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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 76 72 59
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing SMTP 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.30% 0.25% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.14% 1.43% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £239
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £19.50
SMTP
North West

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
140 140 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.03% 17.31% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 47 50
Average daily rate £400 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 11
Average hourly rate £15.83 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.29% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.03 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £45.00 £55.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +7 3 £400 -
SMTP
North West

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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%) 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
3 1 (25.00%) SSH

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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%) tcpdump
2 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) SSH
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
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
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
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%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) ActionScript
1 3 (75.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (25.00%) iptables
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Samba
1 1 (25.00%) NFS
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Opsview
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) MOM
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft