The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 366 351 347
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Contract jobs citing SMTP 36 53 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 1.88% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 36 40
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -56.11%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2805 2812 3596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.08% 11.60% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1745 1769 2080
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 110 169
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
SMTP
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +12 9 £275 -15.38% 3
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 54 (60.67%) DNS
2 35 (39.33%) HTTP
3 29 (32.58%) Perl
3 29 (32.58%) Windows
4 28 (31.46%) Active Directory
5 27 (30.34%) VMware
6 26 (29.21%) UNIX
7 24 (26.97%) TCP/IP
8 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
9 20 (22.47%) DHCP
9 20 (22.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (21.35%) MS Exchange
11 18 (20.22%) PowerShell
12 17 (19.10%) Linux
12 17 (19.10%) Oracle
12 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (19.10%) Firewall
13 16 (17.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 16 (17.98%) Java
13 16 (17.98%) SSL
14 15 (16.85%) Cisco
14 15 (16.85%) MCSE
14 15 (16.85%) LDAP
14 15 (16.85%) Symantec
14 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (16.85%) Finance
14 15 (16.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 14 (15.73%) Change Management
15 14 (15.73%) Blackberry

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 19 (21.35%) MS Exchange
2 16 (17.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (15.73%) IIS
4 12 (13.48%) Apache
5 7 (7.87%) WebSphere
6 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (6.74%) WebLogic
7 5 (5.62%) Tomcat
7 5 (5.62%) SharePoint
7 5 (5.62%) Lync
7 5 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (3.37%) IBM Notes
10 2 (2.25%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (1.12%) Drupal
11 1 (1.12%) Liferay
11 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.62%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.37%) GitHub
3 1 (1.12%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (1.12%) Route 53
3 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.12%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 54 (60.67%) DNS
2 35 (39.33%) HTTP
3 24 (26.97%) TCP/IP
4 20 (22.47%) DHCP
5 17 (19.10%) Firewall
6 16 (17.98%) SSL
7 15 (16.85%) LDAP
8 13 (14.61%) WAN
9 12 (13.48%) SNMP
10 10 (11.24%) VPN
11 9 (10.11%) FTP
11 9 (10.11%) Internet
11 9 (10.11%) BIG-IP
11 9 (10.11%) IMAP
12 8 (8.99%) IPsec
12 8 (8.99%) SSH
12 8 (8.99%) ATM
12 8 (8.99%) SAN
13 6 (6.74%) Ethereal
13 6 (6.74%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) MySQL
1 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.12%) Redis
4 1 (1.12%) Big Data
4 1 (1.12%) MarkLogic
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.12%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.12%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Redmine
2 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.12%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.12%) Hudson
General
1 15 (16.85%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Banking
3 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.25%) Legal
4 2 (2.25%) Publishing
5 1 (1.12%) Games
5 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.12%) Back Office
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Advertising
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (17.98%) Consultant
1 16 (17.98%) Developer
1 16 (17.98%) Administrator
2 10 (11.24%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (10.11%) Network Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Analyst
4 8 (8.99%) Messaging Consultant
5 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 6 (6.74%) UNIX Administrator
6 5 (5.62%) Perl Developer
6 5 (5.62%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.62%) Messaging Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Programmer
7 4 (4.49%) Senior Perl Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.49%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.37%) Messaging Specialist
8 3 (3.37%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) .NET
2 6 (6.74%) Web Services
3 5 (5.62%) J2EE
3 5 (5.62%) CPAN
3 5 (5.62%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 4 (4.49%) CORBA
5 3 (3.37%) Middleware
6 2 (2.25%) HTML
6 2 (2.25%) LAMP
6 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.25%) CSS
6 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.12%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.12%) Sinatra
7 1 (1.12%) SOAP
7 1 (1.12%) XML
7 1 (1.12%) XSLT
7 1 (1.12%) EJB
7 1 (1.12%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Blackberry
2 10 (11.24%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.99%) Mainframe
4 7 (7.87%) Open Source
5 6 (6.74%) Clustering
6 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.37%) Statistics
8 2 (2.25%) FMCG
8 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.12%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.12%) Life Science
9 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.12%) Applied Mathematics
9 1 (1.12%) Neural Network
9 1 (1.12%) PKI
9 1 (1.12%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.58%) Windows
2 26 (29.21%) UNIX
3 20 (22.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (19.10%) Linux
5 6 (6.74%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.49%) Debian
6 4 (4.49%) Solaris
6 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.37%) CentOS
8 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.73%) Change Management
2 11 (12.36%) Migration
3 10 (11.24%) ITIL
3 10 (11.24%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (8.99%) Server Monitoring
4 8 (8.99%) Information Management
5 5 (5.62%) TDD
5 5 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (5.62%) OO
5 5 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.62%) Change Control
6 3 (3.37%) Capacity Management
6 3 (3.37%) Email Management
6 3 (3.37%) Service Management
6 3 (3.37%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.25%) Investment Management
7 2 (2.25%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.25%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.25%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (2.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.58%) Perl
2 18 (20.22%) PowerShell
3 16 (17.98%) Java
4 13 (14.61%) SQL
5 11 (12.36%) Shell Script
6 9 (10.11%) VB
6 9 (10.11%) C
7 7 (7.87%) Bash Shell
7 7 (7.87%) REXX
8 4 (4.49%) Python
9 3 (3.37%) VBScript
9 3 (3.37%) Korn
10 2 (2.25%) Ruby
10 2 (2.25%) KiXtart
10 2 (2.25%) C#
10 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.12%) C++
11 1 (1.12%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (16.85%) MCSE
1 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.62%) Degree
3 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (2.25%) MCSA
4 2 (2.25%) MCP
5 1 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.12%) CCEA
5 1 (1.12%) CISSP
5 1 (1.12%) CISA
5 1 (1.12%) CISM
5 1 (1.12%) MCTS
5 1 (1.12%) MCITP
5 1 (1.12%) NCDA
5 1 (1.12%) NCIE
5 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.25%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (31.46%) Active Directory
2 19 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.24%) VMware ESX
4 9 (10.11%) ISA Server
4 9 (10.11%) vSphere
5 8 (8.99%) Sendmail
6 5 (5.62%) Squid
6 5 (5.62%) NFS
7 3 (3.37%) Dovecot
7 3 (3.37%) KVM
8 2 (2.25%) UAG
8 2 (2.25%) XenApp
9 1 (1.12%) XenServer
9 1 (1.12%) Xen
9 1 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.12%) Shibboleth
9 1 (1.12%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.12%) qmail
9 1 (1.12%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 15 (16.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 11 (12.36%) MAILsweeper
3 8 (8.99%) Tivoli
3 8 (8.99%) SCOM
4 5 (5.62%) Puppet
5 4 (4.49%) HAProxy
5 4 (4.49%) Netcool
5 4 (4.49%) Nagios
6 3 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.25%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.12%) Cacti
8 1 (1.12%) Zenoss
8 1 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.12%) OpenView
8 1 (1.12%) OpenAM
8 1 (1.12%) Ansible
Vendors
1 27 (30.34%) VMware
2 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
3 17 (19.10%) Oracle
4 15 (16.85%) Cisco
4 15 (16.85%) Symantec
5 12 (13.48%) Clearswift
5 12 (13.48%) F5
6 11 (12.36%) RightFax
6 11 (12.36%) Open Text
7 10 (11.24%) Websense
8 7 (7.87%) CheckPoint
9 6 (6.74%) IBM
9 6 (6.74%) EMC
9 6 (6.74%) NetApp
10 5 (5.62%) Juniper
10 5 (5.62%) Red Hat
10 5 (5.62%) Nintex
11 4 (4.49%) IronPort
11 4 (4.49%) Citrix
11 4 (4.49%) HP
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