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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 393 382 372
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing SMTP 36 39 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 1.31% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 34
Median daily rate £406 £315 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.96% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -
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
2879 2966 2719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.24% 13.33% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1978 1935 1829
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 92 80
Median hourly rate £21.34 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.15% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +34 5 £500 +81.81%
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Wimbledon - 2 £463 -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 44 (61.11%) DNS
2 35 (48.61%) Linux
3 31 (43.06%) Unix
4 28 (38.89%) HTTP
5 24 (33.33%) VMware
6 23 (31.94%) Active Directory
6 23 (31.94%) Windows
7 22 (30.56%) TCP/IP
8 21 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
9 20 (27.78%) Microsoft
9 20 (27.78%) Python
9 20 (27.78%) Perl
10 18 (25.00%) Red Hat
10 18 (25.00%) Firewall
11 16 (22.22%) Java
11 16 (22.22%) Apache
11 16 (22.22%) Tomcat
12 15 (20.83%) SSL
13 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
13 14 (19.44%) Jenkins
14 13 (18.06%) Bash Shell
14 13 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (18.06%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (18.06%) Oracle
15 12 (16.67%) SQL
15 12 (16.67%) Web Services
15 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
15 12 (16.67%) Nagios
15 12 (16.67%) Open Source

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 16 (22.22%) Apache
1 16 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 8 (11.11%) JBoss
4 6 (8.33%) IIS
5 5 (6.94%) Jetty
6 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (5.56%) IBM Notes
6 4 (5.56%) OpenStack
7 3 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.78%) CMS
8 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.78%) Skype for Business
9 1 (1.39%) Alfresco
9 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.39%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.39%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.94%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (6.94%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (6.94%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.78%) SoftLayer
4 1 (1.39%) Google Apps
4 1 (1.39%) Office 365
4 1 (1.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (61.11%) DNS
2 28 (38.89%) HTTP
3 22 (30.56%) TCP/IP
4 18 (25.00%) Firewall
5 15 (20.83%) SSL
6 11 (15.28%) Internet
6 11 (15.28%) SNMP
7 10 (13.89%) FTP
8 9 (12.50%) DHCP
8 9 (12.50%) IMAP
9 8 (11.11%) LDAP
10 6 (8.33%) SSH
11 5 (6.94%) HTTPS
11 5 (6.94%) IPsec
11 5 (6.94%) Network Security
11 5 (6.94%) POP3
12 3 (4.17%) LAN
12 3 (4.17%) SAN
12 3 (4.17%) VPN
12 3 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) MySQL
2 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database
3 7 (9.72%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (6.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (6.94%) Couchbase
4 5 (6.94%) RDBMS
4 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.78%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (19.44%) Jenkins
2 11 (15.28%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.33%) Subversion
3 6 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 5 (6.94%) Bitbucket
4 5 (6.94%) JIRA
4 5 (6.94%) JMeter
4 5 (6.94%) LoadRunner
4 5 (6.94%) Selenium
5 3 (4.17%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.78%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.39%) git-flow
7 1 (1.39%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 7 (9.72%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Banking
3 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.78%) Games
5 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (11.11%) Administrator
1 8 (11.11%) Analyst
1 8 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (9.72%) Consultant
3 6 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (6.94%) Support Analyst
4 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Applications Support
5 4 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Developer
5 4 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Messaging Support
6 3 (4.17%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Security Advisor
6 3 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) Web Services
2 11 (15.28%) LAMP
3 7 (9.72%) LAPP Stack
4 6 (8.33%) SOAP
5 5 (6.94%) Java EE
5 5 (6.94%) JDBC
6 4 (5.56%) Dropwizard
6 4 (5.56%) JMX
6 4 (5.56%) Swagger
7 3 (4.17%) XML
8 2 (2.78%) CSS
8 2 (2.78%) HTML
8 2 (2.78%) Sensu
9 1 (1.39%) .NET
9 1 (1.39%) Ajax
9 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.39%) ELK Stack
9 1 (1.39%) MAPI
9 1 (1.39%) RSS
9 1 (1.39%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) CESG
2 3 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.17%) Clustering
2 3 (4.17%) Cryptography
2 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.78%) Fintech
3 2 (2.78%) NHS
4 1 (1.39%) CMDB
4 1 (1.39%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) iPhone
4 1 (1.39%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.39%) Replication
4 1 (1.39%) Symmetrix
4 1 (1.39%) User Experience
4 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (48.61%) Linux
2 31 (43.06%) Unix
3 23 (31.94%) Windows
4 11 (15.28%) CentOS
4 11 (15.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (11.11%) Debian
5 8 (11.11%) Ubuntu
5 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.56%) Windows Vista
8 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.78%) SUSE
10 1 (1.39%) Android
10 1 (1.39%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.39%) Solaris
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (16.67%) Open Source
4 10 (13.89%) DevOps
4 10 (13.89%) High Availability
5 9 (12.50%) Migration
6 7 (9.72%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (6.94%) Auto-Scaling
7 5 (6.94%) Garbage Collection
7 5 (6.94%) Information Security
7 5 (6.94%) Load Testing
7 5 (6.94%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (6.94%) Performance Testing
7 5 (6.94%) Test Scripting
7 5 (6.94%) Web Development
8 4 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (5.56%) Data Management
8 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 4 (5.56%) Patch Management
8 4 (5.56%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.78%) Perl
1 20 (27.78%) Python
2 16 (22.22%) Java
3 13 (18.06%) Bash Shell
4 12 (16.67%) SQL
5 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
6 6 (8.33%) PHP
6 6 (8.33%) Ruby
7 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.17%) C++
9 2 (2.78%) C
9 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.39%) C#
10 1 (1.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) CISSP
3 4 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (4.17%) Degree
5 2 (2.78%) CEH
5 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.39%) GCIA
6 1 (1.39%) GCIH
6 1 (1.39%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) PCI DSS
1 4 (5.56%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) HL7
3 1 (1.39%) COBIT
3 1 (1.39%) RMADS
3 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (31.94%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.50%) Sendmail
4 7 (9.72%) NFS
5 5 (6.94%) Squid
6 4 (5.56%) Xen
7 3 (4.17%) KVM
7 3 (4.17%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.78%) OpenSSH
8 2 (2.78%) Postfix
8 2 (2.78%) vCloud
8 2 (2.78%) VirtualBox
9 1 (1.39%) Ceph
9 1 (1.39%) Dovecot
9 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.39%) iptables
9 1 (1.39%) Snort
9 1 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (16.67%) Nagios
2 10 (13.89%) Puppet
3 9 (12.50%) HAProxy
4 7 (9.72%) Ansible
4 7 (9.72%) Cacti
5 4 (5.56%) Bacula
5 4 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (4.17%) ZABBIX
7 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (2.78%) Zenoss
8 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.39%) Capistrano
8 1 (1.39%) Graylog
8 1 (1.39%) logstash
8 1 (1.39%) Nessus
8 1 (1.39%) OpenNebula
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.39%) SCCM
8 1 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 24 (33.33%) VMware
2 20 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 18 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 13 (18.06%) Oracle
5 9 (12.50%) Google
6 8 (11.11%) Cisco
6 8 (11.11%) Dell
7 4 (5.56%) Lotus
8 3 (4.17%) Brocade
8 3 (4.17%) Cerner
8 3 (4.17%) Citrix
8 3 (4.17%) EMC
8 3 (4.17%) F5
8 3 (4.17%) HP
8 3 (4.17%) McKesson
8 3 (4.17%) MEDITECH
8 3 (4.17%) NetApp
8 3 (4.17%) Vyatta
9 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.78%) IronPort