The table below looks at the statistics for IMAP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IMAP 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
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 569 565 550
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -15
Contract jobs citing IMAP 23 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.010% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.073% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 11
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£344 £525 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.52% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £505 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £545 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £525 £368
% change year-on-year
-36.19% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -

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
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £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 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

IMAP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IMAP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 December 2014.

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 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IMAP within the UK 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -10 23 £344 -34.52% 6
London - 11 £350 - 2
South East -23 9 £323 - 2
City of London - 6 £438 - 2
Berkshire - 6 £250 - 1
Hampshire -17 3 £329 - 1
Kent - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Stansted - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
North West - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
South West - - - - 2
Northern Ireland - - - -

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 22 (55.00%) SMTP
2 17 (42.50%) DNS
3 13 (32.50%) Solvency II
4 11 (27.50%) Windows
5 10 (25.00%) Linux
5 10 (25.00%) UNIX
5 10 (25.00%) Finance
6 8 (20.00%) POP3
6 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 7 (17.50%) Perl
7 7 (17.50%) Lotus
7 7 (17.50%) Internet
8 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.00%) MS Office
8 6 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (15.00%) Sendmail
9 5 (12.50%) Clustering
9 5 (12.50%) Service Management
9 5 (12.50%) ITIL
9 5 (12.50%) MySQL
9 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 5 (12.50%) HTTP
9 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
10 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
10 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (10.00%) MAPI
10 4 (10.00%) SAN
10 4 (10.00%) Remedy
10 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
10 4 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) IBM Notes
2 4 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.50%) GroupWise
3 3 (7.50%) IIS
4 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.00%) Apache
5 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.50%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (2.50%) GlassFish
5 1 (2.50%) Jetty
5 1 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.50%) nginx
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Office
2 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 22 (55.00%) SMTP
2 17 (42.50%) DNS
3 8 (20.00%) POP3
4 7 (17.50%) Internet
5 5 (12.50%) HTTP
5 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 4 (10.00%) Wireless
6 4 (10.00%) HTTPS
6 4 (10.00%) SAN
7 3 (7.50%) SSL
7 3 (7.50%) DHCP
8 1 (2.50%) LDAP
8 1 (2.50%) LAN
8 1 (2.50%) WAN
8 1 (2.50%) VPN
8 1 (2.50%) SNMP
8 1 (2.50%) S/MIME
8 1 (2.50%) IPsec
8 1 (2.50%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (2.50%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Subversion
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Advertising
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (15.00%) Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Author
2 5 (12.50%) Technical Author
2 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Documentation Manager
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (5.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Administrator
4 2 (5.00%) Process Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Field Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) Consultant
5 1 (2.50%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) MAPI
2 1 (2.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Clustering
2 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.00%) Open Source
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) PKI
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) UNIX
2 10 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Mac OS X
4 2 (5.00%) CentOS
5 1 (2.50%) Solaris
5 1 (2.50%) SUSE
5 1 (2.50%) Debian
5 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) ITIL
1 5 (12.50%) Service Management
2 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (10.00%) Migration
3 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.50%) Data Analysis
3 3 (7.50%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.00%) Change Management
4 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.00%) Document Management
5 1 (2.50%) Project Management
5 1 (2.50%) Validation
5 1 (2.50%) ITSM
5 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (2.50%) High Availability
5 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) Perl
2 3 (7.50%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) MCTS
2 3 (7.50%) MCITP
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (32.50%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Basel II
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) Basel III
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Sendmail
2 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.50%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (2.50%) KVM
4 1 (2.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Nagios
1 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
1 1 (2.50%) Cacti
1 1 (2.50%) Puppet
1 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Lotus
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) Sybase
3 4 (10.00%) Remedy
3 4 (10.00%) VMware
3 4 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 3 (7.50%) Novell
4 3 (7.50%) Google
5 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.50%) Proofpoint
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) Avaya
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat