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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
UK
Rank 581 603 594
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -9
Contract jobs citing IMAP 15 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.029% 0.048%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.20% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 15
Median daily rate £456 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £349 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+17.05% -
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
6822 7439 7771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4239 4402 4279
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 310 449
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 20 February 2017.

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 10 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +44 15 £456 +7.35% 5
London +2 7 £456 -3.94% 1
South East - 7 £775 - 1
Berkshire - 5 - -
Slough - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £775 -
Kent - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £220 -
Essex - 1 £220 -

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 (61.11%) SMTP
2 15 (41.67%) LDAP
3 14 (38.89%) Linux
4 13 (36.11%) Unix
5 12 (33.33%) DNS
6 11 (30.56%) Apache
6 11 (30.56%) Dovecot
7 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 8 (22.22%) Perl
8 8 (22.22%) Python
8 8 (22.22%) Sendmail
9 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
9 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
9 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (19.44%) VMware
9 7 (19.44%) DHCP
9 7 (19.44%) HTTP
9 7 (19.44%) Solaris
9 7 (19.44%) Internet
10 6 (16.67%) Cisco
10 6 (16.67%) SSL
10 6 (16.67%) Finance
10 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (13.89%) CentOS
11 5 (13.89%) Open Source
11 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
11 5 (13.89%) POP3
11 5 (13.89%) Java
11 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
11 5 (13.89%) IT Audit

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 11 (30.56%) Apache
2 4 (11.11%) OpenStack
2 4 (11.11%) SAS
2 4 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.33%) MindAlign
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.78%) Confluence
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) SAP GRC
2 3 (8.33%) HFM
3 2 (5.56%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (61.11%) SMTP
2 15 (41.67%) LDAP
3 12 (33.33%) DNS
4 7 (19.44%) DHCP
4 7 (19.44%) HTTP
4 7 (19.44%) Internet
5 6 (16.67%) SSL
6 5 (13.89%) POP3
6 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
7 4 (11.11%) BGP
7 4 (11.11%) FTP
7 4 (11.11%) LAN
7 4 (11.11%) MPLS
7 4 (11.11%) Network Security
7 4 (11.11%) OpenLDAP
7 4 (11.11%) OSPF
7 4 (11.11%) S/MIME
7 4 (11.11%) VoIP
7 4 (11.11%) VPN
7 4 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.56%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 4 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.78%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (11.11%) Analyst
1 4 (11.11%) Auditor
1 4 (11.11%) IT Auditor
1 4 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (8.33%) Actuary
2 3 (8.33%) Administrator
2 3 (8.33%) Architect
2 3 (8.33%) Business Analyst
2 3 (8.33%) IT Technician
2 3 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (8.33%) Messaging Architect
2 3 (8.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (5.56%) COBIT Auditor
3 2 (5.56%) Core Network Architect
3 2 (5.56%) IT Support
3 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) CORBA
1 3 (8.33%) Gherkin
1 3 (8.33%) LAPP Stack
1 3 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.33%) Online Banking
2 3 (8.33%) PKI
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Linux
2 13 (36.11%) Unix
3 7 (19.44%) Solaris
4 5 (13.89%) CentOS
5 4 (11.11%) Debian
5 4 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (11.11%) Ubuntu
6 3 (8.33%) Windows
7 2 (5.56%) Android
7 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.56%) SUSE
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (13.89%) IT Audit
2 5 (13.89%) Open Source
3 4 (11.11%) BDD
4 3 (8.33%) Coaching
4 3 (8.33%) Migration
4 3 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (8.33%) Service Design
4 3 (8.33%) User Stories
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps
5 2 (5.56%) Network Management
5 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.78%) Business Transformation
6 1 (2.78%) Internal Audit
6 1 (2.78%) People Management
6 1 (2.78%) Process Improvement
6 1 (2.78%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Perl
1 8 (22.22%) Python
2 5 (13.89%) Java
2 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
3 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 4 (11.11%) C
3 4 (11.11%) Korn
4 2 (5.56%) PHP
4 2 (5.56%) VBA
5 1 (2.78%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
1 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) CCNA
2 1 (2.78%) CCNP
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) COBIT
1 4 (11.11%) QA
1 4 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) Dovecot
2 8 (22.22%) Sendmail
3 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.11%) iptables
4 4 (11.11%) KVM
4 4 (11.11%) Squid
5 2 (5.56%) Ceph
5 2 (5.56%) Postfix
5 2 (5.56%) Samba
6 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Cacti
1 4 (11.11%) HAProxy
1 4 (11.11%) Nagios
1 4 (11.11%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) Ansible
2 2 (5.56%) OpenNebula
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (5.56%) RANCID
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (19.44%) VMware
3 6 (16.67%) Cisco
4 4 (11.11%) Proofpoint
4 4 (11.11%) SAP
5 3 (8.33%) Hyperion
5 3 (8.33%) Misys
6 2 (5.56%) HP
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle
6 2 (5.56%) Sun
7 1 (2.78%) Atlassian