The table below looks at the statistics for POP3 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 POP3 over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
Rank 571 549 530
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -19
Contract jobs citing POP3 8 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.031% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £235 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.57% -40.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £143 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £327 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £120 £323
% change year-on-year
+254.16% -62.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
POP3
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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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

POP3
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

POP3 Jobs Demand Trend in England

POP3
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing POP3 across the England region.

POP3 Daily Rate Trend in England

POP3
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing POP3 across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

POP3 Daily Rate Histogram in England

POP3
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

POP3 Hourly Rate Trend in England

POP3
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 POP3 within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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 +19 6 £300 -14.28%
South East - 2 £425 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
POP3
UK

POP3
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 10 (90.91%) SMTP
2 9 (81.82%) MS Exchange
3 8 (72.73%) IMAP
4 7 (63.64%) Windows
5 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
5 6 (54.55%) DNS
6 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
6 5 (45.45%) ITIL
6 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (36.36%) Blackberry
7 4 (36.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (36.36%) Clustering
7 4 (36.36%) IIS
7 4 (36.36%) Linux
7 4 (36.36%) IBM Notes
7 4 (36.36%) MAPI
7 4 (36.36%) SAN
7 4 (36.36%) Lotus
8 3 (27.27%) Mac OS X
8 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 3 (27.27%) GroupWise
8 3 (27.27%) Novell
8 3 (27.27%) MS Office
8 3 (27.27%) DHCP
8 3 (27.27%) Google
8 3 (27.27%) MCTS
8 3 (27.27%) MCITP
8 3 (27.27%) Degree

POP3
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (81.82%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (36.36%) IIS
2 4 (36.36%) IBM Notes
3 3 (27.27%) GroupWise
4 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (9.09%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (9.09%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) SMTP
2 8 (72.73%) IMAP
3 6 (54.55%) DNS
4 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
5 4 (36.36%) SAN
6 3 (27.27%) Wireless
6 3 (27.27%) DHCP
7 2 (18.18%) HTTP
7 2 (18.18%) LDAP
8 1 (9.09%) SSL
8 1 (9.09%) SNMP
8 1 (9.09%) FTP
8 1 (9.09%) SSH
8 1 (9.09%) ICMP
8 1 (9.09%) NNTP
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Field Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Support
4 1 (9.09%) Messaging Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Blackberry
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Mac OS X
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
1 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (27.27%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (27.27%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) MCTS
2 3 (27.27%) MCITP
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (27.27%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Nagios
1 1 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Lotus
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Novell
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec