The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 22 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.

Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 428 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Contract jobs citing POP3 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.014% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.044% 0.100% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £513 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £425 £344
% change year-on-year -27.05% +23.63%  
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 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 2271 3002 3119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.95% 13.83% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1520 2054 2009
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 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 47 98
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +11.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £12.05 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

POP3
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

POP3
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for POP3 in London

POP3
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for POP3 in London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 London region with a requirement for POP3.

1 3 (75.00%) SMTP
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (50.00%) SNMP
2 2 (50.00%) Nagios
2 2 (50.00%) ICMP
2 2 (50.00%) NNTP
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) SSH
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) IMAP
3 1 (25.00%) CMDB
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Dovecot
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (25.00%) GitHub
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories

POP3
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SMTP
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (50.00%) ICMP
2 2 (50.00%) NNTP
2 2 (50.00%) SNMP
3 1 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (25.00%) IMAP
3 1 (25.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Implementation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Nagios
2 1 (25.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow