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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 194 166 212
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +46
Contract jobs citing SMTP 16 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.50% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.15% 3.48% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 7
Average daily rate £375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £305 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.65% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -38.09%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 891 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.51% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 603 727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SMTP
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 19 (57.58%) DNS
2 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
3 16 (48.48%) VMware
4 15 (45.45%) Windows
5 13 (39.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (39.39%) Clearswift
5 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (36.36%) MS Exchange
6 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 11 (33.33%) HTTP
8 10 (30.30%) MAILsweeper
8 10 (30.30%) Open Text
8 10 (30.30%) RightFax
9 9 (27.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
9 9 (27.27%) Symantec
9 9 (27.27%) Blackberry
9 9 (27.27%) DHCP
9 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (24.24%) MCSE
11 7 (21.21%) VB
11 7 (21.21%) Cisco
11 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
11 7 (21.21%) Firewall
12 6 (18.18%) VMware ESX
12 6 (18.18%) Perl
12 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
12 6 (18.18%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (39.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 6 (18.18%) IIS
4 5 (15.15%) Apache
5 3 (9.09%) Lync
5 3 (9.09%) nginx
5 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
7 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (57.58%) DNS
2 11 (33.33%) HTTP
3 9 (27.27%) DHCP
4 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
4 7 (21.21%) Firewall
5 4 (12.12%) IPsec
5 4 (12.12%) BIG-IP
5 4 (12.12%) Internet
5 4 (12.12%) VPN
5 4 (12.12%) WAN
5 4 (12.12%) Network Security
6 3 (9.09%) SNMP
6 3 (9.09%) LAN
6 3 (9.09%) BGP
6 3 (9.09%) PPTP
6 3 (9.09%) X.400
7 2 (6.06%) SSL
7 2 (6.06%) LDAP
7 2 (6.06%) Unified Communications
7 2 (6.06%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) MySQL
3 3 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (12.12%) Banking
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Consultant
2 8 (24.24%) Messaging Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Lead Project Manager
5 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Design Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Messaging Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Messaging Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) HTML
2 3 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (6.06%) Web Services
4 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.03%) CSS
4 1 (3.03%) .NET
4 1 (3.03%) XMPP
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Clustering
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) FMCG
4 1 (3.03%) iPhone
4 1 (3.03%) Wiki
4 1 (3.03%) Open Source
4 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (18.18%) Linux
5 4 (12.12%) CentOS
6 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.06%) UNIX
7 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.03%) Solaris
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (3.03%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Server Monitoring
2 4 (12.12%) Change Management
2 4 (12.12%) Migration
2 4 (12.12%) High Availability
3 3 (9.09%) Change Control
3 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.06%) Network Design
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL
4 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
4 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.03%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.03%) Network Management
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.03%) Information Management
5 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 7 (21.21%) VB
3 6 (18.18%) Perl
4 5 (15.15%) Bash Shell
4 5 (15.15%) Java
5 3 (9.09%) SQL
5 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 3 (9.09%) Ruby
6 2 (6.06%) Python
6 2 (6.06%) C
7 1 (3.03%) C#
7 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.03%) VBScript
7 1 (3.03%) REXX
7 1 (3.03%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (24.24%) MCSE
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.06%) CCIE
3 1 (3.03%) MCTS
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.03%) CCEA
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (18.18%) VMware ESX
4 5 (15.15%) vSphere
4 5 (15.15%) ISA Server
5 2 (6.06%) NFS
6 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.03%) Sendmail
6 1 (3.03%) XenApp
6 1 (3.03%) XenServer
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.03%) Dovecot
6 1 (3.03%) UAG
6 1 (3.03%) KVM
6 1 (3.03%) Squid
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) MAILsweeper
2 9 (27.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (12.12%) Puppet
3 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (9.09%) HAProxy
5 2 (6.06%) SCOM
6 1 (3.03%) Cacti
6 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (3.03%) Nagios
6 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
6 1 (3.03%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) VMware
2 13 (39.39%) Clearswift
3 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 10 (30.30%) Open Text
4 10 (30.30%) RightFax
5 9 (27.27%) Symantec
6 7 (21.21%) Cisco
7 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
7 5 (15.15%) Websense
8 4 (12.12%) F5
9 2 (6.06%) IronPort
10 1 (3.03%) Postini
10 1 (3.03%) MobileIron
10 1 (3.03%) Aruba
10 1 (3.03%) Riverbed
10 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
10 1 (3.03%) Oracle
10 1 (3.03%) Apple
10 1 (3.03%) NetApp
10 1 (3.03%) HP