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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 617 581 572
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -9
Contract jobs citing IMAP 5 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.035% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.064% 0.25% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 1
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£475 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
7807 7668 7022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 14.03% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 4097 3642
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 413 460
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IMAP within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
England -32 5 £475 +58.33% 2
London -4 2 £550 +100.00% 1
Surrey -4 1 £425 -
South East -28 1 £425 +6.25%
Leicestershire - 1 £250 -
East Midlands - 1 £250 -
Midlands - 1 £475 -

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) Office Communications Server
3 6 (40.00%) Lync
3 6 (40.00%) DNS
3 6 (40.00%) SMTP
4 5 (33.33%) MAPI
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco
4 5 (33.33%) Adobe
4 5 (33.33%) SCCP
4 5 (33.33%) H.323
4 5 (33.33%) BIG-IP
4 5 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (33.33%) F5
4 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (33.33%) WebEx
4 5 (33.33%) Server Building
4 5 (33.33%) Polycom
4 5 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (33.33%) Android
4 5 (33.33%) iPhone
5 4 (26.67%) Unified Communications
5 4 (26.67%) Clustering
5 4 (26.67%) POP3
6 3 (20.00%) UNIX
6 3 (20.00%) HTTP
6 3 (20.00%) SNMP

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
1 7 (46.67%) Office Communications Server
2 6 (40.00%) Lync
3 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (13.33%) GroupWise
4 2 (13.33%) IIS
4 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
5 1 (6.67%) Apache
5 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
5 1 (6.67%) Jetty
5 1 (6.67%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) HFM
1 1 (6.67%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) SMTP
2 6 (40.00%) DNS
3 5 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 5 (33.33%) SCCP
3 5 (33.33%) H.323
3 5 (33.33%) WebEx
4 4 (26.67%) Unified Communications
4 4 (26.67%) POP3
5 3 (20.00%) HTTP
5 3 (20.00%) SNMP
6 2 (13.33%) LDAP
6 2 (13.33%) SAN
7 1 (6.67%) Internet
7 1 (6.67%) OpenVPN
7 1 (6.67%) IPsec
7 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
7 1 (6.67%) SSL
7 1 (6.67%) VPN
7 1 (6.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) InfluxDB
2 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) JProfiler
2 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) JConsole
2 1 (6.67%) VisualVM
2 1 (6.67%) YourKit
2 1 (6.67%) JMeter
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2 (13.33%) Advertising
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Communications Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Field Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) IT Auditor
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Documentation Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Solvency II Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) MAPI
2 2 (13.33%) Sensu
3 1 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (6.67%) Java EE
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
1 5 (33.33%) iPhone
2 4 (26.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Android
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) UNIX
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) CentOS
5 1 (6.67%) Debian
5 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (33.33%) Server Building
2 3 (20.00%) DevOps
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) OO
3 2 (13.33%) Functional Programming
4 1 (6.67%) Coaching
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) Perl
1 3 (20.00%) Python
1 3 (20.00%) Ruby
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (13.33%) MCTS
1 2 (13.33%) MCITP
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Solvency II
2 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (6.67%) Basel II
2 1 (6.67%) COBIT
2 1 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) Basel III
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) NFS
3 1 (6.67%) DFS Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Varnish
3 1 (6.67%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Puppet
1 3 (20.00%) logstash
2 2 (13.33%) Kibana
3 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Nagios
3 1 (6.67%) WSUS
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) Cacti
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Adobe
2 5 (33.33%) Polycom
2 5 (33.33%) F5
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) Novell
3 2 (13.33%) Lotus
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) Remedy
4 1 (6.67%) Misys
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) BMC
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) Sybase
4 1 (6.67%) SAP
4 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
4 1 (6.67%) SaltStack