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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 56 73 67
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Contract jobs citing SMTP 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.31% 0.099% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% 0.55% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £399 £355 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.32% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.56 £15.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+190.36% -33.89%
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
92 182 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.07% 18.04% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 129 74
Median daily rate £400 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 7
Median hourly rate £21.06 £17.77 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.52% -1.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.02 £16.01 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Runcorn - 2 £399 -
SMTP
North West

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Sophos
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (66.67%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (66.67%) IronPort
2 2 (66.67%) Trend Micro
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (33.33%) Postfix
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection

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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Messaging Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Messaging Support
1 1 (33.33%) Messaging Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Migration Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (33.33%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IronPort
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Sophos
1 2 (66.67%) Trend Micro
2 1 (33.33%) Intel Security
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec