The table below looks at the statistics for IMAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IMAP over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 577 601 611
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +10
Contract jobs citing IMAP 18 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.035% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 10
Median daily rate £475 £488 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +32.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £765
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £330 £329
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £29.61 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.59% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.59% -
IMAP
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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6891 7203 7555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.94% 14.19% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4166 4287 4402
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 446 411
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

IMAP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

IMAP Jobs Demand Trend in England

IMAP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

IMAP Daily Rate Trend in England

IMAP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IMAP across the England region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

IMAP Daily Rate Histogram in England

IMAP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IMAP across the England region.

IMAP Hourly Rate Trend in England

IMAP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IMAP within the England region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 6 £550 - 1
East of England +5 4 £220 -18.51%
London 0 4 £475 -13.63% 3
South West - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
IMAP
UK

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IMAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for IMAP.

1 20 (60.61%) SMTP
2 17 (51.52%) Linux
3 16 (48.48%) DNS
4 14 (42.42%) Apache
4 14 (42.42%) Unix
5 13 (39.39%) LDAP
6 12 (36.36%) HTTP
7 11 (33.33%) Sendmail
7 11 (33.33%) Dovecot
8 10 (30.30%) DHCP
8 10 (30.30%) Python
8 10 (30.30%) Perl
9 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
9 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (27.27%) VMware
10 8 (24.24%) CentOS
10 8 (24.24%) Open Source
10 8 (24.24%) Shell Script
10 8 (24.24%) HAProxy
11 7 (21.21%) KVM
11 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
11 7 (21.21%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (21.21%) Puppet
11 7 (21.21%) OpenStack
11 7 (21.21%) iptables
11 7 (21.21%) Nagios
11 7 (21.21%) Internet
11 7 (21.21%) Cisco
11 7 (21.21%) C
11 7 (21.21%) SAS

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (42.42%) Apache
2 7 (21.21%) OpenStack
2 7 (21.21%) SAS
3 3 (9.09%) MindAlign
3 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.03%) Confluence
5 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) SAP GRC
2 3 (9.09%) HFM
3 2 (6.06%) Towers Watson Igloo
Communications & Networking
1 20 (60.61%) SMTP
2 16 (48.48%) DNS
3 13 (39.39%) LDAP
4 12 (36.36%) HTTP
5 10 (30.30%) DHCP
6 7 (21.21%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (21.21%) Internet
6 7 (21.21%) iSCSI
6 7 (21.21%) MRTG
7 6 (18.18%) Firewall
7 6 (18.18%) FTP
7 6 (18.18%) SSL
8 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
9 4 (12.12%) LAN
9 4 (12.12%) MPLS
9 4 (12.12%) OSPF
9 4 (12.12%) S/MIME
9 4 (12.12%) VoIP
9 4 (12.12%) VPN
9 4 (12.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.06%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.03%) InfluxDB
3 1 (3.03%) Redis
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Auditor
2 4 (12.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) IT Auditor
3 3 (9.09%) Actuary
3 3 (9.09%) Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) IT Technician
3 3 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) IT Support
4 2 (6.06%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (6.06%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) Network Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Support Technician
4 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (3.03%) ELK Stack
2 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (3.03%) REST
2 1 (3.03%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.09%) Online Banking
2 3 (9.09%) PKI
3 2 (6.06%) Reinsurance
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
4 1 (3.03%) BBC
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Linux
2 14 (42.42%) Unix
3 8 (24.24%) CentOS
4 7 (21.21%) Debian
4 7 (21.21%) Ubuntu
5 6 (18.18%) Solaris
6 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (9.09%) Windows
8 2 (6.06%) Android
8 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
8 2 (6.06%) SUSE
8 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
8 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Open Source
2 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (15.15%) DevOps
2 5 (15.15%) IT Audit
3 3 (9.09%) Coaching
3 3 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.03%) BDD
5 1 (3.03%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.03%) Internal Audit
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL
5 1 (3.03%) People Management
5 1 (3.03%) Process Improvement
5 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) Perl
1 10 (30.30%) Python
2 8 (24.24%) Shell Script
3 7 (21.21%) Bash Shell
3 7 (21.21%) C
3 7 (21.21%) Korn
4 5 (15.15%) PHP
5 4 (12.12%) C++
5 4 (12.12%) Java
6 2 (6.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) CCNA
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) COBIT
1 4 (12.12%) QA
1 4 (12.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (33.33%) Dovecot
1 11 (33.33%) Sendmail
2 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (21.21%) iptables
3 7 (21.21%) KVM
3 7 (21.21%) Squid
4 3 (9.09%) Ceph
5 2 (6.06%) Postfix
5 2 (6.06%) Samba
6 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) HAProxy
2 7 (21.21%) Cacti
2 7 (21.21%) Nagios
2 7 (21.21%) Puppet
3 5 (15.15%) OpenNebula
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (6.06%) Ansible
5 2 (6.06%) RANCID
6 1 (3.03%) Kibana
6 1 (3.03%) logstash
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
1 9 (27.27%) VMware
2 7 (21.21%) Cisco
3 4 (12.12%) Proofpoint
3 4 (12.12%) SAP
4 3 (9.09%) Hyperion
4 3 (9.09%) Misys
5 2 (6.06%) Juniper
6 1 (3.03%) Atlassian