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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 544 447 382
Rank change year-on-year -97 -65 +141
Contract jobs citing SMTP 42 57 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 2.25% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 14
10th Percentile £491 £200 £268
25th Percentile £600 £333 £281
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 £485 £308
Median % change year-on-year +44.33% +57.72% -20.65%
75th Percentile - £550 £369
90th Percentile - £598 £502
England median daily rate £630 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +43.18% +10.00% -9.09%

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 3,839 2,532 1,901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.69% 9.22% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,726 1,745 1,310
10th Percentile £313 £300 £250
25th Percentile £450 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £459
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +8.99% -3.42%
75th Percentile £655 £600 £575
90th Percentile £750 £690 £663
England median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 24 49
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.68 £15.10
25th Percentile £23.91 £20.94 £19.75
Median hourly rate £27.50 £33.25 £41.50
Median % change year-on-year -17.29% -19.88% +93.02%
75th Percentile £44.50 £51.44 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £75.10 £53.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.21 £21.69
% change year-on-year +7.71% +7.02% +8.44%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -39 3 £493 +33.11% 1
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 30 (71.43%) FTP
1 30 (71.43%) HTTP
2 29 (69.05%) Linux
3 28 (66.67%) DNS
4 27 (64.29%) Windows
5 25 (59.52%) SSH
6 24 (57.14%) Git (software)
6 24 (57.14%) Ansible
6 24 (57.14%) DevOps
7 23 (54.76%) Azure
7 23 (54.76%) Python
8 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
8 22 (52.38%) Bash
9 21 (50.00%) PowerShell
9 21 (50.00%) Terraform
9 21 (50.00%) Agile
10 20 (47.62%) SQL Server
10 20 (47.62%) Kubernetes
11 19 (45.24%) Test Automation
12 18 (42.86%) Azure DevOps
12 18 (42.86%) Deployment Automation
12 18 (42.86%) Strategic Roadmap
12 18 (42.86%) CI/CD
12 18 (42.86%) NFS
13 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
14 10 (23.81%) Java
14 10 (23.81%) Unix
15 9 (21.43%) HTTPS
15 9 (21.43%) Social Skills
16 8 (19.05%) Active Directory

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 (16.67%) Apache
2 6 (14.29%) nginx
3 4 (9.52%) JBoss
3 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Fuse
4 2 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.38%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (2.38%) Confluence
5 1 (2.38%) Drupal
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.38%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 23 (54.76%) Azure
2 18 (42.86%) Azure DevOps
3 6 (14.29%) AWS
4 4 (9.52%) GitHub
5 3 (7.14%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (4.76%) GCP
7 1 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (2.38%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
7 1 (2.38%) AWS KMS
7 1 (2.38%) Boomi
7 1 (2.38%) Power Platform
7 1 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (71.43%) FTP
1 30 (71.43%) HTTP
2 28 (66.67%) DNS
3 25 (59.52%) SSH
4 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
5 9 (21.43%) HTTPS
6 7 (16.67%) Firewall
7 4 (9.52%) MPLS
7 4 (9.52%) Network Security
7 4 (9.52%) SNMP
8 3 (7.14%) DHCP
8 3 (7.14%) LAN
8 3 (7.14%) POP3
8 3 (7.14%) SSL
8 3 (7.14%) VLAN
8 3 (7.14%) WAN
8 3 (7.14%) Wireless
9 2 (4.76%) BGP
9 2 (4.76%) IPsec
9 2 (4.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) MySQL
2 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 24 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.52%) Bitbucket
3 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.76%) Gradle
4 2 (4.76%) Maven
5 1 (2.38%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (2.38%) gulp
5 1 (2.38%) JIRA
5 1 (2.38%) Subversion
5 1 (2.38%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (21.43%) Social Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Presentation Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (42.86%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 18 (42.86%) Azure Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Consultant
3 6 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (7.14%) ServiceNow Developer
5 2 (4.76%) CyberArk Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Middleware Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Administrator
6 1 (2.38%) Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Junior
6 1 (2.38%) Junior Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) J2EE
1 7 (16.67%) Web Services
2 5 (11.90%) HTML
2 5 (11.90%) Middleware
2 5 (11.90%) SOAP
2 5 (11.90%) XML
3 4 (9.52%) Apache CXF
3 4 (9.52%) EJB
3 4 (9.52%) LDAP
3 4 (9.52%) OSGi
3 4 (9.52%) REST
3 4 (9.52%) Spring Boot
4 2 (4.76%) CSS
4 2 (4.76%) Node.js
5 1 (2.38%) .NET
5 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.38%) JSON
5 1 (2.38%) Spring
5 1 (2.38%) XMPP
5 1 (2.38%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) Clustering
2 2 (4.76%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) CMDB
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) NHS
3 1 (2.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 29 (69.05%) Linux
2 27 (64.29%) Windows
3 10 (23.81%) Unix
4 1 (2.38%) AIX
4 1 (2.38%) CentOS
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Solaris
4 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.38%) VMS
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) DevOps
2 21 (50.00%) Agile
3 19 (45.24%) Test Automation
4 18 (42.86%) CI/CD
4 18 (42.86%) Deployment Automation
4 18 (42.86%) Strategic Roadmap
5 7 (16.67%) ITSM
6 6 (14.29%) Migration
7 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
7 5 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (11.90%) Process Improvement
8 4 (9.52%) Conflict Resolution
8 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
8 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
8 4 (9.52%) Process Management
8 4 (9.52%) Workflow
9 3 (7.14%) Change Management
9 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 3 (7.14%) Service Management
10 2 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) Python
2 22 (52.38%) Bash
3 21 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 10 (23.81%) Java
5 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.14%) SQL
7 2 (4.76%) Perl
7 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.38%) C#
8 1 (2.38%) ES6
8 1 (2.38%) Groovy
8 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.76%) CCNP
3 1 (2.38%) CCNA
3 1 (2.38%) CISM
3 1 (2.38%) CISSP
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) GIAC
3 1 (2.38%) IISP
3 1 (2.38%) ISSAP
3 1 (2.38%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.38%) MCSA
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.38%) PMP
3 1 (2.38%) TOGAF Certification
System Software
1 18 (42.86%) NFS
2 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (57.14%) Ansible
2 21 (50.00%) Terraform
3 20 (47.62%) Kubernetes
4 4 (9.52%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (4.76%) Puppet
5 2 (4.76%) TrustSec
6 1 (2.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (2.38%) CASB
6 1 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (2.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 3 (7.14%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix
5 2 (4.76%) CyberArk
5 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.76%) IBM
5 2 (4.76%) SAP
5 2 (4.76%) VMware
5 2 (4.76%) Zscaler
6 1 (2.38%) Aveksa
6 1 (2.38%) Dell
6 1 (2.38%) Okta
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.38%) Splunk
6 1 (2.38%) Symantec
6 1 (2.38%) Trustwave
6 1 (2.38%) Veritas