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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 361 364 339
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -25
Contract jobs citing SMTP 43 45 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 1.69% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 35 33
Average daily rate
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£315 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £331 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £516 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £413
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £21.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £19.75
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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
2939 2659 2779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.34% 11.79% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1930 1764 1713
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 76 126
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.38 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +4 8 £275 -30.37%
Docklands, London - 1 £450 -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 46 (64.79%) Windows
2 38 (53.52%) Microsoft
3 34 (47.89%) SQL
4 31 (43.66%) TCP/IP
5 27 (38.03%) Active Directory
5 27 (38.03%) VMware
6 24 (33.80%) SAN
6 24 (33.80%) Firewall
7 23 (32.39%) Finance
7 23 (32.39%) Citrix
7 23 (32.39%) SNMP
7 23 (32.39%) Cisco
7 23 (32.39%) SSL
8 22 (30.99%) MS Excel
9 21 (29.58%) DNS
9 21 (29.58%) ITIL
9 21 (29.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (28.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 20 (28.17%) VPN
10 20 (28.17%) WAN
11 19 (26.76%) DHCP
11 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (23.94%) HP
12 17 (23.94%) LAN
13 15 (21.13%) MS Exchange
13 15 (21.13%) Internet
13 15 (21.13%) MPLS
13 15 (21.13%) Network Security
14 14 (19.72%) Project Management
14 14 (19.72%) Linux

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 15 (21.13%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.08%) WebSphere
3 9 (12.68%) IIS
3 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
4 8 (11.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (7.04%) Lotus Domino
5 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (7.04%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (5.63%) IBM Notes
6 4 (5.63%) Apache
6 4 (5.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (5.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (4.23%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (2.82%) iPlanet
8 2 (2.82%) JBoss
8 2 (2.82%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.82%) Node.js
9 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 22 (30.99%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.90%) MS Visio
3 10 (14.08%) MS Office
4 8 (11.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) SaaS
2 4 (5.63%) PaaS
3 3 (4.23%) Google Apps
4 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.41%) IaaS
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (43.66%) TCP/IP
2 24 (33.80%) SAN
2 24 (33.80%) Firewall
3 23 (32.39%) SNMP
3 23 (32.39%) SSL
4 21 (29.58%) DNS
5 20 (28.17%) VPN
5 20 (28.17%) WAN
6 19 (26.76%) DHCP
7 17 (23.94%) LAN
8 15 (21.13%) Internet
8 15 (21.13%) MPLS
8 15 (21.13%) Network Security
9 13 (18.31%) HTTP
10 11 (15.49%) Wireless
10 11 (15.49%) NAS
11 10 (14.08%) VLAN
12 9 (12.68%) Ethernet
12 9 (12.68%) FTP
12 9 (12.68%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.27%) Big Data
3 7 (9.86%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.63%) MySQL
5 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.82%) Sybase ASA
6 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Subversion
2 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.82%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.82%) NSubstitute
4 1 (1.41%) NCrunch
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.41%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.41%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.41%) JIRA
4 1 (1.41%) NUnit
General
1 23 (32.39%) Finance
2 12 (16.90%) Banking
3 5 (7.04%) Law
4 3 (4.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Administrator
2 9 (12.68%) Architect
2 9 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (11.27%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (9.86%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Network Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) SharePoint Specialist
7 4 (5.63%) Python Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Lotus Notes Administrator
7 4 (5.63%) Domino Administrator
7 4 (5.63%) Python Software Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.63%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) Web Services
1 8 (11.27%) .NET
2 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.23%) MAPI
3 3 (4.23%) Middleware
4 2 (2.82%) JSON
4 2 (2.82%) OAuth
4 2 (2.82%) SAML
4 2 (2.82%) DCOM
4 2 (2.82%) CSS
4 2 (2.82%) ActiveX
4 2 (2.82%) Reactive Extensions
4 2 (2.82%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.41%) Twisted
5 1 (1.41%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.41%) SOAP
5 1 (1.41%) XML
5 1 (1.41%) RESTful
5 1 (1.41%) LINQ
5 1 (1.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Data Centre
2 11 (15.49%) PKI
3 9 (12.68%) Blackberry
4 8 (11.27%) Public Cloud
4 8 (11.27%) Client/Server
5 6 (8.45%) Clustering
6 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.82%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.41%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 46 (64.79%) Windows
2 21 (29.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (19.72%) Linux
5 9 (12.68%) UNIX
5 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.63%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.23%) Solaris
7 3 (4.23%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.82%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) ITIL
2 14 (19.72%) Project Management
3 13 (18.31%) E-Discovery
3 13 (18.31%) Data Analytics
3 13 (18.31%) Analytics
4 8 (11.27%) Data Architecture
4 8 (11.27%) Process Management
5 7 (9.86%) Service Management
5 7 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (9.86%) BCP
5 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.45%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (8.45%) Capacity Management
7 5 (7.04%) Server Hardening
7 5 (7.04%) Workflow
7 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.04%) TOGAF
7 5 (7.04%) Network Design
7 5 (7.04%) Workflow Management
8 4 (5.63%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.89%) SQL
2 9 (12.68%) Python
3 7 (9.86%) C
3 7 (9.86%) C#
4 3 (4.23%) Perl
4 3 (4.23%) PHP
4 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.82%) VB6
5 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.82%) F#
5 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.82%) Java
5 2 (2.82%) VBScript
5 2 (2.82%) VB
5 2 (2.82%) VBA
6 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) C++
6 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (15.49%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (9.86%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (8.45%) CCNP
5 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 5 (7.04%) CCNA
5 5 (7.04%) Degree
6 4 (5.63%) VCAP
7 1 (1.41%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (9.86%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.82%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (38.03%) Active Directory
2 20 (28.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (18.31%) vSphere
4 8 (11.27%) vCloud
4 8 (11.27%) Hyper-V
5 7 (9.86%) XenApp
6 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (5.63%) XenServer
7 4 (5.63%) ISA Server
8 3 (4.23%) VirtualBox
8 3 (4.23%) XenDesktop
8 3 (4.23%) Xen
9 2 (2.82%) Sendmail
10 1 (1.41%) GlusterFS
10 1 (1.41%) KVM
10 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.41%) Varnish
10 1 (1.41%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) SCOM
1 6 (8.45%) MOM
2 3 (4.23%) OpenAM
2 3 (4.23%) ARCserve
3 2 (2.82%) Nagios
3 2 (2.82%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.82%) Puppet
3 2 (2.82%) Ansible
3 2 (2.82%) Icinga
4 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.41%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (53.52%) Microsoft
2 27 (38.03%) VMware
3 23 (32.39%) Citrix
3 23 (32.39%) Cisco
4 17 (23.94%) HP
5 13 (18.31%) Dell
5 13 (18.31%) Juniper
5 13 (18.31%) CommVault
5 13 (18.31%) NetApp
5 13 (18.31%) Brocade
6 9 (12.68%) CheckPoint
7 8 (11.27%) 3PAR
7 8 (11.27%) F5
7 8 (11.27%) IBM
7 8 (11.27%) Sybase
8 6 (8.45%) CA
8 6 (8.45%) Oracle
9 5 (7.04%) Lotus
10 4 (5.63%) NetScout
10 4 (5.63%) Polycom