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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
England / London
Rank 380 405 398
Rank change year-on-year +25 -7  
Contract jobs citing SMTP 26 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 1.24% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 13
Median daily rate £400 £420 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £340 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £518 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £398
% change year-on-year +20.00% -11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.25

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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2440 2822 2847
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.53% 12.75% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1910 1826
Median daily rate £445 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £551 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 83
Median hourly rate £42.25 £21.92 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.74% +9.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £12.83 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SMTP in London

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMTP in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMTP in London

SMTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 4 £326 -47.92% 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £406 -
SMTP
England

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 London region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 26 (41.94%) DNS
2 24 (38.71%) Windows
2 24 (38.71%) HTTP
3 23 (37.10%) TCP/IP
4 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (27.42%) DHCP
5 17 (27.42%) Web Services
5 17 (27.42%) Internet
6 16 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (24.19%) VMware
7 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
8 14 (22.58%) Linux
8 14 (22.58%) Telecoms
8 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
9 13 (20.97%) Finance
9 13 (20.97%) Firewall
9 13 (20.97%) Web Application Development
10 12 (19.35%) Active Directory
10 12 (19.35%) SQL
10 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
10 12 (19.35%) SOAP
11 11 (17.74%) Scrum
11 11 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
11 11 (17.74%) IaaS
11 11 (17.74%) Software Architecture
11 11 (17.74%) PaaS
11 11 (17.74%) DKIM
11 11 (17.74%) DMARC
12 10 (16.13%) Kalman Filter

SMTP
Top Related 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 6 (9.68%) Apache
1 6 (9.68%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.06%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Office
2 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (17.74%) IaaS
2 11 (17.74%) PaaS
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (41.94%) DNS
2 24 (38.71%) HTTP
3 23 (37.10%) TCP/IP
4 17 (27.42%) DHCP
4 17 (27.42%) Internet
5 13 (20.97%) Firewall
6 11 (17.74%) DKIM
6 11 (17.74%) DMARC
7 10 (16.13%) SNMP
8 9 (14.52%) FTP
8 9 (14.52%) LDAP
8 9 (14.52%) SAN
8 9 (14.52%) SSH
8 9 (14.52%) VoIP
9 6 (9.68%) GGSN
9 6 (9.68%) GPRS
9 6 (9.68%) GSM
9 6 (9.68%) LTE
9 6 (9.68%) SSL
9 6 (9.68%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.52%) Data Mining
3 6 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.23%) DB2
4 2 (3.23%) MySQL
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.61%) Jackrabbit
5 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (3.23%) Mocha
3 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.61%) JUnit
4 1 (1.61%) Subversion
4 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 14 (22.58%) Telecoms
2 13 (20.97%) Finance
3 6 (9.68%) Back Office
3 6 (9.68%) Front Office
3 6 (9.68%) Marketing
4 5 (8.06%) Electronics
4 5 (8.06%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.23%) Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Legal
6 1 (1.61%) Advertising
6 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.61%) Publishing
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Developer
2 8 (12.90%) Administrator
3 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (9.68%) Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Back Office Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (8.06%) AWS Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) HTML CSS Developer
5 5 (8.06%) HTML Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.06%) UI Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Integration Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) ServiceNow Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Unix Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Data Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.42%) Web Services
2 12 (19.35%) SOAP
3 10 (16.13%) CSS
3 10 (16.13%) XML
4 8 (12.90%) HTML
5 7 (11.29%) Ajax
5 7 (11.29%) REST
6 5 (8.06%) AngularJS
6 5 (8.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (6.45%) JSON
8 3 (4.84%) JPA
9 2 (3.23%) Akka
9 2 (3.23%) Chai
9 2 (3.23%) CSS3
9 2 (3.23%) Java EE
9 2 (3.23%) jQuery
9 2 (3.23%) OAuth
9 2 (3.23%) React
9 2 (3.23%) Redux
9 2 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) User Experience
2 6 (9.68%) Clustering
2 6 (9.68%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (8.06%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.06%) Private Cloud
4 4 (6.45%) Derivative
4 4 (6.45%) Replication
5 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.23%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (3.23%) NHS
7 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.71%) Windows
2 14 (22.58%) Linux
3 10 (16.13%) Unix
4 9 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (11.29%) CentOS
6 6 (9.68%) Windows Server
7 5 (8.06%) Solaris
8 3 (4.84%) Data ONTAP
8 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.61%) Android
10 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.61%) Debian
10 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.97%) Web Application Development
3 11 (17.74%) Scrum
3 11 (17.74%) Software Architecture
4 10 (16.13%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (14.52%) Configuration Management
5 9 (14.52%) Statistical Analysis
6 8 (12.90%) HOOD
6 8 (12.90%) Validation
7 7 (11.29%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (11.29%) DevOps
7 7 (11.29%) Web Development
8 6 (9.68%) Capacity Management
8 6 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (9.68%) Fault Management
8 6 (9.68%) Functional Testing
8 6 (9.68%) Network Management
8 6 (9.68%) People Management
8 6 (9.68%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
2 12 (19.35%) SQL
3 10 (16.13%) PowerShell
4 8 (12.90%) Java
5 7 (11.29%) Python
6 6 (9.68%) Bash Shell
6 6 (9.68%) Perl
7 5 (8.06%) PHP
7 5 (8.06%) Shell Script
8 4 (6.45%) Korn
9 2 (3.23%) C#
9 2 (3.23%) ES6
9 2 (3.23%) Scala
10 1 (1.61%) C
10 1 (1.61%) ECMAScript
10 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) CCIE
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 7 (11.29%) HL7
3 2 (3.23%) QA
3 2 (3.23%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 12 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 11 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (16.13%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.84%) Dovecot
4 3 (4.84%) NFS
5 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.23%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.23%) XenServer
6 1 (1.61%) vCloud
6 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.61%) vSphere
6 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) Nagios
2 7 (11.29%) NetBackup
3 6 (9.68%) Puppet
4 5 (8.06%) Ansible
5 4 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (6.45%) Salt
6 2 (3.23%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.23%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (3.23%) SCCM
6 2 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.61%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) VMware
2 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.90%) Cisco
4 6 (9.68%) Huawei
5 5 (8.06%) NetApp
5 5 (8.06%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.06%) SAP
5 5 (8.06%) ServiceNow
6 4 (6.45%) Oracle
7 3 (4.84%) Cerner
7 3 (4.84%) Citrix
7 3 (4.84%) McKesson
7 3 (4.84%) MEDITECH
8 2 (3.23%) EMC
8 2 (3.23%) HP
8 2 (3.23%) IBM
8 2 (3.23%) Symantec
8 2 (3.23%) Veritas
9 1 (1.61%) Adobe
9 1 (1.61%) Apple