The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
North West / Cheshire
Rank - 73 71
Contract jobs citing SMTP 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.03% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £340 £390
% change year-on-year
+32.35% -12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £9.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+138.88% -60.33%

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
67 194 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.27% 20.55% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 115 77
Median daily rate £338 £463 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% +32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £228 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 17
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 2 (100.00%) Sophos
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) MAILsweeper
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (100.00%) IronPort
1 2 (100.00%) Trend Micro
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Migration Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365 Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365 Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IronPort
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Sophos
1 2 (100.00%) Trend Micro