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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 57 79 68
Rank change year-on-year +22 -11  
Contract jobs citing IMAP 2 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.31% 0.20% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% 0.66% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 142 303 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.88% 30.03% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 159 81
Median daily rate £450 £380 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +14.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £63.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.68% +193.02%  
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

IMAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IMAP in Reading

IMAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for IMAP.

1 3 (100.00%) SMTP
1 3 (100.00%) LDAP
2 2 (66.67%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (66.67%) Service Design
2 2 (66.67%) SMS
2 2 (66.67%) SMPP
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) CORBA
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) CentOS
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS
3 1 (33.33%) Cacti
3 1 (33.33%) Sendmail
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) Dovecot
3 1 (33.33%) MRTG
3 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) HAProxy
3 1 (33.33%) KVM
3 1 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) RANCID
3 1 (33.33%) Ceph
3 1 (33.33%) iptables

IMAP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
1 1 (33.33%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LDAP
1 3 (100.00%) SMTP
2 2 (66.67%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (66.67%) SMPP
2 2 (66.67%) SMS
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) MRTG
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Core Network Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Messaging Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) CORBA
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) CentOS
1 1 (33.33%) Debian
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Mac OS
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Design
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) Korn
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Ceph
1 1 (33.33%) Dovecot
1 1 (33.33%) iptables
1 1 (33.33%) KVM
1 1 (33.33%) Sendmail
1 1 (33.33%) Squid
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) Cacti
1 1 (33.33%) HAProxy
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) RANCID
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) VMware