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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
London / City of London
Rank 146 157 184
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +27
Contract jobs citing SMTP 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.069% 0.062% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.56% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £326 - £235
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £340 £390
% change year-on-year
+33.82% -12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £9.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+138.88% -60.33%

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
354 356 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.14% 11.10% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 253 507
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £244 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +60.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £25.78 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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
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 25 February 2017, 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) HTTP
2 4 (40.00%) Internet
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (30.00%) IaaS
3 3 (30.00%) DKIM
3 3 (30.00%) DMARC
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (30.00%) PaaS
3 3 (30.00%) Software Architecture
3 3 (30.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (30.00%) Web Application Development
3 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) HL7
3 3 (30.00%) SAN
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) Data Mining
3 3 (30.00%) DHCP

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 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (30.00%) IaaS
1 3 (30.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) HTTP
1 4 (40.00%) Internet
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) DKIM
2 3 (30.00%) DMARC
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) FTP
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) SNMP
4 1 (10.00%) SSH
4 1 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (10.00%) Telnet
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) SOAP
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
1 3 (30.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Scrum
1 3 (30.00%) Software Architecture
1 3 (30.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 3 (30.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (20.00%) Data Deduplication
2 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) High Availability
2 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (20.00%) Server Building
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (10.00%) Product Management
3 1 (10.00%) Server Hardening
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (30.00%) PHP
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) HL7
1 3 (30.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (20.00%) XenServer
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (20.00%) Symantec
2 2 (20.00%) Veritas
3 1 (10.00%) Cerner
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) IronPort
3 1 (10.00%) Lotus
3 1 (10.00%) McKesson
3 1 (10.00%) MEDITECH