The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 395 394 395
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing SMTP 41 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 1.31% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 21
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £312 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+19.02% -
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
3220 3053 2917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.55% 12.97% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2160 1985 1814
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 102 90
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.98 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.79% -10.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.68 £43.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 - -
City of London +41 2 £325 -14.19% 1
Hammersmith - 1 £525 -
Wimbledon - 1 £450 -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 44 (60.27%) DNS
2 33 (45.21%) Linux
3 29 (39.73%) TCP/IP
4 28 (38.36%) Windows
5 25 (34.25%) HTTP
6 24 (32.88%) Active Directory
6 24 (32.88%) Unix
6 24 (32.88%) VMware
7 18 (24.66%) Amazon AWS
8 17 (23.29%) Python
8 17 (23.29%) Firewall
9 16 (21.92%) Microsoft
9 16 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (21.92%) Jenkins
9 16 (21.92%) Windows Server
10 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (20.55%) Migration
10 15 (20.55%) Perl
10 15 (20.55%) Apache
10 15 (20.55%) SSL
11 14 (19.18%) Tomcat
12 13 (17.81%) MS Exchange
12 13 (17.81%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (17.81%) Red Hat
12 13 (17.81%) Security Cleared
12 13 (17.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (17.81%) DevOps
13 12 (16.44%) Puppet
13 12 (16.44%) PowerShell
14 11 (15.07%) Clustering

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (20.55%) Apache
2 14 (19.18%) Tomcat
3 13 (17.81%) MS Exchange
4 7 (9.59%) IBM Notes
4 7 (9.59%) JBoss
5 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (6.85%) IIS
6 4 (5.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (5.48%) Skype for Business
7 3 (4.11%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (4.11%) CMS
7 3 (4.11%) IBM Domino
7 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.74%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.37%) SAS
9 1 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.74%) GNU Octave
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (24.66%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.59%) Office 365
3 6 (8.22%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.74%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.37%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.37%) PaaS
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (60.27%) DNS
2 29 (39.73%) TCP/IP
3 25 (34.25%) HTTP
4 17 (23.29%) Firewall
5 15 (20.55%) SSL
6 11 (15.07%) DHCP
7 10 (13.70%) Internet
8 9 (12.33%) LDAP
9 6 (8.22%) IMAP
9 6 (8.22%) SAN
10 5 (6.85%) FTP
10 5 (6.85%) HTTPS
10 5 (6.85%) Network Security
10 5 (6.85%) POP3
11 4 (5.48%) SNMP
12 3 (4.11%) VoIP
12 3 (4.11%) VPN
12 3 (4.11%) Wireless
13 2 (2.74%) Ethernet
13 2 (2.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) RDBMS
2 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.48%) MySQL
4 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.74%) InfluxDB
5 2 (2.74%) MariaDB
5 2 (2.74%) Redis
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (21.92%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.96%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.59%) Subversion
4 5 (6.85%) JIRA
4 5 (6.85%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.11%) JMeter
5 3 (4.11%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.11%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (4.11%) Selenium
5 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.11%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.74%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.37%) git-flow
7 1 (1.37%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 8 (10.96%) Banking
2 7 (9.59%) Finance
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 3 (4.11%) Law
4 3 (4.11%) Legal
4 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (15.07%) Administrator
2 9 (12.33%) Analyst
2 9 (12.33%) Consultant
3 8 (10.96%) Migration Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) AWS Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.48%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Exchange Migration Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Active Directory Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (4.11%) Messaging Support
8 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) Web Services
2 5 (6.85%) ELK Stack
2 5 (6.85%) JDBC
2 5 (6.85%) SAML
2 5 (6.85%) WAP
3 4 (5.48%) LAMP
3 4 (5.48%) Sensu
3 4 (5.48%) SOAP
4 3 (4.11%) CSS
4 3 (4.11%) HTML
5 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.74%) XML
5 2 (2.74%) XMPP
6 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.37%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.37%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Clustering
2 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.85%) CESG
3 5 (6.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.48%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.48%) EMC VNX
4 4 (5.48%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.74%) Fintech
6 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.74%) NHS
7 1 (1.37%) CMDB
7 1 (1.37%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.37%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.37%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (45.21%) Linux
2 28 (38.36%) Windows
3 24 (32.88%) Unix
4 16 (21.92%) Windows Server
5 13 (17.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.11%) CentOS
8 3 (4.11%) Debian
8 3 (4.11%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.74%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.74%) SUSE
10 1 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.37%) Solaris
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (20.55%) Migration
2 13 (17.81%) DevOps
2 13 (17.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (12.33%) ITIL
4 7 (9.59%) High Availability
5 6 (8.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (8.22%) E-Commerce
5 6 (8.22%) Scrum
5 6 (8.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (8.22%) Web Development
6 5 (6.85%) Garbage Collection
6 5 (6.85%) Information Security
6 5 (6.85%) Open Source
6 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.85%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (5.48%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.48%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.48%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (5.48%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.29%) Python
2 15 (20.55%) Perl
3 12 (16.44%) PowerShell
4 10 (13.70%) SQL
5 8 (10.96%) Java
6 7 (9.59%) Bash Shell
7 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.48%) PHP
8 4 (5.48%) Ruby
9 3 (4.11%) C
9 3 (4.11%) C++
9 3 (4.11%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.74%) C#
11 1 (1.37%) Fortran
11 1 (1.37%) Korn
11 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.37%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (17.81%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.96%) Degree
4 4 (5.48%) CISSP
4 4 (5.48%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.74%) GCIH
6 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.37%) CEH
7 1 (1.37%) EnCE
7 1 (1.37%) GCIA
7 1 (1.37%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) COBIT
2 3 (4.11%) HL7
3 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 24 (32.88%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.59%) Sendmail
4 5 (6.85%) Squid
4 5 (6.85%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (5.48%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (5.48%) vSphere
6 3 (4.11%) NFS
6 3 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.74%) Postfix
7 2 (2.74%) VirtualBox
7 2 (2.74%) Xen
8 1 (1.37%) Ceph
8 1 (1.37%) Dovecot
8 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.37%) iptables
8 1 (1.37%) OpenSSH
8 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (16.44%) Puppet
2 6 (8.22%) Ansible
2 6 (8.22%) Nagios
3 5 (6.85%) HAProxy
3 5 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.85%) ZABBIX
4 4 (5.48%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.48%) vRealize
4 4 (5.48%) Zenoss
5 3 (4.11%) Cacti
5 3 (4.11%) logstash
6 2 (2.74%) Kibana
6 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.74%) Rundeck
6 2 (2.74%) SCCM
6 2 (2.74%) Terraform
7 1 (1.37%) Grafana
7 1 (1.37%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (1.37%) Nessus
7 1 (1.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (32.88%) VMware
2 16 (21.92%) Microsoft
3 13 (17.81%) Red Hat
4 11 (15.07%) Cisco
5 10 (13.70%) Dell
6 7 (9.59%) Lotus
6 7 (9.59%) Oracle
7 6 (8.22%) HP
8 5 (6.85%) EMC
8 5 (6.85%) Google
8 5 (6.85%) Symantec
9 4 (5.48%) Brocade
9 4 (5.48%) IronPort
9 4 (5.48%) Veritas
10 3 (4.11%) Cerner
10 3 (4.11%) Clearswift
10 3 (4.11%) McKesson
10 3 (4.11%) MEDITECH
10 3 (4.11%) NetApp
11 1 (1.37%) Infoblox