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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 195 199 201
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing SMTP 9 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.15% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 1.24% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 21
Average daily rate
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£379 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.72% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £203 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £368 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £19.75
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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
767 728 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.90% 12.34% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 494 529
Average daily rate £425 £388 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 37
Average hourly rate £17.98 £21.25 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -51.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.15 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £160.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 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 29 July 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 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) DNS
3 7 (35.00%) Clustering
3 7 (35.00%) Banking
3 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) SAN
4 6 (30.00%) Internet
5 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (25.00%) FTP
6 4 (20.00%) HTTP
6 4 (20.00%) DHCP
6 4 (20.00%) SSL
6 4 (20.00%) NetApp
6 4 (20.00%) IBM
6 4 (20.00%) HP
6 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (20.00%) .NET
6 4 (20.00%) C#
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (20.00%) Web Services
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) IBM Notes
6 4 (20.00%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (20.00%) Lotus
6 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
6 4 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (20.00%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (20.00%) Lotus Domino
1 4 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) DNS
2 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 6 (30.00%) Internet
3 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (25.00%) FTP
4 4 (20.00%) HTTP
4 4 (20.00%) DHCP
4 4 (20.00%) SSL
4 4 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (15.00%) NAS
5 3 (15.00%) SNMP
5 3 (15.00%) LAN
5 3 (15.00%) WAN
6 2 (10.00%) LDAP
6 2 (10.00%) VPN
6 2 (10.00%) VLAN
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.00%) NCrunch
2 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) NUnit
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Fiddler
2 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Law
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) Lotus Notes Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) Domino Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Developer
4 2 (10.00%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Technician
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.00%) Support Technician
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Technician
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Support
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) Ajax
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) WCF
3 1 (5.00%) LINQ
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Clustering
2 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (15.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (5.00%) PKI
4 1 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) UNIX
3 3 (15.00%) Solaris
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) OO
3 1 (5.00%) CRM
3 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (5.00%) E-Discovery
3 1 (5.00%) Network Management
3 1 (5.00%) SIEM
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.00%) Data Analytics
3 1 (5.00%) Analytics
3 1 (5.00%) DevOps
3 1 (5.00%) Line Management
3 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) Perl
4 2 (10.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (20.00%) vSphere
2 3 (15.00%) NFS
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) Squid
4 1 (5.00%) vCloud
4 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) MOM
1 3 (15.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) ZABBIX
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) HP
2 4 (20.00%) NetApp
2 4 (20.00%) Lotus
2 4 (20.00%) IBM
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) EMC
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) Veritas
3 3 (15.00%) Brocade
4 2 (10.00%) Apple
4 2 (10.00%) Clearswift
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Sybase
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) CommVault
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) NetScout