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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 180 190 184
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing SMTP 11 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.25% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.58% 2.20% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 17
Average daily rate
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£275 £395 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.37% +21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £530 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £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
698 683 835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.92% 11.47% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 499 553
Average daily rate £413 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 42
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 May 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 May 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 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 6 (37.50%) Citrix
4 6 (37.50%) Clustering
4 6 (37.50%) Banking
5 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
5 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
5 5 (31.25%) DNS
5 5 (31.25%) SAN
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (25.00%) Lotus
6 4 (25.00%) Internet
6 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 4 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (25.00%) IBM Notes
6 4 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (25.00%) DHCP
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
7 3 (18.75%) Brocade
7 3 (18.75%) VLAN
7 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Firewall
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
7 3 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (18.75%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 4 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (12.50%) IIS
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) Apache
4 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
1 5 (31.25%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) Internet
2 4 (25.00%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) VLAN
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) SSL
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 2 (12.50%) LDAP
4 2 (12.50%) SNMP
4 2 (12.50%) NAS
4 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.25%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (6.25%) NX-OS
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
1 1 (6.25%) MSBuild
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (6.25%) NCrunch
1 1 (6.25%) Fiddler
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) NUnit
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Lotus Notes Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Domino Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 2 (12.50%) Support Technician
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Technician
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (6.25%) CRM Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) LINQ
2 1 (6.25%) WCF
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) Ajax
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Clustering
2 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) PKI
4 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
4 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Migration
1 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
1 2 (12.50%) Server Building
2 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (6.25%) E-Discovery
2 1 (6.25%) Network Management
2 1 (6.25%) SIEM
2 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
2 1 (6.25%) Data Analytics
2 1 (6.25%) Analytics
2 1 (6.25%) DevOps
2 1 (6.25%) Line Management
2 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (6.25%) Data Architecture
2 1 (6.25%) Time Management
2 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
2 1 (6.25%) Network Design
2 1 (6.25%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) VBScript
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (6.25%) BC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Sendmail
2 2 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.25%) vCloud
3 1 (6.25%) XenServer
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (6.25%) Squid
3 1 (6.25%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) MOM
1 2 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) ZABBIX
2 1 (6.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) Lotus
4 3 (18.75%) Brocade
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 2 (12.50%) Apple
5 2 (12.50%) Clearswift
6 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
6 1 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (6.25%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (6.25%) Polycom
6 1 (6.25%) NetScout
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) Sybase
6 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.25%) Juniper
6 1 (6.25%) CommVault
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp