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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
Rank 571 - 536
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing POP3 12 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% - 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% - 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
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£425 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £225
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
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 2015.

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 20 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 January 2015. 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 - 11 £425 - 4
South East - 7 £425 - 2
Reading - 7 £425 - 1
Berkshire - 7 £425 - 2
London - 3 £175 - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Thames Ditton - - - -
Wetherby - - - -

POP3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 17 (94.44%) SMTP
2 15 (83.33%) MS Exchange
3 14 (77.78%) IMAP
4 12 (66.67%) Windows
5 11 (61.11%) DNS
6 10 (55.56%) ITIL
6 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
7 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (44.44%) Clustering
8 8 (44.44%) SAN
8 8 (44.44%) Lotus
8 8 (44.44%) IBM Notes
8 8 (44.44%) IIS
8 8 (44.44%) Degree
9 7 (38.89%) MCTS
9 7 (38.89%) MCITP
9 7 (38.89%) Novell
9 7 (38.89%) GroupWise
10 6 (33.33%) Service Management
10 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 6 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
11 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
12 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
12 4 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (22.22%) MAPI
12 4 (22.22%) Linux
12 4 (22.22%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007

POP3
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (44.44%) IBM Notes
2 8 (44.44%) IIS
3 7 (38.89%) GroupWise
4 4 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (22.22%) Office Communications Server
4 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (5.56%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) SMTP
2 14 (77.78%) IMAP
3 11 (61.11%) DNS
4 8 (44.44%) SAN
5 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (16.67%) LDAP
6 3 (16.67%) DHCP
6 3 (16.67%) HTTP
6 3 (16.67%) Wireless
7 1 (5.56%) S/MIME
7 1 (5.56%) SSL
7 1 (5.56%) SNMP
7 1 (5.56%) FTP
7 1 (5.56%) ICMP
7 1 (5.56%) NNTP
7 1 (5.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) French Language
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Field Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) Exchange Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Server Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Support Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Support
5 1 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Messaging Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Escalation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) MAPI
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) Ajax
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Clustering
2 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Mac OS X
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
2 9 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (33.33%) Service Management
3 6 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Release Management
5 1 (5.56%) Time Management
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.56%) Demand Management
5 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.56%) R
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
2 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (44.44%) Degree
3 7 (38.89%) MCTS
3 7 (38.89%) MCITP
4 1 (5.56%) MCSE
4 1 (5.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) VirtualBox
3 1 (5.56%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Lotus
2 7 (38.89%) Novell
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) Google
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) IronPort
6 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco