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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 374 345 316
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -29
Contract jobs citing SMTP 25 39 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.89% 1.53% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 33
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£300 £353 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £296 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.85% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.60 - £47.50
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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
2816 2551 2783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 11.74% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1803 1600 1729
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 72 140
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -25.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +13 5 £235 -35.61% 7
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £175 -
Romford - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Southwark - - - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 31 (49.21%) Windows
2 28 (44.44%) HTTP
2 28 (44.44%) DNS
3 25 (39.68%) TCP/IP
4 21 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 20 (31.75%) Microsoft
5 20 (31.75%) Linux
6 18 (28.57%) SSL
6 18 (28.57%) VMware
7 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (22.22%) Finance
8 14 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 14 (22.22%) Citrix
8 14 (22.22%) Internet
9 13 (20.63%) IIS
9 13 (20.63%) SQL
10 12 (19.05%) UNIX
10 12 (19.05%) VPN
10 12 (19.05%) FTP
10 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (17.46%) Firewall
11 11 (17.46%) Cisco
11 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (15.87%) SNMP
12 10 (15.87%) DHCP
12 10 (15.87%) LAN
12 10 (15.87%) WAN
13 9 (14.29%) Python
13 9 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (14.29%) Nagios

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 14 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 13 (20.63%) IIS
3 9 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (12.70%) WebSphere
4 8 (12.70%) Tomcat
5 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 7 (11.11%) Apache
5 7 (11.11%) CICS
5 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (7.94%) JBoss
7 5 (7.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (4.76%) Lync
9 3 (4.76%) WebLogic
10 2 (3.17%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (3.17%) Node.js
11 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
11 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Office
2 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Google Apps
2 2 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.17%) SaaS
3 1 (1.59%) PaaS
3 1 (1.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 28 (44.44%) HTTP
1 28 (44.44%) DNS
2 25 (39.68%) TCP/IP
3 18 (28.57%) SSL
4 14 (22.22%) Internet
5 12 (19.05%) VPN
5 12 (19.05%) FTP
6 11 (17.46%) Firewall
7 10 (15.87%) SNMP
7 10 (15.87%) LAN
7 10 (15.87%) WAN
7 10 (15.87%) DHCP
8 8 (12.70%) Wireless
9 7 (11.11%) SAN
9 7 (11.11%) Network Security
10 6 (9.52%) MPLS
10 6 (9.52%) POP3
10 6 (9.52%) LDAP
11 5 (7.94%) VoIP
11 5 (7.94%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (11.11%) DB2
2 7 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.35%) MySQL
5 3 (4.76%) Crystal Enterprise
5 3 (4.76%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.59%) Big Data
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Subversion
2 5 (7.94%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.17%) NSubstitute
General
1 14 (22.22%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Banking
3 6 (9.52%) Law
4 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (12.70%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 5 (7.94%) Developer
3 5 (7.94%) SharePoint Specialist
3 5 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Architect
5 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 3 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Support Technician
5 3 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Messaging Specialist
5 3 (4.76%) Python Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Linux Support
5 3 (4.76%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) .NET
1 7 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.76%) ODBC
3 3 (4.76%) MAPI
4 2 (3.17%) JSON
4 2 (3.17%) Twisted
4 2 (3.17%) Reactive Extensions
4 2 (3.17%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.17%) ActiveX
4 2 (3.17%) DCOM
4 2 (3.17%) CSS
5 1 (1.59%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Mainframe
1 7 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (9.52%) Blackberry
3 5 (7.94%) Clustering
3 5 (7.94%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.76%) Open Source
5 1 (1.59%) iPad
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (49.21%) Windows
2 20 (31.75%) Linux
3 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (19.05%) UNIX
5 7 (11.11%) Ubuntu
6 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.35%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.76%) Mac OS X
8 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.59%) Solaris
9 1 (1.59%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.70%) ITIL
1 8 (12.70%) Project Management
1 8 (12.70%) Migration
2 7 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 6 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (9.52%) E-Commerce
3 6 (9.52%) DevOps
4 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.94%) Network Design
4 5 (7.94%) Change Management
5 4 (6.35%) Validation
5 4 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (6.35%) SOA
5 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (6.35%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.76%) CRM
6 3 (4.76%) Software Engineering
6 3 (4.76%) WFM
6 3 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (3.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) SQL
2 9 (14.29%) Python
3 7 (11.11%) REXX
3 7 (11.11%) PHP
3 7 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 6 (9.52%) C#
5 3 (4.76%) Perl
5 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.17%) F#
6 2 (3.17%) VBA
6 2 (3.17%) VB6
6 2 (3.17%) C
6 2 (3.17%) VBScript
6 2 (3.17%) VB
7 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.52%) Degree
3 5 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.35%) CCNP
5 3 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) MCSE
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (1.59%) CISSP
7 1 (1.59%) CCNA
7 1 (1.59%) CISM
7 1 (1.59%) CEH
7 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) COBIT
2 1 (1.59%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.11%) RACF
4 5 (7.94%) Squid
4 5 (7.94%) XenApp
5 4 (6.35%) vSphere
5 4 (6.35%) ISA Server
6 3 (4.76%) Xen
6 3 (4.76%) VirtualBox
7 2 (3.17%) NFS
7 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.17%) Postfix
7 2 (3.17%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.59%) XenServer
8 1 (1.59%) Varnish
8 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.59%) Samba
8 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.59%) vCloud
8 1 (1.59%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) Nagios
2 7 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
3 5 (7.94%) Ansible
3 5 (7.94%) Icinga
4 3 (4.76%) ZABBIX
5 2 (3.17%) Cacti
5 2 (3.17%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.59%) SCOM
6 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.59%) Puppet
6 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (31.75%) Microsoft
2 18 (28.57%) VMware
3 14 (22.22%) Citrix
4 11 (17.46%) Cisco
5 8 (12.70%) IBM
6 6 (9.52%) Juniper
7 5 (7.94%) Dell
8 4 (6.35%) CommVault
8 4 (6.35%) NetApp
8 4 (6.35%) Oracle
8 4 (6.35%) Brocade
8 4 (6.35%) MobileIron
9 3 (4.76%) F5
9 3 (4.76%) Verint
9 3 (4.76%) Google
9 3 (4.76%) Sybase
9 3 (4.76%) Business Objects
9 3 (4.76%) Cognos
9 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
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