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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 379 352 307
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -45
Contract jobs citing SMTP 24 56 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.24% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 2.08% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 39 45
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £310 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £453 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 - -
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
2919 2686 2817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.32% 11.68% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1878 1731 1743
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 91 128
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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 +8 7 £238 -34.93%
Docklands, London - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Romford - - - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 26 (47.27%) Windows
2 25 (45.45%) TCP/IP
3 23 (41.82%) DNS
4 21 (38.18%) HTTP
5 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 19 (34.55%) SSL
7 16 (29.09%) VMware
8 15 (27.27%) Internet
8 15 (27.27%) SNMP
8 15 (27.27%) Linux
9 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (23.64%) Cisco
10 13 (23.64%) DHCP
10 13 (23.64%) MS Exchange
11 12 (21.82%) SQL
11 12 (21.82%) Firewall
12 11 (20.00%) Wireless
12 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (20.00%) WAN
12 11 (20.00%) VPN
12 11 (20.00%) Citrix
12 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (18.18%) IIS
13 10 (18.18%) Python
13 10 (18.18%) Finance
13 10 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (16.36%) Ethernet
15 8 (14.55%) FTP

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 13 (23.64%) MS Exchange
2 10 (18.18%) IIS
3 8 (14.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (12.73%) SharePoint
5 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (7.27%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
8 3 (5.45%) CICS
8 3 (5.45%) Lync
8 3 (5.45%) Apache
8 3 (5.45%) Tomcat
8 3 (5.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (5.45%) WebLogic
9 2 (3.64%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (3.64%) Node.js
10 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Office
2 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Google Apps
2 2 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.64%) SaaS
3 1 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 23 (41.82%) DNS
3 21 (38.18%) HTTP
4 19 (34.55%) SSL
5 15 (27.27%) Internet
5 15 (27.27%) SNMP
6 13 (23.64%) DHCP
7 12 (21.82%) Firewall
8 11 (20.00%) Wireless
8 11 (20.00%) WAN
8 11 (20.00%) VPN
9 9 (16.36%) Ethernet
10 8 (14.55%) FTP
10 8 (14.55%) LAN
11 7 (12.73%) Network Security
12 6 (10.91%) MPLS
12 6 (10.91%) SAN
13 5 (9.09%) Kerberos
13 5 (9.09%) VoIP
13 5 (9.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (12.73%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.45%) DB2
3 3 (5.45%) Crystal Enterprise
3 3 (5.45%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Subversion
2 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.64%) NSubstitute
4 2 (3.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (18.18%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Law
3 5 (9.09%) Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (12.73%) Developer
1 7 (12.73%) Support Engineer
2 6 (10.91%) Network Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Software Developer
3 5 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Python Developer
3 5 (9.09%) SharePoint Specialist
3 5 (9.09%) Python Software Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Desktop Support
4 4 (7.27%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Support Technician
4 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Messaging Specialist
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Linux Support
6 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 2 (3.64%) Linux Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) .NET
2 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.45%) ODBC
3 3 (5.45%) MAPI
3 3 (5.45%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.64%) ActiveX
4 2 (3.64%) DCOM
4 2 (3.64%) CSS
4 2 (3.64%) JSON
4 2 (3.64%) Twisted
4 2 (3.64%) Reactive Extensions
4 2 (3.64%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.45%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (5.45%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.64%) Clustering
3 2 (3.64%) Open Source
4 1 (1.82%) iPad
4 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) PKI
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 26 (47.27%) Windows
2 15 (27.27%) Linux
3 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.09%) Ubuntu
5 5 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 5 (9.09%) UNIX
6 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.45%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.73%) Project Management
1 7 (12.73%) DevOps
2 6 (10.91%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (10.91%) ITIL
3 5 (9.09%) Change Management
3 5 (9.09%) Network Design
3 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce
4 4 (7.27%) SOA
4 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.27%) Network Management
5 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (5.45%) Unit Testing
5 3 (5.45%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (5.45%) SIEM
5 3 (5.45%) Change Control
5 3 (5.45%) CRM
5 3 (5.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) SQL
2 10 (18.18%) Python
3 6 (10.91%) C#
4 5 (9.09%) PHP
4 5 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.45%) REXX
5 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.64%) F#
6 2 (3.64%) VB6
6 2 (3.64%) C
6 2 (3.64%) VBA
6 2 (3.64%) VBScript
6 2 (3.64%) VB
7 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (9.09%) Degree
3 5 (9.09%) CCNA
4 3 (5.45%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.64%) CCNP
6 1 (1.82%) MCSE
6 1 (1.82%) CISSP
6 1 (1.82%) CISM
6 1 (1.82%) CEH
6 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.09%) XenApp
4 4 (7.27%) ISA Server
4 4 (7.27%) vSphere
5 3 (5.45%) VirtualBox
5 3 (5.45%) RACF
5 3 (5.45%) Squid
6 2 (3.64%) Xen
6 2 (3.64%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.82%) vCloud
7 1 (1.82%) GlusterFS
7 1 (1.82%) Varnish
7 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.82%) XenServer
7 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Nagios
1 5 (9.09%) Ansible
1 5 (9.09%) Icinga
2 3 (5.45%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (5.45%) ZABBIX
2 3 (5.45%) HAProxy
3 2 (3.64%) Puppet
4 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 16 (29.09%) VMware
3 13 (23.64%) Cisco
4 11 (20.00%) Citrix
5 8 (14.55%) Brocade
6 4 (7.27%) NetScout
6 4 (7.27%) Polycom
6 4 (7.27%) Dell
6 4 (7.27%) Aerohive Networks
6 4 (7.27%) Juniper
6 4 (7.27%) CommVault
6 4 (7.27%) NetApp
6 4 (7.27%) IBM
7 3 (5.45%) Oracle
7 3 (5.45%) Sybase
7 3 (5.45%) Business Objects
7 3 (5.45%) Cognos
7 3 (5.45%) Google
7 3 (5.45%) Verint
7 3 (5.45%) MobileIron
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