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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 636 615 611
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Contract jobs citing IMAP 8 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.015% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.094% 0.099% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 6
Median daily rate £255 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £344 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -
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
8497 8097 7264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.84% 14.70% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5154 4542 3957
Median daily rate £393 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 473 413
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 30 May 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 8 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 30 May 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 8 £255 -22.72% 1
West Midlands - 5 £444 -
Birmingham - 4 £444 -
London -3 1 £100 -70.14% 1
South East - 1 - -
South West - 1 £110 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 £110 -

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 24 (88.89%) SMTP
2 17 (62.96%) Linux
2 17 (62.96%) DNS
3 16 (59.26%) Unix
4 15 (55.56%) Open Source
5 13 (48.15%) Python
5 13 (48.15%) Perl
5 13 (48.15%) Red Hat
6 12 (44.44%) Apache
7 11 (40.74%) Windows
7 11 (40.74%) Ubuntu
7 11 (40.74%) CentOS
8 10 (37.04%) Debian
8 10 (37.04%) Bash Shell
8 10 (37.04%) HAProxy
9 9 (33.33%) Sendmail
9 9 (33.33%) Cacti
9 9 (33.33%) HTTP
9 9 (33.33%) Nagios
10 8 (29.63%) DHCP
10 8 (29.63%) Google
10 8 (29.63%) VMware
11 7 (25.93%) LAMP
11 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (25.93%) OpenLDAP
11 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
11 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (25.93%) Java
11 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
11 7 (25.93%) MySQL

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 12 (44.44%) Apache
2 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
3 5 (18.52%) Jetty
3 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
3 5 (18.52%) OpenStack
3 5 (18.52%) SAS
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (18.52%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (18.52%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (14.81%) Office 365
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (88.89%) SMTP
2 17 (62.96%) DNS
3 9 (33.33%) HTTP
4 8 (29.63%) DHCP
5 7 (25.93%) OpenLDAP
6 5 (18.52%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (18.52%) iSCSI
6 5 (18.52%) SNMP
6 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
7 4 (14.81%) LDAP
7 4 (14.81%) MRTG
7 4 (14.81%) POP3
7 4 (14.81%) SSL
8 3 (11.11%) Firewall
8 3 (11.11%) Internet
8 3 (11.11%) SAN
9 2 (7.41%) FTP
9 2 (7.41%) HTTPS
9 2 (7.41%) S/MIME
9 2 (7.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) MySQL
2 5 (18.52%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (18.52%) Couchbase
2 5 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.41%) MariaDB
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
1 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
2 5 (18.52%) Bitbucket
3 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.70%) git-flow
4 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Support
4 2 (7.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
4 2 (7.41%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Technical Support
5 1 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Cloud Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Email Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Server Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) LAMP
2 5 (18.52%) Java EE
2 5 (18.52%) LAPP Stack
3 4 (14.81%) Dropwizard
3 4 (14.81%) JMX
3 4 (14.81%) Swagger
4 2 (7.41%) MAPI
4 2 (7.41%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) PKI
1 3 (11.11%) User Experience
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Linux
2 16 (59.26%) Unix
3 11 (40.74%) CentOS
3 11 (40.74%) Ubuntu
3 11 (40.74%) Windows
4 10 (37.04%) Debian
5 4 (14.81%) Mac OS
5 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
6 2 (7.41%) Mac OS X
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.70%) Fedora
7 1 (3.70%) Solaris
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Open Source
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) DevOps
3 5 (18.52%) Auto-Scaling
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Internal Audit
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.41%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.41%) High Availability
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Data Governance
7 1 (3.70%) Functional Programming
7 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.70%) Service Management
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Perl
1 13 (48.15%) Python
2 10 (37.04%) Bash Shell
3 7 (25.93%) Java
4 5 (18.52%) C
4 5 (18.52%) C++
4 5 (18.52%) Korn
4 5 (18.52%) PHP
4 5 (18.52%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.41%) Ruby
6 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) MCITP
2 1 (3.70%) MCTS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Sendmail
2 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
3 5 (18.52%) Dovecot
3 5 (18.52%) iptables
3 5 (18.52%) KVM
3 5 (18.52%) NFS
3 5 (18.52%) Squid
4 2 (7.41%) VirtualBox
4 2 (7.41%) Xen
5 1 (3.70%) Ceph
5 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) HAProxy
2 9 (33.33%) Cacti
2 9 (33.33%) Nagios
3 7 (25.93%) Puppet
4 5 (18.52%) OpenNebula
5 4 (14.81%) Bacula
6 2 (7.41%) Ansible
6 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (7.41%) ZABBIX
7 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
7 1 (3.70%) Capistrano
7 1 (3.70%) cPanel
7 1 (3.70%) Graylog
7 1 (3.70%) logstash
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Red Hat
2 8 (29.63%) Google
2 8 (29.63%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) Proofpoint
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) Adobe
6 1 (3.70%) Avaya
6 1 (3.70%) Juniper
6 1 (3.70%) Mitel
6 1 (3.70%) Veeam