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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 154 182 201
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +19
Contract jobs citing SMTP 5 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.12% 1.57% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 13
Median daily rate £500 £275 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -30.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £211 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £444 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -
SMTP
London

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
446 701 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.49% 12.95% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 519 513
Median daily rate £425 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £247 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £13.46 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £22.83 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (42.86%) FTP
3 3 (42.86%) HTTP
3 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (28.57%) Ubuntu
4 2 (28.57%) Squid
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) SUSE
4 2 (28.57%) Debian
4 2 (28.57%) CEH
4 2 (28.57%) NFS
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) PHP
4 2 (28.57%) Unix
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) JBoss
4 2 (28.57%) Apache
4 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) CISSP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Apache
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (28.57%) JBoss
2 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) FTP
2 3 (42.86%) HTTP
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) HTTPS
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) IPsec
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) SSH
4 1 (14.29%) tcpdump
4 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) AWS Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Systems Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Messaging Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Messaging Support
1 2 (28.57%) Messaging Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Advisor
2 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) CESG
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Debian
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (28.57%) SUSE
1 2 (28.57%) Ubuntu
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) DevOps
1 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
1 2 (28.57%) Storage Virtualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (14.29%) Fuzz Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) ISMS
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) OWASP
2 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) PHP
1 2 (28.57%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) CEH
2 2 (28.57%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) GCIA
3 1 (14.29%) GCIH
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) COBIT
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) NFS
2 2 (28.57%) Postfix
2 2 (28.57%) Squid
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Sendmail
3 1 (14.29%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
1 2 (28.57%) Cacti
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) ArcSight
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Qualys
4 1 (14.29%) Splunk