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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 617 587 583
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -4
Contract jobs citing IMAP 8 29 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.052% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.099% 0.36% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 1
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£538 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+58.33% -
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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 5 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 28 August 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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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 -32 8 £538 +34.37% 6
London +11 5 £550 +37.50% 4
Midlands - 2 £500 -
South East -21 1 £425 +6.25%
Surrey - 1 £425 -

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 8 (50.00%) SMTP
3 8 (50.00%) DNS
4 7 (43.75%) SNMP
4 7 (43.75%) Java
4 7 (43.75%) Perl
4 7 (43.75%) Python
4 7 (43.75%) UNIX
4 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (43.75%) Ruby
4 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
4 7 (43.75%) Puppet
4 7 (43.75%) logstash
4 7 (43.75%) DevOps
5 6 (37.50%) Lync
6 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (31.25%) F5
6 5 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (31.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (31.25%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
6 5 (31.25%) Android
6 5 (31.25%) iPhone
6 5 (31.25%) Polycom
6 5 (31.25%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (31.25%) BIG-IP
6 5 (31.25%) SCCP
6 5 (31.25%) H.323
6 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (37.50%) Lync
2 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (31.25%) Office Communications Server
2 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
3 4 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (18.75%) nginx
4 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
4 3 (18.75%) Jetty
4 3 (18.75%) Apache
4 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) HFM
1 1 (6.25%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (18.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) SMTP
2 8 (50.00%) DNS
3 7 (43.75%) SNMP
4 5 (31.25%) HTTP
4 5 (31.25%) BIG-IP
4 5 (31.25%) SCCP
4 5 (31.25%) H.323
4 5 (31.25%) WebEx
5 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
5 4 (25.00%) LDAP
5 4 (25.00%) POP3
6 3 (18.75%) VPN
6 3 (18.75%) SSL
6 3 (18.75%) OpenVPN
6 3 (18.75%) IPsec
7 1 (6.25%) Internet
7 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
7 1 (6.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
1 4 (25.00%) InfluxDB
2 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
2 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
2 3 (18.75%) Big Data
2 3 (18.75%) Couchbase
3 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (18.75%) JProfiler
2 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
2 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 3 (18.75%) JConsole
2 3 (18.75%) VisualVM
2 3 (18.75%) YourKit
2 3 (18.75%) JMeter
2 3 (18.75%) Subversion
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2 (12.50%) Advertising
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Auditor
3 1 (6.25%) Documentation Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) IT Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) MAPI
2 4 (25.00%) Sensu
3 3 (18.75%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (18.75%) Java EE
3 3 (18.75%) Web Services
3 3 (18.75%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Video Conferencing
1 5 (31.25%) iPhone
2 4 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) UNIX
3 5 (31.25%) Android
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Debian
5 3 (18.75%) Ubuntu
5 3 (18.75%) CentOS
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) DevOps
2 5 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (31.25%) Server Building
3 4 (25.00%) Functional Programming
3 4 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 3 (18.75%) Load Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Stress Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Open Source
4 3 (18.75%) High Availability
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.25%) Coaching
6 1 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) ITSM
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
1 7 (43.75%) Perl
1 7 (43.75%) Python
1 7 (43.75%) Ruby
2 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
3 4 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) Solvency II
2 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (6.25%) COBIT
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (18.75%) NFS
2 3 (18.75%) Varnish
2 3 (18.75%) FreeRADIUS
2 3 (18.75%) Docker
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Puppet
1 7 (43.75%) logstash
2 4 (25.00%) Kibana
3 3 (18.75%) Cacti
3 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (18.75%) Nagios
4 1 (6.25%) WSUS
4 1 (6.25%) SCCM
4 1 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
1 5 (31.25%) Adobe
1 5 (31.25%) Polycom
1 5 (31.25%) F5
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 3 (18.75%) SaltStack
2 3 (18.75%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) BMC
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Sybase
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Misys
3 1 (6.25%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow