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 22 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.

Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 607 640 641
Rank change year-on-year +33 +1  
Contract jobs citing POP3 8 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.057% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Median daily rate £310 £463 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.97% +34.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £433 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £510 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £425 £344
% change year-on-year -27.05% +23.63%  
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 6351 8706 8089
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.55% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 5295 4556
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 422 468
Median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.58% +22.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing POP3 over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for POP3 in the UK

POP3
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for POP3 in the UK

POP3
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 POP3 within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
Wales - 6 £310 -
South Wales - 6 £310 -
Cardiff - 6 £310 -
England +44 2 £469 +1.35% 2
London +13 1 £513 +7.89% 1
North West - 1 £425 -
Cheshire - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 10 (90.91%) SMTP
2 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 7 (63.64%) Service Management
2 7 (63.64%) ITSM
3 6 (54.55%) Citrix
3 6 (54.55%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) LAN
3 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
3 6 (54.55%) Degree
3 6 (54.55%) WAN
4 5 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (45.45%) CCAA
4 5 (45.45%) Information Governance
4 5 (45.45%) ISEB
4 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
4 5 (45.45%) CCA
4 5 (45.45%) Legal
5 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
5 4 (36.36%) NHS
6 3 (27.27%) VMware
6 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
6 3 (27.27%) NetScaler
6 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
6 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
6 3 (27.27%) XenApp
6 3 (27.27%) XenServer
7 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
7 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement

POP3
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) SMTP
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
2 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 6 (54.55%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) NetScaler
4 2 (18.18%) HTTP
4 2 (18.18%) ICMP
4 2 (18.18%) NNTP
4 2 (18.18%) SNMP
5 1 (9.09%) FTP
5 1 (9.09%) IMAP
5 1 (9.09%) SMS
5 1 (9.09%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 5 (45.45%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow Developer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Service Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Nagios Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Nagios Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) NHS
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 2 (18.18%) CMDB
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
1 7 (63.64%) ITSM
1 7 (63.64%) Service Management
2 5 (45.45%) Information Governance
2 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
3 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
5 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
5 2 (18.18%) Workflow
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Citrix Certification
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) CCA
2 5 (45.45%) CCAA
2 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 5 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
1 3 (27.27%) XenApp
1 3 (27.27%) XenServer
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (9.09%) Dovecot
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Nagios
2 1 (9.09%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Citrix
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow