The table below looks at the statistics for XMPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XMPP over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (Jabber)
Rank 127 124 125
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing XMPP 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.11% 0.036% 0.040%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £319 -
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
627 538 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.98% 19.37% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 322 223
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 72
Average hourly rate £39.00 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.24% -41.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

XMPP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XMPP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XMPP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

XMPP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XMPP across the Berkshire region.

XMPP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

XMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing XMPP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XMPP.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) MGCP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (60.00%) Unified Communications
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (40.00%) 3G
4 2 (40.00%) Benchmarking
4 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) RTP
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Lync
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (20.00%) SS7
5 1 (20.00%) Megaco
5 1 (20.00%) Multimedia
5 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (20.00%) IPTV
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (20.00%) IPv4
5 1 (20.00%) IPv6
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel

XMPP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing XMPP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XMPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) MGCP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (40.00%) 3G
3 2 (40.00%) RTP
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) SS7
4 1 (20.00%) Megaco
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (20.00%) IPv4
4 1 (20.00%) IPv6
4 1 (20.00%) GSM
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Build Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Communications Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) IPTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Benchmarking
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Verint