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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 358 316 356
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +40
Contract jobs citing SMTP 54 73 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.93% 2.46% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 41 43
Average daily rate £375 £405 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.65% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £21.34 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -38.09%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2800 2963 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.57% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1841 2271
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 132 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -28 16 £375 -11.76% 6
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 66 (62.26%) DNS
2 47 (44.34%) Active Directory
3 46 (43.40%) Windows
4 44 (41.51%) VMware
5 40 (37.74%) Microsoft
6 39 (36.79%) MS Exchange
7 38 (35.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (33.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 33 (31.13%) Clearswift
9 33 (31.13%) DHCP
9 33 (31.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 32 (30.19%) HTTP
10 32 (30.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 31 (29.25%) MAILsweeper
12 30 (28.30%) Blackberry
12 30 (28.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (28.30%) PowerShell
13 29 (27.36%) Open Text
13 29 (27.36%) Symantec
13 29 (27.36%) RightFax
13 29 (27.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 28 (26.42%) MCSE
14 28 (26.42%) Linux
15 25 (23.58%) SNMP
16 24 (22.64%) Apache
17 22 (20.75%) VB
18 21 (19.81%) UNIX
18 21 (19.81%) Server Monitoring
19 20 (18.87%) Oracle
19 20 (18.87%) Perl

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 39 (36.79%) MS Exchange
2 35 (33.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 24 (22.64%) Apache
4 13 (12.26%) IIS
5 10 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (8.49%) Tomcat
7 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (5.66%) SharePoint
8 6 (5.66%) Lync
9 5 (4.72%) nginx
10 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.94%) TIBCO EMS
12 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.94%) Liferay
12 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.72%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.89%) Office 365
3 1 (0.94%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.94%) Route 53
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 66 (62.26%) DNS
2 33 (31.13%) DHCP
3 32 (30.19%) HTTP
4 25 (23.58%) SNMP
5 18 (16.98%) Firewall
5 18 (16.98%) TCP/IP
6 13 (12.26%) LDAP
6 13 (12.26%) SAN
7 12 (11.32%) SSL
8 10 (9.43%) NAS
9 9 (8.49%) VPN
9 9 (8.49%) WAN
10 7 (6.60%) IPsec
10 7 (6.60%) Network Security
10 7 (6.60%) FTP
10 7 (6.60%) LAN
11 6 (5.66%) SSH
12 5 (4.72%) Unified Communications
12 5 (4.72%) BIG-IP
12 5 (4.72%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.43%) Oracle Database
2 10 (9.43%) MySQL
3 8 (7.55%) RDBMS
3 8 (7.55%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.72%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.94%) Redis
6 1 (0.94%) Big Data
6 1 (0.94%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.94%) QlikView
6 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.94%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.94%) Hudson
2 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.94%) InstallShield
General
1 7 (6.60%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Law
3 3 (2.83%) Advertising
3 3 (2.83%) Games
4 2 (1.89%) Retail
4 2 (1.89%) Legal
4 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (28.30%) Consultant
2 23 (21.70%) Messaging Consultant
3 16 (15.09%) Administrator
4 14 (13.21%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 13 (12.26%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (9.43%) Developer
7 9 (8.49%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (8.49%) Network Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) Enterprise Consultant
9 7 (6.60%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 6 (5.66%) Messaging Administrator
10 6 (5.66%) UNIX Administrator
10 6 (5.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 5 (4.72%) Exchange Consultant
11 5 (4.72%) Linux Administrator
11 5 (4.72%) Messaging Specialist
11 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support
12 4 (3.77%) Messaging Engineer
12 4 (3.77%) Analyst
12 4 (3.77%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.55%) Web Services
2 7 (6.60%) HTML
3 6 (5.66%) XML
4 5 (4.72%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 5 (4.72%) J2EE
5 4 (3.77%) CORBA
6 3 (2.83%) Middleware
7 2 (1.89%) .NET
8 1 (0.94%) Sinatra
8 1 (0.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.94%) XMPP
8 1 (0.94%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.94%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.94%) JMS
8 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.94%) CSS
8 1 (0.94%) SOAP
8 1 (0.94%) XSD
8 1 (0.94%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 30 (28.30%) Blackberry
2 12 (11.32%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.55%) Mainframe
4 6 (5.66%) Clustering
5 5 (4.72%) Open Source
5 5 (4.72%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.89%) FMCG
7 1 (0.94%) Wiki
7 1 (0.94%) PKI
7 1 (0.94%) Statistics
7 1 (0.94%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 46 (43.40%) Windows
2 38 (35.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (28.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (26.42%) Linux
5 21 (19.81%) UNIX
6 12 (11.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (10.38%) CentOS
8 8 (7.55%) Ubuntu
9 7 (6.60%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.83%) Debian
10 3 (2.83%) Solaris
11 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.81%) Server Monitoring
2 13 (12.26%) Change Control
3 11 (10.38%) Change Management
3 11 (10.38%) Configuration Management
4 9 (8.49%) Migration
5 8 (7.55%) Information Management
6 6 (5.66%) ITIL
6 6 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.72%) High Availability
7 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (3.77%) E-Commerce
8 4 (3.77%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.83%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (2.83%) Capacity Management
9 3 (2.83%) Business Continuity
9 3 (2.83%) Network Design
10 2 (1.89%) Problem Management
10 2 (1.89%) Investment Management
10 2 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.30%) PowerShell
2 22 (20.75%) VB
3 20 (18.87%) Perl
4 18 (16.98%) Java
5 12 (11.32%) SQL
6 11 (10.38%) Bash Shell
7 9 (8.49%) Shell Script
8 7 (6.60%) REXX
9 6 (5.66%) Ruby
10 3 (2.83%) Korn
10 3 (2.83%) C
11 2 (1.89%) Python
12 1 (0.94%) XPath
12 1 (0.94%) C#
12 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.94%) VBScript
12 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (30.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (26.42%) MCSE
3 5 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.72%) RHCE
4 4 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.89%) CCIE
6 2 (1.89%) CCNP
6 2 (1.89%) CCNA
6 2 (1.89%) MCP
6 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.89%) MCITP
7 1 (0.94%) MCTS
7 1 (0.94%) MCSA
7 1 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.94%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) QA
1 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.94%) SLA
1 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (44.34%) Active Directory
2 33 (31.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (17.92%) VMware ESX
4 18 (16.98%) vSphere
5 17 (16.04%) ISA Server
6 16 (15.09%) NFS
7 4 (3.77%) Squid
8 3 (2.83%) KVM
8 3 (2.83%) Sendmail
8 3 (2.83%) Dovecot
9 2 (1.89%) UAG
10 1 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.94%) Xen
10 1 (0.94%) XenApp
10 1 (0.94%) XenServer
10 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.94%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 31 (29.25%) MAILsweeper
2 29 (27.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 13 (12.26%) Puppet
4 10 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (7.55%) Tivoli
6 6 (5.66%) HAProxy
7 5 (4.72%) SCOM
8 4 (3.77%) Netcool
9 3 (2.83%) Nagios
10 1 (0.94%) Ansible
10 1 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.94%) Cacti
10 1 (0.94%) OpenView
10 1 (0.94%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 44 (41.51%) VMware
2 40 (37.74%) Microsoft
3 33 (31.13%) Clearswift
4 29 (27.36%) Open Text
4 29 (27.36%) Symantec
4 29 (27.36%) RightFax
5 20 (18.87%) Oracle
5 20 (18.87%) Red Hat
6 19 (17.92%) Websense
7 17 (16.04%) Cisco
8 9 (8.49%) JBoss
9 6 (5.66%) NetApp
9 6 (5.66%) EMC
9 6 (5.66%) IronPort
9 6 (5.66%) F5
10 4 (3.77%) Dell
11 3 (2.83%) HP
11 3 (2.83%) Citrix
12 2 (1.89%) Sophos
12 2 (1.89%) CommVault