The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 579 495 548
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +53
Contract jobs citing IMAP 11 8 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.019% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.12% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 15
Average daily rate £400 £341 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.47% -31.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £265 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £394 £680
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £275 £500
% change year-on-year
+95.45% -45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
IMAP
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -19 9 £350 -10.37% 1
South East - 2 £538 - 1
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
IMAP
UK

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (41.18%) SMTP
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco
3 5 (29.41%) HTTP
3 5 (29.41%) Solaris
3 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (23.53%) Korn
4 4 (23.53%) Debian
4 4 (23.53%) Ubuntu
4 4 (23.53%) DHCP
4 4 (23.53%) UNIX
4 4 (23.53%) Windows
4 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
4 4 (23.53%) DNS
4 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
4 4 (23.53%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
5 3 (17.65%) Middleware
5 3 (17.65%) Dell
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (17.65%) CCNA
5 3 (17.65%) SNMP
5 3 (17.65%) LDAP
5 3 (17.65%) Apache
5 3 (17.65%) SOA
5 3 (17.65%) LAN

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (17.65%) Apache
1 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
1 3 (17.65%) AquaLogic
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) SMTP
2 5 (29.41%) HTTP
3 4 (23.53%) DHCP
3 4 (23.53%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) SNMP
4 3 (17.65%) LDAP
4 3 (17.65%) LAN
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (11.76%) WAN
5 2 (11.76%) FTP
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) HTTPS
6 1 (5.88%) Wireless
6 1 (5.88%) SAN
6 1 (5.88%) VPN
6 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.88%) VoIP
6 1 (5.88%) SSH
6 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.76%) Maven
1 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.88%) InstallShield
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Technical Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Architect
3 2 (11.76%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Author
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Author
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Document Controller
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Documentation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
1 3 (17.65%) SOAP
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
1 3 (17.65%) XML
1 3 (17.65%) JSON
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
2 3 (17.65%) Open Source
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (5.88%) Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Solaris
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Debian
2 4 (23.53%) Ubuntu
2 4 (23.53%) UNIX
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.88%) SUSE
4 1 (5.88%) Gentoo
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) SOA
1 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (11.76%) Network Management
2 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
2 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
2 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.88%) Document Management
3 1 (5.88%) Network Design
3 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Product Management
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Korn
3 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
4 2 (11.76%) Perl
5 1 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) VBScript
5 1 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) AWK
5 1 (5.88%) Bourne shell
5 1 (5.88%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (17.65%) CCNA
2 2 (11.76%) MCITP
2 2 (11.76%) MCP
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
2 2 (11.76%) MCSA
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CCEA
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Solvency II
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (17.65%) Squid
3 3 (17.65%) Sendmail
3 3 (17.65%) Dovecot
3 3 (17.65%) KVM
4 2 (11.76%) Postfix
4 2 (11.76%) vSphere
5 1 (5.88%) NFS
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (5.88%) XenApp
5 1 (5.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HAProxy
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
2 1 (5.88%) Cacti
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) Dell
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.88%) Reuters
6 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg
6 1 (5.88%) CQG
6 1 (5.88%) Nortel
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix
6 1 (5.88%) F5