The first table below looks at the demand for IMAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IMAP over the 3 months to 24 July 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 London 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 393 406 399
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing IMAP 8 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.034% 0.004% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.036% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 10
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£275 - £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2841 2815 3595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.05% 11.61% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1774 1770 2080
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £234 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 110 169
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
IMAP
England

IMAP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

IMAP Jobs Demand Trend in London

IMAP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

IMAP Daily Rate Trend in London

IMAP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

IMAP Daily Rate Histogram in London

IMAP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

IMAP Hourly Rate Trend in London

IMAP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IMAP within the London region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
City of London - 4 £275 - 1
IMAP
England

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (52.94%) SMTP
2 8 (47.06%) DNS
2 8 (47.06%) UNIX
2 8 (47.06%) Sendmail
3 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) Perl
5 5 (29.41%) VMware
5 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
6 4 (23.53%) HP
6 4 (23.53%) Solaris
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco
6 4 (23.53%) HTTP
7 3 (17.65%) DHCP
7 3 (17.65%) Apache
7 3 (17.65%) LDAP
7 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
7 3 (17.65%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) IBM Notes
7 3 (17.65%) MCSE
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) MySQL
7 3 (17.65%) Oracle
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL
7 3 (17.65%) Dell
7 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (17.65%) Lotus
7 3 (17.65%) Shell Script

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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%) IBM Notes
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 9 (52.94%) SMTP
2 8 (47.06%) DNS
3 4 (23.53%) HTTP
4 3 (17.65%) DHCP
4 3 (17.65%) LDAP
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (11.76%) SNMP
6 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
6 1 (5.88%) FTP
6 1 (5.88%) LAN
6 1 (5.88%) WAN
6 1 (5.88%) SAN
6 1 (5.88%) NAS
6 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.88%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) UNIX Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Support Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Messaging Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Messaging Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
1 3 (17.65%) Open Source
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) UNIX
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Solaris
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) Debian
4 3 (17.65%) Ubuntu
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
3 2 (11.76%) Operations Management
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma
3 2 (11.76%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Network Management
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Perl
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
2 3 (17.65%) Korn
2 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) MCSE
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) MCP
3 1 (5.88%) MCSA
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CCEA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCTS
3 1 (5.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Solvency II
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Sendmail
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (17.65%) Squid
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%) XenApp
5 1 (5.88%) XenServer
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HAProxy
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
2 1 (5.88%) Cacti
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) HP
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Dell
3 3 (17.65%) Lotus
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) F5