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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 191 197 209
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +12
Contract jobs citing IMAP 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% 0.067% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.58% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
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£330 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £538 £275
% change year-on-year
-53.48% +95.45%
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
704 686 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.97% 11.48% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 503 564
Average daily rate £413 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 43
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) Advertising
2 1 (33.33%) Debian
2 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Java EE
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) GlassFish
2 1 (33.33%) Jetty
2 1 (33.33%) Polycom
2 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) iPhone
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) ZABBIX
2 1 (33.33%) Cacti
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (33.33%) nginx
2 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) OpenVPN

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (33.33%) GlassFish
1 1 (33.33%) Jetty
1 1 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (33.33%) nginx
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
1 1 (33.33%) OpenVPN
1 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
1 1 (33.33%) WebEx
1 1 (33.33%) SNMP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) SCCP
1 1 (33.33%) H.323
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (66.67%) Advertising
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Communications Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Author
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
1 1 (33.33%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (33.33%) iPhone
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Debian
1 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) CentOS
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (33.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (33.33%) FreeRADIUS
1 1 (33.33%) KVM
1 1 (33.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) ZABBIX
1 1 (33.33%) Cacti
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Polycom
1 1 (33.33%) F5
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat