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 29 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.

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 630 614
Rank change year-on-year +38 -16  
Contract jobs citing IMAP 13 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.033% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 6
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £291 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £475 £500
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 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 6545 7942 7919
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.47% 14.76% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 4754 4323
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 339 435
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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 +42 10 £475 +11.76% 3
South East +23 8 £775 +72.22%
Berkshire +32 7 - -
Slough - 3 - -
London +24 2 £456 -3.94% 2
Reading +13 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £775 -

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for IMAP.

1 18 (69.23%) SMTP
2 12 (46.15%) DNS
2 12 (46.15%) LDAP
3 11 (42.31%) Unix
3 11 (42.31%) Red Hat
4 8 (30.77%) DHCP
5 7 (26.92%) HP
5 7 (26.92%) Cisco
5 7 (26.92%) Sun
5 7 (26.92%) Solaris
5 7 (26.92%) Oracle
5 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
5 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
6 5 (19.23%) Dovecot
6 5 (19.23%) POP3
7 4 (15.38%) VPN
7 4 (15.38%) VoIP
7 4 (15.38%) WAN
7 4 (15.38%) FTP
7 4 (15.38%) Linux
7 4 (15.38%) LAN
7 4 (15.38%) Apache
7 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
7 4 (15.38%) Internet
7 4 (15.38%) Firewall
7 4 (15.38%) MPLS
7 4 (15.38%) OSPF
7 4 (15.38%) BGP
7 4 (15.38%) IPsec
7 4 (15.38%) Telecoms

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 4 (15.38%) Apache
1 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (69.23%) SMTP
2 12 (46.15%) DNS
2 12 (46.15%) LDAP
3 8 (30.77%) DHCP
4 5 (19.23%) POP3
5 4 (15.38%) BGP
5 4 (15.38%) Firewall
5 4 (15.38%) FTP
5 4 (15.38%) Internet
5 4 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (15.38%) IPsec
5 4 (15.38%) LAN
5 4 (15.38%) MPLS
5 4 (15.38%) Network Security
5 4 (15.38%) OSPF
5 4 (15.38%) VoIP
5 4 (15.38%) VPN
5 4 (15.38%) WAN
6 3 (11.54%) EIGRP
6 3 (11.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Data Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Actuary
3 3 (11.54%) Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Messaging Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Core Network Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Network Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Developer
5 1 (3.85%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) CORBA
1 3 (11.54%) Gherkin
1 3 (11.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Reinsurance
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Unix
2 7 (26.92%) Solaris
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) BDD
1 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (11.54%) Migration
2 3 (11.54%) Service Design
2 3 (11.54%) User Stories
3 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.69%) Capital Modelling
3 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (7.69%) Network Management
3 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) DevOps
4 1 (3.85%) Validation
4 1 (3.85%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Java
1 2 (7.69%) VBA
2 1 (3.85%) Perl
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) CCNA
2 1 (3.85%) CCNP
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Dovecot
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Red Hat
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco
2 7 (26.92%) HP
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) Sun
3 3 (11.54%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
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