The table below looks at the statistics for XMPP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XMPP over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (Jabber)
UK
Rank 552 595 569
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -26
Contract jobs citing XMPP 34 27 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.052% 0.100%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.18% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 29
Median daily rate £438 £365 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.86% -3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London median 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
13858 14790 14052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.10% 28.53% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9615 10193 9304
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 252 194
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +15.67%

XMPP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing XMPP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

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 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XMPP within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 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
England +58 34 £438 +19.86% 4
London +35 30 £470 +34.28% 3
City of London +14 8 £506 +68.75% 1
Berkshire +22 3 £374 -6.62% 1
South East +20 3 £374 -6.62% 1
Reading +14 2 £375 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire +21 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £374 -
Leeds - 1 - -

XMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 with a requirement for XMPP.

1 64 (91.43%) Cisco
2 36 (51.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 30 (42.86%) Unified Communications
4 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
4 23 (32.86%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (27.14%) Video Conferencing
6 18 (25.71%) Skype for Business
7 17 (24.29%) CCNA
8 14 (20.00%) VoIP
9 13 (18.57%) Cisco UCCX
9 13 (18.57%) CCNP
10 12 (17.14%) Windows
10 12 (17.14%) Skype
10 12 (17.14%) WebEx
11 11 (15.71%) LAN
11 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
11 11 (15.71%) Citrix
11 11 (15.71%) Wireless
12 9 (12.86%) 802.1X
13 8 (11.43%) Telepresence
13 8 (11.43%) Finance
13 8 (11.43%) Law
13 8 (11.43%) WAN
14 7 (10.00%) MS Office
14 7 (10.00%) VPN
14 7 (10.00%) CCIE
14 7 (10.00%) Active Directory
14 7 (10.00%) Mitel
14 7 (10.00%) VMware
14 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure

XMPP
Top Related IT Skills 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 18 (25.71%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.29%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.86%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.43%) Apache
4 1 (1.43%) ejabberd
4 1 (1.43%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) MS Office
2 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.43%) CloudBees
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (42.86%) Unified Communications
2 14 (20.00%) VoIP
3 12 (17.14%) Skype
3 12 (17.14%) WebEx
4 11 (15.71%) LAN
4 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
4 11 (15.71%) Wireless
5 8 (11.43%) Telepresence
5 8 (11.43%) WAN
6 7 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 7 (10.00%) VPN
7 6 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (7.14%) BGP
8 5 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (7.14%) DHCP
8 5 (7.14%) DNS
8 5 (7.14%) Firewall
8 5 (7.14%) IP Telephony
8 5 (7.14%) MPLS
8 5 (7.14%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.43%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.43%) GoogleTest
2 1 (1.43%) Gradle
2 1 (1.43%) JUnit
2 1 (1.43%) Maven
2 1 (1.43%) Mockito
2 1 (1.43%) Selenium
2 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
1 8 (11.43%) Law
2 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.29%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.29%) Legal
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Advertising
5 1 (1.43%) Front Office
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
2 13 (18.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (17.14%) Architect
4 9 (12.86%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Consultant
6 6 (8.57%) Desktop Support
6 6 (8.57%) Network Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 5 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Unified Communications Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.71%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Video Conferencing Project Manager
9 3 (4.29%) Cisco Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 2 (2.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 2 (2.86%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.86%) Web Services
3 1 (1.43%) PowerMock
3 1 (1.43%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.14%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.86%) PKI
3 2 (2.86%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) Handset
4 1 (1.43%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.43%) IVR
4 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.14%) Windows
2 7 (10.00%) Android
3 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.29%) Linux
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.86%) Unix
6 1 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.00%) TOGAF
2 5 (7.14%) ITIL
3 4 (5.71%) Change Management
3 4 (5.71%) Migration
3 4 (5.71%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (5.71%) Network Design
3 4 (5.71%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (4.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 3 (4.29%) Business Forecasting
4 3 (4.29%) Investment Management
4 3 (4.29%) Planning and Forecasting
4 3 (4.29%) Programme Management
4 3 (4.29%) Validation
5 2 (2.86%) Asset Management
5 2 (2.86%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.86%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.86%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.86%) Project Management
5 2 (2.86%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.14%) C
2 3 (4.29%) SQL
3 2 (2.86%) Java
3 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.43%) Erlang
4 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (32.86%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (24.29%) CCNA
3 13 (18.57%) CCNP
4 7 (10.00%) CCIE
5 6 (8.57%) CCVP
5 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
6 5 (7.14%) CCNP Voice
6 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.86%) CCDA
8 2 (2.86%) CCDP
8 2 (2.86%) CCSA
8 2 (2.86%) MCSA
9 1 (1.43%) Degree
9 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.57%) XenApp
3 4 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.86%) Postfix
4 2 (2.86%) Sendmail
4 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.43%) Docker
5 1 (1.43%) Firmware
5 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (51.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (18.57%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (7.14%) SCCM
4 4 (5.71%) Cisco CME
4 4 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (4.29%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (2.86%) Pingdom
6 2 (2.86%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 64 (91.43%) Cisco
2 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
3 11 (15.71%) Citrix
4 7 (10.00%) Mitel
4 7 (10.00%) VMware
5 5 (7.14%) Symantec
6 4 (5.71%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.71%) Polycom
7 3 (4.29%) HP
7 3 (4.29%) Lotus
7 3 (4.29%) Red Box
8 2 (2.86%) Avaya
8 2 (2.86%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.86%) CyberTech
8 2 (2.86%) Google
8 2 (2.86%) Splunk
8 2 (2.86%) Verint
9 1 (1.43%) FactSet
9 1 (1.43%) Meraki
9 1 (1.43%) Nimble Storage