The table below looks at the statistics for XMPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XMPP over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (Jabber)
Rank 592 577 553
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -24
Contract jobs citing XMPP 38 38 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.076% 0.074% 0.065%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.26% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 15
Median daily rate £429 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £291 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £498 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 - -
XMPP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14722 14473 13373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 29.49% 28.06% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10390 9929 8794
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 209 191
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.63 £18.00 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

XMPP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing XMPP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XMPP Jobs Demand Trend in England

XMPP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XMPP across the England region.

XMPP Daily Rate Trend in England

XMPP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XMPP across the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

XMPP Daily Rate Histogram in England

XMPP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XMPP across the England region.

XMPP Hourly Rate Trend in England

XMPP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XMPP within the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 25 £460 +8.23% 4
South East -3 4 £160 -50.76%
South West - 4 £355 -
North West - 3 £400 -
West Midlands -25 1 - - 1
XMPP
UK

XMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for XMPP.

1 44 (78.57%) Cisco
2 30 (53.57%) Unified Communications
3 24 (42.86%) Skype for Business
4 21 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
5 19 (33.93%) Windows
5 19 (33.93%) H.323
6 18 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (32.14%) Microsoft
6 18 (32.14%) Windows Server
7 16 (28.57%) Skype
7 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 14 (25.00%) VoIP
8 14 (25.00%) LDAP
8 14 (25.00%) SQL
8 14 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 12 (21.43%) Avaya
10 11 (19.64%) PBX
11 10 (17.86%) Banking
11 10 (17.86%) IVR
11 10 (17.86%) CCNP
11 10 (17.86%) CTI
12 9 (16.07%) Oracle
12 9 (16.07%) HTML
12 9 (16.07%) Finance
13 8 (14.29%) Java
13 8 (14.29%) JBoss
13 8 (14.29%) Cisco UCCX
14 7 (12.50%) CCNA
15 6 (10.71%) CCIE
15 6 (10.71%) ISDN

XMPP
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 24 (42.86%) Skype for Business
2 8 (14.29%) JBoss
3 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.79%) ejabberd
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Office 365
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (53.57%) Unified Communications
2 19 (33.93%) H.323
3 16 (28.57%) Skype
4 14 (25.00%) LDAP
4 14 (25.00%) VoIP
5 11 (19.64%) PBX
6 10 (17.86%) CTI
7 6 (10.71%) ISDN
7 6 (10.71%) WebEx
8 5 (8.93%) DNS
8 5 (8.93%) MGCP
8 5 (8.93%) WAN
8 5 (8.93%) Wireless
9 4 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (7.14%) Cisco Wireless
9 4 (7.14%) IP Telephony
9 4 (7.14%) SCCP
10 3 (5.36%) EIGRP
10 3 (5.36%) Telepresence
10 3 (5.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (17.86%) Banking
2 9 (16.07%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Law
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Billing
5 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 11 (19.64%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (16.07%) Developer
4 8 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Consultant
6 5 (8.93%) Voice Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Lync Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Messaging Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Messaging Specialist
8 3 (5.36%) Network Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Unified Communications Consultant
9 2 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Cisco Support
9 2 (3.57%) Data Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Exchange Specialist
9 2 (3.57%) HTML Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Voice Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) HTML
2 6 (10.71%) HTML5
3 1 (1.79%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) IVR
2 5 (8.93%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.14%) Handset
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.93%) Windows
2 18 (32.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.79%) Android
3 1 (1.79%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.71%) Migration
2 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (5.36%) ITIL
2 3 (5.36%) Project Management
2 3 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (3.57%) Coaching
3 2 (3.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (3.57%) Presales
3 2 (3.57%) Software Deployment
3 2 (3.57%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (1.79%) Case Management
4 1 (1.79%) ITIL V3
4 1 (1.79%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (1.79%) Line Management
4 1 (1.79%) Patch Management
4 1 (1.79%) Performance Management
4 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2
4 1 (1.79%) Project Governance
4 1 (1.79%) QMS
4 1 (1.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.00%) SQL
2 8 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.57%) C
4 2 (3.57%) Tcl
5 1 (1.79%) Erlang
5 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (17.86%) CCNP
3 7 (12.50%) CCNA
4 6 (10.71%) CCIE
4 6 (10.71%) CCNP Voice
4 6 (10.71%) Degree
5 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.79%) CCDP
7 1 (1.79%) CCENT
7 1 (1.79%) CCVP
7 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (14.29%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (7.14%) Cisco CME
3 4 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.79%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 44 (78.57%) Cisco
2 18 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 12 (21.43%) Avaya
4 9 (16.07%) Oracle
5 3 (5.36%) Apple
5 3 (5.36%) Riverbed
6 2 (3.57%) Aerohive Networks
6 2 (3.57%) Citrix
6 2 (3.57%) Juniper
6 2 (3.57%) Polycom
6 2 (3.57%) VMware
6 2 (3.57%) WorldPay
7 1 (1.79%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.79%) FactSet
7 1 (1.79%) GENBAND
7 1 (1.79%) Mitel
7 1 (1.79%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.79%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.79%) Reuters
7 1 (1.79%) Symantec
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