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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 556 559 532
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -27
Contract jobs citing IMAP 20 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.014% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.11% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 4
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£425 £500 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +30.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £370 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £543 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £525 -
% change year-on-year
-19.04% -
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
7686 6595 7037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.12% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3354 3398
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 378 605
Average hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 29 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 27 February 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 -5 20 £425 -15.00% 6
South East -22 10 £425 -19.04% 2
Berkshire - 10 £425 -
Reading - 9 £425 -
London -11 7 £288 -11.53% 3
City of London +16 2 £475 +46.15% 2
Slough - 1 - -
Southampton - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Thames Ditton - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
South West - - - -

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 21 (63.64%) SMTP
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 17 (51.52%) DNS
3 14 (42.42%) POP3
4 13 (39.39%) MS Exchange
5 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
5 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
6 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (27.27%) Service Management
6 9 (27.27%) Clustering
6 9 (27.27%) Solvency II
7 8 (24.24%) Degree
7 8 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (24.24%) MCTS
7 8 (24.24%) MCITP
7 8 (24.24%) SAN
7 8 (24.24%) Lotus
7 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
7 8 (24.24%) ITIL
7 8 (24.24%) Linux
8 7 (21.21%) IBM Notes
8 7 (21.21%) IIS
8 7 (21.21%) Novell
8 7 (21.21%) GroupWise
8 7 (21.21%) Customer Engagement
9 6 (18.18%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (18.18%) MS Office
10 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
10 5 (15.15%) MySQL
10 5 (15.15%) Internet

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 13 (39.39%) MS Exchange
2 7 (21.21%) GroupWise
2 7 (21.21%) IIS
2 7 (21.21%) IBM Notes
3 6 (18.18%) Office Communications Server
4 4 (12.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.03%) GlassFish
6 1 (3.03%) Jetty
6 1 (3.03%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (3.03%) Apache
6 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
6 1 (3.03%) nginx
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
2 6 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (63.64%) SMTP
2 17 (51.52%) DNS
3 14 (42.42%) POP3
4 8 (24.24%) SAN
5 5 (15.15%) Internet
5 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
6 4 (12.12%) HTTP
6 4 (12.12%) HTTPS
7 3 (9.09%) Wireless
7 3 (9.09%) DHCP
8 2 (6.06%) SSL
9 1 (3.03%) S/MIME
9 1 (3.03%) IPsec
9 1 (3.03%) OpenVPN
9 1 (3.03%) LDAP
9 1 (3.03%) SNMP
9 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) MySQL
1 5 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Subversion
1 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
1 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Field Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Solvency II Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Author
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Author
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.06%) Support Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Process Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Documentation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) MAPI
2 1 (3.03%) WSH
2 1 (3.03%) Java EE
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Clustering
2 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) Open Source
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Linux
3 4 (12.12%) UNIX
4 3 (9.09%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.03%) Debian
5 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Service Management
2 8 (24.24%) ITIL
2 8 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (21.21%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (12.12%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (6.06%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.06%) Validation
6 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.06%) Change Management
7 1 (3.03%) Project Management
7 1 (3.03%) High Availability
7 1 (3.03%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.03%) DevOps
7 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) Perl
2 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
3 1 (3.03%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (24.24%) MCTS
2 8 (24.24%) MCITP
2 8 (24.24%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) VCP4
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) Solvency II
2 2 (6.06%) Basel III
2 2 (6.06%) Basel II
3 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) VirtualBox
3 1 (3.03%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (3.03%) KVM
3 1 (3.03%) Sendmail
3 1 (3.03%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.03%) Nagios
1 1 (3.03%) SCOM
1 1 (3.03%) ZABBIX
1 1 (3.03%) Cacti
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
1 1 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) Lotus
3 7 (21.21%) Novell
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle
4 4 (12.12%) Sybase
4 4 (12.12%) Remedy
4 4 (12.12%) ServiceNow
5 3 (9.09%) VMware
5 3 (9.09%) Google
6 1 (3.03%) IronPort
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.03%) Symantec