The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 136 132 125
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing SMTP 12 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.41% 0.034% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Median daily rate £300 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -
SMTP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
565 331 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.25% 11.31% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 143 170
Median daily rate £330 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £158 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 18
Median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £13.33 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP across the Scotland region.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the Scotland region.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SMTP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Renfrewshire - 9 £300 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
SMTP
UK

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SMTP.

1 12 (100.00%) DNS
2 11 (91.67%) Linux
3 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
4 9 (75.00%) Red Hat
5 8 (66.67%) DHCP
5 8 (66.67%) PKI
5 8 (66.67%) High Availability
6 7 (58.33%) Windows
6 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
6 7 (58.33%) HP
7 6 (50.00%) SQL
8 5 (41.67%) WSUS
8 5 (41.67%) SCCM
8 5 (41.67%) SCOM
8 5 (41.67%) SCVMM
8 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (41.67%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
8 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
8 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
8 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
8 5 (41.67%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (41.67%) Python
8 5 (41.67%) CSS
8 5 (41.67%) XML

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (25.00%) Apache
3 3 (25.00%) lighttpd
3 3 (25.00%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) DNS
2 8 (66.67%) DHCP
3 5 (41.67%) FTP
3 5 (41.67%) HTTP
3 5 (41.67%) SNMP
4 4 (33.33%) Kerberos
4 4 (33.33%) LDAP
4 4 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 4 (33.33%) SAN
4 4 (33.33%) SSH
5 3 (25.00%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) Internet
5 3 (25.00%) IPv4
5 3 (25.00%) IPv6
5 3 (25.00%) Network Security
5 3 (25.00%) SSL
6 2 (16.67%) BGP
6 2 (16.67%) Broadband
6 2 (16.67%) OSPF
6 2 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) MySQL
3 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (8.33%) MariaDB
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Administrator
2 5 (41.67%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Junior
5 1 (8.33%) Junior Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Junior Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) CSS
1 5 (41.67%) HTML
1 5 (41.67%) XML
2 4 (33.33%) Django
2 4 (33.33%) Laravel
2 4 (33.33%) Regular Expression
3 3 (25.00%) LAMP
3 3 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) PKI
2 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (41.67%) Clustering
3 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
4 3 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Debian
3 5 (41.67%) SUSE
3 5 (41.67%) Unix
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) AIX
4 1 (8.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) High Availability
2 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Network Design
4 3 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
6 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) Perl
2 5 (41.67%) PHP
2 5 (41.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNA
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
2 5 (41.67%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) CA Spectrum
1 5 (41.67%) SCCM
1 5 (41.67%) SCOM
1 5 (41.67%) SCVMM
1 5 (41.67%) WSUS
2 4 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (25.00%) Cacti
3 3 (25.00%) Munin
3 3 (25.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (58.33%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) arcserve
3 5 (41.67%) CA
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 4 (33.33%) 3PAR
4 4 (33.33%) AppSense
4 4 (33.33%) Brocade
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (33.33%) Lumension
4 4 (33.33%) Symantec