The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MAPI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MAPI over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

Mail or Messaging Applications Programming Interface (MAPI)
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 639 635
Rank change year-on-year +39 -4  
Contract jobs citing MAPI 3 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.011% 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.020% 0.039% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Median daily rate £535 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.58% +6.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £353 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £373 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate - £363 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MAPI is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14916 15530 14960
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.64% 27.80% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10378 10825 9675
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 194 198
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

MAPI
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MAPI as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for MAPI in the UK

MAPI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MAPI in the UK

MAPI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MAPI over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MAPI in the UK

MAPI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MAPI in the UK

MAPI
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MAPI within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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 +39 3 £535 +47.58% 1
London - 3 £535 -
City of London - 2 £495 -

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MAPI 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 MAPI.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Sybase
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) JMS
1 3 (100.00%) TIBCO
1 3 (100.00%) Front Office
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
1 3 (100.00%) Maven
1 3 (100.00%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (100.00%) Ultra Messaging
1 3 (100.00%) Low Latency
1 3 (100.00%) Currenex
1 3 (100.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Financial Institution
2 2 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Concurrent Programming

MAPI
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Maven
1 3 (100.00%) Sonatype Nexus
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
1 3 (100.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (100.00%) Front Office
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Core Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Low Latency Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (100.00%) JMS
1 3 (100.00%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Concurrent Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Currenex
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Sybase
1 3 (100.00%) TIBCO
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