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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 576 575 576
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing IMAP 20 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.013% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.098% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 12
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£400 £165 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -37.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £149 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £393 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £155 £314
% change year-on-year
+125.80% -50.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
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
8267 7173 9037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.60% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4580 3890 4116
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 415 681
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 2014.

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 23 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 17 September 2014. 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 19 £400 +142.42% 1
London +16 6 £475 +5.55% 1
South East -1 3 £400 +158.06% 1
City of London +23 2 £400 -11.11%
Berkshire +10 2 £400 +158.06% 1
Reading +10 2 £400 +158.06%
Bristol - 2 £510 -
South West - 2 £510 -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
County Antrim - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - -
Farnborough - - - -

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 23 (63.89%) SMTP
2 20 (55.56%) DNS
3 19 (52.78%) UNIX
3 19 (52.78%) Sendmail
4 17 (47.22%) Perl
5 15 (41.67%) Finance
6 12 (33.33%) Lotus
7 11 (30.56%) Linux
8 9 (25.00%) IBM Notes
9 7 (19.44%) Solvency II
10 6 (16.67%) Banking
11 5 (13.89%) Degree
11 5 (13.89%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (13.89%) ITIL
11 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (11.11%) Cisco
12 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
12 4 (11.11%) Solaris
12 4 (11.11%) HTTP
12 4 (11.11%) Apache
12 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
12 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
12 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (11.11%) Open Source
12 4 (11.11%) VMware
13 3 (8.33%) Debian
13 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
13 3 (8.33%) Squid
13 3 (8.33%) Korn
13 3 (8.33%) Ubuntu

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 9 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 4 (11.11%) Apache
2 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.56%) GroupWise
3 2 (5.56%) IIS
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (63.89%) SMTP
2 20 (55.56%) DNS
3 4 (11.11%) HTTP
4 3 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (8.33%) LDAP
4 3 (8.33%) DHCP
4 3 (8.33%) POP3
5 2 (5.56%) Internet
5 2 (5.56%) SAN
6 1 (2.78%) Wireless
6 1 (2.78%) MRTG
6 1 (2.78%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (2.78%) LAN
6 1 (2.78%) WAN
6 1 (2.78%) SSL
6 1 (2.78%) SNMP
6 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.78%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.78%) InstallShield
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Administrator
2 7 (19.44%) UNIX Administrator
3 4 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Author
4 3 (8.33%) Technical Author
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Documentation Manager
5 2 (5.56%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Programme Coordinator
6 1 (2.78%) Messaging Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Messaging Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Exchange Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Escalation Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Documentation Specialist
6 1 (2.78%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.78%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 4 (11.11%) Open Source
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
4 1 (2.78%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 19 (52.78%) UNIX
2 11 (30.56%) Linux
3 4 (11.11%) Solaris
4 3 (8.33%) Debian
4 3 (8.33%) Ubuntu
5 2 (5.56%) Windows
6 1 (2.78%) SUSE
6 1 (2.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) ITIL
2 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (5.56%) People Management
3 2 (5.56%) Six Sigma
3 2 (5.56%) Project Management
3 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.56%) CRM
3 2 (5.56%) Document Management
3 2 (5.56%) Operations Management
3 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.78%) Validation
4 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.78%) Data Governance
4 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.78%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (2.78%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) Perl
2 3 (8.33%) Korn
2 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) C
4 1 (2.78%) VBScript
4 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.33%) MCSE
3 2 (5.56%) MCP
3 2 (5.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (5.56%) MCTS
3 2 (5.56%) MCITP
4 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) MCSA
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.78%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (52.78%) Sendmail
2 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.33%) Squid
3 3 (8.33%) Dovecot
3 3 (8.33%) KVM
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.78%) XenApp
4 1 (2.78%) XenServer
4 1 (2.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HAProxy
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) RANCID
2 1 (2.78%) Cacti
2 1 (2.78%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Lotus
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco
2 4 (11.11%) VMware
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) HP
3 3 (8.33%) Dell
4 2 (5.56%) Novell
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.78%) Proofpoint
5 1 (2.78%) Avaya