The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for XMPP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XMPP over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (Jabber)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 120 137
Contract jobs citing XMPP 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.041% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.23% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £381 £350
% change year-on-year +27.86% +8.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.50

XMPP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 326 430 631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 17.94% 17.47% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 262 378
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £42.28 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.51% +30.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

XMPP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing XMPP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for XMPP in Berkshire

XMPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XMPP in Berkshire

XMPP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XMPP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for XMPP.

1 4 (100.00%) VoIP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (50.00%) CCVP
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP Voice
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco CME
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (25.00%) 4G
4 1 (25.00%) GSM
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) CCIE
4 1 (25.00%) WLAN
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) 3G
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF
4 1 (25.00%) BGP
4 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (25.00%) TOGAF

XMPP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (25.00%) 3G
3 1 (25.00%) 4G
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) GSM
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) WLAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Solutions Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Network Design
1 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP Voice
2 2 (50.00%) CCVP
3 1 (25.00%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco CME
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Meraki