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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 553 566 566
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs citing IMAP 20 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.010% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.075% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 12
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£400 £165 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -37.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £149 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £393 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £155 £314
% change year-on-year
+125.80% -50.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7698 6627 8439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.72% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4331 3688 3951
Average daily rate £370 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 370 633
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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
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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 +21 7 £475 +5.55% 1
South East -5 3 £400 +158.06% 1
South West - 2 £510 -
East of England - - - - 1
North West - - - -
IMAP
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IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 22 (62.86%) SMTP
2 19 (54.29%) DNS
2 19 (54.29%) UNIX
2 19 (54.29%) Sendmail
3 17 (48.57%) Perl
4 15 (42.86%) Finance
5 12 (34.29%) Lotus
6 11 (31.43%) Linux
7 9 (25.71%) IBM Notes
8 7 (20.00%) Solvency II
9 6 (17.14%) Banking
10 5 (14.29%) Degree
10 5 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
11 4 (11.43%) Solaris
11 4 (11.43%) ITIL
11 4 (11.43%) Apache
11 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
11 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
11 4 (11.43%) Open Source
12 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
12 3 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (8.57%) Dovecot
12 3 (8.57%) HAProxy
12 3 (8.57%) KVM
12 3 (8.57%) Ubuntu
12 3 (8.57%) Squid
12 3 (8.57%) Korn

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 9 (25.71%) IBM Notes
2 4 (11.43%) Apache
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) GroupWise
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.71%) IIS
4 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (62.86%) SMTP
2 19 (54.29%) DNS
3 3 (8.57%) LDAP
3 3 (8.57%) POP3
3 3 (8.57%) DHCP
3 3 (8.57%) HTTP
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (5.71%) SAN
5 1 (2.86%) Internet
5 1 (2.86%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (2.86%) MRTG
5 1 (2.86%) SNMP
5 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.86%) SSL
5 1 (2.86%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Administrator
2 7 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Author
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Author
4 3 (8.57%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Documentation Manager
5 2 (5.71%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Process Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.86%) Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.86%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
1 4 (11.43%) Open Source
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) UNIX
2 11 (31.43%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Solaris
4 3 (8.57%) Debian
4 3 (8.57%) Ubuntu
5 2 (5.71%) Windows
6 1 (2.86%) SUSE
6 1 (2.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.43%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
3 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.71%) CRM
3 2 (5.71%) Six Sigma
3 2 (5.71%) Project Management
3 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (5.71%) Document Management
3 2 (5.71%) Operations Management
3 2 (5.71%) People Management
4 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.86%) Data Governance
4 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.86%) Service Management
4 1 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) Perl
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
2 3 (8.57%) Korn
2 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.71%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
4 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) MCSE
3 2 (5.71%) MCTS
3 2 (5.71%) MCITP
3 2 (5.71%) MCP
3 2 (5.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) MCSA
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.86%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Sendmail
2 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.57%) Squid
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.57%) Dovecot
3 3 (8.57%) KVM
4 1 (2.86%) XenApp
4 1 (2.86%) XenServer
4 1 (2.86%) NFS
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) HAProxy
2 1 (2.86%) RANCID
2 1 (2.86%) Nagios
2 1 (2.86%) Cacti
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Lotus
2 3 (8.57%) VMware
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco
2 3 (8.57%) HP
2 3 (8.57%) Dell
3 2 (5.71%) Novell
4 1 (2.86%) Proofpoint
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft