The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 377 336 349
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +13
Contract jobs citing SMTP 38 86 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.35% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 2.83% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 67 27
Average daily rate
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£388 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £313 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-39.49% -25.00%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3068 3040 3138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.75% 12.27% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2081 2009 1985
Average daily rate £388 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 90 155
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in London

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP across the London region.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in London

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the London region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in London

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the London region.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in London

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the London region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +11 9 £375 +2.38% 5
Croydon - 1 £375 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Barnet - - - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 44 (61.97%) DNS
2 30 (42.25%) HTTP
3 29 (40.85%) Windows
4 26 (36.62%) UNIX
5 23 (32.39%) Linux
6 22 (30.99%) Microsoft
6 22 (30.99%) Active Directory
7 20 (28.17%) VMware
8 18 (25.35%) Finance
8 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
9 17 (23.94%) FTP
10 15 (21.13%) Perl
10 15 (21.13%) Internet
11 14 (19.72%) ITIL
11 14 (19.72%) MS Exchange
11 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (18.31%) SSL
13 12 (16.90%) Citrix
13 12 (16.90%) LAN
13 12 (16.90%) IIS
13 12 (16.90%) MySQL
13 12 (16.90%) Banking
14 11 (15.49%) Migration
14 11 (15.49%) SQL
14 11 (15.49%) Apache
14 11 (15.49%) LDAP
14 11 (15.49%) IBM
14 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (14.08%) SAN

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 14 (19.72%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.90%) IIS
3 11 (15.49%) Apache
4 9 (12.68%) Tomcat
4 9 (12.68%) WebSphere
4 9 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (9.86%) CICS
5 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (8.45%) JBoss
6 6 (8.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (8.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (5.63%) IBM Notes
7 4 (5.63%) WebLogic
7 4 (5.63%) Lync
8 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (2.82%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (2.82%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.04%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) GitHub
1 2 (2.82%) OpenShift
1 2 (2.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (61.97%) DNS
2 30 (42.25%) HTTP
3 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
4 17 (23.94%) FTP
5 15 (21.13%) Internet
6 13 (18.31%) SSL
7 12 (16.90%) LAN
8 11 (15.49%) LDAP
9 10 (14.08%) SAN
10 9 (12.68%) WAN
10 9 (12.68%) Firewall
11 8 (11.27%) NAS
11 8 (11.27%) DHCP
11 8 (11.27%) VPN
11 8 (11.27%) SNMP
12 6 (8.45%) Network Security
12 6 (8.45%) SSH
13 5 (7.04%) IMAP
14 4 (5.63%) HTTPS
14 4 (5.63%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) MySQL
2 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.86%) DB2
4 5 (7.04%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.23%) Crystal Enterprise
7 2 (2.82%) Spotfire
8 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.41%) Big Data
8 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Redmine
2 2 (2.82%) Subversion
2 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (25.35%) Finance
2 12 (16.90%) Banking
3 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.23%) Law
5 2 (2.82%) Legal
5 2 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.41%) Publishing
6 1 (1.41%) Back Office
6 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (11.27%) Administrator
1 8 (11.27%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (9.86%) Developer
3 5 (7.04%) Analyst
4 4 (5.63%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (5.63%) Perl Developer
4 4 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (5.63%) Senior Developer
4 4 (5.63%) Support Technician
4 4 (5.63%) Architect
4 4 (5.63%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Messaging Specialist
5 3 (4.23%) Senior Perl Developer
5 3 (4.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) Senior Perl Programmer
6 2 (2.82%) Senior Programmer
6 2 (2.82%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (5.63%) CPAN
3 3 (4.23%) .NET
3 3 (4.23%) Web Services
3 3 (4.23%) ODBC
4 2 (2.82%) LAMP
4 2 (2.82%) UDDI
4 2 (2.82%) WSDL
4 2 (2.82%) JMS
4 2 (2.82%) SOAP
4 2 (2.82%) XML
4 2 (2.82%) XSLT
4 2 (2.82%) EJB
4 2 (2.82%) Middleware
5 1 (1.41%) WAMP
5 1 (1.41%) Twisted
5 1 (1.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.41%) CSS
5 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Mainframe
1 7 (9.86%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.63%) Clustering
5 3 (4.23%) Open Source
5 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.23%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.82%) Statistics
6 2 (2.82%) Life Science
6 2 (2.82%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.82%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.41%) iPad
7 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.41%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.41%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.41%) CMDB
7 1 (1.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (40.85%) Windows
2 26 (36.62%) UNIX
3 23 (32.39%) Linux
4 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (7.04%) Windows XP
7 5 (7.04%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.82%) Debian
8 2 (2.82%) Solaris
8 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.72%) ITIL
2 11 (15.49%) Migration
3 8 (11.27%) Unit Testing
4 5 (7.04%) CRM
4 5 (7.04%) Validation
5 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (5.63%) TDD
5 4 (5.63%) Change Management
5 4 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.63%) E-Commerce
5 4 (5.63%) OO
5 4 (5.63%) DevOps
6 3 (4.23%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.23%) Project Management
6 3 (4.23%) Workflow
6 3 (4.23%) Process Management
6 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.23%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.13%) Perl
2 11 (15.49%) SQL
3 7 (9.86%) REXX
3 7 (9.86%) PHP
3 7 (9.86%) Python
4 6 (8.45%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
5 5 (7.04%) Java
6 4 (5.63%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.23%) C
8 2 (2.82%) XPath
8 2 (2.82%) VBScript
8 2 (2.82%) KiXtart
9 1 (1.41%) C#
9 1 (1.41%) C++
9 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Degree
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.04%) MCSE
2 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) CCNP
4 2 (2.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.41%) NCDA
5 1 (1.41%) NCIE
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.41%) CISSP
5 1 (1.41%) CCNA
5 1 (1.41%) MCP
5 1 (1.41%) MCSA
5 1 (1.41%) CISM
5 1 (1.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.41%) COBIT
3 1 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (30.99%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.86%) RACF
4 6 (8.45%) Squid
4 6 (8.45%) Sendmail
5 5 (7.04%) vSphere
6 4 (5.63%) XenApp
7 3 (4.23%) Postfix
7 3 (4.23%) NFS
7 3 (4.23%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.23%) Xen
8 2 (2.82%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.82%) KVM
8 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.41%) qmail
9 1 (1.41%) XenServer
9 1 (1.41%) Shibboleth
9 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.41%) vCloud
9 1 (1.41%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) Nagios
2 7 (9.86%) OMEGAMON
3 4 (5.63%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.82%) SCOM
4 2 (2.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.82%) HAProxy
4 2 (2.82%) Ansible
4 2 (2.82%) Icinga
4 2 (2.82%) Cacti
5 1 (1.41%) Zenoss
5 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.41%) OpenAM
5 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (30.99%) Microsoft
2 20 (28.17%) VMware
3 12 (16.90%) Citrix
4 11 (15.49%) IBM
5 10 (14.08%) Cisco
5 10 (14.08%) Oracle
6 7 (9.86%) Juniper
6 7 (9.86%) NetApp
6 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
7 5 (7.04%) F5
7 5 (7.04%) Dell
8 4 (5.63%) Brocade
8 4 (5.63%) CommVault
8 4 (5.63%) Lotus
8 4 (5.63%) MobileIron
9 3 (4.23%) Verint
9 3 (4.23%) HP
9 3 (4.23%) Business Objects
9 3 (4.23%) Sybase
9 3 (4.23%) Cognos
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