The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 March 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)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 556 598 593
Rank change year-on-year +42 -5  
Contract jobs citing IMAP 10 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.035% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 6
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £342 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -38.82% -  
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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6035 7247 7369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.56% 14.77% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3730 4384 4071
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 308 412
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.83 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.15% +7.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

IMAP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

IMAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IMAP in England

IMAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IMAP in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IMAP in England

IMAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IMAP in England

IMAP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IMAP within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
South East +17 8 £775 +72.22%
London +26 2 £456 -3.94% 3
IMAP
UK

IMAP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 England region with a requirement for IMAP.

1 16 (59.26%) SMTP
2 13 (48.15%) LDAP
3 10 (37.04%) DNS
4 9 (33.33%) Unix
4 9 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
5 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
6 6 (22.22%) Dovecot
6 6 (22.22%) DHCP
7 5 (18.52%) POP3
7 5 (18.52%) Cisco
7 5 (18.52%) Solaris
7 5 (18.52%) Linux
7 5 (18.52%) Apache
7 5 (18.52%) Finance
7 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (14.81%) Network Security
8 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (14.81%) JIRA
8 4 (14.81%) VMware
8 4 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (14.81%) BDD
8 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
8 4 (14.81%) Firewall
8 4 (14.81%) IPsec
8 4 (14.81%) Internet
8 4 (14.81%) HP
8 4 (14.81%) MPLS
8 4 (14.81%) OSPF

IMAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (18.52%) Apache
2 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) Confluence
3 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.70%) SAS
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SAP GRC
2 2 (7.41%) HFM
2 2 (7.41%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) SMTP
2 13 (48.15%) LDAP
3 10 (37.04%) DNS
4 6 (22.22%) DHCP
5 5 (18.52%) POP3
6 4 (14.81%) BGP
6 4 (14.81%) Firewall
6 4 (14.81%) FTP
6 4 (14.81%) HTTP
6 4 (14.81%) Internet
6 4 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (14.81%) IPsec
6 4 (14.81%) LAN
6 4 (14.81%) MPLS
6 4 (14.81%) Network Security
6 4 (14.81%) OSPF
6 4 (14.81%) VoIP
6 4 (14.81%) VPN
6 4 (14.81%) WAN
7 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Automotive
4 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (11.11%) Actuary
1 3 (11.11%) Administrator
1 3 (11.11%) Analyst
1 3 (11.11%) Architect
1 3 (11.11%) Auditor
1 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
1 3 (11.11%) IT Auditor
1 3 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
1 3 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 3 (11.11%) Messaging Architect
1 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
1 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
1 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (7.41%) Core Network Architect
2 2 (7.41%) Data Engineer
2 2 (7.41%) Network Architect
2 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (7.41%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (3.70%) COBIT Auditor
3 1 (3.70%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) CORBA
1 3 (11.11%) Gherkin
1 3 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Online Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Reinsurance
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Unix
2 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Solaris
3 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.70%) CentOS
4 1 (3.70%) Debian
4 1 (3.70%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (14.81%) BDD
3 3 (11.11%) IT Audit
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Service Design
3 3 (11.11%) User Stories
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.41%) Capital Modelling
4 2 (7.41%) Coaching
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Network Management
4 2 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.70%) Validation
5 1 (3.70%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Java
1 2 (7.41%) Perl
1 2 (7.41%) Python
1 2 (7.41%) VBA
2 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) Korn
2 1 (3.70%) Ruby
2 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) COBIT
1 3 (11.11%) QA
1 3 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (3.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Dovecot
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) Ceph
3 1 (3.70%) iptables
3 1 (3.70%) KVM
3 1 (3.70%) Sendmail
3 1 (3.70%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) Cacti
1 1 (3.70%) HAProxy
1 1 (3.70%) Nagios
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) RANCID
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco
3 4 (14.81%) HP
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) Sun
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) SAP
5 2 (7.41%) Hyperion
5 2 (7.41%) Misys
6 1 (3.70%) Atlassian