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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 614 586 577
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -9
Contract jobs citing IMAP 14 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.045% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.30% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 4
Average daily rate £425 £425 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £190 £483
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £545 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £513
% change year-on-year
- -17.07%
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
7515 7666 6490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 14.86% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4422 4285 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 434 384
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 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 6 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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -20 14 £425 - 10
London +13 11 £425 +47.82% 2
Manchester - 3 £425 - 1
North West - 3 £425 - 3
City of London +48 2 £450 -5.26% 1
Salford - 2 £425 - 1

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 32 (91.43%) DNS
2 31 (88.57%) SMTP
3 28 (80.00%) Unix
4 23 (65.71%) Python
5 22 (62.86%) Perl
6 19 (54.29%) Puppet
7 18 (51.43%) Git (software)
7 18 (51.43%) Java
7 18 (51.43%) LDAP
7 18 (51.43%) SNMP
8 17 (48.57%) Linux
8 17 (48.57%) HTTP
8 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (48.57%) DevOps
9 16 (45.71%) Apache
9 16 (45.71%) Red Hat
10 15 (42.86%) Debian
10 15 (42.86%) Ubuntu
10 15 (42.86%) CentOS
10 15 (42.86%) Open Source
11 14 (40.00%) Bash Shell
12 13 (37.14%) Cacti
12 13 (37.14%) Firewall
12 13 (37.14%) Nagios
12 13 (37.14%) Windows
13 12 (34.29%) VPN
14 11 (31.43%) SSL
14 11 (31.43%) C++
14 11 (31.43%) Jenkins
14 11 (31.43%) HAProxy

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 16 (45.71%) Apache
2 10 (28.57%) Tomcat
3 9 (25.71%) Jetty
4 7 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (17.14%) OpenStack
5 6 (17.14%) SAS
6 4 (11.43%) nginx
6 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (8.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (91.43%) DNS
2 31 (88.57%) SMTP
3 18 (51.43%) LDAP
3 18 (51.43%) SNMP
4 17 (48.57%) HTTP
5 13 (37.14%) Firewall
6 12 (34.29%) VPN
7 11 (31.43%) SSL
8 10 (28.57%) FTP
8 10 (28.57%) IPsec
9 8 (22.86%) BGP
9 8 (22.86%) DHCP
9 8 (22.86%) OSPF
9 8 (22.86%) POP3
10 7 (20.00%) EIGRP
10 7 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (20.00%) LAN
10 7 (20.00%) Network Security
10 7 (20.00%) WAN
11 6 (17.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) MySQL
2 9 (25.71%) Couchbase
2 9 (25.71%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (20.00%) InfluxDB
4 5 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (11.43%) Big Data
5 4 (11.43%) Hadoop
5 4 (11.43%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.86%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 18 (51.43%) Git (software)
2 11 (31.43%) Jenkins
3 5 (14.29%) Bitbucket
4 4 (11.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
4 4 (11.43%) JMeter
4 4 (11.43%) Selenium
4 4 (11.43%) Subversion
5 3 (8.57%) JConsole
5 3 (8.57%) JIRA
5 3 (8.57%) JProfiler
5 3 (8.57%) VisualVM
5 3 (8.57%) YourKit
6 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (11.43%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.71%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Email Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) IP Design Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Junior
6 1 (2.86%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Senior IP Design Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior IP Network Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) LAMP
2 9 (25.71%) Java EE
2 9 (25.71%) LAPP Stack
3 8 (22.86%) Sensu
4 7 (20.00%) ELK Stack
5 4 (11.43%) JMX
5 4 (11.43%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (11.43%) Swagger
5 4 (11.43%) Web Services
6 3 (8.57%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (8.57%) JMS
7 1 (2.86%) HTML
7 1 (2.86%) POSIX
7 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Clustering
2 4 (11.43%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Unix
2 17 (48.57%) Linux
3 15 (42.86%) CentOS
3 15 (42.86%) Debian
3 15 (42.86%) Ubuntu
4 13 (37.14%) Windows
5 9 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (11.43%) Mac OS
7 3 (8.57%) Solaris
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (48.57%) DevOps
2 15 (42.86%) Open Source
3 7 (20.00%) Functional Programming
3 7 (20.00%) OO
3 7 (20.00%) Web Operations
4 5 (14.29%) Auto-Scaling
4 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
5 4 (11.43%) High Availability
5 4 (11.43%) Load Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Stress Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.86%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.86%) Migration
7 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.86%) Service Management
7 1 (2.86%) Validation
7 1 (2.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (65.71%) Python
2 22 (62.86%) Perl
3 18 (51.43%) Java
4 14 (40.00%) Bash Shell
5 11 (31.43%) C++
6 10 (28.57%) Ruby
7 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
8 6 (17.14%) C
8 6 (17.14%) Korn
8 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
9 5 (14.29%) PHP
10 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
1 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.57%) CCNP
4 2 (5.71%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.86%) CCNA
5 1 (2.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.71%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) NFS
2 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.14%) Dovecot
3 6 (17.14%) iptables
3 6 (17.14%) KVM
3 6 (17.14%) Sendmail
3 6 (17.14%) Squid
4 4 (11.43%) Varnish
5 3 (8.57%) Ceph
5 3 (8.57%) Docker
5 3 (8.57%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (2.86%) Postfix
6 1 (2.86%) Samba
6 1 (2.86%) VirtualBox
6 1 (2.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (54.29%) Puppet
2 13 (37.14%) Cacti
2 13 (37.14%) Nagios
3 11 (31.43%) HAProxy
4 10 (28.57%) logstash
5 7 (20.00%) Grafana
5 7 (20.00%) Kibana
5 7 (20.00%) Uchiwa
6 4 (11.43%) Bacula
6 4 (11.43%) OpenNebula
7 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (8.57%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (5.71%) RANCID
9 1 (2.86%) Ansible
9 1 (2.86%) Cobbler
9 1 (2.86%) systemd
9 1 (2.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Red Hat
2 8 (22.86%) VMware
3 6 (17.14%) Cisco
4 5 (14.29%) Google
5 4 (11.43%) SaltStack
6 3 (8.57%) Dell
6 3 (8.57%) Juniper
7 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.86%) CA
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.86%) Supermicro
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