The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 187 195 204
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Contract jobs citing SMTP 8 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.34% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 2.99% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 12
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £321 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -56.11%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
707 803 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.14% 11.30% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 533 643
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 37 43
Average hourly rate £22.35 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.63% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £36.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
SMTP
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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 29 July 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 29 July 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 13 (54.17%) DNS
2 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (37.50%) Windows
3 8 (33.33%) VMware
4 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
4 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
5 6 (25.00%) HTTP
5 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (25.00%) DHCP
5 6 (25.00%) Finance
6 5 (20.83%) Banking
6 5 (20.83%) IMAP
6 5 (20.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (20.83%) WAN
6 5 (20.83%) Perl
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (16.67%) Sendmail
7 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (16.67%) F5
7 4 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (16.67%) RightFax
7 4 (16.67%) Symantec
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (16.67%) UNIX
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (16.67%) VB

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
4 1 (4.17%) Apache
4 1 (4.17%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) InfoPath
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) DNS
2 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
3 6 (25.00%) DHCP
3 6 (25.00%) HTTP
4 5 (20.83%) IMAP
4 5 (20.83%) WAN
5 4 (16.67%) Firewall
6 3 (12.50%) BIG-IP
6 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (8.33%) SSL
7 2 (8.33%) Wireless
7 2 (8.33%) IPsec
7 2 (8.33%) SNMP
7 2 (8.33%) LDAP
7 2 (8.33%) ATM
7 2 (8.33%) LAN
7 2 (8.33%) VPN
7 2 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Consultant
2 5 (20.83%) Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) Messaging Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Network Support
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Security Officer
6 1 (4.17%) Security Officer
6 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Messaging Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Server Support
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.33%) CSS
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
1 2 (8.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
1 2 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.50%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) FMCG
4 1 (4.17%) Open Source
4 1 (4.17%) Statistics
4 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) UNIX
4 3 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
5 1 (4.17%) Debian
5 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (12.50%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (8.33%) MVC
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Database Security
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Information Management
4 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.83%) Perl
3 4 (16.67%) VB
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) C
5 2 (8.33%) C#
5 2 (8.33%) Python
5 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.17%) Korn
6 1 (4.17%) REXX
6 1 (4.17%) Java
6 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) MCSE
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CISA
2 1 (4.17%) CISM
2 1 (4.17%) MCTS
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSA
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CCEA
2 1 (4.17%) CISSP
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
1 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) Sendmail
4 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 2 (8.33%) ISA Server
5 2 (8.33%) vSphere
6 1 (4.17%) UAG
6 1 (4.17%) Dovecot
6 1 (4.17%) KVM
6 1 (4.17%) XenApp
6 1 (4.17%) XenServer
6 1 (4.17%) NFS
6 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.17%) ProxySG
6 1 (4.17%) Squid
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) MAILsweeper
1 4 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) Cacti
3 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) HAProxy
3 1 (4.17%) OpenView
3 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) Clearswift
3 4 (16.67%) Open Text
3 4 (16.67%) Symantec
3 4 (16.67%) F5
3 4 (16.67%) RightFax
4 3 (12.50%) Websense
5 2 (8.33%) Nintex
5 2 (8.33%) IronPort
5 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle
6 1 (4.17%) McAfee
6 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) Nokia
6 1 (4.17%) Lotus