The first table below looks at the demand for XMPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XMPP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (Jabber)
Rank 563 500 563
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +63
Contract jobs citing XMPP 27 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.007% 0.025%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.026% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 9
Average daily rate £369 £280 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.69% -49.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £280 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £280 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.83% -25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13782 11568 14360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.85% 26.85% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9018 7371 8668
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 331 363
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XMPP
UK

XMPP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

XMPP Jobs Demand Trend in England

XMPP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

XMPP Daily Rate Trend in England

XMPP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XMPP across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

XMPP Daily Rate Histogram in England

XMPP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XMPP across the England region.

XMPP Hourly Rate Trend in England

XMPP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XMPP within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -9 16 £375 - 2
Yorkshire - 8 £363 - 1
East of England - 2 £245 -
South East -13 1 - -
XMPP
UK

XMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 39 (73.58%) Cisco
2 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
3 21 (39.62%) Lync
4 19 (35.85%) MS Exchange
5 18 (33.96%) Windows
5 18 (33.96%) MPLS
5 18 (33.96%) Mobile Device Management
6 17 (32.08%) Cisco CUCM
7 16 (30.19%) Firewall
8 15 (28.30%) VPN
8 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (26.42%) Lotus
9 14 (26.42%) Blackberry
9 14 (26.42%) IBM Notes
9 14 (26.42%) MS Excel
10 13 (24.53%) HP
11 12 (22.64%) Oracle
11 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
11 12 (22.64%) VMware
11 12 (22.64%) SCOM
12 11 (20.75%) Cisco IPT
12 11 (20.75%) ITIL
12 11 (20.75%) LAN
12 11 (20.75%) VoIP
13 10 (18.87%) WAN
13 10 (18.87%) MySQL
13 10 (18.87%) EMC
13 10 (18.87%) CCNA
13 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
13 10 (18.87%) NetApp

XMPP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 21 (39.62%) Lync
2 19 (35.85%) MS Exchange
3 14 (26.42%) IBM Notes
4 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (15.09%) Office Communications Server
6 7 (13.21%) Lotus Domino
7 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
8 5 (9.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (26.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.96%) MPLS
2 16 (30.19%) Firewall
3 15 (28.30%) VPN
4 11 (20.75%) Cisco IPT
4 11 (20.75%) LAN
4 11 (20.75%) VoIP
5 10 (18.87%) WAN
5 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
5 10 (18.87%) IP Telephony
5 10 (18.87%) Wireless
5 10 (18.87%) IPsec
6 5 (9.43%) Unified Communications
6 5 (9.43%) Softphone
7 4 (7.55%) HTTP
7 4 (7.55%) SMPP
7 4 (7.55%) MGCP
7 4 (7.55%) H.323
8 2 (3.77%) PBX
8 2 (3.77%) Q.931
8 2 (3.77%) QSIG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.87%) MySQL
3 5 (9.43%) MS Access
General
1 8 (15.09%) Legal
2 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.32%) Banking
3 5 (9.43%) Law
4 3 (5.66%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (15.09%) Architect
1 8 (15.09%) Network Administrator
2 7 (13.21%) Developer
3 6 (11.32%) Consultant
3 6 (11.32%) Administrator
3 6 (11.32%) Network Support
4 5 (9.43%) Messaging Specialist
5 4 (7.55%) Project Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Test Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Development Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Cisco Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco Support
6 3 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (5.66%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) .NET
1 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
2 4 (7.55%) HTML
2 4 (7.55%) HTML5
3 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.77%) WinForms
4 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.77%) WPF
5 1 (1.89%) WebRTC
5 1 (1.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.89%) HP StorageWorks
2 1 (1.89%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.96%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Windows 7
3 5 (9.43%) Mac OS X
3 5 (9.43%) Windows XP
4 4 (7.55%) Solaris
4 4 (7.55%) Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Android
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) Mobile Device Management
2 11 (20.75%) ITIL
3 10 (18.87%) Data Management
3 10 (18.87%) Master Data Management
4 8 (15.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (11.32%) TOGAF
6 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.43%) TDD
6 5 (9.43%) MVC
6 5 (9.43%) Migration
7 3 (5.66%) Use Case
7 3 (5.66%) Change Management
7 3 (5.66%) Project Management
8 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.77%) OO
8 2 (3.77%) Benchmarking
8 2 (3.77%) Service Management
8 2 (3.77%) ITSM
8 2 (3.77%) Test Strategy
8 2 (3.77%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) Java
2 6 (11.32%) LotusScript
3 5 (9.43%) C#
3 5 (9.43%) VBA
4 4 (7.55%) C
4 4 (7.55%) Erlang
5 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (18.87%) CCNA
3 6 (11.32%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (9.43%) CCIE
4 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (9.43%) MCSE
5 4 (7.55%) CCNP
6 3 (5.66%) CCVP
6 3 (5.66%) MCP
7 1 (1.89%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.89%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.89%) CCSA
7 1 (1.89%) CCSE
7 1 (1.89%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.89%) CCDA
7 1 (1.89%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Xen
1 10 (18.87%) Hyper-V
1 10 (18.87%) vSphere
1 10 (18.87%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (32.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (22.64%) SCOM
3 4 (7.55%) SCCM
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (3.77%) SCOrch
4 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 39 (73.58%) Cisco
2 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
3 14 (26.42%) Lotus
4 13 (24.53%) HP
5 12 (22.64%) Oracle
5 12 (22.64%) VMware
6 10 (18.87%) EMC
6 10 (18.87%) NetApp
7 9 (16.98%) IBM
8 8 (15.09%) OPNET
8 8 (15.09%) SolarWinds
9 7 (13.21%) MobileIron
10 6 (11.32%) Nimsoft
11 2 (3.77%) Citrix
11 2 (3.77%) Verint
12 1 (1.89%) Juniper
12 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint