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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 391 384 401
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Contract jobs citing SMTP 36 40 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.29% 1.42% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 24
Median daily rate £475 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.56 £15.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+190.36% -33.89%
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
2800 2812 3083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.02% 12.46% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1870 1889 2092
Median daily rate £438 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 88 84
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.69 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 8 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP across the London region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

SMTP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 December 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
City of London -1 7 £488 -1.26%
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 28 (38.89%) DNS
2 27 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 27 (37.50%) Windows
3 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (31.94%) Linux
5 21 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (27.78%) HTTP
7 19 (26.39%) Internet
8 18 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 16 (22.22%) Active Directory
9 16 (22.22%) VMware
10 15 (20.83%) Scrum
10 15 (20.83%) SC Cleared
11 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (19.44%) DHCP
11 14 (19.44%) Apache
12 12 (16.67%) Python
12 12 (16.67%) Unix
12 12 (16.67%) Windows Server
13 11 (15.28%) DKIM
13 11 (15.28%) DMARC
13 11 (15.28%) PaaS
13 11 (15.28%) Software Architecture
13 11 (15.28%) Puppet
13 11 (15.28%) Web Application Development
13 11 (15.28%) IaaS
13 11 (15.28%) DevOps
13 11 (15.28%) MS Exchange
13 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
14 10 (13.89%) Cisco

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 14 (19.44%) Apache
2 11 (15.28%) MS Exchange
3 9 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (6.94%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (5.56%) IBM Notes
8 3 (4.17%) CMS
8 3 (4.17%) IBM Domino
8 3 (4.17%) IIS
8 3 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (4.17%) Skype for Business
9 2 (2.78%) ColdFusion
9 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
10 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.39%) SAS
10 1 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (1.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) GNU Octave
3 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (15.28%) IaaS
2 11 (15.28%) PaaS
3 10 (13.89%) Office 365
4 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.39%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (38.89%) DNS
2 27 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 20 (27.78%) HTTP
4 19 (26.39%) Internet
5 14 (19.44%) DHCP
6 11 (15.28%) DKIM
6 11 (15.28%) DMARC
7 9 (12.50%) Firewall
7 9 (12.50%) SAN
7 9 (12.50%) VoIP
8 8 (11.11%) FTP
8 8 (11.11%) SNMP
8 8 (11.11%) SSH
9 7 (9.72%) LDAP
9 7 (9.72%) SSL
9 7 (9.72%) VPN
10 5 (6.94%) Ethernet
10 5 (6.94%) WAN
11 4 (5.56%) IMAP
11 4 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) Data Mining
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.56%) MySQL
4 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.39%) InfluxDB
5 1 (1.39%) Jackrabbit
5 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.39%) Redis
5 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.33%) Subversion
3 4 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.78%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.78%) JIRA
4 2 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.78%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.39%) JUnit
5 1 (1.39%) Log4Net
5 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.39%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 8 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.94%) Retail
4 4 (5.56%) Marketing
5 3 (4.17%) Back Office
5 3 (4.17%) Banking
5 3 (4.17%) Electronics
5 3 (4.17%) Front Office
5 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.78%) Advertising
7 1 (1.39%) Games
7 1 (1.39%) Law
7 1 (1.39%) Legal
7 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (20.83%) Administrator
2 13 (18.06%) Developer
3 9 (12.50%) Consultant
3 9 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (6.94%) AWS Developer
5 5 (6.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.56%) Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Architect
7 3 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (4.17%) Domino Administrator
7 3 (4.17%) Integration Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) SAN Administrator
7 3 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (4.17%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) Web Services
2 6 (8.33%) CSS
2 6 (8.33%) HTML
3 5 (6.94%) .NET
3 5 (6.94%) SAML
3 5 (6.94%) WAP
4 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (5.56%) jQuery
4 4 (5.56%) SOAP
4 4 (5.56%) XML
5 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (4.17%) ELK Stack
5 3 (4.17%) REST
6 2 (2.78%) Ajax
6 2 (2.78%) JSON
6 2 (2.78%) LAMP
7 1 (1.39%) JPA
7 1 (1.39%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (1.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Clustering
2 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.94%) CESG
4 4 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.56%) EMC VNX
4 4 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.17%) Statistics
6 2 (2.78%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.39%) NHS
7 1 (1.39%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.39%) Social Network
7 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (37.50%) Windows
2 23 (31.94%) Linux
3 12 (16.67%) Unix
3 12 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 9 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.56%) Ubuntu
6 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.17%) CentOS
8 2 (2.78%) Debian
8 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.78%) Solaris
9 1 (1.39%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (1.39%) Android
9 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.39%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (20.83%) Scrum
3 11 (15.28%) DevOps
3 11 (15.28%) Software Architecture
3 11 (15.28%) Web Application Development
4 9 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
5 8 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 8 (11.11%) HOOD
5 8 (11.11%) ITIL
6 7 (9.72%) Configuration Management
7 6 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 6 (8.33%) Migration
8 5 (6.94%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.94%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (6.94%) Validation
8 5 (6.94%) Web Development
9 4 (5.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.67%) Python
2 10 (13.89%) Perl
3 9 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.33%) C#
4 6 (8.33%) PHP
4 6 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 6 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 6 (8.33%) SQL
5 5 (6.94%) Ruby
6 4 (5.56%) C
7 2 (2.78%) Java
7 2 (2.78%) VB
8 1 (1.39%) C++
8 1 (1.39%) ECMAScript
8 1 (1.39%) Fortran
8 1 (1.39%) Korn
8 1 (1.39%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.39%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) Degree
3 4 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.17%) CISSP
5 2 (2.78%) CCIE
6 1 (1.39%) CCNA
6 1 (1.39%) CCNP
6 1 (1.39%) EnCE
6 1 (1.39%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (5.56%) COBIT
2 4 (5.56%) HL7
3 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 16 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.33%) vSphere
4 4 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.56%) NFS
4 4 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (5.56%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.17%) Dovecot
6 2 (2.78%) Sendmail
6 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.39%) Ceph
7 1 (1.39%) Docker
7 1 (1.39%) iptables
7 1 (1.39%) KVM
7 1 (1.39%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (1.39%) Squid
7 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.39%) XenApp
7 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (15.28%) Puppet
2 5 (6.94%) Nagios
3 4 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 4 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.56%) vRealize
3 4 (5.56%) Zenoss
4 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.78%) Ansible
5 2 (2.78%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.78%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.78%) Rundeck
5 2 (2.78%) SCCM
5 2 (2.78%) Terraform
5 2 (2.78%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.78%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.39%) EnCase
6 1 (1.39%) FTK
6 1 (1.39%) logstash
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.39%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) VMware
2 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
3 10 (13.89%) Cisco
4 9 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.94%) Citrix
5 5 (6.94%) EMC
5 5 (6.94%) HP
5 5 (6.94%) Symantec
6 4 (5.56%) Brocade
6 4 (5.56%) Dell
6 4 (5.56%) Lotus
6 4 (5.56%) Oracle
6 4 (5.56%) Veritas
7 3 (4.17%) Huawei
7 3 (4.17%) IronPort
7 3 (4.17%) SAP
8 2 (2.78%) Cerner
8 2 (2.78%) Google
8 2 (2.78%) McKesson
8 2 (2.78%) MEDITECH
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