The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 22 June 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)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 612 587
Rank change year-on-year +65 -25  
Contract jobs citing XMPP 43 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.100% 0.050% 0.068%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.31% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 19
Median daily rate £419 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.96% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £374 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £508 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13923 14344 14192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.35% 28.96% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 10235 9678
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 164 188
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.26 £18.80 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

XMPP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

XMPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XMPP in England

XMPP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XMPP in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XMPP in England

XMPP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XMPP 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 22 June 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
London +23 27 £450 -4.25% 8
East of England - 5 £413 -
East Midlands - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £369 -
North West +24 1 £413 +3.12%
South East +19 1 £375 -
XMPP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 England region with a requirement for XMPP.

1 58 (82.86%) Cisco
2 31 (44.29%) Unified Communications
2 31 (44.29%) Cisco CUCM
3 24 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (31.43%) Microsoft
5 19 (27.14%) Skype for Business
6 18 (25.71%) CCNP
7 16 (22.86%) Finance
7 16 (22.86%) Telepresence
8 15 (21.43%) Cisco UCCX
9 14 (20.00%) Skype
9 14 (20.00%) VoIP
10 13 (18.57%) Windows
11 12 (17.14%) C
11 12 (17.14%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (15.71%) Active Directory
13 10 (14.29%) CCNP Voice
14 9 (12.86%) Citrix
15 8 (11.43%) Project Management
15 8 (11.43%) Linux
15 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP
15 8 (11.43%) Law
15 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
16 7 (10.00%) Red Box
16 7 (10.00%) Wireless
16 7 (10.00%) VMware
16 7 (10.00%) ISDN
17 6 (8.57%) Embedded C
17 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Office

XMPP
Co-occurring 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 19 (27.14%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.29%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (2.86%) CMS
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (44.29%) Unified Communications
2 16 (22.86%) Telepresence
3 14 (20.00%) Skype
3 14 (20.00%) VoIP
4 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP
5 7 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (10.00%) ISDN
5 7 (10.00%) Wireless
6 6 (8.57%) MQTT
6 6 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (8.57%) ZigBee
7 5 (7.14%) H.323
7 5 (7.14%) LAN
7 5 (7.14%) PBX
7 5 (7.14%) WebEx
8 4 (5.71%) DNS
9 3 (4.29%) CTI
9 3 (4.29%) Firewall
9 3 (4.29%) Intranet
9 3 (4.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (22.86%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Law
3 5 (7.14%) Banking
3 5 (7.14%) Legal
4 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.43%) Advertising
5 1 (1.43%) Front Office
5 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (24.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (14.29%) Architect
2 10 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) Collaboration Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.14%) Unified Communications Specialist
6 4 (5.71%) Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 4 (5.71%) Cisco Specialist
6 4 (5.71%) Embedded Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Network Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Network Specialist
6 4 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Cisco Support
7 3 (4.29%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.29%) IVR
4 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.43%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.57%) Windows
2 8 (11.43%) Linux
3 6 (8.57%) Android
3 6 (8.57%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (4.29%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (11.43%) Project Management
2 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
2 6 (8.57%) TOGAF
3 5 (7.14%) Network Design
4 4 (5.71%) Change Management
5 3 (4.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 3 (4.29%) Business Forecasting
5 3 (4.29%) ITIL
5 3 (4.29%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (4.29%) Validation
6 2 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.86%) CRM
6 2 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.86%) Migration
6 2 (2.86%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.86%) Presales
6 2 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.86%) Scrum
6 2 (2.86%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) C
2 6 (8.57%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (25.71%) CCNP
3 10 (14.29%) CCNP Voice
4 6 (8.57%) CCNA
4 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.71%) CCIE
6 3 (4.29%) MCSA
6 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.43%) CCVP
8 1 (1.43%) CIPD
8 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.43%) MCSE
8 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.43%) PMP
8 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (15.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.14%) XenApp
3 4 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (44.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (21.43%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (8.57%) SCCM
4 4 (5.71%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.86%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.43%) Nagios
6 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (82.86%) Cisco
2 22 (31.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.86%) Citrix
4 7 (10.00%) Red Box
4 7 (10.00%) VMware
5 4 (5.71%) Symantec
6 3 (4.29%) Avaya
6 3 (4.29%) HP
7 1 (1.43%) Concur
7 1 (1.43%) NICE Systems
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle
7 1 (1.43%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.43%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.43%) SAP
7 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.43%) Tandberg
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