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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 630 622 604
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs citing IMAP 11 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.018% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 9
Median daily rate £425 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £245 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £380 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £538
% change year-on-year
- -20.93%
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
8602 8400 7333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.48% 15.01% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5229 4565 3897
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 474 402
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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 6 May 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 15 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 6 May 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 -24 10 £425 +25.00%
Berkshire +2 3 £450 -
South East -11 3 £450 -
North West - 3 £425 -
Reading +1 2 £450 -
London -18 2 £288 -14.17%
Manchester - 2 £425 -
West Midlands -11 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £425 -
Merseyside - 1 £425 -
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -
Salford - 1 £425 -
Cornwall - 1 £110 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
South West - 1 £110 -

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 20 (86.96%) SMTP
2 18 (78.26%) DNS
3 14 (60.87%) Red Hat
4 13 (56.52%) Perl
4 13 (56.52%) Unix
4 13 (56.52%) Apache
4 13 (56.52%) Python
5 12 (52.17%) Linux
5 12 (52.17%) Ubuntu
5 12 (52.17%) CentOS
6 11 (47.83%) Debian
6 11 (47.83%) Windows
6 11 (47.83%) Open Source
6 11 (47.83%) Bash Shell
6 11 (47.83%) HAProxy
7 10 (43.48%) Cacti
7 10 (43.48%) HTTP
7 10 (43.48%) Nagios
8 9 (39.13%) DHCP
8 9 (39.13%) VMware
9 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (34.78%) Google
9 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
9 8 (34.78%) Puppet
9 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
10 7 (30.43%) DevOps
10 7 (30.43%) LAMP
10 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (30.43%) Java
10 7 (30.43%) Tomcat

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 13 (56.52%) Apache
2 7 (30.43%) Tomcat
3 6 (26.09%) OpenStack
3 6 (26.09%) SAS
4 5 (21.74%) Jetty
4 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.35%) IIS
5 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (21.74%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (21.74%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (17.39%) Office 365
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) SMTP
2 18 (78.26%) DNS
3 10 (43.48%) HTTP
4 9 (39.13%) DHCP
5 6 (26.09%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (26.09%) iSCSI
5 6 (26.09%) SNMP
6 5 (21.74%) LDAP
6 5 (21.74%) MRTG
7 4 (17.39%) Firewall
7 4 (17.39%) POP3
7 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.04%) FTP
8 3 (13.04%) SAN
9 2 (8.70%) HTTPS
9 2 (8.70%) SSL
9 2 (8.70%) VoIP
9 2 (8.70%) VPN
9 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (8.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) MySQL
2 5 (21.74%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (21.74%) Couchbase
2 5 (21.74%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.70%) MariaDB
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
1 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
2 5 (21.74%) Bitbucket
3 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.35%) git-flow
4 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support
4 2 (8.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Technical Support
5 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cloud Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Email Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) LAMP
2 5 (21.74%) Java EE
2 5 (21.74%) LAPP Stack
3 4 (17.39%) JMX
3 4 (17.39%) Swagger
4 2 (8.70%) MAPI
4 2 (8.70%) Sensu
5 1 (4.35%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) User Experience
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Unix
2 12 (52.17%) CentOS
2 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 12 (52.17%) Ubuntu
3 11 (47.83%) Debian
3 11 (47.83%) Windows
4 4 (17.39%) Mac OS
4 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X
5 2 (8.70%) Solaris
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) Fedora
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Open Source
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) DevOps
3 5 (21.74%) Auto-Scaling
4 4 (17.39%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.70%) High Availability
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Data Governance
6 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.35%) OO
6 1 (4.35%) Service Management
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) Perl
1 13 (56.52%) Python
2 11 (47.83%) Bash Shell
3 7 (30.43%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) C
4 6 (26.09%) Korn
4 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
5 5 (21.74%) C++
5 5 (21.74%) PHP
6 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.70%) Ruby
7 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) MCTS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (26.09%) Dovecot
2 6 (26.09%) iptables
2 6 (26.09%) KVM
2 6 (26.09%) NFS
2 6 (26.09%) Sendmail
2 6 (26.09%) Squid
3 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
4 2 (8.70%) Ceph
4 2 (8.70%) VirtualBox
4 2 (8.70%) Xen
5 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.35%) Postfix
5 1 (4.35%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) HAProxy
2 10 (43.48%) Cacti
2 10 (43.48%) Nagios
3 8 (34.78%) Puppet
4 5 (21.74%) OpenNebula
5 4 (17.39%) Bacula
6 2 (8.70%) Ansible
6 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (8.70%) ZABBIX
7 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
7 1 (4.35%) Capistrano
7 1 (4.35%) cPanel
7 1 (4.35%) Graylog
7 1 (4.35%) logstash
7 1 (4.35%) RANCID
7 1 (4.35%) systemd
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Red Hat
2 9 (39.13%) VMware
3 8 (34.78%) Google
4 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) Adobe
6 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
6 1 (4.35%) Avaya
6 1 (4.35%) CA
6 1 (4.35%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) Mitel
6 1 (4.35%) Supermicro
6 1 (4.35%) Veeam