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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 379 350 315
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -35
Contract jobs citing SMTP 35 52 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.22% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 1.87% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 39 38
Average daily rate
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£275 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £322 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+22.30% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £21.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £19.50
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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
2934 2774 3071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.14% 11.90% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1869 1817 1914
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 84 134
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 11 £275 -28.57% 2
Croydon - 1 £120 -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 36 (57.14%) Windows
2 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
3 28 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 25 (39.68%) DNS
4 25 (39.68%) SQL
5 24 (38.10%) VMware
6 23 (36.51%) Active Directory
7 22 (34.92%) SNMP
7 22 (34.92%) SSL
8 20 (31.75%) Cisco
8 20 (31.75%) Finance
9 19 (30.16%) Firewall
9 19 (30.16%) SAN
9 19 (30.16%) VPN
9 19 (30.16%) Citrix
9 19 (30.16%) WAN
10 18 (28.57%) DHCP
10 18 (28.57%) MS Excel
10 18 (28.57%) Internet
11 17 (26.98%) HTTP
11 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (25.40%) LAN
12 16 (25.40%) Linux
13 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (23.81%) Network Security
14 14 (22.22%) Brocade
14 14 (22.22%) MPLS
15 13 (20.63%) Project Management
16 12 (19.05%) Juniper

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 11 (17.46%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (14.29%) IIS
3 7 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
5 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (6.35%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (6.35%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (4.76%) Apache
7 3 (4.76%) IBM Notes
8 2 (3.17%) Node.js
8 2 (3.17%) Lync
9 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 11 (17.46%) MS Visio
3 10 (15.87%) MS Office
4 7 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) SaaS
2 3 (4.76%) PaaS
2 3 (4.76%) Google Apps
3 2 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.17%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 25 (39.68%) DNS
3 22 (34.92%) SNMP
3 22 (34.92%) SSL
4 19 (30.16%) SAN
4 19 (30.16%) VPN
4 19 (30.16%) WAN
4 19 (30.16%) Firewall
5 18 (28.57%) DHCP
5 18 (28.57%) Internet
6 17 (26.98%) HTTP
7 16 (25.40%) LAN
8 15 (23.81%) Network Security
9 14 (22.22%) MPLS
10 11 (17.46%) VLAN
10 11 (17.46%) Wireless
11 10 (15.87%) NAS
12 9 (14.29%) Ethernet
13 8 (12.70%) FTP
13 8 (12.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (11.11%) Big Data
3 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Subversion
2 5 (7.94%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.17%) NSubstitute
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.59%) NCrunch
5 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.59%) NUnit
5 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.59%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.59%) JIRA
5 1 (1.59%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (31.75%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Banking
3 6 (9.52%) Law
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (12.70%) Architect
2 7 (11.11%) Developer
2 7 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 6 (9.52%) Administrator
3 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) SharePoint Specialist
4 5 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Python Software Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Python Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Support Technician
5 4 (6.35%) Software Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.35%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) .NET
2 7 (11.11%) Web Services
3 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.76%) MAPI
5 2 (3.17%) DCOM
5 2 (3.17%) CSS
5 2 (3.17%) JSON
5 2 (3.17%) Reactive Extensions
5 2 (3.17%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.17%) ActiveX
6 1 (1.59%) WCF
6 1 (1.59%) LINQ
6 1 (1.59%) RESTful
6 1 (1.59%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.59%) Twisted
6 1 (1.59%) SOAP
6 1 (1.59%) Ajax
6 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 7 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 7 (11.11%) PKI
1 7 (11.11%) Public Cloud
2 5 (7.94%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.94%) Clustering
3 2 (3.17%) Open Source
4 1 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 36 (57.14%) Windows
2 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (25.40%) Linux
4 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.94%) Ubuntu
7 3 (4.76%) UNIX
7 3 (4.76%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) Project Management
2 12 (19.05%) ITIL
3 10 (15.87%) E-Discovery
3 10 (15.87%) Data Analytics
3 10 (15.87%) Analytics
4 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.11%) Service Management
5 7 (11.11%) Process Management
5 7 (11.11%) Data Architecture
5 7 (11.11%) DevOps
6 6 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (9.52%) BCP
6 6 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.94%) Network Design
7 5 (7.94%) Capacity Management
8 4 (6.35%) Workflow Management
8 4 (6.35%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.35%) Network Management
8 4 (6.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.68%) SQL
2 9 (14.29%) Python
3 7 (11.11%) C#
4 5 (7.94%) C
4 5 (7.94%) PHP
4 5 (7.94%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.17%) VBA
5 2 (3.17%) VB6
5 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.17%) F#
5 2 (3.17%) VBScript
5 2 (3.17%) VB
6 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (7.94%) CCNP
4 5 (7.94%) CCNA
4 5 (7.94%) Degree
5 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.76%) VCAP
7 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) CISSP
7 1 (1.59%) CISM
7 1 (1.59%) CEH
7 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (9.52%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (36.51%) Active Directory
2 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (19.05%) vSphere
4 7 (11.11%) vCloud
4 7 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 7 (11.11%) XenApp
5 4 (6.35%) XenServer
5 4 (6.35%) ISA Server
5 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (4.76%) VirtualBox
6 3 (4.76%) Squid
7 2 (3.17%) Xen
7 2 (3.17%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.59%) Varnish
8 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.59%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) MOM
1 5 (7.94%) Nagios
1 5 (7.94%) SCOM
1 5 (7.94%) Ansible
1 5 (7.94%) Icinga
2 3 (4.76%) ZABBIX
2 3 (4.76%) HAProxy
3 2 (3.17%) Puppet
4 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 24 (38.10%) VMware
3 20 (31.75%) Cisco
4 19 (30.16%) Citrix
5 14 (22.22%) Brocade
6 12 (19.05%) HP
6 12 (19.05%) Dell
6 12 (19.05%) Juniper
6 12 (19.05%) CommVault
6 12 (19.05%) NetApp
7 8 (12.70%) CheckPoint
8 7 (11.11%) IBM
8 7 (11.11%) F5
9 5 (7.94%) Oracle
9 5 (7.94%) Sybase
10 4 (6.35%) Lotus
10 4 (6.35%) NetScout
10 4 (6.35%) Polycom
10 4 (6.35%) 3PAR
10 4 (6.35%) Aerohive Networks