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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 370 349 330
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -19
Contract jobs citing SMTP 28 44 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 1.67% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 17
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£375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £292 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £545 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
-16.87% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 - £47.50
SMTP
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
2794 2632 2713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.23% 12.21% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1703 1682
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 68 154
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £44.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +2 5 £338 +2.27% 5
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £175 -
Romford - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Barnet - - - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 35 (52.24%) Windows
2 32 (47.76%) DNS
3 30 (44.78%) HTTP
4 25 (37.31%) TCP/IP
5 24 (35.82%) Microsoft
5 24 (35.82%) Active Directory
5 24 (35.82%) VMware
6 23 (34.33%) Linux
7 18 (26.87%) SSL
7 18 (26.87%) Internet
8 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (23.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (23.88%) Finance
9 16 (23.88%) SQL
9 16 (23.88%) MS Exchange
10 15 (22.39%) Citrix
11 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (20.90%) FTP
11 14 (20.90%) IIS
12 13 (19.40%) UNIX
13 12 (17.91%) DHCP
14 11 (16.42%) VPN
14 11 (16.42%) Cisco
15 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (14.93%) Nagios
15 10 (14.93%) WAN
15 10 (14.93%) LAN
15 10 (14.93%) Apache
15 10 (14.93%) PHP
15 10 (14.93%) Firewall

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 16 (23.88%) MS Exchange
2 14 (20.90%) IIS
3 10 (14.93%) Apache
4 9 (13.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (11.94%) Tomcat
5 8 (11.94%) WebSphere
5 8 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
6 7 (10.45%) CICS
7 6 (8.96%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (7.46%) JBoss
8 5 (7.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (5.97%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (4.48%) Lync
10 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
11 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (2.99%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (2.99%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Office
2 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Google Apps
2 2 (2.99%) OpenShift
2 2 (2.99%) PaaS
3 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (47.76%) DNS
2 30 (44.78%) HTTP
3 25 (37.31%) TCP/IP
4 18 (26.87%) SSL
4 18 (26.87%) Internet
5 14 (20.90%) FTP
6 12 (17.91%) DHCP
7 11 (16.42%) VPN
8 10 (14.93%) WAN
8 10 (14.93%) LAN
8 10 (14.93%) Firewall
9 9 (13.43%) LDAP
9 9 (13.43%) SNMP
10 8 (11.94%) SAN
11 7 (10.45%) Wireless
11 7 (10.45%) Network Security
12 6 (8.96%) POP3
12 6 (8.96%) SSH
13 5 (7.46%) Kerberos
13 5 (7.46%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (10.45%) MySQL
2 7 (10.45%) DB2
2 7 (10.45%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.48%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.48%) Crystal Enterprise
5 1 (1.49%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Subversion
1 5 (7.46%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (23.88%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Banking
3 6 (8.96%) Law
4 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (13.43%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (8.96%) Network Engineer
3 5 (7.46%) SharePoint Specialist
3 5 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) Support Technician
4 4 (5.97%) Architect
4 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support
4 4 (5.97%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Python Developer
5 3 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Linux Support
5 3 (4.48%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Messaging Specialist
5 3 (4.48%) Python Software Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Software Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (8.96%) .NET
3 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.48%) MAPI
4 3 (4.48%) ODBC
5 2 (2.99%) Twisted
6 1 (1.49%) XMPP
6 1 (1.49%) WAMP
6 1 (1.49%) WSDL
6 1 (1.49%) UDDI
6 1 (1.49%) JMS
6 1 (1.49%) EJB
6 1 (1.49%) SOAP
6 1 (1.49%) Web Services
6 1 (1.49%) XML
6 1 (1.49%) XSLT
6 1 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) IBM Mainframe
1 7 (10.45%) Mainframe
2 6 (8.96%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.96%) Clustering
2 6 (8.96%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.99%) Open Source
3 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Life Science
4 1 (1.49%) CMDB
4 1 (1.49%) PKI
4 1 (1.49%) Statistics
4 1 (1.49%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.49%) iPad
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 35 (52.24%) Windows
2 23 (34.33%) Linux
3 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (19.40%) UNIX
6 7 (10.45%) Ubuntu
7 6 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (7.46%) Windows XP
8 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.48%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.49%) Debian
11 1 (1.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.93%) Migration
2 9 (13.43%) ITIL
3 8 (11.94%) Project Management
4 7 (10.45%) Unit Testing
5 6 (8.96%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (8.96%) DevOps
5 6 (8.96%) E-Commerce
6 5 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.46%) Network Design
6 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (7.46%) Change Management
7 4 (5.97%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.97%) SOA
7 4 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.97%) Validation
8 3 (4.48%) WFM
8 3 (4.48%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.48%) CRM
8 3 (4.48%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (2.99%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.88%) SQL
2 10 (14.93%) PHP
3 9 (13.43%) Python
4 7 (10.45%) Bash Shell
4 7 (10.45%) REXX
5 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
5 5 (7.46%) C#
6 3 (4.48%) Perl
7 2 (2.99%) C
7 2 (2.99%) Java
7 2 (2.99%) VBScript
8 1 (1.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.45%) Degree
3 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (4.48%) CCNP
5 2 (2.99%) MCSE
5 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.49%) CEH
6 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 1 (1.49%) CISSP
6 1 (1.49%) CCNA
6 1 (1.49%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) COBIT
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (35.82%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.45%) RACF
4 5 (7.46%) Squid
4 5 (7.46%) XenApp
5 4 (5.97%) ISA Server
5 4 (5.97%) vSphere
5 4 (5.97%) Xen
6 3 (4.48%) VirtualBox
7 2 (2.99%) KVM
7 2 (2.99%) NFS
7 2 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.99%) Postfix
7 2 (2.99%) Sendmail
7 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.49%) Samba
8 1 (1.49%) XenServer
8 1 (1.49%) Varnish
8 1 (1.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) Nagios
2 7 (10.45%) OMEGAMON
3 5 (7.46%) Icinga
3 5 (7.46%) Ansible
4 4 (5.97%) ZABBIX
5 2 (2.99%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.99%) Cacti
6 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.49%) SCCM
6 1 (1.49%) SCOM
6 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.49%) Puppet
6 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 24 (35.82%) Microsoft
1 24 (35.82%) VMware
2 15 (22.39%) Citrix
3 11 (16.42%) Cisco
4 8 (11.94%) IBM
5 7 (10.45%) Oracle
6 6 (8.96%) Red Hat
6 6 (8.96%) Juniper
7 5 (7.46%) Dell
8 4 (5.97%) MobileIron
8 4 (5.97%) CommVault
8 4 (5.97%) NetApp
8 4 (5.97%) Brocade
9 3 (4.48%) Google
9 3 (4.48%) Cognos
9 3 (4.48%) Sybase
9 3 (4.48%) Business Objects
9 3 (4.48%) F5
9 3 (4.48%) Verint
10 2 (2.99%) HP
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