The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 27 June 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 200
Contract jobs citing IMAP 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - - 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £400 £250
% change year-on-year -20.00% +60.00%  
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 the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 349 472 736
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.56% 13.94% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 370 549
Median daily rate £427 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.67% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £579 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 24
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.20 £32.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

IMAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

IMAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IMAP in the City of London