Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 235 257
Rank change year-on-year -10 +22 +23
Contract jobs citing SMTP 12 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.59% 0.93% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 8
City of London median daily rate £350 £463 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.32% +15.26% +9.93%
10th Percentile £231 £348 £310
90th Percentile £500 £538 £526
Central London median daily rate £325 £463 £339
% change year-on-year -29.73% +36.53% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

SMTP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following 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 or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 754 970 1102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.53% 14.48% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 740 828
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £213 £286 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 30
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +7.10% -9.03%
10th Percentile £11.68 £11.50 £14.03
90th Percentile £23.52 £48.63 £30.33
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.74
% change year-on-year -10.53% +7.10% -6.63%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SMTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMTP in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 November 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) NAS
3 9 (75.00%) EMC
4 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) NetApp
4 7 (58.33%) VMware
4 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (50.00%) SAN
5 6 (50.00%) DNS
5 6 (50.00%) Unix
6 5 (41.67%) DHCP
6 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
6 5 (41.67%) Solaris
6 5 (41.67%) Linux
6 5 (41.67%) SQL
6 5 (41.67%) CommVault
6 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
7 4 (33.33%) vRealize
7 4 (33.33%) PowerCLI
7 4 (33.33%) Server Hardening
7 4 (33.33%) Palo Alto
7 4 (33.33%) VMware NSX
7 4 (33.33%) Private Cloud
7 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
7 4 (33.33%) vSphere
7 4 (33.33%) Network Security
7 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008

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 2 (16.67%) Apache
1 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Drupal
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) NAS
2 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 6 (50.00%) SAN
3 5 (41.67%) DHCP
3 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) LAN
4 4 (33.33%) MPLS
4 4 (33.33%) Network Security
4 4 (33.33%) SNMP
4 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 4 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) HTTP
6 2 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (16.67%) Intranet
6 2 (16.67%) snoop
6 2 (16.67%) tcpdump
6 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
7 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
7 1 (8.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Grunt
1 1 (8.33%) gulp
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Economy
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Unix Support
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Unix Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Unix Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Unix Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
1 1 (8.33%) LAMP
1 1 (8.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Unix
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Solaris
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) CentOS
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
1 4 (33.33%) Server Hardening
2 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (16.67%) Open Source
3 2 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile First
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Personalization
4 1 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Security Patching
4 1 (8.33%) Task Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (25.00%) Korn
3 3 (25.00%) Perl
3 3 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) VMware NSX
2 4 (33.33%) vSphere
2 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (16.67%) iptables
5 1 (8.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) PowerCLI
1 4 (33.33%) vRealize
2 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (16.67%) Ansible
3 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
3 2 (16.67%) IBM BigFix
3 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (16.67%) Puppet
3 2 (16.67%) Salt
3 2 (16.67%) TADDM
4 1 (8.33%) Ionix
4 1 (8.33%) Nagios
4 1 (8.33%) SCOM
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) EMC
2 7 (58.33%) NetApp
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) CommVault
4 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (33.33%) Palo Alto
5 3 (25.00%) Symantec
6 2 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) IBM
6 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
6 2 (16.67%) Sun
7 1 (8.33%) AppSense
7 1 (8.33%) Forcepoint
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) SAP