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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 179 192 173
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -19
Contract jobs citing SMTP 5 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.097% 0.14% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 1.26% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 17
Average daily rate
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£235 £365 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.61% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £309 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £438 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.85% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.60 - £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
694 636 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.51% 10.96% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 398 558
Average daily rate £393 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 45
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.65 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) DNS
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (35.71%) HTTP
3 5 (35.71%) Migration
4 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) LDAP
5 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (21.43%) Lync
5 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
5 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (21.43%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (21.43%) MobileIron
5 3 (21.43%) Law
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) Clustering
5 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (14.29%) Problem Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 3 (21.43%) Lync
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (7.14%) IIS
4 1 (7.14%) JBoss
4 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
4 1 (7.14%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (7.14%) Apache
4 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) HTTP
2 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
3 3 (21.43%) LDAP
3 3 (21.43%) Internet
3 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
4 2 (14.29%) FWSM
4 2 (14.29%) BIG-IP
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (14.29%) BGP
4 2 (14.29%) SSL
4 2 (14.29%) SAN
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) LAN
4 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 2 (14.29%) POP3
4 2 (14.29%) FTP
5 1 (7.14%) Kerberos
5 1 (7.14%) SNMP
General
1 3 (21.43%) Law
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Messaging Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Debian
4 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 2 (14.29%) VBScript
3 2 (14.29%) C
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCNP
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Sendmail
2 2 (14.29%) XenApp
2 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.14%) NFS
3 1 (7.14%) ISA Server
3 1 (7.14%) Squid
3 1 (7.14%) Xen
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Nagios
2 1 (7.14%) Cacti
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) MobileIron
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) F5
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) Lotus
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.14%) Apple
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec
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