The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for POP3 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited POP3 over the 3 months to 30 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.

Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 619 593
Rank change year-on-year +46 -26  
Contract jobs citing POP3 3 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.007% 0.010% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.049% 0.068% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £413 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.81% +8.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

POP3 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 6071 7371 7304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.46% 14.75% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3741 4476 4043
Median daily rate £401 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.02% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £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 331 308 406
Median hourly rate £22.85 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.90% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.74 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

POP3
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing POP3 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for POP3 in England

POP3
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing POP3 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for POP3 in England

POP3
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing POP3 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for POP3 in England

POP3
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 POP3 within the England region over the 3 months to 30 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
London +34 3 £413 -13.15% 1
POP3
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for POP3.

1 5 (71.43%) Linux
1 5 (71.43%) SMTP
1 5 (71.43%) HTTP
1 5 (71.43%) IMAP
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Dovecot
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) Apache
2 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
2 3 (42.86%) LDAP
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
3 2 (28.57%) GitHub
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) SNMP
3 2 (28.57%) Nagios
3 2 (28.57%) ICMP
3 2 (28.57%) NNTP
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) FTP
4 1 (14.29%) SSH

POP3
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 3 (42.86%) Apache
1 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) HTTP
1 5 (71.43%) IMAP
1 5 (71.43%) SMTP
2 3 (42.86%) LDAP
3 2 (28.57%) ICMP
3 2 (28.57%) NNTP
3 2 (28.57%) SNMP
4 1 (14.29%) FTP
4 1 (14.29%) SSH
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Linux Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Dovecot
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
1 3 (42.86%) VMware