The first table below looks at the demand for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 16 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 Chester 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 40 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing SMTP 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.77% 0.69% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 3.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.25 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -38.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 22.99% 21.38% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 5
Average daily rate £340 £240 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £409 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 5
Average hourly rate £31.56 £55.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.62% +292.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £9.00 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £33.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
SMTP
Cheshire

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) JDBC
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Management
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Vertica
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (50.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) JDBC
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Management
1 2 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Vertica