Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for XMPP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XMPP over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 236 226
Rank change year-on-year +1 -10 +40
Contract jobs citing XMPP 20 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.29% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.71% 0.27% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 11
City of London median daily rate £500 £465 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £425 £329 £374
90th Percentile £625 £488 £538
Central London median daily rate £500 £458 £475
% change year-on-year +9.29% -3.68% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

XMPP is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,817 2,632 2,369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.24% 38.33% 35.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,347 2,177 2,017
City of London median daily rate £525 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +6.32% +0.80%
10th Percentile £394 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £465
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 4
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 £21.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.84% -38.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £18.52 £18.38 £19.00
90th Percentile £77.80 £27.74 £56.31
Central London median hourly rate £33.50 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +55.81% -38.57% -3.45%

XMPP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing XMPP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for XMPP in the City of London

XMPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XMPP in the City of London

XMPP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XMPP in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XMPP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XMPP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for XMPP.

1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) CCNP
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (45.00%) Finance
3 9 (45.00%) CMS
4 7 (35.00%) Wireless
4 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (35.00%) MPLS
4 7 (35.00%) ISDN
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (35.00%) F5
4 7 (35.00%) SolarWinds
4 7 (35.00%) Blue Coat
4 7 (35.00%) Network Security
4 7 (35.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (35.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (35.00%) Meraki
4 7 (35.00%) WebEx
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (30.00%) ProxySG
5 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (30.00%) OOP
5 6 (30.00%) OO
5 6 (30.00%) Scrum
6 5 (25.00%) Unified Communications
7 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (20.00%) Windows
7 4 (20.00%) VPN

XMPP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 9 (45.00%) CMS
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Snapchat
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.00%) GitHub
1 3 (15.00%) OpenShift
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 7 (35.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 7 (35.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 7 (35.00%) ISDN
1 7 (35.00%) MPLS
1 7 (35.00%) Network Security
1 7 (35.00%) WebEx
1 7 (35.00%) Wireless
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 4 (20.00%) VPN
5 3 (15.00%) AMQP
5 3 (15.00%) Internet
5 3 (15.00%) LAN
5 3 (15.00%) MQTT
5 3 (15.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (15.00%) WAN
6 2 (10.00%) WLAN
7 1 (5.00%) BGP
7 1 (5.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) AdminStudio
1 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (15.00%) GoogleTest
1 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) Gradle
3 1 (5.00%) Xcode
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
1 4 (20.00%) Network Security Specialist
1 4 (20.00%) Network Specialist
1 4 (20.00%) Security Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix Support
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) IT Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Python Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Python Software Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Android Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (15.00%) JSON
1 3 (15.00%) Kafka
1 3 (15.00%) OpenGL
1 3 (15.00%) Swagger
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) Android SDK
2 2 (10.00%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (15.00%) Data Structures
1 3 (15.00%) RSA SecurID
2 2 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.00%) Photography
2 2 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
1 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
1 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.00%) Android
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Mac OS
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (30.00%) OO
1 6 (30.00%) OOP
1 6 (30.00%) Scrum
2 3 (15.00%) Android Development
2 3 (15.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (15.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (15.00%) BCP
2 3 (15.00%) Investment Management
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Network Management
2 3 (15.00%) Open Source
2 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) Security Management
2 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (15.00%) TDD
2 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C++
1 3 (15.00%) Java
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (15.00%) Python
1 3 (15.00%) VBScript
2 2 (10.00%) Kotlin
3 1 (5.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) CCNP
1 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (20.00%) CCNA
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) ProxySG
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Docker
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (15.00%) Xen
2 3 (15.00%) XenApp
2 3 (15.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (15.00%) AirWatch
3 3 (15.00%) Ansible
3 3 (15.00%) Kubernetes
3 3 (15.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Blue Coat
2 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (35.00%) F5
2 7 (35.00%) Meraki
2 7 (35.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (15.00%) Apple
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) Google
3 3 (15.00%) Ivanti
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Red Box
3 3 (15.00%) Speakerbus
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Remedy
4 1 (5.00%) Riverbed