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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 392 345 353
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +8
Contract jobs citing SMTP 30 81 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 2.60% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 58 48
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£365 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £321 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £565 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.55 -
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
3168 3117 3693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.94% 12.40% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2010 2018 2217
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 91 176
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.55 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +10 10 £300 -15.49% 4
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 49 (58.33%) DNS
2 35 (41.67%) HTTP
3 33 (39.29%) Windows
4 28 (33.33%) UNIX
5 27 (32.14%) TCP/IP
5 27 (32.14%) Active Directory
5 27 (32.14%) VMware
6 22 (26.19%) Linux
6 22 (26.19%) Perl
6 22 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 18 (21.43%) MS Exchange
9 17 (20.24%) Finance
9 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (19.05%) PowerShell
10 16 (19.05%) Firewall
10 16 (19.05%) DHCP
10 16 (19.05%) SQL
10 16 (19.05%) Oracle
11 15 (17.86%) IIS
11 15 (17.86%) Cisco
11 15 (17.86%) Apache
11 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (17.86%) Internet
12 14 (16.67%) LDAP
12 14 (16.67%) WAN
12 14 (16.67%) Migration
13 13 (15.48%) MySQL
13 13 (15.48%) F5
14 12 (14.29%) ITIL

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 15 (17.86%) IIS
2 15 (17.86%) Apache
3 10 (11.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (7.14%) WebLogic
6 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.95%) Lync
7 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.57%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.38%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.95%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.38%) MS Office
4 1 (1.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) GitHub
2 2 (2.38%) OpenShift
2 2 (2.38%) PaaS
3 1 (1.19%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (58.33%) DNS
2 35 (41.67%) HTTP
3 27 (32.14%) TCP/IP
4 16 (19.05%) DHCP
4 16 (19.05%) Firewall
5 15 (17.86%) Internet
6 14 (16.67%) WAN
6 14 (16.67%) LDAP
7 12 (14.29%) FTP
8 11 (13.10%) BIG-IP
8 11 (13.10%) SSL
9 10 (11.90%) VPN
10 9 (10.71%) IMAP
11 8 (9.52%) IPsec
11 8 (9.52%) SSH
11 8 (9.52%) SAN
11 8 (9.52%) ATM
12 7 (8.33%) LAN
13 6 (7.14%) Ethereal
13 6 (7.14%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) MySQL
2 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.38%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.38%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.19%) QlikView
5 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.19%) Big Data
5 1 (1.19%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Redmine
2 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.19%) InstallShield
General
1 17 (20.24%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Banking
3 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.38%) Publishing
4 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.19%) Back Office
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (15.48%) Consultant
2 12 (14.29%) Administrator
3 11 (13.10%) Developer
4 9 (10.71%) Network Engineer
5 8 (9.52%) Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.95%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Perl Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Messaging Consultant
8 4 (4.76%) Messaging Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Senior Perl Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.76%) UNIX Administrator
8 4 (4.76%) Programmer
9 3 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Architect
9 3 (3.57%) Senior Perl Programmer
9 3 (3.57%) Senior Programmer
9 3 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) .NET
2 5 (5.95%) Web Services
2 5 (5.95%) CPAN
2 5 (5.95%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 4 (4.76%) Middleware
4 2 (2.38%) HTML
4 2 (2.38%) LAMP
4 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.38%) XML
4 2 (2.38%) XSLT
4 2 (2.38%) JMS
4 2 (2.38%) UDDI
4 2 (2.38%) WSDL
4 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.38%) EJB
4 2 (2.38%) CSS
4 2 (2.38%) SOAP
4 2 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.19%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.19%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Clustering
2 9 (10.71%) Blackberry
2 9 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.33%) Open Source
4 5 (5.95%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.76%) Mainframe
5 4 (4.76%) Statistics
6 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.38%) Life Science
6 2 (2.38%) FMCG
6 2 (2.38%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.19%) CMDB
7 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.19%) Applied Mathematics
7 1 (1.19%) Neural Network
7 1 (1.19%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 33 (39.29%) Windows
2 28 (33.33%) UNIX
3 22 (26.19%) Linux
4 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.95%) Debian
6 5 (5.95%) Ubuntu
6 5 (5.95%) Solaris
6 5 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.67%) Migration
2 12 (14.29%) ITIL
3 10 (11.90%) Change Management
3 10 (11.90%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (5.95%) TDD
4 5 (5.95%) OO
5 4 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.76%) Workflow
5 4 (4.76%) Information Management
5 4 (4.76%) Server Monitoring
6 3 (3.57%) Email Management
6 3 (3.57%) Change Control
6 3 (3.57%) Capacity Management
6 3 (3.57%) Project Management
6 3 (3.57%) Service Management
6 3 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.38%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.38%) Process Management
7 2 (2.38%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.19%) Perl
2 16 (19.05%) SQL
2 16 (19.05%) PowerShell
3 10 (11.90%) Java
4 9 (10.71%) C
5 8 (9.52%) Shell Script
6 7 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.95%) VB
7 5 (5.95%) PHP
8 4 (4.76%) Python
8 4 (4.76%) REXX
9 3 (3.57%) Korn
9 3 (3.57%) VBScript
10 2 (2.38%) C#
10 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.38%) XPath
10 2 (2.38%) KiXtart
11 1 (1.19%) Ruby
11 1 (1.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) MCSE
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.14%) Degree
3 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (2.38%) MCSA
4 2 (2.38%) CCNP
4 2 (2.38%) MCP
4 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.19%) CCEA
5 1 (1.19%) CISSP
5 1 (1.19%) CISA
5 1 (1.19%) CISM
5 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.19%) MCTS
5 1 (1.19%) MCITP
5 1 (1.19%) NCDA
5 1 (1.19%) NCIE
5 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.38%) QA
3 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 22 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.71%) Sendmail
4 8 (9.52%) VMware ESX
5 6 (7.14%) Squid
5 6 (7.14%) ISA Server
5 6 (7.14%) vSphere
6 5 (5.95%) KVM
7 4 (4.76%) NFS
8 3 (3.57%) Postfix
8 3 (3.57%) Xen
8 3 (3.57%) Dovecot
9 2 (2.38%) UAG
9 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
9 2 (2.38%) XenApp
10 1 (1.19%) XenServer
10 1 (1.19%) Shibboleth
10 1 (1.19%) qmail
10 1 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 8 (9.52%) SCOM
3 7 (8.33%) Nagios
4 5 (5.95%) MAILsweeper
5 4 (4.76%) Tivoli
6 3 (3.57%) HAProxy
6 3 (3.57%) Cacti
7 2 (2.38%) ZABBIX
7 2 (2.38%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.19%) SCCM
8 1 (1.19%) OpenView
8 1 (1.19%) Zenoss
8 1 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.19%) Puppet
8 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (1.19%) OpenAM
8 1 (1.19%) RANCID
8 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (32.14%) VMware
2 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (19.05%) Oracle
4 15 (17.86%) Cisco
5 13 (15.48%) F5
6 10 (11.90%) Symantec
7 7 (8.33%) Juniper
8 6 (7.14%) IBM
8 6 (7.14%) Citrix
8 6 (7.14%) Red Hat
8 6 (7.14%) Websense
9 5 (5.95%) Clearswift
9 5 (5.95%) CheckPoint
9 5 (5.95%) HP
9 5 (5.95%) RightFax
9 5 (5.95%) Open Text
9 5 (5.95%) Nintex
10 4 (4.76%) Dell
10 4 (4.76%) NetApp
10 4 (4.76%) IronPort
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Yoh Company
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago