The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SMTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 - 75
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SMTP 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.16% - 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% - 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £425 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £398
% change year-on-year - -11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.83 £25.00
% change year-on-year -27.98% -16.68%  

SMTP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 100 162 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.70% 17.48% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 113 63
Median daily rate £363 £385 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.84% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 19
Median hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.52% +23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

SMTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing SMTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SMTP in Cheshire

SMTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SMTP in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SMTP in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) POP3
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) CMDB
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) ServiceNow
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database

SMTP
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Designer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Service Designer
1 1 (100.00%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) ServiceNow