Period
to 18 April 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 412 428 522
Rank change year-on-year +16 +94 +28
Contract jobs citing SMTP 42 24 88
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.09% 0.92% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 56
10th Percentile £200 £262 £311
25th Percentile £230 £285 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £350 £400
Median % change year-on-year +35.71% -12.50% +3.90%
75th Percentile £525 £444 £491
90th Percentile £574 £546 £603
England median daily rate £425 £368 £425
% change year-on-year +15.65% -13.53% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £62.50 - -
England median hourly rate £51.25 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +28.13% +14.29% +90.48%

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 2,006 2,604 4,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.12% 11.04% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,382 1,826 3,052
10th Percentile £285 £200 £213
25th Percentile £381 £337 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £551 £575
90th Percentile £656 £650 £650
England median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 85 98
10th Percentile £13.55 £14.37 £14.75
25th Percentile £21.34 £17.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.68
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +5.57% +18.40%
75th Percentile £50.75 £47.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £67.40 £50.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +28.21% +8.33% -4.99%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 +44 2 £448 +54.31% 1
East London - 1 - - 1
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (61.90%) DNS
2 22 (52.38%) Windows
3 19 (45.24%) FTP
4 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 13 (30.95%) Azure
7 12 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 12 (28.57%) Finance
8 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (23.81%) SQL
9 10 (23.81%) .NET
9 10 (23.81%) DMARC
9 10 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (21.43%) Microsoft 365
10 9 (21.43%) LDAP
10 9 (21.43%) HTTP
11 8 (19.05%) ETL
11 8 (19.05%) JIRA
11 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
11 8 (19.05%) ServiceNow
11 8 (19.05%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
12 7 (16.67%) AWS
12 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) IIS
12 7 (16.67%) Java
12 7 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (16.67%) Migration
12 7 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme

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%) IIS
2 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.14%) SAS
4 2 (4.76%) Confluence
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.38%) Apache
5 1 (2.38%) CICS
5 1 (2.38%) IBM Domino
5 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.95%) Azure
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (19.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (16.67%) AWS
5 4 (9.52%) OneDrive
6 3 (7.14%) GCP
7 2 (4.76%) PaaS
8 1 (2.38%) Mimecast
8 1 (2.38%) Power Platform
8 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (61.90%) DNS
2 19 (45.24%) FTP
3 12 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 10 (23.81%) DMARC
5 9 (21.43%) HTTP
6 6 (14.29%) DHCP
6 6 (14.29%) Firewall
7 5 (11.90%) DKIM
7 5 (11.90%) SMS
8 4 (9.52%) ICMP
8 4 (9.52%) MPLS
8 4 (9.52%) VLAN
8 4 (9.52%) VoIP
8 4 (9.52%) Wireless
9 3 (7.14%) IMAP
9 3 (7.14%) Internet
9 3 (7.14%) SD-WAN
9 3 (7.14%) SSL
9 3 (7.14%) TETRA
9 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (11.90%) CockroachDB
4 3 (7.14%) Big Data
4 3 (7.14%) Blockchain
4 3 (7.14%) MySQL
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.14%) SSDT
5 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) JIRA
2 5 (11.90%) Cucumber
2 5 (11.90%) Cypress.io
2 5 (11.90%) JUnit
2 5 (11.90%) Mockito
2 5 (11.90%) Selenium
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (4.76%) Artifactory
4 2 (4.76%) Gerrit
4 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Marketing
4 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (14.29%) Analyst
1 6 (14.29%) Architect
1 6 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Build Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Consultant
2 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Network Build Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Network Consultant
3 4 (9.52%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Administrator
4 3 (7.14%) AWS Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Data Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) .NET
2 9 (21.43%) LDAP
3 5 (11.90%) REST
3 5 (11.90%) SOAP
3 5 (11.90%) Spring
4 2 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (4.76%) XML
4 2 (4.76%) YAML
5 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Marketing Technology
2 3 (7.14%) CCTV
2 3 (7.14%) Fibre Optics
2 3 (7.14%) SCADA
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (52.38%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
3 5 (11.90%) Windows 10
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.38%) FreeBSD
6 1 (2.38%) OpenVMS
6 1 (2.38%) VMS
6 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (19.05%) ETL
4 7 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 7 (16.67%) Migration
4 7 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (14.29%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 6 (14.29%) ITSM
6 5 (11.90%) API Integration
6 5 (11.90%) ATDD
6 5 (11.90%) Change Management
6 5 (11.90%) CRM
6 5 (11.90%) Data Governance
6 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
6 5 (11.90%) Data Privacy
6 5 (11.90%) Marketing Automation
6 5 (11.90%) Push Notifications
6 5 (11.90%) Scrum
6 5 (11.90%) TDD
6 5 (11.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 7 (16.67%) Java
2 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.90%) C
3 5 (11.90%) ES6
3 5 (11.90%) Java 8
3 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.90%) Python
3 5 (11.90%) TypeScript
4 3 (7.14%) C#
4 3 (7.14%) C++
4 3 (7.14%) Perl
4 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.14%) VB
5 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.76%) Groovy
5 2 (4.76%) Ruby
5 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) A+ Certification
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) CCIE
4 1 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (2.38%) CISM
4 1 (2.38%) CISSP
4 1 (2.38%) GIAC
4 1 (2.38%) MCSA
4 1 (2.38%) MCSE
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) Data Quality
1 5 (11.90%) GDPR
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) XenApp
3 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.76%) Ansible
2 2 (4.76%) Terraform
3 1 (2.38%) Nagios
3 1 (2.38%) SafeCom
3 1 (2.38%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) ServiceNow
3 5 (11.90%) Adobe
3 5 (11.90%) Cisco
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle
5 3 (7.14%) Google
5 3 (7.14%) VMware
6 2 (4.76%) Atlassian
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix
6 2 (4.76%) Proofpoint
6 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.38%) CyberArk
7 1 (2.38%) EMC
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) IBM
7 1 (2.38%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.38%) Lotus
7 1 (2.38%) New Relic
7 1 (2.38%) Zerto