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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
Rank 654 629 616
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -13
Contract jobs citing POP3 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.047% 0.024% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate £475 - £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £308
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
8550 8291 7322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.85% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 4513 3872
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 459 407
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 6 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 30 April 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
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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 -27 4 £475 - 2
Berkshire +6 2 £450 -
Reading -15 2 £450 -
South East -21 2 £450 - 1
London - 2 £475 -
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -

POP3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 9 (100.00%) SMTP
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Unix
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) HTTP
3 4 (44.44%) IMAP
4 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) SSH
4 3 (33.33%) SNMP
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) Nagios
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) ICMP
4 3 (33.33%) NNTP
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) FTP
4 3 (33.33%) LDAP
4 3 (33.33%) Ansible
4 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (22.22%) Sensu
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) VirtualBox
5 2 (22.22%) High Availability
5 2 (22.22%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) MariaDB

POP3
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Apache
2 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (11.11%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) SMTP
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) HTTP
3 4 (44.44%) IMAP
4 3 (33.33%) FTP
4 3 (33.33%) ICMP
4 3 (33.33%) LDAP
4 3 (33.33%) NNTP
4 3 (33.33%) SNMP
4 3 (33.33%) SSH
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (22.22%) SAN
6 1 (11.11%) Firewall
6 1 (11.11%) Internet
6 1 (11.11%) Skype
6 1 (11.11%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MariaDB
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
2 1 (11.11%) git-flow
2 1 (11.11%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Implementation Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Server Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Support Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) LAMP
1 2 (22.22%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) CMDB
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Programming
3 1 (11.11%) ITSM
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) Perl
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
1 2 (22.22%) MCITP
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) MCTS
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) VirtualBox
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) Xen
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Ansible
1 3 (33.33%) Nagios
2 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (22.22%) ZABBIX
3 1 (11.11%) Capistrano
3 1 (11.11%) Graylog
3 1 (11.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow