The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
Rank 589 560 569
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +9
Contract jobs citing POP3 1 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.025% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.013% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +29.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7602 6990 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.91% 13.67% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4063 3628 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 456 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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
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 14 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 1 August 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 -16 1 £400 +23.07% 4
Reading - 1 £400 -
South East - 1 £400 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - -
London - - - - 1
Weybridge - - - -
Scotland - - - -

POP3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) CCA
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) LDAP
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) SMTP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) NHS
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (66.67%) ISA Server
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Load Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenServer
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) CCEE
2 2 (66.67%) CCAA
2 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (33.33%) Information Governance
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) C

POP3
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LDAP
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) SMTP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) IMAP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Information Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCA
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) CCEE
1 2 (66.67%) CCAA
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) ISA Server
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenServer
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix