The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank - 67 54
Contract jobs citing SMTP 0 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.13% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.72% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
Average daily rate
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- £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £19.75
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
108 139 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.24% 17.75% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 63 68
Average daily rate £450 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £226 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 23
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.60 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP across the Cheshire region.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the Cheshire region.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
2 3 (75.00%) ActionScript
2 3 (75.00%) EDI
2 3 (75.00%) JMS
2 3 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (75.00%) EDIFACT
2 3 (75.00%) Clustering
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (25.00%) SIEM
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Opsview
3 1 (25.00%) iptables
3 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) SNMP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) IPv4
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) SSH
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) EDI
1 3 (75.00%) JMS
1 3 (75.00%) EDIFACT
1 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) ActionScript
1 3 (75.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) NFS
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (25.00%) Samba
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (25.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) MOM
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) ArcSight