The table below looks at the statistics for IMAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IMAP over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 577 559 558
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing IMAP 14 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.049% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.33% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 4
Average daily rate £425 £425 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £190 £483
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £545 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £513
% change year-on-year
- -17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
6821 6982 6122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.42% 15.00% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4092 3904 3244
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 419 359
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

IMAP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IMAP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IMAP within the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +7 10 £450 +56.52% 1
North West - 4 £425 - 1
IMAP
UK

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 32 (91.43%) DNS
2 31 (88.57%) SMTP
3 28 (80.00%) Unix
4 23 (65.71%) Python
5 22 (62.86%) Perl
6 19 (54.29%) Puppet
7 17 (48.57%) Git (software)
7 17 (48.57%) Java
7 17 (48.57%) LDAP
7 17 (48.57%) Linux
7 17 (48.57%) HTTP
7 17 (48.57%) SNMP
7 17 (48.57%) Apache
7 17 (48.57%) Red Hat
8 16 (45.71%) Debian
8 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (45.71%) Ubuntu
8 16 (45.71%) CentOS
8 16 (45.71%) Open Source
8 16 (45.71%) DevOps
9 15 (42.86%) Bash Shell
10 14 (40.00%) Cacti
10 14 (40.00%) Nagios
11 13 (37.14%) Windows
11 13 (37.14%) Firewall
12 12 (34.29%) Jenkins
12 12 (34.29%) HAProxy
12 12 (34.29%) VPN
13 11 (31.43%) SSL
13 11 (31.43%) C++

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 17 (48.57%) Apache
2 10 (28.57%) Tomcat
3 9 (25.71%) Jetty
4 7 (20.00%) OpenStack
4 7 (20.00%) SAS
5 6 (17.14%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (11.43%) nginx
6 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (8.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (91.43%) DNS
2 31 (88.57%) SMTP
3 17 (48.57%) HTTP
3 17 (48.57%) LDAP
3 17 (48.57%) SNMP
4 13 (37.14%) Firewall
5 12 (34.29%) VPN
6 11 (31.43%) SSL
7 10 (28.57%) FTP
7 10 (28.57%) IPsec
8 9 (25.71%) DHCP
9 8 (22.86%) BGP
9 8 (22.86%) OSPF
10 7 (20.00%) EIGRP
10 7 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (20.00%) iSCSI
10 7 (20.00%) LAN
10 7 (20.00%) Network Security
10 7 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) MySQL
2 9 (25.71%) Couchbase
2 9 (25.71%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (17.14%) InfluxDB
4 5 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (11.43%) Big Data
5 4 (11.43%) Hadoop
5 4 (11.43%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.86%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Git (software)
2 12 (34.29%) Jenkins
3 5 (14.29%) Bitbucket
4 4 (11.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
4 4 (11.43%) JMeter
4 4 (11.43%) Selenium
4 4 (11.43%) Subversion
5 3 (8.57%) JConsole
5 3 (8.57%) JIRA
5 3 (8.57%) JProfiler
5 3 (8.57%) VisualVM
5 3 (8.57%) YourKit
6 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (11.43%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.71%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) IP Network Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) IT Assistant
7 1 (2.86%) Junior PHP Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Network Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) LAMP
2 9 (25.71%) Java EE
2 9 (25.71%) LAPP Stack
3 7 (20.00%) Sensu
4 6 (17.14%) ELK Stack
5 4 (11.43%) JMX
5 4 (11.43%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (11.43%) Swagger
5 4 (11.43%) Web Services
6 3 (8.57%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (8.57%) JMS
7 1 (2.86%) HTML
7 1 (2.86%) POSIX
7 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Clustering
2 4 (11.43%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Unix
2 17 (48.57%) Linux
3 16 (45.71%) CentOS
3 16 (45.71%) Debian
3 16 (45.71%) Ubuntu
4 13 (37.14%) Windows
5 8 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (14.29%) Mac OS
7 3 (8.57%) Solaris
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (45.71%) DevOps
1 16 (45.71%) Open Source
2 6 (17.14%) Functional Programming
2 6 (17.14%) OO
2 6 (17.14%) Web Operations
3 5 (14.29%) Auto-Scaling
3 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
4 4 (11.43%) High Availability
4 4 (11.43%) Load Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Stress Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.86%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Migration
6 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Service Management
6 1 (2.86%) Validation
6 1 (2.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (65.71%) Python
2 22 (62.86%) Perl
3 17 (48.57%) Java
4 15 (42.86%) Bash Shell
5 11 (31.43%) C++
6 9 (25.71%) Ruby
7 7 (20.00%) C
7 7 (20.00%) Korn
7 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 7 (20.00%) Shell Script
8 6 (17.14%) PHP
9 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.57%) CCNP
4 2 (5.71%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.86%) CCNA
5 1 (2.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.71%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) NFS
2 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.00%) Dovecot
3 7 (20.00%) iptables
3 7 (20.00%) KVM
3 7 (20.00%) Sendmail
3 7 (20.00%) Squid
4 4 (11.43%) Varnish
5 3 (8.57%) Ceph
5 3 (8.57%) Docker
5 3 (8.57%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (2.86%) Postfix
6 1 (2.86%) Samba
6 1 (2.86%) VirtualBox
6 1 (2.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (54.29%) Puppet
2 14 (40.00%) Cacti
2 14 (40.00%) Nagios
3 12 (34.29%) HAProxy
4 9 (25.71%) logstash
5 6 (17.14%) Grafana
5 6 (17.14%) Kibana
5 6 (17.14%) Uchiwa
6 5 (14.29%) OpenNebula
7 4 (11.43%) Bacula
8 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (8.57%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (5.71%) RANCID
10 1 (2.86%) Ansible
10 1 (2.86%) Cobbler
10 1 (2.86%) systemd
10 1 (2.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Red Hat
2 9 (25.71%) VMware
3 6 (17.14%) Cisco
4 5 (14.29%) Google
5 4 (11.43%) SaltStack
6 3 (8.57%) Dell
6 3 (8.57%) Juniper
7 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.86%) CA
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.86%) Supermicro