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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 402 387 413
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +26
Contract jobs citing SMTP 37 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.12% 1.28% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 25
Median daily rate £475 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.79% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £314 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+157.14% -
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
3296 2970 3149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.29% 12.77% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2159 1908 1943
Median daily rate £450 £417 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% +4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 86 100
Median hourly rate £21.97 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.06% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 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 +18 3 £400 +5.61% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £525 -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 43 (58.90%) DNS
2 32 (43.84%) Linux
3 28 (38.36%) TCP/IP
4 27 (36.99%) Windows
5 24 (32.88%) Unix
5 24 (32.88%) Active Directory
6 23 (31.51%) HTTP
7 22 (30.14%) VMware
8 19 (26.03%) Amazon AWS
9 18 (24.66%) Python
10 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
11 16 (21.92%) SSL
11 16 (21.92%) Perl
11 16 (21.92%) Firewall
11 16 (21.92%) Migration
11 16 (21.92%) Windows Server
12 15 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (17.81%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (17.81%) Apache
13 13 (17.81%) MS Exchange
13 13 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (17.81%) PowerShell
13 13 (17.81%) Puppet
13 13 (17.81%) Jenkins
14 12 (16.44%) DevOps
14 12 (16.44%) DHCP
14 12 (16.44%) Tomcat
14 12 (16.44%) Internet
15 11 (15.07%) Web Services
15 11 (15.07%) SQL

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 13 (17.81%) Apache
1 13 (17.81%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.44%) Tomcat
3 7 (9.59%) IBM Notes
4 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (8.22%) IIS
4 6 (8.22%) JBoss
5 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (5.48%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (5.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.48%) Skype for Business
7 3 (4.11%) CMS
7 3 (4.11%) IBM Domino
8 2 (2.74%) ColdFusion
8 2 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.74%) GNU Octave
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.03%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (13.70%) Office 365
3 5 (6.85%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.74%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.37%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.37%) PaaS
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (58.90%) DNS
2 28 (38.36%) TCP/IP
3 23 (31.51%) HTTP
4 16 (21.92%) Firewall
4 16 (21.92%) SSL
5 12 (16.44%) DHCP
5 12 (16.44%) Internet
6 7 (9.59%) LDAP
6 7 (9.59%) SAN
7 6 (8.22%) SNMP
7 6 (8.22%) SSH
8 5 (6.85%) FTP
8 5 (6.85%) HTTPS
8 5 (6.85%) Network Security
9 3 (4.11%) IMAP
9 3 (4.11%) POP3
9 3 (4.11%) VoIP
9 3 (4.11%) VPN
9 3 (4.11%) Wireless
10 2 (2.74%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) MySQL
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.48%) RDBMS
2 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.74%) InfluxDB
4 2 (2.74%) Redis
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) Jenkins
2 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
2 9 (12.33%) Subversion
3 5 (6.85%) JIRA
4 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.11%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (2.74%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.74%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.37%) JMeter
7 1 (1.37%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.37%) Log4Net
7 1 (1.37%) Selenium
7 1 (1.37%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 8 (10.96%) Banking
2 7 (9.59%) Finance
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 3 (4.11%) Law
4 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.74%) Legal
6 1 (1.37%) Advertising
6 1 (1.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (19.18%) Administrator
2 11 (15.07%) Consultant
3 8 (10.96%) Migration Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) AWS Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (8.22%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Exchange Migration Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.11%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Lotus Notes Administrator
8 3 (4.11%) Security Consultant
8 3 (4.11%) Unix Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.07%) Web Services
2 5 (6.85%) ELK Stack
2 5 (6.85%) SAML
2 5 (6.85%) WAP
3 4 (5.48%) CSS
3 4 (5.48%) HTML
3 4 (5.48%) JDBC
3 4 (5.48%) LAMP
4 3 (4.11%) .NET
4 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (4.11%) SOAP
5 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.74%) jQuery
5 2 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.74%) REST
5 2 (2.74%) Sensu
5 2 (2.74%) XML
5 2 (2.74%) XMPP
6 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Clustering
2 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.85%) CESG
3 5 (6.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.48%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.48%) EMC VNX
4 4 (5.48%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.74%) Fintech
6 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.74%) NHS
7 1 (1.37%) CMDB
7 1 (1.37%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.37%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.37%) Social Network
7 1 (1.37%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (43.84%) Linux
2 27 (36.99%) Windows
3 24 (32.88%) Unix
4 16 (21.92%) Windows Server
5 11 (15.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.11%) CentOS
8 3 (4.11%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.74%) Debian
9 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.74%) SUSE
10 1 (1.37%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) Migration
2 13 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (16.44%) DevOps
4 9 (12.33%) ITIL
5 7 (9.59%) High Availability
5 7 (9.59%) Scrum
5 7 (9.59%) Web Development
6 6 (8.22%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (8.22%) E-Commerce
6 6 (8.22%) Load Balancing
6 6 (8.22%) Open Source
6 6 (8.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (6.85%) Information Security
7 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.85%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (5.48%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (5.48%) CRAMM
8 4 (5.48%) Data Management
8 4 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.66%) Python
2 16 (21.92%) Perl
3 13 (17.81%) PowerShell
4 11 (15.07%) SQL
5 8 (10.96%) Bash Shell
6 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.22%) Ruby
7 5 (6.85%) Java
7 5 (6.85%) PHP
7 5 (6.85%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.48%) C#
9 3 (4.11%) C
10 2 (2.74%) C++
11 1 (1.37%) Fortran
11 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.37%) R
11 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.59%) Degree
2 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) CISSP
3 4 (5.48%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.74%) GCIH
4 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.37%) CCNA
5 1 (1.37%) CCNP
5 1 (1.37%) CEH
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) EnCE
5 1 (1.37%) GCIA
5 1 (1.37%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) COBIT
2 3 (4.11%) HL7
3 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 24 (32.88%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.22%) Sendmail
4 5 (6.85%) NFS
4 5 (6.85%) VMware ESX
4 5 (6.85%) vSphere
5 4 (5.48%) Squid
5 4 (5.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.74%) Postfix
7 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.37%) Docker
8 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.37%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (1.37%) Snort
8 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (17.81%) Puppet
2 6 (8.22%) Nagios
3 5 (6.85%) Ansible
4 4 (5.48%) HAProxy
4 4 (5.48%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.48%) vRealize
4 4 (5.48%) Zenoss
5 3 (4.11%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.74%) Cacti
6 2 (2.74%) Kibana
6 2 (2.74%) logstash
6 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.74%) Rundeck
6 2 (2.74%) SCCM
6 2 (2.74%) Terraform
7 1 (1.37%) EnCase
7 1 (1.37%) FTK
7 1 (1.37%) Grafana
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) VMware
2 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
3 10 (13.70%) Cisco
3 10 (13.70%) Dell
3 10 (13.70%) Red Hat
4 7 (9.59%) Lotus
4 7 (9.59%) Oracle
5 6 (8.22%) HP
6 5 (6.85%) EMC
6 5 (6.85%) Google
6 5 (6.85%) Symantec
7 4 (5.48%) Brocade
7 4 (5.48%) IronPort
7 4 (5.48%) Veritas
8 3 (4.11%) Cerner
8 3 (4.11%) McKesson
8 3 (4.11%) MEDITECH
8 3 (4.11%) NetApp
9 2 (2.74%) Citrix
9 2 (2.74%) Clearswift
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