Period
to 25 October 2021

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 October 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)
England > London
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 505 353 522
Rank change year-on-year -152 +169 +55
Contract jobs citing SMTP 54 16 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.55% 1.02% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 7 25
10th Percentile £387 £281 £330
25th Percentile £463 £316 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £501 £380 £475
Median % change year-on-year +31.71% -20.00% +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £507 £550
90th Percentile £648 £570 £676
England median daily rate £500 £471 £450
% change year-on-year +6.15% +4.72% +11.73%

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 3,487 1,569 3,911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.70% 11.09% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,402 1,072 2,703
10th Percentile £285 £263 £200
25th Percentile £413 £388 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £645 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £656
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 19 99
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £22.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.64% +30.23% +13.16%
75th Percentile £37.75 £41.88 £47.25
90th Percentile £53.35 £58.60 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.51 £31.50 £25.40
% change year-on-year -34.89% +24.02% +35.61%

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 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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 -58 3 £355 -6.58% 1
East London - 1 - - 2
SMTP
England

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

1 30 (55.56%) DNS
2 29 (53.70%) Windows
3 25 (46.30%) TCP/IP
3 25 (46.30%) Finance
3 25 (46.30%) Social Skills
4 24 (44.44%) FTP
5 21 (38.89%) Microsoft
6 20 (37.04%) Firewall
6 20 (37.04%) Azure
7 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
8 18 (33.33%) Linux
8 18 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
8 18 (33.33%) PowerShell
9 17 (31.48%) HTTP
10 14 (25.93%) Windows 10
11 13 (24.07%) OneDrive
11 13 (24.07%) Cisco
11 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Intune
12 12 (22.22%) Degree
12 12 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (20.37%) Project Delivery
13 11 (20.37%) SSH
13 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (20.37%) VLAN
13 11 (20.37%) VoIP
13 11 (20.37%) Python
13 11 (20.37%) SQL
13 11 (20.37%) Wireless
13 11 (20.37%) Telecoms
13 11 (20.37%) MPLS

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 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.81%) IIS
3 6 (11.11%) Apache
3 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
4 5 (9.26%) WebLogic
5 4 (7.41%) WebSphere
6 3 (5.56%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.85%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.85%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.85%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (37.04%) Azure
2 18 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
3 13 (24.07%) OneDrive
4 12 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (11.11%) AWS
6 5 (9.26%) IaaS
6 5 (9.26%) Kong
7 4 (7.41%) SaaS
8 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (3.70%) PaaS
8 2 (3.70%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.85%) GCP
9 1 (1.85%) GitHub
9 1 (1.85%) GitHub Actions
9 1 (1.85%) Google Workspace
9 1 (1.85%) PowerApps
9 1 (1.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (55.56%) DNS
2 25 (46.30%) TCP/IP
3 24 (44.44%) FTP
4 20 (37.04%) Firewall
5 17 (31.48%) HTTP
6 11 (20.37%) ICMP
6 11 (20.37%) MPLS
6 11 (20.37%) SSH
6 11 (20.37%) VLAN
6 11 (20.37%) VoIP
6 11 (20.37%) Wireless
7 10 (18.52%) DKIM
7 10 (18.52%) DMARC
7 10 (18.52%) TETRA
8 9 (16.67%) DHCP
9 8 (14.81%) SSL
10 7 (12.96%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (11.11%) VPN
12 5 (9.26%) Internet
12 5 (9.26%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) MySQL
2 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.85%) Big Data
3 1 (1.85%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) JIRA
2 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.85%) Gradle
3 1 (1.85%) Maven
3 1 (1.85%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 25 (46.30%) Finance
1 25 (46.30%) Social Skills
2 11 (20.37%) Telecoms
3 9 (16.67%) Influencing Skills
4 5 (9.26%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.70%) Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.85%) Advertising
6 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.85%) Legal
6 1 (1.85%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 9 (16.67%) Architect
2 8 (14.81%) Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Applications Support
3 7 (12.96%) Applications Support Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Telecoms Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Lead Network Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Administrator
8 2 (3.70%) Azure Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Exchange Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) IT Analyst
9 1 (1.85%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) .NET
2 6 (11.11%) JMS
2 6 (11.11%) JSON
2 6 (11.11%) REST
2 6 (11.11%) SOAP
2 6 (11.11%) XML
3 5 (9.26%) HTML
3 5 (9.26%) HTML5
3 5 (9.26%) Kafka
3 5 (9.26%) LAMP
3 5 (9.26%) LDAP
3 5 (9.26%) XML-RPC
4 4 (7.41%) SonicMQ
4 4 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (5.56%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.85%) GraphQL
6 1 (1.85%) JDBC
6 1 (1.85%) Node.js
6 1 (1.85%) SAML
6 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) CCTV
1 10 (18.52%) Fibre Optics
2 8 (14.81%) SCADA
3 7 (12.96%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (11.11%) User Experience
5 5 (9.26%) Wiki
6 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (3.70%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.85%) Blog
8 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.85%) Digital Currency
8 1 (1.85%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.85%) PMI
8 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (53.70%) Windows
2 18 (33.33%) Linux
3 14 (25.93%) Windows 10
4 9 (16.67%) Unix
5 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 5 (9.26%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.56%) Android
8 3 (5.56%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.56%) FreeBSD
9 2 (3.70%) Solaris
10 1 (1.85%) AIX
10 1 (1.85%) Debian
10 1 (1.85%) HPUX
10 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.85%) Slackware
10 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (20.37%) Project Delivery
2 10 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 9 (16.67%) ITIL
3 9 (16.67%) ITSM
3 9 (16.67%) Product Roadmap
3 9 (16.67%) Scrum
4 7 (12.96%) Acceptance Criteria
4 7 (12.96%) Knowledge Management
4 7 (12.96%) Migration
5 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (9.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (9.26%) DevOps
6 5 (9.26%) High Availability
6 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 4 (7.41%) Contract Management
7 4 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (7.41%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 11 (20.37%) Python
2 11 (20.37%) SQL
3 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.96%) Shell Script
5 6 (11.11%) Java
6 5 (9.26%) VBScript
7 2 (3.70%) C
7 2 (3.70%) Perl
8 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.85%) Ruby
8 1 (1.85%) Tcl
8 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Degree
2 5 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (9.26%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.56%) CCNP
3 3 (5.56%) MCP
3 3 (5.56%) MCSA
3 3 (5.56%) MCSE
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) CISSP
4 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) CCNA
5 1 (1.85%) CCSP
5 1 (1.85%) CEH
5 1 (1.85%) CISM
5 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) GIAC
5 1 (1.85%) OSCP
5 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) Accessibility
1 1 (1.85%) GDPR
1 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.26%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (5.56%) Docker
3 3 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.85%) Dovecot
5 1 (1.85%) KVM
5 1 (1.85%) LXC
5 1 (1.85%) Postfix
5 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (11.11%) Nagios
3 4 (7.41%) Kubernetes
3 4 (7.41%) SCCM
4 2 (3.70%) Ansible
4 2 (3.70%) Puppet
5 1 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.85%) Grafana
5 1 (1.85%) Kibana
5 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.85%) Proxmox
5 1 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.07%) Cisco
3 9 (16.67%) ServiceNow
4 6 (11.11%) Oracle
5 5 (9.26%) AppDynamics
5 5 (9.26%) IBM
6 3 (5.56%) Aruba
6 3 (5.56%) F5
6 3 (5.56%) Infoblox
6 3 (5.56%) Zscaler
7 2 (3.70%) Citrix
7 2 (3.70%) Proofpoint
8 1 (1.85%) Adobe
8 1 (1.85%) EMC
8 1 (1.85%) HP
8 1 (1.85%) Lotus
8 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.85%) VMware
8 1 (1.85%) webMethods