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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 633 644 586
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -58
Contract jobs citing IMAP 10 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.004% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.025% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 10
Median daily rate £400 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £340 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+77.50% -16.66%
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
8767 7959 7409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.20% 13.98% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4545 3929
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 483 431
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 24 July 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 6 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 24 July 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 -7 10 £400 +33.33% 3
London +5 5 £275 -21.42% 1
West Midlands - 5 £444 -
Birmingham - 4 £444 -
Romford - 1 £275 -
Hammersmith - 1 £525 -

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 22 (84.62%) SMTP
2 17 (65.38%) DNS
3 15 (57.69%) Linux
4 13 (50.00%) Unix
4 13 (50.00%) HTTP
5 11 (42.31%) Open Source
6 10 (38.46%) DHCP
6 10 (38.46%) Windows
6 10 (38.46%) Apache
7 9 (34.62%) Python
7 9 (34.62%) Perl
7 9 (34.62%) Red Hat
7 9 (34.62%) Sendmail
8 8 (30.77%) HAProxy
8 8 (30.77%) VMware
9 7 (26.92%) Ubuntu
9 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (26.92%) CentOS
9 7 (26.92%) OpenLDAP
9 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
10 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
10 6 (23.08%) Puppet
10 6 (23.08%) Debian
10 6 (23.08%) LDAP
10 6 (23.08%) POP3
11 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
11 5 (19.23%) SAS
11 5 (19.23%) PHP
11 5 (19.23%) C
11 5 (19.23%) C++

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 10 (38.46%) Apache
2 5 (19.23%) OpenStack
2 5 (19.23%) SAS
3 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
4 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
5 2 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.85%) IIS
6 1 (3.85%) Jetty
6 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.85%) Google Apps
3 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (84.62%) SMTP
2 17 (65.38%) DNS
3 13 (50.00%) HTTP
4 10 (38.46%) DHCP
5 7 (26.92%) OpenLDAP
6 6 (23.08%) LDAP
6 6 (23.08%) POP3
7 5 (19.23%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (19.23%) Firewall
7 5 (19.23%) iSCSI
7 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
8 4 (15.38%) FTP
8 4 (15.38%) HTTPS
8 4 (15.38%) MRTG
8 4 (15.38%) SSL
9 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (11.54%) DMZ
9 3 (11.54%) Internet
9 3 (11.54%) SAN
9 3 (11.54%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) InfluxDB
2 2 (7.69%) MariaDB
2 2 (7.69%) Redis
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.85%) Couchbase
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.69%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.85%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.85%) git-flow
4 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Network Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) IT Support
4 2 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (7.69%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Technical Support
5 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (3.85%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) IT Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Solvency II Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Sensu
2 3 (11.54%) LAMP
3 2 (7.69%) ELK Stack
3 2 (7.69%) MAPI
3 2 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (3.85%) Dropwizard
4 1 (3.85%) Java EE
4 1 (3.85%) JMX
4 1 (3.85%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (3.85%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) PKI
1 3 (11.54%) User Experience
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Linux
2 13 (50.00%) Unix
3 10 (38.46%) Windows
4 7 (26.92%) CentOS
4 7 (26.92%) Ubuntu
5 6 (23.08%) Debian
6 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (15.38%) Mac OS
8 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
9 2 (7.69%) Mac OS X
9 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
9 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (3.85%) Fedora
10 1 (3.85%) Solaris
10 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
10 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
10 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Open Source
2 5 (19.23%) DevOps
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) Internal Audit
3 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) High Availability
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (7.69%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Auto-Scaling
5 1 (3.85%) Data Governance
5 1 (3.85%) Data Lineage
5 1 (3.85%) Functional Programming
5 1 (3.85%) IT Audit
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) OO
5 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Perl
1 9 (34.62%) Python
2 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
3 5 (19.23%) C
3 5 (19.23%) C++
3 5 (19.23%) Korn
3 5 (19.23%) PHP
3 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
4 3 (11.54%) Java
5 2 (7.69%) Ruby
6 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) CCNA
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB
4 1 (3.85%) MCITP
4 1 (3.85%) MCTS
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Sendmail
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (19.23%) Dovecot
3 5 (19.23%) iptables
3 5 (19.23%) KVM
3 5 (19.23%) Squid
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (7.69%) VirtualBox
4 2 (7.69%) Xen
5 1 (3.85%) Ceph
5 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) HAProxy
2 6 (23.08%) Puppet
3 5 (19.23%) Cacti
3 5 (19.23%) Nagios
3 5 (19.23%) OpenNebula
4 3 (11.54%) logstash
5 2 (7.69%) Ansible
5 2 (7.69%) Kibana
5 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (7.69%) ZABBIX
6 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
6 1 (3.85%) Bacula
6 1 (3.85%) Capistrano
6 1 (3.85%) cPanel
6 1 (3.85%) Grafana
6 1 (3.85%) Graylog
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Red Hat
2 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 4 (15.38%) Google
4 4 (15.38%) Proofpoint
5 3 (11.54%) Juniper
6 1 (3.85%) Adobe
6 1 (3.85%) Avaya
6 1 (3.85%) Mitel
6 1 (3.85%) Veeam
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