Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 161 128 226
Rank change year-on-year -33 +98 +23
Contract jobs citing SMTP 3 2 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.087% 0.087% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 0.82% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £370 £350 £470
Median % change year-on-year +5.71% -25.53% -5.53%
Central London median daily rate £370 £290 £473
% change year-on-year +27.59% -38.62% -5.03%

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 300 244 724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.73% 10.59% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 183 547
10th Percentile £338 £251 £210
25th Percentile £413 £381 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £518 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.70% +2.11% +5.56%
75th Percentile £597 £579 £575
90th Percentile £706 £648 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £478
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.52% +6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 18
10th Percentile £13.88 £36.78 £13.23
25th Percentile £17.44 £36.81 £18.84
Median hourly rate £22.25 £37.75 £31.75
Median % change year-on-year -41.06% +18.90% +68.44%
75th Percentile £34.25 £47.56 £41.34
90th Percentile £37.75 £52.93 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £37.63 £31.00
% change year-on-year -40.86% +21.37% +64.46%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SMTP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SMTP in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SMTP in the City of London

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SMTP in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for SMTP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Lotus
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Domino
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Proofpoint
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (66.67%) Skype
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) ITSM
3 1 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) 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 2 (66.67%) IBM Domino
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Notes
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) Skype
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Domino Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Exchange Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) EMC
1 2 (66.67%) Lotus
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Proofpoint
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow