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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 362 367 349
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Contract jobs citing SMTP 49 39 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.58% 1.39% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 32
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£345 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £21.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - £19.75
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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
3093 2814 2908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.23% 12.10% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1993 1807 1810
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 84 123
Average hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £15.75 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 12 £341 +9.20% 4
Docklands, London - 1 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 42 (57.53%) Windows
2 38 (52.05%) Microsoft
3 36 (49.32%) SQL
4 32 (43.84%) TCP/IP
5 28 (38.36%) SSL
5 28 (38.36%) Firewall
6 26 (35.62%) Active Directory
7 25 (34.25%) SAN
7 25 (34.25%) DNS
7 25 (34.25%) ITIL
7 25 (34.25%) Finance
8 24 (32.88%) Cisco
9 23 (31.51%) SNMP
9 23 (31.51%) MS Excel
9 23 (31.51%) VMware
9 23 (31.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (30.14%) Citrix
11 21 (28.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (28.77%) Internet
11 21 (28.77%) WAN
12 19 (26.03%) HTTP
12 19 (26.03%) VPN
12 19 (26.03%) HP
13 18 (24.66%) LAN
14 17 (23.29%) NetApp
14 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (23.29%) vSphere
15 16 (21.92%) UNIX
16 15 (20.55%) Linux
16 15 (20.55%) DHCP

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 11 (15.07%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.70%) WebSphere
3 9 (12.33%) IIS
3 9 (12.33%) SharePoint
4 7 (9.59%) Apache
5 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (6.85%) JBoss
6 5 (6.85%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (5.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (5.48%) IBM Notes
7 4 (5.48%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (5.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (5.48%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (4.11%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
8 3 (4.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (2.74%) iPlanet
9 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (31.51%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.44%) MS Visio
3 8 (10.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (9.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) SaaS
2 4 (5.48%) PaaS
2 4 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.37%) Office 365
5 1 (1.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (43.84%) TCP/IP
2 28 (38.36%) SSL
2 28 (38.36%) Firewall
3 25 (34.25%) SAN
3 25 (34.25%) DNS
4 23 (31.51%) SNMP
5 21 (28.77%) Internet
5 21 (28.77%) WAN
6 19 (26.03%) HTTP
6 19 (26.03%) VPN
7 18 (24.66%) LAN
8 15 (20.55%) DHCP
8 15 (20.55%) MPLS
8 15 (20.55%) Network Security
9 12 (16.44%) NAS
10 10 (13.70%) VLAN
10 10 (13.70%) FTP
11 9 (12.33%) Ethernet
11 9 (12.33%) NetScaler
12 8 (10.96%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.96%) Big Data
3 4 (5.48%) MySQL
3 4 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.11%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.74%) Sybase ASA
5 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.85%) Subversion
3 4 (5.48%) JIRA
4 2 (2.74%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.74%) NSubstitute
5 1 (1.37%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.37%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.37%) NCrunch
5 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.37%) NUnit
General
1 25 (34.25%) Finance
2 13 (17.81%) Banking
3 5 (6.85%) Law
4 4 (5.48%) Legal
4 4 (5.48%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Administrator
2 12 (16.44%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (10.96%) Architect
3 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (8.22%) Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) SharePoint Specialist
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Domino Administrator
6 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Lotus Notes Administrator
6 4 (5.48%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Support Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) UNIX Administrator
7 3 (4.11%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.07%) Web Services
2 8 (10.96%) .NET
3 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.11%) JDBC
4 3 (4.11%) Middleware
5 2 (2.74%) ActiveX
5 2 (2.74%) SAML
5 2 (2.74%) JSON
5 2 (2.74%) OAuth
5 2 (2.74%) DCOM
5 2 (2.74%) CSS
5 2 (2.74%) Reactive Extensions
5 2 (2.74%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.37%) SOAP
6 1 (1.37%) XML
6 1 (1.37%) RESTful
6 1 (1.37%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.37%) WCF
6 1 (1.37%) LINQ
6 1 (1.37%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Data Centre
2 11 (15.07%) Client/Server
2 11 (15.07%) PKI
3 8 (10.96%) Clustering
3 8 (10.96%) Public Cloud
4 5 (6.85%) Blackberry
4 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.74%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.37%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.37%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 42 (57.53%) Windows
2 23 (31.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (28.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (21.92%) UNIX
5 15 (20.55%) Linux
6 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (9.59%) Solaris
8 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) ITIL
2 14 (19.18%) Project Management
3 13 (17.81%) E-Discovery
3 13 (17.81%) Data Analytics
3 13 (17.81%) Analytics
4 10 (13.70%) Service Management
5 8 (10.96%) Process Management
5 8 (10.96%) Data Architecture
6 7 (9.59%) BCP
6 7 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (8.22%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.85%) Network Design
8 5 (6.85%) Workflow Management
8 5 (6.85%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (6.85%) Capacity Management
8 5 (6.85%) Workflow
8 5 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (6.85%) TOGAF
8 5 (6.85%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.85%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 36 (49.32%) SQL
2 10 (13.70%) Perl
3 8 (10.96%) C
4 7 (9.59%) C#
5 6 (8.22%) Python
6 5 (6.85%) Java
7 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.74%) VB6
8 2 (2.74%) F#
8 2 (2.74%) VB
8 2 (2.74%) VBA
9 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.37%) C++
9 1 (1.37%) PHP
9 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (8.22%) CCNP
4 5 (6.85%) CCNA
4 5 (6.85%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (6.85%) Degree
4 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 4 (5.48%) VCAP
6 1 (1.37%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (9.59%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (35.62%) Active Directory
2 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (23.29%) vSphere
3 13 (17.81%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.96%) vCloud
5 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (8.22%) XenApp
6 4 (5.48%) XenServer
6 4 (5.48%) ISA Server
6 4 (5.48%) NFS
7 3 (4.11%) Xen
7 3 (4.11%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.37%) Squid
8 1 (1.37%) MetaFrame
8 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) SCOM
1 7 (9.59%) MOM
2 3 (4.11%) ARCserve
2 3 (4.11%) OpenAM
3 2 (2.74%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.37%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.37%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.37%) Puppet
4 1 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.37%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 38 (52.05%) Microsoft
2 24 (32.88%) Cisco
3 23 (31.51%) VMware
4 22 (30.14%) Citrix
5 19 (26.03%) HP
6 17 (23.29%) NetApp
7 13 (17.81%) Juniper
7 13 (17.81%) CommVault
7 13 (17.81%) Dell
7 13 (17.81%) IBM
7 13 (17.81%) Brocade
8 10 (13.70%) Oracle
9 9 (12.33%) Sybase
9 9 (12.33%) CheckPoint
10 8 (10.96%) 3PAR
10 8 (10.96%) F5
11 6 (8.22%) CA
12 4 (5.48%) Veritas
12 4 (5.48%) Lotus
12 4 (5.48%) EMC
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