The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for IMAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IMAP over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 126 133
Rank change year-on-year +24 +7  
Contract jobs citing IMAP 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.26% 0.12% 0.071%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 0.49% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -24.70% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

IMAP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 373 615 739
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.58% 24.64% 26.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 295 320
Median daily rate £413 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 10 20
Median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.90% -23.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

IMAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing IMAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for IMAP in Berkshire

IMAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IMAP in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for IMAP in Berkshire

IMAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IMAP in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IMAP in Berkshire

IMAP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IMAP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. 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 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
Slough - 3 - -
Reading +18 1 - -
IMAP
South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IMAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for IMAP.

1 7 (100.00%) SMTP
2 4 (57.14%) DHCP
2 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Sun
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Unix
2 4 (57.14%) Solaris
3 3 (42.86%) CORBA
3 3 (42.86%) SOAP
3 3 (42.86%) SMPP
3 3 (42.86%) LDAP
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (42.86%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (42.86%) Service Design
4 2 (28.57%) Network Management
4 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) SMS
5 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 1 (14.29%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) Perl

IMAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) SMTP
2 4 (57.14%) DHCP
2 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (42.86%) LDAP
3 3 (42.86%) SMPP
4 2 (28.57%) SMS
4 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications
5 1 (14.29%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Messaging Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Core Network Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Data Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) CORBA
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Solaris
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Service Design
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
1 4 (57.14%) Sun