The table below looks at the statistics for IMAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IMAP over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 165 - 204
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing IMAP 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.030% - 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% - 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £450 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £323
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +39.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.00 -
IMAP
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
517 589 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.34% 12.94% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 446 545
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £298 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 26
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.47 £27.68 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

IMAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

IMAP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

IMAP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IMAP across the City of London region.

IMAP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London