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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (Jabber)
Rank 564 563 548
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing XMPP 36 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.067% 0.039%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £319
% change year-on-year
- +25.49%
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
15338 15097 13707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.34% 28.03% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10258 9816 8606
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 222 341
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.75 £20.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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 30 June 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 21 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 30 June 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 -10 36 £400 +6.66% 15
London -17 21 £400 +6.66% 9
East of England +2 4 £375 -6.25% 2
Yorkshire -17 4 £400 +10.34%
Essex -3 3 £375 -6.25%
City of London -6 3 £425 +13.33% 5
South East -22 3 £350 - 3
Berkshire - 3 £350 - 3
East Midlands -7 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £275 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £275 -
Hertfordshire -15 1 £375 -6.25%
West Yorkshire -21 1 £400 +10.34%
North Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Chelmsford - 1 £300 -
Colchester - 1 £450 -
Huddersfield - 1 £400 -
Watford - 1 £375 -
York - 1 £450 -

XMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 59 (81.94%) Cisco
2 30 (41.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 22 (30.56%) Unified Communications
4 21 (29.17%) Lync
5 16 (22.22%) Cisco UCCX
5 16 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (22.22%) LAN
6 13 (18.06%) Firewall
7 12 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 12 (16.67%) MPLS
7 12 (16.67%) WAN
7 12 (16.67%) Windows
8 11 (15.28%) VoIP
8 11 (15.28%) ITIL
8 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
8 11 (15.28%) VMware
8 11 (15.28%) Android
9 10 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (13.89%) Wireless
9 10 (13.89%) CCNP
9 10 (13.89%) VPN
10 9 (12.50%) CCNA
10 9 (12.50%) Migration
10 9 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (12.50%) Data Centre
11 8 (11.11%) WebEx
11 8 (11.11%) H.323
11 8 (11.11%) Finance
11 8 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (11.11%) Cisco IOS

XMPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 21 (29.17%) Lync
2 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.94%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.39%) Node.js
5 1 (1.39%) MindAlign
5 1 (1.39%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.39%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) MS Office
1 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.39%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Office 365
2 3 (4.17%) Yammer
3 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.56%) Unified Communications
2 16 (22.22%) LAN
3 13 (18.06%) Firewall
4 12 (16.67%) MPLS
4 12 (16.67%) WAN
5 11 (15.28%) VoIP
6 10 (13.89%) VPN
6 10 (13.89%) Wireless
6 10 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (11.11%) VLAN
8 8 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (11.11%) WebEx
8 8 (11.11%) H.323
9 7 (9.72%) OSPF
9 7 (9.72%) IP Telephony
10 6 (8.33%) Network Security
10 6 (8.33%) WLAN
11 5 (6.94%) DNS
11 5 (6.94%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.39%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) JIRA
2 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.78%) Ant
2 2 (2.78%) JUnit
2 2 (2.78%) Subversion
2 2 (2.78%) Maven
3 1 (1.39%) Xcode
3 1 (1.39%) Grunt
3 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.39%) GCC
General
1 12 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.11%) Finance
3 6 (8.33%) Retail
4 3 (4.17%) Banking
5 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Local Government
6 1 (1.39%) French Language
6 1 (1.39%) Front Office
6 1 (1.39%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (15.28%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Project Manager
4 7 (9.72%) Developer
4 7 (9.72%) Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Communications Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) Unified Communications Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Configuration Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) HTML
1 4 (5.56%) HTML5
2 3 (4.17%) jQuery
2 3 (4.17%) CSS
2 3 (4.17%) CSS3
2 3 (4.17%) Backbone.js
3 2 (2.78%) WebRTC
3 2 (2.78%) Ember.js
3 2 (2.78%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.78%) HTML5 Canvas
3 2 (2.78%) .NET
3 2 (2.78%) SVG
3 2 (2.78%) Middleware
3 2 (2.78%) Web Services
3 2 (2.78%) XML
3 2 (2.78%) JSON
3 2 (2.78%) Dojo
4 1 (1.39%) Symfony
4 1 (1.39%) J2ME
4 1 (1.39%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.72%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.56%) IVR
4 4 (5.56%) iPad
4 4 (5.56%) User Experience
5 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.78%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.78%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.78%) Handset
6 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.39%) Social Network
7 1 (1.39%) Clustering
7 1 (1.39%) SecurID
7 1 (1.39%) IPTV
7 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.67%) Windows
2 11 (15.28%) Android
3 7 (9.72%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.56%) Linux
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Phone
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.28%) ITIL
2 9 (12.50%) Migration
3 8 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (8.33%) Project Management
4 6 (8.33%) Service Management
4 6 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (6.94%) Load Balancing
5 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.94%) Network Design
5 5 (6.94%) Business Continuity
6 4 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.17%) Analytics
7 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (4.17%) Network Management
7 3 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.17%) Mobile Development
7 3 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (4.17%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (4.17%) Test Scripting
7 3 (4.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) C
1 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
1 5 (6.94%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) PHP
2 3 (4.17%) Java
3 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.39%) C#
4 1 (1.39%) XAML
4 1 (1.39%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.39%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 16 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (13.89%) CCNP
3 9 (12.50%) CCNA
4 5 (6.94%) CCVP
4 5 (6.94%) CCIE
5 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.17%) Degree
7 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.78%) CCSA
8 1 (1.39%) CCSE
8 1 (1.39%) MCSE
8 1 (1.39%) MCSA
8 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.39%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.39%) XenApp
3 1 (1.39%) vSphere
3 1 (1.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 30 (41.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (22.22%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (8.33%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (5.56%) OPNET
5 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 59 (81.94%) Cisco
2 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.28%) VMware
3 7 (9.72%) Polycom
4 6 (8.33%) Oracle
4 6 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 5 (6.94%) Tandberg
5 5 (6.94%) BT
6 4 (5.56%) Avaya
6 4 (5.56%) Riverbed
6 4 (5.56%) Aruba
6 4 (5.56%) F5
7 2 (2.78%) Sonus
7 2 (2.78%) Verint
7 2 (2.78%) 3Com
7 2 (2.78%) HP
7 2 (2.78%) Siemens
7 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.39%) Reuters
8 1 (1.39%) Symantec
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