Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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.

Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 869 890 879
Rank change year-on-year +21 -11 +7
Contract jobs citing POP3 9 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.004% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.064% 0.024% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 13
UK median daily rate £310 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.74% -13.64% +37.50%
10th Percentile £265 £423 £318
90th Percentile £491 £528 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -27.06% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

POP3 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 14144 16517 15992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.59% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9972 9242
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 743 842 1032
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.59 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.46% +15.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.20 £47.50 £45.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

POP3
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing POP3 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 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 6 months to 17 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
UK excluding London +35 7 £310 -27.06%
Wales - 6 £310 -
England +17 3 £463 -2.63%
London -5 1 £513 +2.50%
North West - 1 £425 -
North of England - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 8 (88.89%) SMTP
2 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
2 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 7 (77.78%) Service Management
2 7 (77.78%) ITSM
3 6 (66.67%) WAN
3 6 (66.67%) Citrix
3 6 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) LAN
3 6 (66.67%) Degree
4 5 (55.56%) Legal
4 5 (55.56%) PRINCE2
4 5 (55.56%) CCA
4 5 (55.56%) ISEB
4 5 (55.56%) CCAA
4 5 (55.56%) Information Governance
4 5 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (44.44%) NHS
5 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
6 3 (33.33%) VMware
6 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 3 (33.33%) XenApp
6 3 (33.33%) XenServer
6 3 (33.33%) NetScaler
6 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow
7 2 (22.22%) CMDB

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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) SMTP
2 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
3 6 (66.67%) LAN
3 6 (66.67%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (11.11%) HTTP
5 1 (11.11%) IMAP
5 1 (11.11%) RTP
5 1 (11.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
General
1 5 (55.56%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow Developer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Support
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Service Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) NHS
2 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (22.22%) CMDB
3 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL
1 7 (77.78%) ITSM
1 7 (77.78%) Service Management
2 5 (55.56%) Information Governance
2 5 (55.56%) PRINCE2
3 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
5 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
5 2 (22.22%) Workflow
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 5 (55.56%) CCA
2 5 (55.56%) CCAA
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 3 (33.33%) XenApp
1 3 (33.33%) XenServer
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle