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 30 March 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.

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 84 72
Contract jobs citing SMTP 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.98% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £350 £398
% change year-on-year +17.85% -11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.25

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 74 205 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.50% 20.24% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 136 73
Median daily rate £338 £414 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.47% +6.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £16.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +49.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £15.47 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.94 £35.00 £37.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 30 March 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 2 (100.00%) Sophos
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) MAILsweeper
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (100.00%) IronPort
1 2 (100.00%) Trend Micro
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Migration Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365 Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365 Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IronPort
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Sophos
1 2 (100.00%) Trend Micro