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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
Rank 640 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing POP3 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.035% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £438 - -
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
8536 7954 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.92% 14.67% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 4459 3882
Median daily rate £390 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 462 409
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 5 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 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 3 £438 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £425 -
South West - 2 £425 -
Gloucester - 1 £425 -
London - 1 £450 - 1

POP3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 9 (100.00%) SMTP
2 6 (66.67%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) HTTP
4 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) Unix
4 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) IMAP
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (44.44%) Office 365
5 3 (33.33%) Skype for Business
5 3 (33.33%) Ansible
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Skype
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) SSL
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) LDAP
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 2 (22.22%) IMAP4
6 2 (22.22%) SNMP
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) Novell
6 2 (22.22%) Lotus
6 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 2 (22.22%) Internet
6 2 (22.22%) Nagios
6 2 (22.22%) GroupWise

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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (22.22%) Apache
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (22.22%) GroupWise
3 2 (22.22%) IBM Domino
3 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
3 2 (22.22%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
4 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) SMTP
2 6 (66.67%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) HTTP
4 4 (44.44%) IMAP
5 3 (33.33%) LDAP
5 3 (33.33%) Skype
5 3 (33.33%) SSL
6 2 (22.22%) Firewall
6 2 (22.22%) FTP
6 2 (22.22%) ICMP
6 2 (22.22%) IMAP4
6 2 (22.22%) Internet
6 2 (22.22%) NNTP
6 2 (22.22%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (22.22%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) SNMP
6 2 (22.22%) SSH
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 1 (11.11%) VPN
7 1 (11.11%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MariaDB
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
2 1 (11.11%) git-flow
2 1 (11.11%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Implementation Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Server Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) LAMP
1 2 (22.22%) Sensu
2 1 (11.11%) Ajax
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) CMDB
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
1 2 (22.22%) DevOps
1 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (22.22%) High Availability
1 2 (22.22%) Identity Management
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Optimisation
1 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
1 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Demand Management
2 1 (11.11%) Functional Programming
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) ITSM
2 1 (11.11%) OO
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) Perl
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) MCTS
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VirtualBox
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Ansible
2 2 (22.22%) Nagios
2 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (22.22%) ZABBIX
3 1 (11.11%) Capistrano
3 1 (11.11%) Graylog
3 1 (11.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Lotus
2 2 (22.22%) Novell
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow