The table below looks at the statistics for POP3 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 POP3 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
Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
Rank 198 220 215
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -5
Contract jobs citing POP3 1 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.097% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.80% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
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£300 £325 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +29.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
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%

POP3
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing POP3 across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

POP3 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

POP3
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 POP3 across the City of London region.

POP3 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

POP3
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing POP3 across the City of London region.

POP3 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

POP3
Top 10 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 POP3 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 POP3.

1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) SNMP
1 1 (100.00%) Nagios
1 1 (100.00%) ICMP
1 1 (100.00%) NNTP
1 1 (100.00%) SSH

POP3
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 POP3 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 POP3. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) SNMP
1 1 (100.00%) ICMP
1 1 (100.00%) NNTP
1 1 (100.00%) SSH
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Implementation Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Nagios