The table below looks at the statistics for POP3 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited POP3 over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
UK
Rank 589 620 607
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -13
Contract jobs citing POP3 7 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.008% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.054% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
6820 7446 7658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4240 4407 4214
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 310 442
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

POP3
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing POP3 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing POP3 within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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 +32 7 £450 +12.50%
London +12 7 £450 +12.50%
Canary Wharf - 2 £406 -

POP3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing POP3 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 POP3.

1 5 (71.43%) Linux
1 5 (71.43%) SMTP
1 5 (71.43%) HTTP
1 5 (71.43%) IMAP
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Dovecot
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) Apache
2 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
2 3 (42.86%) LDAP
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
3 2 (28.57%) GitHub
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) SNMP
3 2 (28.57%) Nagios
3 2 (28.57%) ICMP
3 2 (28.57%) NNTP
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) FTP
4 1 (14.29%) SSH

POP3
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 3 (42.86%) Apache
1 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) HTTP
1 5 (71.43%) IMAP
1 5 (71.43%) SMTP
2 3 (42.86%) LDAP
3 2 (28.57%) ICMP
3 2 (28.57%) NNTP
3 2 (28.57%) SNMP
4 1 (14.29%) FTP
4 1 (14.29%) SSH
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Linux Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Dovecot
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
1 3 (42.86%) VMware