The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 645 635
Rank change year-on-year +51 -10  
Contract jobs citing IMAP 16 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.017% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.10% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 6
Median daily rate £540 £438 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.42% +30.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £105 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £506 £345
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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

IMAP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

IMAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IMAP in the UK

IMAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for IMAP in the UK

IMAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IMAP in the UK

IMAP
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IMAP within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England +29 16 £540 +23.42% 9
London +10 10 £555 +16.84% 3
Hammersmith +2 8 £555 +5.71%
East of England - 4 £320 - 1
South East - 2 - - 4
Portsmouth - 2 - - 2
Hampshire - 2 - - 4
Hertfordshire - 2 £320 -
Bedford - 1 £450 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

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

1 25 (86.21%) SMTP
2 14 (48.28%) DNS
2 14 (48.28%) LDAP
3 13 (44.83%) Web Services
4 12 (41.38%) SOAP
5 11 (37.93%) Linux
5 11 (37.93%) Java
5 11 (37.93%) Shell Script
5 11 (37.93%) VMware
5 11 (37.93%) Ruby
6 10 (34.48%) Groovy
6 10 (34.48%) CentOS
6 10 (34.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
6 10 (34.48%) DevOps
6 10 (34.48%) HTTP
7 9 (31.03%) Configuration Management
7 9 (31.03%) OOP
7 9 (31.03%) OO
7 9 (31.03%) Apache
7 9 (31.03%) Tomcat
7 9 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (31.03%) Sensu
7 9 (31.03%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (31.03%) RESTful
8 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
8 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
9 7 (24.14%) Relational Database
9 7 (24.14%) Solaris
9 7 (24.14%) DHCP

IMAP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (31.03%) Apache
1 9 (31.03%) Tomcat
2 4 (13.79%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) Mozilla Thunderbird
2 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) GitHub
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (86.21%) SMTP
2 14 (48.28%) DNS
2 14 (48.28%) LDAP
3 10 (34.48%) HTTP
4 7 (24.14%) DHCP
5 4 (13.79%) Internet
6 3 (10.34%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (10.34%) SMPP
7 2 (6.90%) SMS
7 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
8 1 (3.45%) POP3
8 1 (3.45%) Value-Added Service
8 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Relational Database
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.90%) GitLab
3 2 (6.90%) Gradle
3 2 (6.90%) JIRA
3 2 (6.90%) Maven
3 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Data Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) .NET Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Messaging Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Core Network Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Network Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) Web Services
2 12 (41.38%) SOAP
3 9 (31.03%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (31.03%) RESTful
3 9 (31.03%) Sensu
4 4 (13.79%) .NET
4 4 (13.79%) .NET Framework
4 4 (13.79%) Ajax
4 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
4 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (13.79%) CSS
4 4 (13.79%) Entity Framework
4 4 (13.79%) HTML
4 4 (13.79%) jQuery
4 4 (13.79%) LINQ
4 4 (13.79%) LINQ to SQL
4 4 (13.79%) RequireJS
4 4 (13.79%) WCF
4 4 (13.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) W3C
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Linux
2 10 (34.48%) CentOS
2 10 (34.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (24.14%) Solaris
3 7 (24.14%) Unix
4 4 (13.79%) Windows
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) DevOps
2 9 (31.03%) Configuration Management
2 9 (31.03%) OO
2 9 (31.03%) OOP
3 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) MVC
4 4 (13.79%) SDLC
5 3 (10.34%) API Development
5 3 (10.34%) Migration
5 3 (10.34%) Service Design
6 2 (6.90%) BDD
6 2 (6.90%) Build Automation
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.90%) Network Management
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) User Stories
7 1 (3.45%) Bioinformatics
7 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Java
1 11 (37.93%) Ruby
1 11 (37.93%) Shell Script
2 10 (34.48%) Groovy
3 4 (13.79%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 3 (10.34%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.90%) Kibana
2 2 (6.90%) logstash
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) VMware
2 7 (24.14%) Cisco
2 7 (24.14%) HP
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 7 (24.14%) Red Hat
2 7 (24.14%) Sun
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
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