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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 598 573 543
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -30
Contract jobs citing IMAP 9 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.017% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.13% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 2
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£330 £450 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +63.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £310 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £533 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £538 £275
% change year-on-year
-53.48% +95.45%
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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 8 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 22 May 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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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 -26 9 £330 -26.66% 12
London -7 7 £335 -10.66% 3
City of London +6 1 £330 -26.66% 1
South East -16 1 - - 5
East Midlands - 1 £250 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £250 -

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 17 (56.67%) SMTP
4 16 (53.33%) DNS
5 13 (43.33%) POP3
6 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
6 11 (36.67%) Office Communications Server
7 10 (33.33%) Clustering
8 9 (30.00%) Service Management
9 8 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (26.67%) MCTS
9 8 (26.67%) MCITP
9 8 (26.67%) Degree
9 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
9 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (26.67%) SAN
9 8 (26.67%) Lotus
9 8 (26.67%) MAPI
9 8 (26.67%) ITIL
10 7 (23.33%) Linux
10 7 (23.33%) IBM Notes
10 7 (23.33%) IIS
10 7 (23.33%) GroupWise
10 7 (23.33%) Customer Engagement
10 7 (23.33%) Novell
11 6 (20.00%) Firewall
11 6 (20.00%) Cisco
11 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 6 (20.00%) Lync
11 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (36.67%) Office Communications Server
3 7 (23.33%) IBM Notes
3 7 (23.33%) IIS
3 7 (23.33%) GroupWise
4 6 (20.00%) Lync
4 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (3.33%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (3.33%) Apache
7 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (3.33%) GlassFish
7 1 (3.33%) Jetty
7 1 (3.33%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Google Apps
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) SMTP
2 16 (53.33%) DNS
3 13 (43.33%) POP3
4 8 (26.67%) SAN
5 6 (20.00%) Firewall
6 5 (16.67%) WebEx
6 5 (16.67%) SCCP
6 5 (16.67%) H.323
6 5 (16.67%) BIG-IP
7 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (13.33%) Unified Communications
8 3 (10.00%) HTTPS
8 3 (10.00%) DHCP
8 3 (10.00%) HTTP
8 3 (10.00%) Internet
8 3 (10.00%) Wireless
9 2 (6.67%) SSL
10 1 (3.33%) Skype
10 1 (3.33%) OpenVPN
10 1 (3.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (13.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.33%) Subversion
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (10.00%) Advertising
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Field Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Server Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Communications Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Exchange Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
7 2 (6.67%) Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Support Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) NOC Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Solvency II Business Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Solvency II Project Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Administrator
8 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) MAPI
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) WSH
2 1 (3.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Clustering
2 5 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (16.67%) iPhone
3 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Linux
3 5 (16.67%) Android
4 3 (10.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) UNIX
6 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.33%) Debian
6 1 (3.33%) CentOS
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Service Management
2 8 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (26.67%) ITIL
3 7 (23.33%) Customer Engagement
4 6 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.33%) DevOps
5 1 (3.33%) High Availability
5 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Validation
5 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.33%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) ITSM
5 1 (3.33%) Change Management
5 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) VBScript
2 1 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) MCTS
1 8 (26.67%) MCITP
1 8 (26.67%) Degree
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.33%) Basel II
2 1 (3.33%) Basel III
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (10.00%) VirtualBox
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) KVM
4 1 (3.33%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (3.33%) NFS
4 1 (3.33%) Sendmail
4 1 (3.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.33%) Nagios
1 1 (3.33%) ZABBIX
1 1 (3.33%) Cacti
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) SCOM
1 1 (3.33%) WSUS
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) Lotus
3 7 (23.33%) Novell
4 6 (20.00%) Cisco
5 5 (16.67%) F5
5 5 (16.67%) Adobe
5 5 (16.67%) Polycom
6 3 (10.00%) ServiceNow
6 3 (10.00%) Oracle
6 3 (10.00%) Sybase
6 3 (10.00%) Remedy
6 3 (10.00%) VMware
6 3 (10.00%) Google
7 1 (3.33%) Symantec
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.33%) BMC
7 1 (3.33%) IronPort