The table below looks at the statistics for XMPP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XMPP over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (Jabber)
Rank 546 538 535
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing XMPP 36 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.043% 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.16% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 1
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£400 £346 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.52% +23.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13576 13373 12086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.64% 27.09% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8850 8409 7599
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 245 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

XMPP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

XMPP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XMPP
Daily Rate Trend

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

XMPP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XMPP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XMPP within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

XMPP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

XMPP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

XMPP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XMPP
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XMPP within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 35 £400 +15.52% 11
London +4 21 £425 +22.74% 6
South East -6 7 £338 -20.58%
City of London +13 5 £444 +32.95% 1
Berkshire -2 5 £350 -17.64%
Newbury -5 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £375 -
Hampshire - 2 £325 -
South West - 2 £375 -
Portsmouth - 1 £325 -
Gloucester - 1 £375 -
Reading - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
East of England - - - - 5
Midlands - - - -

XMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 75 (86.21%) Cisco
2 28 (32.18%) Lync
3 23 (26.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 22 (25.29%) Unified Communications
5 20 (22.99%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (21.84%) Video Conferencing
7 18 (20.69%) CCNA
8 13 (14.94%) Polycom
8 13 (14.94%) Tandberg
9 12 (13.79%) SC Cleared
9 12 (13.79%) Security Cleared
10 11 (12.64%) Windows
10 11 (12.64%) H.323
11 10 (11.49%) Finance
11 10 (11.49%) Avaya
11 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
12 8 (9.20%) Eikon
12 8 (9.20%) Reuters
12 8 (9.20%) MS Office
13 7 (8.05%) SLA
13 7 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (6.90%) Telecoms
14 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
14 6 (6.90%) LAN
14 6 (6.90%) WAN
14 6 (6.90%) Cisco UCCX
14 6 (6.90%) Cisco IPT
14 6 (6.90%) Windows 7
15 5 (5.75%) HTML5
15 5 (5.75%) Time Management

XMPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 28 (32.18%) Lync
2 3 (3.45%) Node.js
3 2 (2.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) MS Office
2 4 (4.60%) AutoCAD
3 3 (3.45%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (9.20%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) SaaS
1 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.29%) Unified Communications
2 11 (12.64%) H.323
3 6 (6.90%) Cisco IPT
3 6 (6.90%) LAN
3 6 (6.90%) WAN
4 5 (5.75%) VoIP
4 5 (5.75%) IP Telephony
4 5 (5.75%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (4.60%) Firewall
5 4 (4.60%) MGCP
6 3 (3.45%) MPLS
6 3 (3.45%) OSPF
6 3 (3.45%) IPv6
6 3 (3.45%) LDAP
7 2 (2.30%) SMTP
7 2 (2.30%) FTP
7 2 (2.30%) 3G
7 2 (2.30%) VPN
7 2 (2.30%) DNS
7 2 (2.30%) BGP
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.45%) JIRA
2 3 (3.45%) Subversion
2 3 (3.45%) Grunt
3 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.30%) Maven
3 2 (2.30%) Ant
3 2 (2.30%) JUnit
3 2 (2.30%) JMeter
4 1 (1.15%) Selenium
4 1 (1.15%) WebLOAD
4 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.15%) NeoLoad
General
1 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.60%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Legal
4 2 (2.30%) Games
4 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Local Government
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Law
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (35.63%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (12.64%) Voice Engineer
2 11 (12.64%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) Messaging Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) Communications Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Audio Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Developer
6 5 (5.75%) Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Cisco Support
6 5 (5.75%) Design Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Cisco IPT Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) iOS Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Voice Support Engineer
8 2 (2.30%) Deployment Analyst
8 2 (2.30%) UAT Manager
8 2 (2.30%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (2.30%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.30%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) HTML
1 5 (5.75%) CSS
1 5 (5.75%) HTML5
1 5 (5.75%) CSS3
1 5 (5.75%) Backbone.js
2 3 (3.45%) WebRTC
2 3 (3.45%) Underscore.js
2 3 (3.45%) Middleware
3 2 (2.30%) XML
3 2 (2.30%) JMS
3 2 (2.30%) SVG
3 2 (2.30%) .NET
3 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.30%) HTML5 Canvas
3 2 (2.30%) JSON
3 2 (2.30%) Dojo
3 2 (2.30%) jQuery
3 2 (2.30%) Ember.js
4 1 (1.15%) Web Services
4 1 (1.15%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.84%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (5.75%) Wiki
2 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.60%) Digital Media
4 3 (3.45%) User Experience
5 2 (2.30%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.30%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.15%) IPTV
6 1 (1.15%) Social Network
6 1 (1.15%) Online Games
6 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.15%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.64%) Windows
2 6 (6.90%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.75%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Phone 7
4 2 (2.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (5.75%) Knowledge Management
2 5 (5.75%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (5.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (5.75%) Time Management
2 5 (5.75%) MVC
3 4 (4.60%) Risk Management
3 4 (4.60%) ITIL
3 4 (4.60%) Test Scripting
3 4 (4.60%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (3.45%) Analytics
4 3 (3.45%) iOS Development
4 3 (3.45%) TDD
4 3 (3.45%) Migration
4 3 (3.45%) Web Design
5 2 (2.30%) Scrum
5 2 (2.30%) SEO
5 2 (2.30%) E-Commerce
5 2 (2.30%) SOA
5 2 (2.30%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.75%) C
3 4 (4.60%) Java
4 2 (2.30%) Objective-C
4 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (22.99%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (20.69%) CCNA
3 12 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.79%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.60%) CCNP
5 3 (3.45%) Degree
6 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.30%) CCVP
7 1 (1.15%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (26.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (6.90%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (4.60%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (2.30%) SCCM
5 1 (1.15%) SCOM
5 1 (1.15%) OPNET
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 75 (86.21%) Cisco
2 13 (14.94%) Polycom
2 13 (14.94%) Tandberg
3 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.49%) Avaya
4 8 (9.20%) Reuters
5 2 (2.30%) Juniper
5 2 (2.30%) Siemens
5 2 (2.30%) IBM
5 2 (2.30%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.15%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.15%) Terracotta
6 1 (1.15%) Aruba
6 1 (1.15%) F5
6 1 (1.15%) Verint
6 1 (1.15%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.15%) NETGEAR
6 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.15%) BT
6 1 (1.15%) VMware
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