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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 373 386 365
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -21
Contract jobs citing SMTP 35 29 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 1.03% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 29
Average daily rate £413 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £450 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.55% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.69 -
% change year-on-year
-36.09% -
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
2692 2829 2735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.71% 13.34% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1841 1745
Average daily rate £423 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 80 74
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.68% +16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Croydon - 3 £393 -
Harrow - 3 £500 - 1
City of London +32 2 £413 +22.22% 1
Uxbridge - 1 £413 -
Greenwich - 1 - -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 47 (56.63%) DNS
2 38 (45.78%) HTTP
3 37 (44.58%) Windows
4 35 (42.17%) Linux
5 30 (36.14%) Unix
5 30 (36.14%) SNMP
6 23 (27.71%) VMware
7 22 (26.51%) Python
7 22 (26.51%) Perl
8 21 (25.30%) Java
8 21 (25.30%) Cisco
8 21 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (24.10%) Microsoft
9 20 (24.10%) Apache
10 19 (22.89%) MySQL
10 19 (22.89%) Firewall
11 18 (21.69%) TCP/IP
11 18 (21.69%) FTP
11 18 (21.69%) Red Hat
11 18 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (21.69%) Git (software)
12 17 (20.48%) Puppet
12 17 (20.48%) Active Directory
12 17 (20.48%) Nagios
13 16 (19.28%) SSL
13 16 (19.28%) SQL
13 16 (19.28%) DevOps
14 15 (18.07%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (18.07%) CentOS
14 15 (18.07%) VPN

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 20 (24.10%) Apache
2 12 (14.46%) IIS
3 11 (13.25%) MS Exchange
3 11 (13.25%) Tomcat
4 8 (9.64%) OpenStack
5 7 (8.43%) Jetty
6 6 (7.23%) WebSphere
7 5 (6.02%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (4.82%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (4.82%) Skype for Business
9 3 (3.61%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (3.61%) SAS
10 2 (2.41%) CMS
10 2 (2.41%) nginx
10 2 (2.41%) Node.js
11 1 (1.20%) Alfresco
11 1 (1.20%) Drupal
11 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (1.20%) Joomla!
11 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.07%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.23%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (6.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.61%) Google Apps
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.41%) SoftLayer
6 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.20%) PaaS
6 1 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (56.63%) DNS
2 38 (45.78%) HTTP
3 30 (36.14%) SNMP
4 19 (22.89%) Firewall
5 18 (21.69%) FTP
5 18 (21.69%) TCP/IP
6 16 (19.28%) SSL
7 15 (18.07%) IMAP
7 15 (18.07%) VPN
8 14 (16.87%) DHCP
9 13 (15.66%) SAN
10 10 (12.05%) Internet
10 10 (12.05%) LAN
10 10 (12.05%) LDAP
10 10 (12.05%) SSH
10 10 (12.05%) WAN
11 8 (9.64%) IPsec
11 8 (9.64%) POP3
11 8 (9.64%) VLAN
12 7 (8.43%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.89%) MySQL
2 10 (12.05%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (8.43%) Couchbase
4 6 (7.23%) Big Data
4 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
5 5 (6.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (4.82%) InfluxDB
7 3 (3.61%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.41%) CouchDB
8 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.41%) SQLite
9 1 (1.20%) MariaDB
9 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (21.69%) Git (software)
2 11 (13.25%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.23%) JMeter
3 6 (7.23%) Selenium
4 5 (6.02%) Bitbucket
5 4 (4.82%) JIRA
5 4 (4.82%) LoadRunner
5 4 (4.82%) Subversion
5 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.61%) git-flow
6 3 (3.61%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (2.41%) Ant
7 2 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.41%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.20%) JProfiler
8 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.20%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.20%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (14.46%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Banking
2 5 (6.02%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.61%) Games
4 2 (2.41%) Back Office
4 2 (2.41%) Front Office
4 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (14.46%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (9.64%) Administrator
2 8 (9.64%) Developer
2 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (9.64%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (7.23%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (7.23%) VMware Engineer
4 5 (6.02%) Architect
5 4 (4.82%) Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 4 (4.82%) Integration Specialist
5 4 (4.82%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) Technical Architect
5 4 (4.82%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (3.61%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (3.61%) Data Integration Specialist
6 3 (3.61%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (3.61%) Security Advisor
6 3 (3.61%) Security Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.87%) Web Services
2 12 (14.46%) LAMP
3 10 (12.05%) LAPP Stack
4 9 (10.84%) SOAP
5 7 (8.43%) Java EE
6 6 (7.23%) CSS
6 6 (7.23%) HTML
7 5 (6.02%) ELK Stack
7 5 (6.02%) Sensu
7 5 (6.02%) XML
8 4 (4.82%) Ajax
8 4 (4.82%) JMX
8 4 (4.82%) Swagger
9 3 (3.61%) Django
9 3 (3.61%) MAPI
9 3 (3.61%) RSS
10 2 (2.41%) Flash
10 2 (2.41%) J2EE
10 2 (2.41%) jQuery
10 2 (2.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Client/Server
1 10 (12.05%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.02%) Clustering
3 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.82%) PKI
3 4 (4.82%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.61%) CESG
4 3 (3.61%) Cryptography
4 3 (3.61%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.61%) iPhone
4 3 (3.61%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.41%) NHS
5 2 (2.41%) Replication
5 2 (2.41%) Statistics
5 2 (2.41%) User Experience
6 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (44.58%) Windows
2 35 (42.17%) Linux
3 30 (36.14%) Unix
4 15 (18.07%) CentOS
5 12 (14.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (13.25%) Ubuntu
6 11 (13.25%) Windows Server
6 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (12.05%) Debian
8 7 (8.43%) Solaris
8 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (4.82%) Windows Vista
10 3 (3.61%) Android
10 3 (3.61%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.20%) AIX
12 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.28%) DevOps
3 13 (15.66%) Open Source
4 8 (9.64%) Network Management
5 7 (8.43%) ITIL
5 7 (8.43%) Load Balancing
6 6 (7.23%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.23%) High Availability
6 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 6 (7.23%) Load Testing
6 6 (7.23%) OO
7 5 (6.02%) Auto-Scaling
7 5 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.02%) Patch Management
7 5 (6.02%) People Management
8 4 (4.82%) Data Architecture
8 4 (4.82%) E-Discovery
8 4 (4.82%) Server Building
8 4 (4.82%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.51%) Perl
1 22 (26.51%) Python
2 21 (25.30%) Java
3 16 (19.28%) SQL
4 12 (14.46%) Bash Shell
5 10 (12.05%) JavaScript
5 10 (12.05%) PowerShell
5 10 (12.05%) Ruby
6 9 (10.84%) C++
7 8 (9.64%) PHP
8 7 (8.43%) Shell Script
9 5 (6.02%) C
10 3 (3.61%) Korn
11 2 (2.41%) Groovy
12 1 (1.20%) C#
12 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (15.66%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (9.64%) CCNA
4 8 (9.64%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (7.23%) Degree
7 4 (4.82%) CCNP
7 4 (4.82%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 3 (3.61%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (3.61%) CISSP
8 3 (3.61%) MCITP
8 3 (3.61%) MCSA
8 3 (3.61%) MCSE
9 2 (2.41%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.41%) PMP
10 1 (1.20%) CEH
10 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) PCI DSS
2 6 (7.23%) HL7
2 6 (7.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.41%) QA
4 1 (1.20%) RMADS
4 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (20.48%) Active Directory
3 12 (14.46%) NFS
4 8 (9.64%) Hyper-V
5 7 (8.43%) vCloud
5 7 (8.43%) vSphere
6 6 (7.23%) KVM
6 6 (7.23%) Sendmail
7 5 (6.02%) XenServer
8 4 (4.82%) Xen
9 3 (3.61%) Ceph
9 3 (3.61%) Dovecot
9 3 (3.61%) iptables
9 3 (3.61%) Squid
9 3 (3.61%) Terminal Server
9 3 (3.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (3.61%) VMware ESX
10 2 (2.41%) OpenSSH
10 2 (2.41%) Varnish
11 1 (1.20%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 17 (20.48%) Nagios
1 17 (20.48%) Puppet
2 9 (10.84%) HAProxy
3 8 (9.64%) Cacti
4 7 (8.43%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (7.23%) logstash
6 5 (6.02%) Ansible
6 5 (6.02%) Kibana
7 4 (4.82%) Bacula
7 4 (4.82%) Grafana
7 4 (4.82%) Uchiwa
8 3 (3.61%) Backup Exec
8 3 (3.61%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (3.61%) ZABBIX
8 3 (3.61%) Zenoss
9 2 (2.41%) BladeLogic
9 2 (2.41%) RANCID
9 2 (2.41%) SCCM
10 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (27.71%) VMware
2 21 (25.30%) Cisco
3 20 (24.10%) Microsoft
4 18 (21.69%) Red Hat
5 12 (14.46%) Citrix
6 9 (10.84%) F5
6 9 (10.84%) NetApp
7 8 (9.64%) Dell
7 8 (9.64%) EMC
7 8 (9.64%) Google
7 8 (9.64%) IBM
8 7 (8.43%) Brocade
8 7 (8.43%) HP
8 7 (8.43%) Oracle
9 6 (7.23%) CheckPoint
9 6 (7.23%) Juniper
10 4 (4.82%) 3PAR
10 4 (4.82%) CommVault
11 3 (3.61%) MEDITECH
11 3 (3.61%) Vyatta