The table below looks at the statistics for POP3 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited POP3 over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
Rank 587 597 545
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -52
Contract jobs citing POP3 6 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.004% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.073% 0.027% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 15
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£425 £308 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.21% -27.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £308 £275
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +11.81%
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
8225 7283 7453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.72% 12.92% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4508 3818 3701
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 416 589
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.24% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

POP3
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing POP3 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

POP3 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

POP3
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing POP3 within the UK.

POP3 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

POP3
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing POP3 within the UK.

POP3 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

POP3
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing POP3 within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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 - 6 £425 - 2
South East - 5 £425 - 2
Reading - 5 £425 -
Berkshire - 5 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
London - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -

POP3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing POP3 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 POP3.

1 14 (100.00%) SMTP
2 13 (92.86%) MS Exchange
2 13 (92.86%) IMAP
3 12 (85.71%) DNS
3 12 (85.71%) Windows
4 9 (64.29%) ITIL
4 9 (64.29%) Degree
5 8 (57.14%) MCTS
5 8 (57.14%) MCITP
5 8 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (57.14%) Clustering
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (57.14%) SAN
6 7 (50.00%) Novell
6 7 (50.00%) Lotus
6 7 (50.00%) GroupWise
6 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (50.00%) IBM Notes
6 7 (50.00%) IIS
6 7 (50.00%) Service Management
6 7 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
7 6 (42.86%) Office Communications Server
7 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
7 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
8 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 3 (21.43%) Wireless
9 3 (21.43%) VMware
9 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (21.43%) Google

POP3
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing POP3 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 POP3. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (92.86%) MS Exchange
2 7 (50.00%) GroupWise
2 7 (50.00%) IIS
2 7 (50.00%) IBM Notes
3 6 (42.86%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) SMTP
2 13 (92.86%) IMAP
3 12 (85.71%) DNS
4 8 (57.14%) SAN
5 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) Wireless
7 1 (7.14%) S/MIME
7 1 (7.14%) HTTP
7 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (7.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Field Engineer
2 7 (50.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (42.86%) Server Engineer
4 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
5 3 (21.43%) Consultant
5 3 (21.43%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
6 2 (14.29%) Support Consultant
6 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
7 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Linux Support
7 1 (7.14%) Linux Support Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) MAPI
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) WSH
3 1 (7.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Mac OS X
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
2 8 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (50.00%) Service Management
3 7 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) Demand Management
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) VBScript
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
1 1 (7.14%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Degree
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (57.14%) MCTS
2 8 (57.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) VirtualBox
3 1 (7.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
1 1 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Novell
1 7 (50.00%) Lotus
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Google
4 1 (7.14%) IronPort
4 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec