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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IMAP over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 197 225 214
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -11
Contract jobs citing IMAP 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.028% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.23% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
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£400 £450 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +71.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £155 £314
% change year-on-year
+125.80% -50.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
804 879 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.66% 12.21% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 590 675
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 42
Average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% +81.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.58 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

IMAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IMAP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing IMAP 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 IMAP.

1 5 (50.00%) SMTP
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) Sendmail
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Solvency II
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
5 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (10.00%) HAProxy
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (10.00%) KVM
5 1 (10.00%) RANCID
5 1 (10.00%) XenApp
5 1 (10.00%) XenServer
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Puppet
5 1 (10.00%) Dovecot
5 1 (10.00%) MRTG
5 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (10.00%) MCTS
5 1 (10.00%) MCITP

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing IMAP 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 IMAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SMTP
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) MRTG
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) HTTP
3 1 (10.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX Administrator
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Messaging Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Documentation Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Process Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Author
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Author
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Support Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) Korn
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCTS
1 1 (10.00%) MCITP
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) MCP
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (10.00%) CCEA
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Solvency II
2 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Sendmail
2 1 (10.00%) KVM
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) XenServer
2 1 (10.00%) Dovecot
2 1 (10.00%) Squid
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) NFS
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HAProxy
1 1 (10.00%) RANCID
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Cacti
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Dell
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix
1 1 (10.00%) Lotus
1 1 (10.00%) VMware