The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 71 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing SMTP 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.35% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 1.64% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.65% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -38.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
128 122 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.13% 16.25% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 65
Average daily rate £340 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £224 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £9.20 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SMTP
North West

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -14 2 - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
SMTP
North West

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) JDBC
1 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Pair Programming
1 3 (75.00%) Subversion
1 3 (75.00%) Spring
1 3 (75.00%) Requirements Management
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (75.00%) jQuery
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
1 3 (75.00%) Dependency Injection
1 3 (75.00%) HTML5
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
1 3 (75.00%) CSS3
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Vertica
2 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Kanban
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Subversion
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) JDBC
1 3 (75.00%) Spring
1 3 (75.00%) jQuery
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
1 3 (75.00%) HTML5
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
1 3 (75.00%) CSS3
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Pair Programming
1 3 (75.00%) Requirements Management
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (75.00%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Kanban
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Network Management
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Vertica