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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 378 398
Rank change year-on-year -11 +20  
Contract jobs citing SMTP 35 40 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.53% 1.35% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 15
Median daily rate £513 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.58% +32.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £350 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £685 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £398
% change year-on-year - -11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.28% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.83 £25.00
% change year-on-year -27.98% -16.68%  

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 2289 2966 3107
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.03% 13.87% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1528 2019 2015
Median daily rate £450 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 47 91
Median hourly rate £24.93 £22.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.31% +11.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £12.05 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Hammersmith +2 9 £555 +5.71% 1
City of London -6 4 £325 -10.34% 2
Chessington - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
SMTP
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 34 (55.74%) DNS
2 30 (49.18%) VMware
3 29 (47.54%) Linux
4 28 (45.90%) HTTP
5 26 (42.62%) TCP/IP
6 25 (40.98%) Windows
7 24 (39.34%) Web Services
8 22 (36.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (34.43%) Java
9 21 (34.43%) CentOS
10 20 (32.79%) LDAP
11 19 (31.15%) DHCP
11 19 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 19 (31.15%) Opscode Chef
11 19 (31.15%) DevOps
12 18 (29.51%) SOAP
12 18 (29.51%) Shell Script
13 17 (27.87%) Unix
13 17 (27.87%) PowerShell
14 16 (26.23%) Active Directory
14 16 (26.23%) Configuration Management
15 15 (24.59%) Hyper-V
16 14 (22.95%) Firewall
17 13 (21.31%) SAN
17 13 (21.31%) Tomcat
17 13 (21.31%) Python
18 12 (19.67%) Apache
18 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
18 12 (19.67%) Perl
18 12 (19.67%) SQL Server

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 13 (21.31%) Tomcat
2 12 (19.67%) Apache
3 8 (13.11%) MS Exchange
4 4 (6.56%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.28%) IIS
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.64%) JBoss
7 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.20%) Office 365
3 2 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.28%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.28%) Route 53
3 2 (3.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.64%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.64%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.64%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (55.74%) DNS
2 28 (45.90%) HTTP
3 26 (42.62%) TCP/IP
4 20 (32.79%) LDAP
5 19 (31.15%) DHCP
6 14 (22.95%) Firewall
7 13 (21.31%) SAN
8 10 (16.39%) IMAP
8 10 (16.39%) NAS
8 10 (16.39%) SSH
8 10 (16.39%) SSL
9 8 (13.11%) FTP
9 8 (13.11%) Internet
9 8 (13.11%) VPN
10 7 (11.48%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (11.48%) WAN
11 6 (9.84%) SNMP
12 5 (8.20%) iSCSI
12 5 (8.20%) LAN
12 5 (8.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.75%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.28%) DB2
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.64%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.56%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.28%) GitLab
3 2 (3.28%) Gradle
3 2 (3.28%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (3.28%) Maven
3 2 (3.28%) Mocha
4 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.64%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.64%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
1 12 (19.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.56%) Electronics
2 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.56%) Marketing
3 3 (4.92%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Back Office
4 2 (3.28%) Front Office
4 2 (3.28%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (16.39%) Analyst
1 10 (16.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) Unix Analyst
3 7 (11.48%) Architect
3 7 (11.48%) Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Administrator
5 5 (8.20%) HTML CSS Developer
5 5 (8.20%) HTML Developer
5 5 (8.20%) ServiceNow Developer
5 5 (8.20%) UI Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Unix Support
6 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (39.34%) Web Services
2 18 (29.51%) SOAP
3 11 (18.03%) RESTful
4 9 (14.75%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (14.75%) Sensu
5 7 (11.48%) CSS
5 7 (11.48%) XML
6 6 (9.84%) HTML
6 6 (9.84%) REST
7 5 (8.20%) Ajax
7 5 (8.20%) AngularJS
7 5 (8.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (3.28%) Akka
8 2 (3.28%) Java EE
8 2 (3.28%) JDBC
8 2 (3.28%) JPA
8 2 (3.28%) JSON
8 2 (3.28%) OAuth
8 2 (3.28%) SAML
8 2 (3.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.11%) Clustering
2 8 (13.11%) Private Cloud
2 8 (13.11%) User Experience
3 7 (11.48%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (9.84%) Derivative
4 6 (9.84%) Replication
5 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.28%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.64%) CMDB
7 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.64%) NHS
7 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 29 (47.54%) Linux
2 25 (40.98%) Windows
3 22 (36.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (34.43%) CentOS
5 17 (27.87%) Unix
6 10 (16.39%) Solaris
7 5 (8.20%) Data ONTAP
7 5 (8.20%) Windows Server
7 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (6.56%) Windows 8
9 3 (4.92%) Android
9 3 (4.92%) Ubuntu
9 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
9 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
10 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.28%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) DevOps
2 16 (26.23%) Configuration Management
3 9 (14.75%) OO
3 9 (14.75%) OOP
4 8 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (13.11%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (11.48%) ITIL
6 6 (9.84%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (9.84%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (9.84%) Virtual Environments
7 5 (8.20%) Data Centre Operations
7 5 (8.20%) Web Development
8 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.56%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (6.56%) Migration
8 4 (6.56%) Network Architecture
8 4 (6.56%) Office Automation
8 4 (6.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (34.43%) Java
2 18 (29.51%) Shell Script
3 17 (27.87%) PowerShell
4 13 (21.31%) Python
5 12 (19.67%) Perl
5 12 (19.67%) Ruby
6 11 (18.03%) Bash Shell
6 11 (18.03%) Groovy
6 11 (18.03%) SQL
7 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
8 9 (14.75%) Korn
9 3 (4.92%) C
10 2 (3.28%) ES6
10 2 (3.28%) Scala
11 1 (1.64%) PHP
11 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
1 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) Degree
3 3 (4.92%) CCIE
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.28%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.28%) MCSE
5 1 (1.64%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.64%) CCA
5 1 (1.64%) CCDP
5 1 (1.64%) CCEA
5 1 (1.64%) CCNP
5 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.64%) MCITP
5 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.64%) VCP4
5 1 (1.64%) VCP5
5 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) HL7
2 2 (3.28%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (26.23%) Active Directory
3 15 (24.59%) Hyper-V
4 6 (9.84%) NFS
5 5 (8.20%) XenDesktop
6 4 (6.56%) XenApp
6 4 (6.56%) XenServer
7 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.28%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.64%) Docker
9 1 (1.64%) Firmware
9 1 (1.64%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.64%) vCloud
9 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (31.15%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (19.67%) Ansible
2 12 (19.67%) Puppet
3 10 (16.39%) Nagios
4 9 (14.75%) NetBackup
4 9 (14.75%) Salt
5 6 (9.84%) vCenter Server
6 3 (4.92%) IBM BigFix
6 3 (4.92%) SCCM
6 3 (4.92%) TADDM
7 2 (3.28%) Backup Exec
7 2 (3.28%) EdgeSight
7 2 (3.28%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (3.28%) Kibana
7 2 (3.28%) logstash
7 2 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (3.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.64%) Cryoserver
8 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 30 (49.18%) VMware
2 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.39%) Cisco
3 10 (16.39%) NetApp
4 9 (14.75%) ServiceNow
5 6 (9.84%) IBM
6 5 (8.20%) Citrix
7 4 (6.56%) EMC
7 4 (6.56%) HP
7 4 (6.56%) SAP
8 3 (4.92%) Google
8 3 (4.92%) Oracle
9 2 (3.28%) Apple
9 2 (3.28%) AppSense
9 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.28%) Huawei
9 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.28%) Symantec
9 2 (3.28%) Veritas