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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SMTP 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.75% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -56.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 20.15% 21.66% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 11
Average daily rate £288 £275 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -42.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £30.28 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +102.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 22 July 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 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) JDBC
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Pair Programming
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Requirements Management
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
1 2 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
1 2 (66.67%) HTML5
1 2 (66.67%) CSS3
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Vertica
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) JDBC
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
1 2 (66.67%) HTML5
1 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Pair Programming
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Requirements Management
1 2 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Vertica
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) McAfee