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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Rank 632 647 621
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -26
Contract jobs citing IMAP 21 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.028% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 15
Median daily rate £425 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £435 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.00 -

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
8274 7955 8575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.72% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4583 4747
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 543 484
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 13 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 29 September 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 +17 21 £425 -19.04% 7
North West +15 7 £425 - 3
Manchester +5 7 £425 - 2
South East +24 5 £550 +29.41% 2
West Midlands - 5 £250 -
Birmingham - 5 £250 -
Surrey +12 4 £550 +29.41%
London -8 4 £363 -34.09% 2
City of London - 1 £450 -
Reading - 1 £475 -
Romford - 1 £275 -
Salford - 1 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 £475 -

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 21 (70.00%) SMTP
2 18 (60.00%) Linux
3 15 (50.00%) Unix
3 15 (50.00%) Sendmail
4 13 (43.33%) Open Source
4 13 (43.33%) DNS
5 12 (40.00%) HTTP
5 12 (40.00%) Apache
6 11 (36.67%) Python
6 11 (36.67%) Perl
7 10 (33.33%) DHCP
8 9 (30.00%) Dovecot
8 9 (30.00%) HAProxy
8 9 (30.00%) OpenLDAP
9 8 (26.67%) CentOS
9 8 (26.67%) Proofpoint
9 8 (26.67%) Shell Script
10 7 (23.33%) Nagios
10 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
10 7 (23.33%) Debian
10 7 (23.33%) VMware
10 7 (23.33%) SSL
10 7 (23.33%) Cisco
10 7 (23.33%) C
10 7 (23.33%) LDAP
10 7 (23.33%) SAS
10 7 (23.33%) Bash Shell
10 7 (23.33%) Puppet
10 7 (23.33%) Cacti
10 7 (23.33%) MRTG

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 (40.00%) Apache
2 7 (23.33%) OpenStack
2 7 (23.33%) SAS
3 3 (10.00%) MindAlign
4 2 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) SAP GRC
2 3 (10.00%) HFM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) SMTP
2 13 (43.33%) DNS
3 12 (40.00%) HTTP
4 10 (33.33%) DHCP
5 9 (30.00%) OpenLDAP
6 7 (23.33%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (23.33%) iSCSI
6 7 (23.33%) LDAP
6 7 (23.33%) MRTG
6 7 (23.33%) SSL
6 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
7 6 (20.00%) Internet
7 6 (20.00%) S/MIME
8 3 (10.00%) FTP
8 3 (10.00%) HTTPS
9 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (6.67%) DMZ
9 2 (6.67%) Firewall
9 2 (6.67%) POP3
9 2 (6.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.67%) Data Mining
2 2 (6.67%) InfluxDB
2 2 (6.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (13.33%) Banking
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Auditor
3 4 (13.33%) IT Auditor
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) IT Support
4 3 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) COBIT Auditor
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (6.67%) IT Technician
5 2 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Support Technician
5 2 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (6.67%) ELK Stack
2 2 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (6.67%) Sensu
3 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) PKI
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (10.00%) Online Banking
4 2 (6.67%) User Experience
5 1 (3.33%) BBC
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) Linux
2 15 (50.00%) Unix
3 8 (26.67%) CentOS
4 7 (23.33%) Debian
4 7 (23.33%) Ubuntu
5 6 (20.00%) Solaris
6 4 (13.33%) Windows
7 2 (6.67%) Android
7 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
7 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.67%) SUSE
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Open Source
2 6 (20.00%) IT Audit
3 5 (16.67%) DevOps
4 4 (13.33%) Internal Audit
5 3 (10.00%) Coaching
5 3 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.33%) Business Transformation
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL
7 1 (3.33%) Migration
7 1 (3.33%) People Management
7 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) Perl
1 11 (36.67%) Python
2 8 (26.67%) Shell Script
3 7 (23.33%) Bash Shell
3 7 (23.33%) C
3 7 (23.33%) Korn
4 5 (16.67%) PHP
5 4 (13.33%) C++
6 3 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) CCNA
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) COBIT
1 4 (13.33%) QA
1 4 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Sendmail
2 9 (30.00%) Dovecot
3 7 (23.33%) iptables
3 7 (23.33%) KVM
3 7 (23.33%) Squid
3 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.00%) Ceph
5 2 (6.67%) Postfix
5 2 (6.67%) Samba
6 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) HAProxy
2 7 (23.33%) Cacti
2 7 (23.33%) Nagios
2 7 (23.33%) Puppet
3 5 (16.67%) OpenNebula
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (6.67%) Ansible
5 2 (6.67%) Kibana
5 2 (6.67%) logstash
5 2 (6.67%) RANCID
6 1 (3.33%) Grafana
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Proofpoint
2 7 (23.33%) Cisco
2 7 (23.33%) VMware
3 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (13.33%) SAP
5 3 (10.00%) Hyperion
5 3 (10.00%) Misys
6 2 (6.67%) Juniper
7 1 (3.33%) Google
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft