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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
Rank 580 568 557
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing POP3 8 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.004% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.100% 0.029% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
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£400 £235 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.21% -40.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £143 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £327 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £120 £323
% change year-on-year
+254.16% -62.79%
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
8001 6942 7932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4556 3776 3852
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 423 676
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.80% -2.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing POP3 within the UK over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

POP3 Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 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 December 2014. 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 -18 7 £400 +70.21% 3
London +13 5 £375 +7.14% 1
Berkshire - 2 £425 -
City of London - 2 £450 - 1
South East - 2 £425 - 2
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Leeds - - - -
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

POP3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) SMTP
2 9 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (66.67%) IMAP
4 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (50.00%) ITIL
6 5 (41.67%) DNS
6 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (33.33%) Clustering
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (33.33%) MAPI
7 4 (33.33%) SAN
7 4 (33.33%) Lotus
7 4 (33.33%) IIS
7 4 (33.33%) IBM Notes
7 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (33.33%) Degree
8 3 (25.00%) MCTS
8 3 (25.00%) MCITP
8 3 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (25.00%) Linux
8 3 (25.00%) LDAP
8 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (25.00%) Novell
8 3 (25.00%) HTTP
8 3 (25.00%) Service Management
8 3 (25.00%) GroupWise
8 3 (25.00%) Blackberry

POP3
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) IIS
2 4 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (25.00%) GroupWise
3 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) SMTP
2 8 (66.67%) IMAP
3 5 (41.67%) DNS
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) SAN
5 3 (25.00%) LDAP
5 3 (25.00%) HTTP
6 2 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) DHCP
7 1 (8.33%) FTP
7 1 (8.33%) SNMP
7 1 (8.33%) SSL
7 1 (8.33%) SSH
7 1 (8.33%) ICMP
7 1 (8.33%) NNTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Field Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Messaging Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Escalation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Support
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) MAPI
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
2 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (8.33%) Demand Management
5 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) R
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) MCTS
3 3 (25.00%) MCITP
4 2 (16.67%) MCP
5 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VirtualBox
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (33.33%) Lotus
2 3 (25.00%) Novell
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Google
4 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec