
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix
3 5 (31.25%) HTTP
3 5 (31.25%) LDAP
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) Migration
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) Clustering
4 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (25.00%) Internet
4 4 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (18.75%) Nagios
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Lync
5 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
5 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (18.75%) MobileIron
5 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
5 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) Law

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 3 (18.75%) Lync
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (12.50%) IIS
5 1 (6.25%) JBoss
5 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
5 1 (6.25%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (6.25%) Apache
5 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) OpenShift
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 5 (31.25%) HTTP
2 5 (31.25%) LDAP
3 4 (25.00%) Internet
4 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
5 2 (12.50%) Firewall
5 2 (12.50%) BIG-IP
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (12.50%) FWSM
5 2 (12.50%) LAN
5 2 (12.50%) WAN
5 2 (12.50%) POP3
5 2 (12.50%) BGP
5 2 (12.50%) SAN
5 2 (12.50%) FTP
5 2 (12.50%) SSL
6 1 (6.25%) ICMP
6 1 (6.25%) NNTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Law
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Messaging Specialist
1 3 (18.75%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Support Technician
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Technician
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Technician
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) WAMP
1 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Content Management
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (12.50%) VBScript
3 2 (12.50%) C
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Sendmail
2 2 (12.50%) XenApp
2 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.25%) ISA Server
3 1 (6.25%) NFS
3 1 (6.25%) Postfix
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Squid
3 1 (6.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Nagios
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (6.25%) ZABBIX
2 1 (6.25%) Cacti
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) MobileIron
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) F5
5 2 (12.50%) Apple
5 2 (12.50%) Juniper
6 1 (6.25%) Lotus
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.25%) Symantec
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle
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