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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (Jabber)
Rank 564 550 533
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -17
Contract jobs citing XMPP 35 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.039% 0.015%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.14% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 1
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£400 £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £319 £280
% change year-on-year
+9.80% +13.83%
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
14151 14119 12451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.37% 27.20% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9202 8972 7852
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 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 221 325
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 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 13 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 27 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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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 34 £400 +6.66% 9
London +17 25 £413 +3.12% 5
City of London +19 8 £463 +15.62% 2
Berkshire -9 3 £350 -17.64%
South East -30 3 £350 -17.64%
South West - 2 £375 -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Midlands - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -

XMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 74 (86.05%) Cisco
2 27 (31.40%) Cisco CUCM
3 23 (26.74%) Lync
4 22 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (24.42%) Unified Communications
6 20 (23.26%) CCNA
7 19 (22.09%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (15.12%) Polycom
8 13 (15.12%) Tandberg
9 12 (13.95%) SC Cleared
9 12 (13.95%) Security Cleared
10 11 (12.79%) H.323
11 10 (11.63%) Avaya
11 10 (11.63%) Microsoft
12 9 (10.47%) SLA
12 9 (10.47%) LAN
12 9 (10.47%) Finance
13 8 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (9.30%) MS Office
14 7 (8.14%) ITIL
14 7 (8.14%) WAN
14 7 (8.14%) Firewall
14 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (6.98%) Cisco UCCE
15 6 (6.98%) VMware
15 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
15 6 (6.98%) VoIP
15 6 (6.98%) Windows
15 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
15 6 (6.98%) CCNP

XMPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 23 (26.74%) Lync
2 3 (3.49%) Node.js
3 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.30%) MS Office
2 4 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.65%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.42%) Unified Communications
2 11 (12.79%) H.323
3 9 (10.47%) LAN
4 8 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (8.14%) Firewall
5 7 (8.14%) WAN
6 6 (6.98%) VoIP
7 5 (5.81%) VPN
7 5 (5.81%) IP Telephony
7 5 (5.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (4.65%) Wireless
8 4 (4.65%) MPLS
8 4 (4.65%) OSPF
8 4 (4.65%) MGCP
8 4 (4.65%) VLAN
8 4 (4.65%) Wireshark
8 4 (4.65%) SSL
9 3 (3.49%) LDAP
9 3 (3.49%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (2.33%) AMQP
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.49%) JIRA
2 3 (3.49%) Subversion
2 3 (3.49%) Grunt
3 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.33%) Maven
3 2 (2.33%) Ant
3 2 (2.33%) JUnit
3 2 (2.33%) JMeter
4 1 (1.16%) Selenium
4 1 (1.16%) WebLOAD
4 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.16%) NeoLoad
General
1 9 (10.47%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.49%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Legal
4 2 (2.33%) Games
5 1 (1.16%) Law
5 1 (1.16%) Local Government
5 1 (1.16%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (36.05%) Cisco Engineer
2 13 (15.12%) Voice Engineer
2 13 (15.12%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 12 (13.95%) Communications Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) Audio Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Messaging Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.81%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Cisco Support
8 5 (5.81%) Design Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Cisco Support Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Network Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) iOS Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Voice Support Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Cisco IPT Engineer
11 2 (2.33%) Deployment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) HTML
1 5 (5.81%) CSS
1 5 (5.81%) HTML5
1 5 (5.81%) CSS3
1 5 (5.81%) Backbone.js
2 3 (3.49%) WebRTC
2 3 (3.49%) Underscore.js
2 3 (3.49%) Middleware
3 2 (2.33%) XML
3 2 (2.33%) JMS
3 2 (2.33%) SVG
3 2 (2.33%) .NET
3 2 (2.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.33%) HTML5 Canvas
3 2 (2.33%) JSON
3 2 (2.33%) Dojo
3 2 (2.33%) jQuery
3 2 (2.33%) Ember.js
4 1 (1.16%) Web Services
4 1 (1.16%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.09%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (5.81%) Wiki
3 4 (4.65%) Digital Media
3 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.49%) User Experience
4 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.33%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.16%) iPhone
6 1 (1.16%) IPTV
6 1 (1.16%) Social Network
6 1 (1.16%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.98%) Windows
2 5 (5.81%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.33%) Android
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.14%) ITIL
1 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (5.81%) Knowledge Management
2 5 (5.81%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (5.81%) Load Balancing
2 5 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (5.81%) Time Management
2 5 (5.81%) MVC
2 5 (5.81%) Risk Management
3 4 (4.65%) Project Management
3 4 (4.65%) Test Scripting
3 4 (4.65%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (3.49%) iOS Development
4 3 (3.49%) Analytics
4 3 (3.49%) TDD
4 3 (3.49%) Migration
4 3 (3.49%) Web Design
5 2 (2.33%) Scrum
5 2 (2.33%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.81%) C
3 4 (4.65%) Java
4 2 (2.33%) Objective-C
4 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (23.26%) CCNA
3 12 (13.95%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.95%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.98%) CCNP
5 3 (3.49%) Degree
6 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.16%) CCVP
7 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (31.40%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (6.98%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (4.65%) OPNET
4 3 (3.49%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (2.33%) SCCM
6 1 (1.16%) SCOM
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 74 (86.05%) Cisco
2 13 (15.12%) Polycom
2 13 (15.12%) Tandberg
3 10 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.63%) Avaya
4 6 (6.98%) VMware
5 4 (4.65%) Riverbed
5 4 (4.65%) SolarWinds
5 4 (4.65%) Aruba
5 4 (4.65%) F5
6 3 (3.49%) Reuters
6 3 (3.49%) BT
7 2 (2.33%) IBM
7 2 (2.33%) Juniper
7 2 (2.33%) Siemens
8 1 (1.16%) Terracotta
8 1 (1.16%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.16%) WatchGuard
8 1 (1.16%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.16%) Draytek
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