Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 864 850 862
Rank change year-on-year -14 +12 -21
Contract jobs citing IMAP 13 31 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.030% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.092% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 22
UK median daily rate £558 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.18% -19.05% +31.25%
10th Percentile £414 £204 £285
90th Percentile £612 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £378
% change year-on-year -17.65% +12.58% +21.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £29.61 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.59% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.61 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +34.59% -

IMAP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14147 16251 15798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.72% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8605 9813 9138
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 745 827 1017
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.65 £48.15 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

IMAP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IMAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 7 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 13 £558 +31.18% 1
UK excluding London 0 6 £350 -17.65%
London -20 6 £558 +17.37% 1
South East -1 4 - -
North of England +47 1 - -
North West +17 1 - -
East of England -7 1 £350 +25.34%

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 11 (84.62%) SMTP
2 10 (76.92%) Web Services
3 7 (53.85%) SOAP
3 7 (53.85%) Java
3 7 (53.85%) HTTP
3 7 (53.85%) Shell Script
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) LDAP
3 7 (53.85%) Ruby
4 6 (46.15%) Groovy
4 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
4 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 6 (46.15%) Apache
4 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
4 6 (46.15%) OOP
4 6 (46.15%) OO
4 6 (46.15%) CentOS
4 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (46.15%) Git (software)
4 6 (46.15%) RESTful
4 6 (46.15%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
4 6 (46.15%) Sensu
4 6 (46.15%) DevOps
4 6 (46.15%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (38.46%) DNS
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
6 4 (30.77%) MVC
6 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared

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 6 (46.15%) Apache
1 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
2 4 (30.77%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) SMTP
2 7 (53.85%) HTTP
2 7 (53.85%) LDAP
3 5 (38.46%) DNS
4 4 (30.77%) Internet
5 1 (7.69%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (7.69%) POP3
5 1 (7.69%) RTP
5 1 (7.69%) SMPP
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Big Data
3 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) GitLab
3 1 (7.69%) Gradle
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Messaging Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Solvency II Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Solvency II Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) Web Services
2 7 (53.85%) SOAP
3 6 (46.15%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (46.15%) RESTful
3 6 (46.15%) Sensu
4 4 (30.77%) .NET
4 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 4 (30.77%) Ajax
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) Entity Framework
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) jQuery
4 4 (30.77%) LINQ
4 4 (30.77%) LINQ to SQL
4 4 (30.77%) RequireJS
4 4 (30.77%) WCF
4 4 (30.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) CentOS
2 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
1 6 (46.15%) DevOps
1 6 (46.15%) OO
1 6 (46.15%) OOP
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) API Development
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) Build Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Design
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
1 7 (53.85%) Ruby
1 7 (53.85%) Shell Script
2 6 (46.15%) Groovy
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) Python
6 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 1 (7.69%) Perl
6 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) Kibana
2 1 (7.69%) logstash
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle