The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SMTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 160 194
Rank change year-on-year +1 +34  
Contract jobs citing SMTP 4 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 1.30% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Median daily rate £325 £363 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +16.93%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £398
% change year-on-year - -11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.83 £25.00
% change year-on-year -27.98% -16.68%  

SMTP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 335 463 749
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.23% 13.93% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 365 554
Median daily rate £425 £463 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +11.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 25
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £18.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +3.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.60 £30.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SMTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in the City of London

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SMTP in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SMTP in the City of London

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMTP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 City of London region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) DHCP
2 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 7 (87.50%) SAN
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Hyper-V
3 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (62.50%) Unix
4 5 (62.50%) Solaris
4 5 (62.50%) Linux
4 5 (62.50%) Python
4 5 (62.50%) Perl
4 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (62.50%) NetApp
4 5 (62.50%) NAS
4 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
4 5 (62.50%) Korn
4 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
4 5 (62.50%) CentOS
4 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (50.00%) Puppet
5 4 (50.00%) Ansible
5 4 (50.00%) Salt
5 4 (50.00%) NetBackup
5 4 (50.00%) EMC
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco
6 3 (37.50%) IBM
6 3 (37.50%) Active Directory

SMTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) DHCP
1 7 (87.50%) DNS
1 7 (87.50%) SAN
2 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (62.50%) NAS
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) FTP
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (12.50%) ADSL
6 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (12.50%) HTTP
6 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
6 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) LDAP
6 1 (12.50%) MPLS
6 1 (12.50%) SSL
6 1 (12.50%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Unix Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Unix Support
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Unix Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Derivative
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) Replication
3 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) CentOS
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Solaris
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Deduplication
1 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (25.00%) High Availability
1 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (25.00%) Server Building
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
1 5 (62.50%) Korn
1 5 (62.50%) Perl
1 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
1 5 (62.50%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Hyper-V
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (25.00%) XenServer
5 1 (12.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Ansible
1 4 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 4 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (50.00%) Puppet
1 4 (50.00%) Salt
2 3 (37.50%) IBM BigFix
2 3 (37.50%) TADDM
3 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (25.00%) Nagios
3 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (25.00%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (12.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) NetApp
3 4 (50.00%) EMC
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) IBM
4 3 (37.50%) ServiceNow
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) SAP
5 2 (25.00%) Symantec
5 2 (25.00%) Veritas
6 1 (12.50%) Apple
6 1 (12.50%) CommVault