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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
Rank - 665 642
Contract jobs citing POP3 0 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.009% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.063% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Median daily rate - £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £400
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
8193 7947 8558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.49% 13.71% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4997 4557 4739
Median daily rate £400 £377 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 552 480
Median hourly rate £27.09 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 (100.00%) SMTP
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
3 3 (60.00%) HTTP
3 3 (60.00%) LDAP
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) SaaS
4 2 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (40.00%) Redis
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (40.00%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (40.00%) HAProxy
4 2 (40.00%) Sensu
4 2 (40.00%) logstash
4 2 (40.00%) DevOps
4 2 (40.00%) Kibana
4 2 (40.00%) InfluxDB
4 2 (40.00%) Skype
4 2 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) ELK Stack
4 2 (40.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines

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 2 (40.00%) Apache
1 2 (40.00%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (40.00%) GroupWise
1 2 (40.00%) IBM Domino
1 2 (40.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Office Communications Server
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) SMTP
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) HTTP
3 3 (60.00%) LDAP
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) IMAP
4 2 (40.00%) IMAP4
4 2 (40.00%) Internet
4 2 (40.00%) Skype
4 2 (40.00%) SNMP
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) InfluxDB
1 2 (40.00%) Redis
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Office 365 Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) ELK Stack
1 2 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (40.00%) Sensu
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps
1 2 (40.00%) Identity Management
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (20.00%) Demand Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HAProxy
1 2 (40.00%) Kibana
1 2 (40.00%) logstash
2 1 (20.00%) Grafana
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Lotus
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Novell
2 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow