The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 126 131 123
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing SMTP 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.033% 0.038% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.30% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£275 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £325 £413
% change year-on-year
+22.30% -21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £19.50
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
354 334 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.70% 12.64% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 142 146
Average daily rate £328 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £129 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 12
Average hourly rate £38.75 £22.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% -26.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.00 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +2 1 £275 -
SMTP
UK

SMTP
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Fiddler
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (100.00%) Kendo UI
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) NCrunch
1 1 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Fiddler
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (100.00%) NCrunch
1 1 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
1 1 (100.00%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Kendo UI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript