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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 68 66 74
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing SMTP 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.22% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.02% 0.65% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £425 £408 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.69 -
% change year-on-year
-36.09% -
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
196 155 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.21% 20.56% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 86 70
Average daily rate £488 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £16.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.45 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016, 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 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Solaris
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) OOP
2 5 (62.50%) OO
2 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) SAP
2 5 (62.50%) JDBC
2 5 (62.50%) XML
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 5 (62.50%) FTP
2 5 (62.50%) HTTP
2 5 (62.50%) SLA
2 5 (62.50%) webMethods
2 5 (62.50%) SAP XI
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
2 5 (62.50%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (50.00%) MS Office
3 4 (50.00%) SOA
4 3 (37.50%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) FTP
1 5 (62.50%) HTTP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Programmer
1 4 (50.00%) webMethods Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst Programmer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Analyst Programmer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Programme Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Programmer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior webMethods Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Integration Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Server Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Server Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) JDBC
1 5 (62.50%) SAP XI
1 5 (62.50%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Solaris
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
1 5 (62.50%) OO
1 5 (62.50%) OOP
1 5 (62.50%) System Integration Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
1 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Postfix
1 2 (25.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) SAP
1 5 (62.50%) webMethods
2 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) MobileIron
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 2 (25.00%) Trustwave
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper