The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for POP3 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited POP3 over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
UK
Rank 606 636 615
Rank change year-on-year +30 -21  
Contract jobs citing POP3 3 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.009% 0.015%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.046% 0.064% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £413 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.81% +8.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

POP3 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 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
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 £238 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

POP3
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing POP3 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for POP3 in the UK

POP3
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing POP3.

Contractor daily rate trend for POP3 in the UK

POP3
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing POP3.

Contractor hourly rate trend for POP3 in the UK

POP3
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 POP3 within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +37 3 £413 -10.81% 3
London +30 3 £413 -13.15% 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £406 -

POP3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing POP3 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 POP3.

1 5 (71.43%) Linux
1 5 (71.43%) SMTP
1 5 (71.43%) HTTP
1 5 (71.43%) IMAP
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Dovecot
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) Apache
2 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
2 3 (42.86%) LDAP
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
3 2 (28.57%) GitHub
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) SNMP
3 2 (28.57%) Nagios
3 2 (28.57%) ICMP
3 2 (28.57%) NNTP
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) FTP
4 1 (14.29%) SSH

POP3
Top Related 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 3 (42.86%) Apache
1 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) HTTP
1 5 (71.43%) IMAP
1 5 (71.43%) SMTP
2 3 (42.86%) LDAP
3 2 (28.57%) ICMP
3 2 (28.57%) NNTP
3 2 (28.57%) SNMP
4 1 (14.29%) FTP
4 1 (14.29%) SSH
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Linux Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Dovecot
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
1 3 (42.86%) VMware