The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (Jabber)
Rank 571 547 569
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +22
Contract jobs citing XMPP 33 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.035% 0.024%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.13% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 9
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£375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £318 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £290
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +16.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15100 14239 14923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.62% 27.86% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9730 9049 9104
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 291 365
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%

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 28 July 2014.

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 15 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 28 July 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
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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 +13 32 £375 +7.14% 2
London +33 25 £375 -14.28% 2
City of London - 10 £375 - 1
East of England -31 2 £400 +25.49%
South East -26 1 - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Reading - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

XMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 40 (66.67%) Cisco
2 25 (41.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 23 (38.33%) MPLS
4 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
5 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (31.67%) VPN
6 18 (30.00%) VoIP
6 18 (30.00%) Firewall
6 18 (30.00%) Lync
7 16 (26.67%) Windows
8 15 (25.00%) WAN
8 15 (25.00%) LAN
8 15 (25.00%) IP Telephony
8 15 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
9 13 (21.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (21.67%) OPNET
9 13 (21.67%) CCNA
9 13 (21.67%) SolarWinds
10 10 (16.67%) IPsec
10 10 (16.67%) Migration
10 10 (16.67%) Banking
10 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 10 (16.67%) Unified Communications
11 9 (15.00%) Mobile Device Management
11 9 (15.00%) HP
11 9 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (15.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (15.00%) ITIL
11 9 (15.00%) VMware
12 8 (13.33%) Wireless

XMPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 18 (30.00%) Lync
2 8 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (11.67%) MindAlign
3 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
4 6 (10.00%) IBM Notes
5 5 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 23 (38.33%) MPLS
2 19 (31.67%) VPN
3 18 (30.00%) VoIP
3 18 (30.00%) Firewall
4 15 (25.00%) WAN
4 15 (25.00%) LAN
4 15 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 15 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
5 10 (16.67%) IPsec
5 10 (16.67%) Unified Communications
6 8 (13.33%) Wireless
6 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 5 (8.33%) Softphone
8 4 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (6.67%) ISDN
9 2 (3.33%) H.323
9 2 (3.33%) MGCP
9 2 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.67%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (1.67%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) MySQL
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) MS Access
General
1 10 (16.67%) Banking
2 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Network Administrator
2 11 (18.33%) Administrator
3 10 (16.67%) Network Support
4 9 (15.00%) Developer
5 8 (13.33%) Cisco Administrator
6 7 (11.67%) Cisco Support
6 7 (11.67%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (10.00%) Architect
7 6 (10.00%) Consultant
8 5 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Project Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
10 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
10 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
10 3 (5.00%) C# Developer
10 3 (5.00%) Android Developer
10 3 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
11 2 (3.33%) iOS Developer
11 2 (3.33%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) XML
1 3 (5.00%) JSON
1 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (5.00%) .NET
1 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.67%) CSS
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
2 1 (1.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
1 5 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 5 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.67%) Firmware
2 1 (1.67%) GIS
2 1 (1.67%) iPhone
2 1 (1.67%) iPad
2 1 (1.67%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.67%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 5 (8.33%) Android
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Phone
4 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (16.67%) Migration
3 9 (15.00%) ITIL
3 9 (15.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (13.33%) Master Data Management
4 8 (13.33%) Data Management
5 7 (11.67%) Network Management
5 7 (11.67%) Capacity Management
6 4 (6.67%) TOGAF
7 3 (5.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.00%) MVC
7 3 (5.00%) TDD
7 3 (5.00%) Android Development
8 2 (3.33%) iOS Development
8 2 (3.33%) Use Case
8 2 (3.33%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.33%) Customer Engagement
9 1 (1.67%) Test Scripting
9 1 (1.67%) Supplier Management
9 1 (1.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.67%) SQL
2 5 (8.33%) VBA
3 4 (6.67%) C
4 3 (5.00%) C#
4 3 (5.00%) Java
5 2 (3.33%) C++
5 2 (3.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (21.67%) CCNA
3 9 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (8.33%) Degree
5 4 (6.67%) CCIE
5 4 (6.67%) CCNP
6 2 (3.33%) CCVP
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Xen
1 8 (13.33%) Hyper-V
1 8 (13.33%) vSphere
1 8 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (41.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (21.67%) OPNET
3 3 (5.00%) SCCM
3 3 (5.00%) SCOM
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (3.33%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 40 (66.67%) Cisco
2 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (21.67%) SolarWinds
4 9 (15.00%) VMware
4 9 (15.00%) HP
5 8 (13.33%) EMC
5 8 (13.33%) NetApp
5 8 (13.33%) Oracle
6 7 (11.67%) IBM
7 6 (10.00%) Lotus
8 2 (3.33%) Citrix
8 2 (3.33%) Verint
9 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
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