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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
Rank - - 543
Contract jobs citing POP3 0 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 11
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £275
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
7777 6875 6687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.51% 13.14% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4358 3724 3295
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 381 527
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -14.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.50 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 13 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 13 (100.00%) SMTP
1 13 (100.00%) IMAP
2 12 (92.31%) DNS
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) ITIL
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (61.54%) SAN
3 8 (61.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (61.54%) Clustering
3 8 (61.54%) MCTS
3 8 (61.54%) MCITP
3 8 (61.54%) Degree
4 7 (53.85%) Service Management
4 7 (53.85%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (53.85%) Novell
4 7 (53.85%) Lotus
4 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 7 (53.85%) GroupWise
4 7 (53.85%) IIS
4 7 (53.85%) IBM Notes
5 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
5 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 6 (46.15%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
7 3 (23.08%) MAPI
7 3 (23.08%) DHCP
7 3 (23.08%) MS Office
7 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) Blackberry

POP3
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (53.85%) GroupWise
2 7 (53.85%) IIS
2 7 (53.85%) IBM Notes
3 6 (46.15%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) SMTP
1 13 (100.00%) IMAP
2 12 (92.31%) DNS
3 8 (61.54%) SAN
4 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) DHCP
5 3 (23.08%) Wireless
6 1 (7.69%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (7.69%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Field Engineer
2 7 (53.85%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (46.15%) Server Engineer
4 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
5 3 (23.08%) Consultant
5 3 (23.08%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
6 2 (15.38%) Support Consultant
7 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
7 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (7.69%) Linux Support
7 1 (7.69%) Linux Support Engineer
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) MAPI
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Clustering
2 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Mac OS X
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
1 8 (61.54%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (53.85%) Service Management
2 7 (53.85%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) VBScript
1 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (61.54%) MCTS
1 8 (61.54%) MCITP
1 8 (61.54%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) VirtualBox
3 1 (7.69%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Novell
1 7 (53.85%) Lotus
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Google
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) IronPort
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