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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (Jabber)
Rank 572 567 554
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing XMPP 39 33 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.060% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 7
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£413 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £238 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
15641 15215 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.83% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 9806 9151
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 221 296
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 29 July 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 19 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 29 July 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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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 -5 39 £413 +10.00% 19
London +10 29 £425 +13.33% 7
City of London +4 10 £438 +16.66% 2
South East -17 5 £325 -
Berkshire - 4 £325 -
East of England +1 2 £375 -6.25% 6
Essex -7 2 £375 -6.25%
East Midlands -11 2 - - 3
Nottingham - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Woking - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Chelmsford - 1 £300 -
Colchester - 1 £450 -
York - 1 £450 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -

XMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 61 (82.43%) Cisco
2 36 (48.65%) Cisco CUCM
3 22 (29.73%) Cisco UCCX
3 22 (29.73%) LAN
4 21 (28.38%) Unified Communications
5 19 (25.68%) Lync
5 19 (25.68%) Firewall
6 18 (24.32%) WAN
7 17 (22.97%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (21.62%) MPLS
9 15 (20.27%) VPN
9 15 (20.27%) VoIP
10 13 (17.57%) Wireless
11 12 (16.22%) Telecoms
11 12 (16.22%) CCNP
11 12 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (14.86%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (14.86%) VMware
13 10 (13.51%) Migration
13 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
13 10 (13.51%) Android
13 10 (13.51%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (13.51%) Data Centre
14 9 (12.16%) WebEx
14 9 (12.16%) Cisco UCCE
14 9 (12.16%) VLAN
14 9 (12.16%) OSPF
14 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
14 9 (12.16%) ITIL
14 9 (12.16%) Finance

XMPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 19 (25.68%) Lync
2 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.76%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.70%) MindAlign
6 1 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.35%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.11%) MS Office
3 5 (6.76%) MS Visio
3 5 (6.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.46%) Office 365
2 3 (4.05%) Yammer
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.70%) SaaS
3 2 (2.70%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 22 (29.73%) LAN
2 21 (28.38%) Unified Communications
3 19 (25.68%) Firewall
4 18 (24.32%) WAN
5 16 (21.62%) MPLS
6 15 (20.27%) VoIP
6 15 (20.27%) VPN
7 13 (17.57%) Wireless
8 12 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (13.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (12.16%) VLAN
10 9 (12.16%) WebEx
10 9 (12.16%) OSPF
11 8 (10.81%) H.323
11 8 (10.81%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (9.46%) DMZ
12 7 (9.46%) TCP/IP
13 6 (8.11%) DNS
13 6 (8.11%) WLAN
13 6 (8.11%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Xcode
2 1 (1.35%) JIRA
2 1 (1.35%) GCC
General
1 12 (16.22%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.16%) Finance
3 6 (8.11%) Retail
4 5 (6.76%) Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.35%) French Language
6 1 (1.35%) Front Office
6 1 (1.35%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Advertising
6 1 (1.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Cisco Engineer
2 13 (17.57%) Network Engineer
3 11 (14.86%) Voice Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Project Manager
5 7 (9.46%) Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Consultant
7 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (5.41%) Network Support
7 4 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Network Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Senior Network Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Communications Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Network Support
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) Web Services
1 3 (4.05%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.70%) XML
2 2 (2.70%) JSON
3 1 (1.35%) Symfony
3 1 (1.35%) jQuery
3 1 (1.35%) OAuth
3 1 (1.35%) HTML5
3 1 (1.35%) iOS SDK
3 1 (1.35%) REST
3 1 (1.35%) WebRTC
3 1 (1.35%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.35%) J2ME
3 1 (1.35%) VXML
3 1 (1.35%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.35%) Ajax
3 1 (1.35%) HTML
3 1 (1.35%) J2EE
3 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (13.51%) Data Centre
3 8 (10.81%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.41%) IVR
4 4 (5.41%) iPad
5 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.05%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.70%) User Experience
6 2 (2.70%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.70%) Handset
6 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.35%) Social Network
7 1 (1.35%) Clustering
7 1 (1.35%) SecurID
7 1 (1.35%) IPTV
7 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.35%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Android
2 8 (10.81%) Windows
3 6 (8.11%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.41%) Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.51%) Migration
2 9 (12.16%) ITIL
3 7 (9.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (8.11%) Project Management
4 6 (8.11%) Service Management
4 6 (8.11%) Load Balancing
4 6 (8.11%) Investment Management
4 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (6.76%) Network Management
5 5 (6.76%) Network Design
5 5 (6.76%) Business Continuity
6 4 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.05%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.05%) iOS Development
7 3 (4.05%) Time Management
7 3 (4.05%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (4.05%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (4.05%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.76%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) C
3 2 (2.70%) Java
3 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (1.35%) C#
4 1 (1.35%) XAML
4 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.35%) PHP5
4 1 (1.35%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 17 (22.97%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (16.22%) CCNP
3 8 (10.81%) CCNA
4 5 (6.76%) CCSA
4 5 (6.76%) CCVP
4 5 (6.76%) CCIE
5 3 (4.05%) Degree
6 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.35%) CCSE
7 1 (1.35%) MCSE
7 1 (1.35%) MCSA
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.35%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.35%) XenApp
3 1 (1.35%) vSphere
3 1 (1.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 36 (48.65%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (29.73%) Cisco UCCX
3 9 (12.16%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (5.41%) OPNET
5 2 (2.70%) XenMobile
5 2 (2.70%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 61 (82.43%) Cisco
2 11 (14.86%) VMware
3 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.46%) SolarWinds
5 6 (8.11%) Polycom
5 6 (8.11%) Oracle
6 5 (6.76%) CheckPoint
6 5 (6.76%) BT
7 4 (5.41%) Tandberg
7 4 (5.41%) Aruba
7 4 (5.41%) F5
7 4 (5.41%) Verint
7 4 (5.41%) Riverbed
8 3 (4.05%) CyberTech
8 3 (4.05%) MobileIron
8 3 (4.05%) Citrix
8 3 (4.05%) Avaya
9 2 (2.70%) 3Com
9 2 (2.70%) Google
9 2 (2.70%) HP
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