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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 372 364 351
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing SMTP 37 60 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 1.97% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 42 44
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £315 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £497 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £344
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -
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
3078 3041 3615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.68% 12.07% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1887 1966 2138
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 96 170
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +15 10 £275 -21.42% 1
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 47 (58.02%) DNS
2 32 (39.51%) HTTP
3 31 (38.27%) Windows
4 28 (34.57%) VMware
5 27 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 26 (32.10%) UNIX
7 24 (29.63%) TCP/IP
8 23 (28.40%) Perl
9 21 (25.93%) Microsoft
9 21 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (23.46%) Linux
11 18 (22.22%) Oracle
11 18 (22.22%) MS Exchange
12 17 (20.99%) DHCP
12 17 (20.99%) Finance
12 17 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (19.75%) PowerShell
14 15 (18.52%) LDAP
14 15 (18.52%) SQL
14 15 (18.52%) IIS
14 15 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (17.28%) Cisco
16 13 (16.05%) Internet
16 13 (16.05%) MySQL
16 13 (16.05%) Apache
16 13 (16.05%) Migration
16 13 (16.05%) Firewall
17 12 (14.81%) WAN
17 12 (14.81%) SSL
17 12 (14.81%) Java

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 18 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 15 (18.52%) IIS
3 13 (16.05%) Apache
4 10 (12.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (8.64%) WebSphere
5 7 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (7.41%) WebLogic
7 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
7 5 (6.17%) Lync
8 3 (3.70%) IBM Notes
8 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (2.47%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (2.47%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
10 1 (1.23%) Drupal
10 1 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.23%) Liferay
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.17%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.47%) MS Office
4 1 (1.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) GitHub
2 1 (1.23%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (1.23%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (58.02%) DNS
2 32 (39.51%) HTTP
3 24 (29.63%) TCP/IP
4 17 (20.99%) DHCP
5 15 (18.52%) LDAP
6 13 (16.05%) Internet
6 13 (16.05%) Firewall
7 12 (14.81%) WAN
7 12 (14.81%) SSL
8 10 (12.35%) VPN
9 9 (11.11%) FTP
9 9 (11.11%) SAN
9 9 (11.11%) BIG-IP
9 9 (11.11%) IMAP
10 8 (9.88%) IPsec
10 8 (9.88%) ATM
11 7 (8.64%) SNMP
11 7 (8.64%) SSH
12 6 (7.41%) tcpdump
12 6 (7.41%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.05%) MySQL
2 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.47%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.47%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.23%) QlikView
5 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.23%) Big Data
5 1 (1.23%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Redmine
2 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.23%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.23%) Hudson
General
1 17 (20.99%) Finance
2 7 (8.64%) Banking
3 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Legal
4 2 (2.47%) Publishing
4 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (16.05%) Consultant
1 13 (16.05%) Administrator
2 11 (13.58%) Developer
3 8 (9.88%) Analyst
3 8 (9.88%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (8.64%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Messaging Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Messaging Consultant
5 5 (6.17%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (6.17%) Perl Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Programmer
6 4 (4.94%) UNIX Administrator
6 4 (4.94%) Senior Perl Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.70%) Architect
7 3 (3.70%) Senior Perl Programmer
7 3 (3.70%) Senior Programmer
7 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.11%) .NET
2 5 (6.17%) Web Services
2 5 (6.17%) CPAN
2 5 (6.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 4 (4.94%) Middleware
4 2 (2.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (2.47%) LAMP
4 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.47%) WSDL
4 2 (2.47%) UDDI
4 2 (2.47%) JMS
4 2 (2.47%) HTML
4 2 (2.47%) J2EE
4 2 (2.47%) CORBA
4 2 (2.47%) XML
4 2 (2.47%) XSLT
4 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.47%) EJB
4 2 (2.47%) CSS
4 2 (2.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 9 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.64%) Clustering
2 7 (8.64%) Open Source
3 5 (6.17%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.94%) Statistics
4 4 (4.94%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.47%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.47%) FMCG
5 2 (2.47%) Life Science
5 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.23%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.23%) Applied Mathematics
6 1 (1.23%) CMDB
6 1 (1.23%) Neural Network
6 1 (1.23%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 31 (38.27%) Windows
2 26 (32.10%) UNIX
3 19 (23.46%) Linux
4 17 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.94%) Debian
6 4 (4.94%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.94%) Solaris
7 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.05%) Migration
2 11 (13.58%) ITIL
2 11 (13.58%) Change Management
3 10 (12.35%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (6.17%) OO
4 5 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (6.17%) TDD
4 5 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.94%) Server Monitoring
5 4 (4.94%) Information Management
6 3 (3.70%) Project Management
6 3 (3.70%) Workflow
6 3 (3.70%) Service Management
6 3 (3.70%) Change Control
6 3 (3.70%) Capacity Management
6 3 (3.70%) Email Management
7 2 (2.47%) Data Visualisation
7 2 (2.47%) Investment Management
7 2 (2.47%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.47%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.40%) Perl
2 16 (19.75%) PowerShell
3 15 (18.52%) SQL
4 12 (14.81%) Java
5 10 (12.35%) Shell Script
6 9 (11.11%) C
7 7 (8.64%) Bash Shell
8 5 (6.17%) VB
9 4 (4.94%) REXX
9 4 (4.94%) Python
10 3 (3.70%) VBScript
10 3 (3.70%) PHP
10 3 (3.70%) Korn
11 2 (2.47%) KiXtart
11 2 (2.47%) XPath
11 2 (2.47%) C#
11 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.23%) C++
12 1 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (13.58%) MCSE
1 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.41%) Degree
3 2 (2.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) MCSA
3 2 (2.47%) MCP
4 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.23%) CCEA
4 1 (1.23%) CISSP
4 1 (1.23%) MCTS
4 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.23%) MCITP
4 1 (1.23%) CISA
4 1 (1.23%) CISM
4 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) NCDA
4 1 (1.23%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.11%) Sendmail
4 8 (9.88%) VMware ESX
5 6 (7.41%) vSphere
5 6 (7.41%) ISA Server
6 5 (6.17%) Squid
6 5 (6.17%) KVM
7 3 (3.70%) NFS
7 3 (3.70%) Dovecot
8 2 (2.47%) UAG
8 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.47%) XenApp
8 2 (2.47%) Postfix
8 2 (2.47%) Xen
9 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.23%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.23%) XenServer
9 1 (1.23%) qmail
Systems Management
1 10 (12.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 8 (9.88%) SCOM
3 5 (6.17%) MAILsweeper
4 4 (4.94%) Tivoli
4 4 (4.94%) Nagios
5 3 (3.70%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.47%) Puppet
6 2 (2.47%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.47%) Netcool
7 1 (1.23%) OpenView
7 1 (1.23%) SCCM
7 1 (1.23%) OpenAM
7 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.23%) RANCID
7 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.23%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.23%) Cacti
7 1 (1.23%) Zenoss
7 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 28 (34.57%) VMware
2 21 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 18 (22.22%) Oracle
4 14 (17.28%) Cisco
5 11 (13.58%) F5
6 10 (12.35%) Symantec
7 6 (7.41%) Red Hat
7 6 (7.41%) Citrix
7 6 (7.41%) IBM
7 6 (7.41%) Websense
7 6 (7.41%) Clearswift
8 5 (6.17%) HP
8 5 (6.17%) Juniper
8 5 (6.17%) NetApp
8 5 (6.17%) CheckPoint
8 5 (6.17%) Open Text
8 5 (6.17%) RightFax
8 5 (6.17%) Nintex
9 4 (4.94%) IronPort
9 4 (4.94%) Dell