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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (Jabber)
UK
Rank 573 570 552
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs citing XMPP 27 48 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.094% 0.098%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.33% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 24
Median daily rate £470 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.29% +9.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
13751 14734 13681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.66% 28.97% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9453 10131 9262
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 264 181
Median hourly rate £38.00 £38.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.55 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 18 January 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 15 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 18 January 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 +3 27 £470 +21.29% 1
London +4 16 £488 +2.63% 1
Yorkshire +16 7 £431 -
Sheffield - 5 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £425 -
South East +19 3 £374 +11.49%
Berkshire +6 3 £374 +6.71%
Reading +12 2 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £438 -
City of London -15 1 £625 +108.33% 1
West Midlands - 1 £550 -
Maidenhead - 1 £374 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £438 -
Birmingham - 1 £550 -

XMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 57 (85.07%) Cisco
2 37 (55.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 27 (40.30%) Unified Communications
4 24 (35.82%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (29.85%) CCNA
6 16 (23.88%) CCNP
6 16 (23.88%) Video Conferencing
6 16 (23.88%) Skype for Business
6 16 (23.88%) WebEx
7 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
7 13 (19.40%) Windows
7 13 (19.40%) Cisco UCCX
8 12 (17.91%) Skype
8 12 (17.91%) VoIP
9 10 (14.93%) H.323
10 9 (13.43%) CCVP
10 9 (13.43%) ITIL
10 9 (13.43%) CCIE
11 8 (11.94%) Telepresence
11 8 (11.94%) VPN
11 8 (11.94%) WAN
11 8 (11.94%) Windows Server
12 7 (10.45%) Cisco Wireless
12 7 (10.45%) Wireless
12 7 (10.45%) Migration
12 7 (10.45%) Mitel
12 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
12 7 (10.45%) LAN
12 7 (10.45%) SQL
12 7 (10.45%) SQL Server

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 16 (23.88%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.49%) Apache
4 1 (1.49%) ejabberd
4 1 (1.49%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.49%) CloudBees
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (40.30%) Unified Communications
2 16 (23.88%) WebEx
3 12 (17.91%) Skype
3 12 (17.91%) VoIP
4 10 (14.93%) H.323
5 8 (11.94%) Telepresence
5 8 (11.94%) VPN
5 8 (11.94%) WAN
6 7 (10.45%) Cisco Wireless
6 7 (10.45%) LAN
6 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
6 7 (10.45%) Wireless
7 5 (7.46%) BGP
7 5 (7.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (7.46%) DHCP
7 5 (7.46%) Firewall
7 5 (7.46%) IP Telephony
7 5 (7.46%) LDAP
7 5 (7.46%) MPLS
7 5 (7.46%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.49%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.49%) GoogleTest
2 1 (1.49%) Gradle
2 1 (1.49%) JUnit
2 1 (1.49%) Maven
2 1 (1.49%) Mockito
2 1 (1.49%) Selenium
2 1 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
1 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.48%) Financial Institution
2 3 (4.48%) Law
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Legal
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Cisco Engineer
2 13 (19.40%) Voice Engineer
3 11 (16.42%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 8 (11.94%) Network Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Architect
7 5 (7.46%) Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) Lync Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Messaging Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Project Manager
7 5 (7.46%) Unified Communications Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Video Conferencing Project Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Cisco Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Cisco Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) Voice Network Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Desktop Support
10 2 (2.99%) Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.99%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) PowerMock
3 1 (1.49%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (10.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.99%) PKI
3 2 (2.99%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Handset
4 1 (1.49%) IVR
4 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.40%) Windows
2 8 (11.94%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.97%) Android
4 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.99%) Unix
6 1 (1.49%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.49%) Linux
6 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.43%) ITIL
2 7 (10.45%) Migration
3 4 (5.97%) Change Management
3 4 (5.97%) E-Discovery
3 4 (5.97%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (5.97%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (4.48%) Programme Management
4 3 (4.48%) TOGAF
5 2 (2.99%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (2.99%) DevOps
5 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (2.99%) Investment Management
5 2 (2.99%) Network Design
5 2 (2.99%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.99%) Project Management
5 2 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (2.99%) Validation
6 1 (1.49%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) SQL
2 3 (4.48%) C
3 2 (2.99%) Java
3 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.49%) Erlang
4 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (35.82%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (29.85%) CCNA
3 16 (23.88%) CCNP
4 9 (13.43%) CCIE
4 9 (13.43%) CCVP
5 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
6 5 (7.46%) CCNP Voice
6 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.99%) CCDA
8 2 (2.99%) CCDP
8 2 (2.99%) CCSA
8 2 (2.99%) Degree
9 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.49%) MCP
9 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.48%) XenApp
4 2 (2.99%) Postfix
4 2 (2.99%) Sendmail
4 2 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.49%) Docker
5 1 (1.49%) Firmware
5 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (55.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (19.40%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (7.46%) Cisco CME
3 5 (7.46%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (5.97%) SCCM
5 2 (2.99%) Pingdom
5 2 (2.99%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 57 (85.07%) Cisco
2 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.45%) Mitel
4 6 (8.96%) Citrix
5 4 (5.97%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.97%) Polycom
5 4 (5.97%) VMware
6 3 (4.48%) Lotus
6 3 (4.48%) Red Box
7 2 (2.99%) Avaya
7 2 (2.99%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.99%) CyberTech
7 2 (2.99%) Google
7 2 (2.99%) Splunk
7 2 (2.99%) Verint
8 1 (1.49%) Acme Packet
8 1 (1.49%) F5
8 1 (1.49%) FactSet
8 1 (1.49%) Meraki
8 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow