Period
to 25 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 May 2020 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)
England > London
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 396 510 540
Rank change year-on-year +114 +30 -22
Contract jobs citing SMTP 23 84 97
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 1.99% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 45 65
Median daily rate £308 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.65% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £261 £313 £271
90th Percentile £522 £605 £568
England median daily rate £370 £440 £388
% change year-on-year -15.91% +13.55% -4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £45.00 £18.38
% change year-on-year - +144.90% -14.53%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,147 4,227 5,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.88% 10.43% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,406 2,869 3,882
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £213 £225 £219
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 98 168
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.15% +26.68% -15.54%
10th Percentile £16.63 £14.75 £12.93
90th Percentile £51.75 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.50%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in London

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for SMTP in London

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SMTP in London over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SMTP in London

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for SMTP in London

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the London region over the 6 months to 25 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +97 4 £290 -36.96% 1
South London +33 3 £270 -49.77%
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
3 15 (65.22%) DNS
4 14 (60.87%) Office 365
5 12 (52.17%) Azure
5 12 (52.17%) Windows
6 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
7 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
7 9 (39.13%) DHCP
8 7 (30.43%) SharePoint
8 7 (30.43%) Skype
9 6 (26.09%) XenApp
9 6 (26.09%) ITIL
9 6 (26.09%) Citrix
9 6 (26.09%) Firewall
10 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
10 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
10 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
10 5 (21.74%) SCCM
10 5 (21.74%) SCOM
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (21.74%) Data Protection
10 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
10 5 (21.74%) GCP
10 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
11 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications
11 4 (17.39%) E-Discovery
11 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012

SMTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 7 (30.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
3 4 (17.39%) IIS
4 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
5 2 (8.70%) Apache
5 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (4.35%) JCAPS
6 1 (4.35%) Mailman
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (60.87%) Office 365
2 12 (52.17%) Azure
3 5 (21.74%) GCP
4 3 (13.04%) AWS
4 3 (13.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (13.04%) Mimecast
5 1 (4.35%) IaaS
5 1 (4.35%) OneDrive
5 1 (4.35%) PaaS
5 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) DNS
2 9 (39.13%) DHCP
3 7 (30.43%) Skype
4 6 (26.09%) Firewall
5 4 (17.39%) HTTP
5 4 (17.39%) Network Security
5 4 (17.39%) SAN
5 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications
6 3 (13.04%) DKIM
6 3 (13.04%) DMARC
6 3 (13.04%) SSH
7 2 (8.70%) FTP
7 2 (8.70%) LAN
7 2 (8.70%) VLAN
7 2 (8.70%) WAN
8 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
8 1 (4.35%) POP3
8 1 (4.35%) VoIP
8 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) OLAP
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) Maven
1 1 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Data Centre Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) LDAP
2 2 (8.70%) REST
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (4.35%) JDBC
3 1 (4.35%) JMS
3 1 (4.35%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) WSDL
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) XSD
3 1 (4.35%) XSL
3 1 (4.35%) XSLT
3 1 (4.35%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) PKI
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) N-Tier
3 2 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.35%) NHS
4 1 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (17.39%) Linux
5 3 (13.04%) Unix
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.35%) CentOS
7 1 (4.35%) SUSE
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Data Protection
3 4 (17.39%) E-Discovery
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.70%) Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) Change Management
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) MVC
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) SIEM
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Task Automation
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.35%) Proactive Management
6 1 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (4.35%) Service Management
6 1 (4.35%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) Perl
3 3 (13.04%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) Erlang
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Lisp
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) MCSE
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCSA
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.35%) HL7
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) XenApp
3 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) NFS
4 1 (4.35%) Postfix
4 1 (4.35%) UAG
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
1 5 (21.74%) SCOM
2 2 (8.70%) Kibana
2 2 (8.70%) Nessus
2 2 (8.70%) WSUS
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (4.35%) logstash
3 1 (4.35%) Nagios
3 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (4.35%) TrustSec
3 1 (4.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Citrix
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Carbon Black
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 2 (8.70%) Juniper
4 2 (8.70%) Veeam
5 1 (4.35%) ArcSight
5 1 (4.35%) BMC
5 1 (4.35%) CA
5 1 (4.35%) DocuSign
5 1 (4.35%) Forcepoint
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) Proofpoint
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.35%) Remedy
5 1 (4.35%) Splunk
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas