The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 24 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)
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 402 425 416
Rank change year-on-year +23 -9  
Contract jobs citing IMAP 10 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.049% 0.014% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.100% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Median daily rate £555 £475 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.84% +39.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £175 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £515 £346
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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2244 3010 3113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.98% 13.89% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1497 2047 2008
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 47 93
Median hourly rate £24.93 £22.00 £18.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.31% +16.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £12.05 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

IMAP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

IMAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IMAP in London

IMAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IMAP in London

IMAP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IMAP within the London region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Hammersmith +1 8 £555 +5.71%
IMAP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 London region with a requirement for IMAP.

1 11 (91.67%) LDAP
2 10 (83.33%) SMTP
2 10 (83.33%) HTTP
2 10 (83.33%) Shell Script
2 10 (83.33%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) Ruby
2 10 (83.33%) Groovy
2 10 (83.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (83.33%) CentOS
2 10 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (83.33%) DevOps
3 9 (75.00%) Sensu
3 9 (75.00%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (75.00%) RESTful
3 9 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (75.00%) OOP
3 9 (75.00%) OO
3 9 (75.00%) Apache
3 9 (75.00%) Tomcat
3 9 (75.00%) SOAP
3 9 (75.00%) Web Services
3 9 (75.00%) Configuration Management
4 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

IMAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 9 (75.00%) Apache
1 9 (75.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) LDAP
2 10 (83.33%) HTTP
2 10 (83.33%) SMTP
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) GitLab
2 2 (16.67%) Gradle
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Maven
2 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) Elastic Stack
1 9 (75.00%) RESTful
1 9 (75.00%) Sensu
1 9 (75.00%) SOAP
1 9 (75.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) CentOS
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
1 10 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) DevOps
2 9 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 9 (75.00%) OO
2 9 (75.00%) OOP
3 2 (16.67%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) Build Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Groovy
1 10 (83.33%) Java
1 10 (83.33%) Ruby
1 10 (83.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (16.67%) Kibana
2 2 (16.67%) logstash
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) VMware