The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 410 421 426
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Contract jobs citing IMAP 5 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.050% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.39% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
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£550 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+58.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3003 3115 3049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.66% 13.01% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1928 1970
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) SMTP
2 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) MAPI
3 5 (41.67%) BIG-IP
3 5 (41.67%) Ruby
3 5 (41.67%) Polycom
3 5 (41.67%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (41.67%) Office Communications Server
3 5 (41.67%) HTTP
3 5 (41.67%) SNMP
3 5 (41.67%) SCCP
3 5 (41.67%) H.323
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Adobe
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Perl
3 5 (41.67%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) UNIX
3 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (41.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (41.67%) Android
3 5 (41.67%) iPhone
3 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (41.67%) Puppet
3 5 (41.67%) Lync

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (41.67%) Office Communications Server
1 5 (41.67%) Lync
1 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (8.33%) nginx
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (8.33%) Jetty
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) SMTP
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) BIG-IP
2 5 (41.67%) SCCP
2 5 (41.67%) H.323
2 5 (41.67%) HTTP
2 5 (41.67%) SNMP
2 5 (41.67%) WebEx
3 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 4 (33.33%) LDAP
3 4 (33.33%) POP3
4 1 (8.33%) OpenVPN
4 1 (8.33%) IPsec
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
4 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
4 1 (8.33%) SSL
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) InfluxDB
2 2 (16.67%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (8.33%) Big Data
3 1 (8.33%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) JProfiler
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) JConsole
2 1 (8.33%) VisualVM
2 1 (8.33%) YourKit
2 1 (8.33%) JMeter
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2 (16.67%) Advertising
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Documentation Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) MAPI
2 4 (33.33%) Sensu
3 1 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (8.33%) Java EE
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Video Conferencing
1 5 (41.67%) iPhone
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Android
2 5 (41.67%) UNIX
3 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) CentOS
4 1 (8.33%) Debian
4 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (41.67%) DevOps
1 5 (41.67%) Server Building
2 4 (33.33%) Functional Programming
2 4 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
1 5 (41.67%) Perl
1 5 (41.67%) Python
1 5 (41.67%) Ruby
2 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (8.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (8.33%) Varnish
2 1 (8.33%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Puppet
1 5 (41.67%) logstash
2 4 (33.33%) Kibana
3 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (8.33%) Nagios
3 1 (8.33%) Cacti
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (41.67%) Adobe
1 5 (41.67%) Polycom
1 5 (41.67%) F5
2 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (8.33%) SaltStack
2 1 (8.33%) Dell
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Sybase