The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 575 564 566
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing IMAP 18 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.008% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.057% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 10
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£300 £450 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +49.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £450 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7508 6968 8954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 13.66% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 3592 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 472 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 25 July 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 11 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 25 July 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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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 -13 18 £300 -33.33% 7
London +9 8 £275 -38.88% 3
City of London +19 4 £275 -38.88% 1
South East - 2 £400 - 3
Reading - 1 £400 - 2
Berkshire - 1 £400 - 3
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Bracknell - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 2

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 17 (58.62%) SMTP
2 16 (55.17%) DNS
2 16 (55.17%) UNIX
2 16 (55.17%) Sendmail
3 14 (48.28%) Perl
4 11 (37.93%) Linux
4 11 (37.93%) Finance
5 10 (34.48%) Lotus
6 7 (24.14%) IBM Notes
7 5 (17.24%) VMware
7 5 (17.24%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (17.24%) Solvency II
8 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
8 4 (13.79%) Banking
8 4 (13.79%) Degree
8 4 (13.79%) Solaris
8 4 (13.79%) HTTP
8 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
8 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
8 4 (13.79%) HP
8 4 (13.79%) Cisco
8 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
9 3 (10.34%) Dell
9 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
9 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
9 3 (10.34%) DHCP
9 3 (10.34%) Apache
9 3 (10.34%) LDAP

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (24.14%) IBM Notes
2 3 (10.34%) Apache
2 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) SMTP
2 16 (55.17%) DNS
3 4 (13.79%) HTTP
4 3 (10.34%) DHCP
4 3 (10.34%) LDAP
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (6.90%) SNMP
6 1 (3.45%) FTP
6 1 (3.45%) LAN
6 1 (3.45%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) POP3
6 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.45%) NAS
6 1 (3.45%) MRTG
6 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
6 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Administrator
2 5 (17.24%) UNIX Administrator
3 4 (13.79%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Document Controller
6 1 (3.45%) Documentation Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Support Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Author
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Author
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (3.45%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.34%) Open Source
2 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) UNIX
2 11 (37.93%) Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Solaris
4 3 (10.34%) Windows
4 3 (10.34%) Debian
4 3 (10.34%) Ubuntu
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
2 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
2 3 (10.34%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) CRM
3 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma
3 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (6.90%) Operations Management
3 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.45%) Validation
4 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.45%) Network Management
4 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.45%) Data Governance
4 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.45%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) Perl
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
2 3 (10.34%) Korn
2 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) VB
3 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) MCSE
3 2 (6.90%) MCP
3 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (3.45%) MCSA
4 1 (3.45%) CCNA
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.45%) CCEA
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) MCTS
4 1 (3.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Sendmail
2 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
4 3 (10.34%) Squid
4 3 (10.34%) Dovecot
4 3 (10.34%) KVM
5 2 (6.90%) Postfix
5 2 (6.90%) vSphere
6 1 (3.45%) NFS
6 1 (3.45%) XenApp
6 1 (3.45%) XenServer
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HAProxy
2 1 (3.45%) Nagios
2 1 (3.45%) Cacti
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Lotus
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco
3 4 (13.79%) HP
4 3 (10.34%) Dell
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) F5
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix
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