The table below looks at the statistics for MAPI skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MAPI over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mail or Messaging Applications Programming Interface (MAPI)
Rank 609 585 601
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Contract jobs citing MAPI 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.019% 0.007% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
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£475 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 -
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15650 15213 15616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.17% 28.83% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10137 9787 9367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 266 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

MAPI
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MAPI within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

MAPI Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MAPI
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MAPI within the UK.

MAPI Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MAPI
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MAPI within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MAPI Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MAPI
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MAPI within the UK.

MAPI Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MAPI
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MAPI within the UK over the 3 months to 19 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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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 -7 3 £475 -5.00%
London - 2 £550 -
South East +5 1 £400 -20.00%
Reading - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
City of London - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Slough - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Bracknell - - - -

MAPI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MAPI 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 MAPI.

1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Sybase
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) JMS
2 3 (60.00%) TIBCO
2 3 (60.00%) Financial Institution
2 3 (60.00%) Front Office
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Subversion
2 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 3 (60.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (60.00%) 29West
2 3 (60.00%) Low Latency
2 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (60.00%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (20.00%) OLE
4 1 (20.00%) OLE DB
4 1 (20.00%) Back Office
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management

MAPI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MAPI 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 MAPI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
1 1 (20.00%) POP3
1 1 (20.00%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
1 3 (60.00%) Maven
1 3 (60.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (60.00%) Financial Institution
1 3 (60.00%) Front Office
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) JMS
1 3 (60.00%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) OLE
2 1 (20.00%) OLE DB
2 1 (20.00%) ISAPI
2 1 (20.00%) ActiveX
2 1 (20.00%) J2ME
2 1 (20.00%) J2SE
2 1 (20.00%) ODBC
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) MFC
2 1 (20.00%) DAO
2 1 (20.00%) BREW
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Handset
2 1 (20.00%) iPhone
2 1 (20.00%) Animation
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) VC++
3 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) Sybase
1 3 (60.00%) TIBCO
1 3 (60.00%) 29West
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft