The table below looks at the statistics for IMAP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IMAP over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 634 634 606
Rank change year-on-year
0 -28
Contract jobs citing IMAP 9 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.013% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.087% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 11
Median daily rate £438 £335 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.59% +19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £188 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £345 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £250 £290
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8589 8052 7318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.40% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 4538 3920
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 475 404
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

IMAP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing IMAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

IMAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IMAP
Daily Rate Trend

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

IMAP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IMAP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IMAP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

IMAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IMAP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IMAP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IMAP
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IMAP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 9 £438 +30.59% 3
West Midlands - 5 £444 - 1
Birmingham - 4 £444 -
London +13 3 £475 +39.70%
South West - 1 £110 -
Hammersmith - 1 £525 -
Cornwall - 1 £110 -

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IMAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IMAP.

1 24 (88.89%) SMTP
2 17 (62.96%) Linux
2 17 (62.96%) DNS
3 16 (59.26%) Unix
4 13 (48.15%) Open Source
5 12 (44.44%) Apache
6 11 (40.74%) Python
6 11 (40.74%) Windows
6 11 (40.74%) Perl
6 11 (40.74%) HTTP
6 11 (40.74%) Red Hat
7 10 (37.04%) HAProxy
8 9 (33.33%) Sendmail
8 9 (33.33%) Ubuntu
8 9 (33.33%) CentOS
9 8 (29.63%) VMware
9 8 (29.63%) Debian
9 8 (29.63%) DHCP
9 8 (29.63%) Bash Shell
10 7 (25.93%) Cacti
10 7 (25.93%) OpenLDAP
10 7 (25.93%) DevOps
10 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
10 7 (25.93%) Nagios
10 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (22.22%) Google
11 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 6 (22.22%) POP3
11 6 (22.22%) LDAP
11 6 (22.22%) Puppet

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (44.44%) Apache
2 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 5 (18.52%) OpenStack
2 5 (18.52%) SAS
2 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
3 3 (11.11%) Jetty
4 2 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.70%) IIS
5 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (88.89%) SMTP
2 17 (62.96%) DNS
3 11 (40.74%) HTTP
4 8 (29.63%) DHCP
5 7 (25.93%) OpenLDAP
6 6 (22.22%) LDAP
6 6 (22.22%) POP3
7 5 (18.52%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (18.52%) iSCSI
7 5 (18.52%) SNMP
7 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
8 4 (14.81%) MRTG
8 4 (14.81%) SSL
9 3 (11.11%) Firewall
9 3 (11.11%) Internet
9 3 (11.11%) SAN
10 2 (7.41%) HTTPS
10 2 (7.41%) S/MIME
10 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (7.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) MySQL
2 3 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (11.11%) Couchbase
2 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.41%) InfluxDB
3 2 (7.41%) MariaDB
3 2 (7.41%) Redis
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
2 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
3 3 (11.11%) Bitbucket
4 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.70%) git-flow
5 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Support
4 2 (7.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
4 2 (7.41%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Technical Support
5 1 (3.70%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) Cloud Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Email Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Server Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) LAMP
2 4 (14.81%) Sensu
3 3 (11.11%) Dropwizard
3 3 (11.11%) Java EE
3 3 (11.11%) JMX
3 3 (11.11%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (11.11%) Swagger
4 2 (7.41%) ELK Stack
4 2 (7.41%) MAPI
4 2 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) PKI
1 3 (11.11%) User Experience
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Linux
2 16 (59.26%) Unix
3 11 (40.74%) Windows
4 9 (33.33%) CentOS
4 9 (33.33%) Ubuntu
5 8 (29.63%) Debian
6 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (14.81%) Mac OS
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
8 2 (7.41%) Mac OS X
8 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
8 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (3.70%) Fedora
9 1 (3.70%) Solaris
9 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Open Source
2 7 (25.93%) DevOps
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Auto-Scaling
5 3 (11.11%) Internal Audit
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.41%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.41%) High Availability
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Data Governance
7 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL
7 1 (3.70%) OO
7 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Perl
1 11 (40.74%) Python
2 8 (29.63%) Bash Shell
3 5 (18.52%) C
3 5 (18.52%) C++
3 5 (18.52%) Java
3 5 (18.52%) Korn
3 5 (18.52%) PHP
3 5 (18.52%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.41%) Ruby
5 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) ISEB
4 1 (3.70%) MCITP
4 1 (3.70%) MCTS
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Sendmail
2 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
3 5 (18.52%) Dovecot
3 5 (18.52%) iptables
3 5 (18.52%) KVM
3 5 (18.52%) Squid
4 3 (11.11%) NFS
5 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (7.41%) VirtualBox
5 2 (7.41%) Xen
6 1 (3.70%) Ceph
6 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) HAProxy
2 7 (25.93%) Cacti
2 7 (25.93%) Nagios
3 6 (22.22%) Puppet
4 5 (18.52%) OpenNebula
5 3 (11.11%) Bacula
5 3 (11.11%) logstash
6 2 (7.41%) Ansible
6 2 (7.41%) Kibana
6 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (7.41%) ZABBIX
7 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
7 1 (3.70%) Capistrano
7 1 (3.70%) cPanel
7 1 (3.70%) Grafana
7 1 (3.70%) Graylog
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Red Hat
2 8 (29.63%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Google
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) Proofpoint
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) Adobe
6 1 (3.70%) Avaya
6 1 (3.70%) Juniper
6 1 (3.70%) Mitel
6 1 (3.70%) Veeam