Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 549 513
Rank change year-on-year -29 -36 +20
Contract jobs citing SMTP 56 58 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 0.93% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 33 65
London median daily rate £450 £470 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +21.29% +3.33%
10th Percentile £191 £280 £263
90th Percentile £613 £743 £565
England median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
London median hourly rate - £24.25 -
England median hourly rate £16.81 £38.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -56.63% +121.43% -22.87%

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 5329 6256 5948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.53% 13.93% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3583 4090 3922
London median daily rate £450 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £218
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 141 180
London median hourly rate £19.64 £19.00 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.37% +1.58% -1.55%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.38 £50.00 £45.03
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +3 15 £325 -23.53%
West London -11 5 £558 -
South London -35 1 - -
North London - 1 £550 -
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 31 (55.36%) HTTP
2 30 (53.57%) Windows
3 29 (51.79%) TCP/IP
4 24 (42.86%) Linux
5 23 (41.07%) DNS
6 22 (39.29%) VPN
6 22 (39.29%) VMware
7 20 (35.71%) Unix
8 18 (32.14%) Active Directory
8 18 (32.14%) Firewall
9 17 (30.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (30.36%) NAS
10 16 (28.57%) WAN
11 15 (26.79%) Java
11 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (25.00%) Apache
12 14 (25.00%) LDAP
12 14 (25.00%) DHCP
12 14 (25.00%) SSL
12 14 (25.00%) SAN
12 14 (25.00%) Windows Server
13 13 (23.21%) Data Centre
13 13 (23.21%) EMC
13 13 (23.21%) FTP
13 13 (23.21%) Migration
14 12 (21.43%) CentOS
14 12 (21.43%) SSH
14 12 (21.43%) LAN
14 12 (21.43%) Cisco
14 12 (21.43%) NetApp

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 14 (25.00%) Apache
2 11 (19.64%) MS Exchange
2 11 (19.64%) Tomcat
3 6 (10.71%) IIS
4 4 (7.14%) WebLogic
4 4 (7.14%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.57%) CMS
5 2 (3.57%) Drupal
5 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.79%) JBoss
6 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (1.79%) IaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.79%) PaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Route 53
3 1 (1.79%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (55.36%) HTTP
2 29 (51.79%) TCP/IP
3 23 (41.07%) DNS
4 22 (39.29%) VPN
5 18 (32.14%) Firewall
6 17 (30.36%) NAS
7 16 (28.57%) WAN
8 14 (25.00%) DHCP
8 14 (25.00%) LDAP
8 14 (25.00%) SAN
8 14 (25.00%) SSL
9 13 (23.21%) FTP
10 12 (21.43%) LAN
10 12 (21.43%) SSH
11 11 (19.64%) Network Security
12 9 (16.07%) MPLS
12 9 (16.07%) SNMP
13 8 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (14.29%) snoop
13 8 (14.29%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) MySQL
3 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.57%) Grunt
2 2 (3.57%) gulp
2 2 (3.57%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (3.57%) Subversion
3 1 (1.79%) GitLab
3 1 (1.79%) Gradle
3 1 (1.79%) Maven
3 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
1 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.14%) Marketing
3 3 (5.36%) Electronics
3 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Digital Economy
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 8 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.50%) Analyst
2 7 (12.50%) Consultant
3 6 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Migration Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Integration Consultant
5 4 (7.14%) Administrator
5 4 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Unix Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Unix Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Encryption Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) Web Services
2 8 (14.29%) RESTful
2 8 (14.29%) SOAP
3 6 (10.71%) .NET
3 6 (10.71%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (10.71%) Sensu
3 6 (10.71%) XML
4 3 (5.36%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (5.36%) FpML
4 3 (5.36%) HTML
5 2 (3.57%) 802.1X
5 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.57%) CSS
5 2 (3.57%) jQuery
5 2 (3.57%) LAMP
5 2 (3.57%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Data Centre
2 9 (16.07%) Private Cloud
3 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.14%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.57%) Clustering
5 2 (3.57%) Derivative
5 2 (3.57%) Replication
5 2 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.79%) CMDB
6 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.79%) Fintech
6 1 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) PKI
6 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (53.57%) Windows
2 24 (42.86%) Linux
3 20 (35.71%) Unix
4 17 (30.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 12 (21.43%) CentOS
7 10 (17.86%) Solaris
8 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (5.36%) Android
9 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
9 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
10 2 (3.57%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.57%) Ubuntu
10 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
10 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.79%) CatOS
11 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) Migration
2 9 (16.07%) Configuration Management
2 9 (16.07%) DevOps
3 8 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 8 (14.29%) OO
4 7 (12.50%) Server Hardening
5 6 (10.71%) ITIL
5 6 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (10.71%) OOP
6 5 (8.93%) Open Source
7 4 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (7.14%) Change Control
7 4 (7.14%) Change Management
7 4 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.14%) Information Security
7 4 (7.14%) Project Management
8 3 (5.36%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (5.36%) Programme Management
8 3 (5.36%) Time Management
8 3 (5.36%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) Java
2 11 (19.64%) SQL
3 10 (17.86%) Perl
4 8 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 7 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 7 (12.50%) Ruby
6 6 (10.71%) Groovy
6 6 (10.71%) Python
7 5 (8.93%) Bash Shell
7 5 (8.93%) Korn
7 5 (8.93%) PHP
8 4 (7.14%) C
9 2 (3.57%) C#
9 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) AWS Certification
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) CCIE
3 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (5.36%) MCSE
4 2 (3.57%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.57%) CISM
4 2 (3.57%) CISSP
5 1 (1.79%) CCA
5 1 (1.79%) CCDP
5 1 (1.79%) CCEA
5 1 (1.79%) CCNP
5 1 (1.79%) CEH
5 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.79%) MCITP
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) HL7
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 18 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 8 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 6 (10.71%) VMware NSX
4 6 (10.71%) vSphere
5 4 (7.14%) iptables
6 3 (5.36%) NFS
6 3 (5.36%) XenApp
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.57%) Terminal Server
7 2 (3.57%) XenServer
8 1 (1.79%) Firmware
8 1 (1.79%) UAG
8 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (19.64%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 6 (10.71%) Ansible
3 6 (10.71%) PowerCLI
3 6 (10.71%) vRealize
4 5 (8.93%) Puppet
5 4 (7.14%) Backup Exec
5 4 (7.14%) Nagios
5 4 (7.14%) Salt
6 2 (3.57%) EdgeSight
6 2 (3.57%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (3.57%) TADDM
6 2 (3.57%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.79%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (1.79%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (1.79%) Kibana
7 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.79%) logstash
7 1 (1.79%) Mesos
Vendors
1 22 (39.29%) VMware
2 13 (23.21%) EMC
3 12 (21.43%) Cisco
3 12 (21.43%) NetApp
4 10 (17.86%) Citrix
5 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 7 (12.50%) CommVault
7 7 (12.50%) HP
7 7 (12.50%) Oracle
8 6 (10.71%) Palo Alto
8 6 (10.71%) Red Hat
8 6 (10.71%) Symantec
9 4 (7.14%) F5
9 4 (7.14%) Sun
10 3 (5.36%) AppSense
10 3 (5.36%) SAP
10 3 (5.36%) ServiceNow
11 2 (3.57%) MEDITECH
11 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds