Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 807 777 782
Rank change year-on-year -30 +5 -22
Contract jobs citing XMPP 55 78 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.058% 0.080% 0.080%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 51
England median daily rate £418 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.22% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £204 £322 £225
90th Percentile £525 £504 £500
UK median daily rate £418 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -7.22% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK median hourly rate - £10.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year - -20.00% -

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 England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30628 29994 30248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.31% 30.75% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21785 20932 20975
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £276
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 351 509
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.85 £14.56 £14.68
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.24
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%

XMPP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing XMPP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -9 43 £470 -0.53% 2
Midlands +30 8 £400 -27.27% 1
West Midlands +17 6 £400 -27.27% 1
East of England -3 2 - -
South West -5 2 £200 -43.66%
East Midlands - 2 - -
XMPP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 35 (63.64%) Cisco
2 24 (43.64%) Finance
3 23 (41.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 22 (40.00%) VoIP
5 21 (38.18%) Skype for Business
6 18 (32.73%) Cisco UCCX
6 18 (32.73%) Banking
6 18 (32.73%) Cisco UCCE
7 16 (29.09%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 13 (23.64%) CCNP
9 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
9 13 (23.64%) Unified Communications
9 13 (23.64%) Skype
10 12 (21.82%) CCIE
10 12 (21.82%) Windows
11 11 (20.00%) Linux
11 11 (20.00%) Wireless
11 11 (20.00%) Migration
11 11 (20.00%) CCVP
11 11 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (18.18%) CCNP Voice
13 9 (16.36%) VPN
14 8 (14.55%) Apple
14 8 (14.55%) EIGRP
14 8 (14.55%) OSPF
14 8 (14.55%) BGP
14 8 (14.55%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (14.55%) Clustering
14 8 (14.55%) Data Centre

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 21 (38.18%) Skype for Business
2 7 (12.73%) CMS
3 2 (3.64%) Confluence
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Eikon
1 1 (1.82%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (40.00%) VoIP
2 13 (23.64%) Skype
2 13 (23.64%) Unified Communications
3 11 (20.00%) Wireless
4 9 (16.36%) VPN
5 8 (14.55%) BGP
5 8 (14.55%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (14.55%) EIGRP
5 8 (14.55%) OSPF
6 7 (12.73%) DNS
6 7 (12.73%) RTP
6 7 (12.73%) Telepresence
7 6 (10.91%) H.323
7 6 (10.91%) PBX
8 5 (9.09%) CTI
8 5 (9.09%) LDAP
9 4 (7.27%) IPsec
9 4 (7.27%) MPLS
9 4 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (7.27%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) JBehave
1 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.64%) JIRA
1 2 (3.64%) Maven
1 2 (3.64%) Selenium
General
1 24 (43.64%) Finance
2 18 (32.73%) Banking
3 7 (12.73%) Legal
4 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Billing
5 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.82%) Law
5 1 (1.82%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Voice Engineer
2 15 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (23.64%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Lync Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Communications Support Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.64%) Cisco Architect
9 2 (3.64%) Coordinator
9 2 (3.64%) Desktop Support
9 2 (3.64%) Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Project Coordinator
9 2 (3.64%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Telephony Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (14.55%) Clustering
2 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
3 7 (12.73%) PKI
4 5 (9.09%) IVR
5 1 (1.82%) Digital Signage
5 1 (1.82%) iPhone
5 1 (1.82%) IPTV
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.82%) Windows
2 11 (20.00%) Linux
3 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.27%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.82%) Android
5 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) Migration
2 7 (12.73%) B2B
2 7 (12.73%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (10.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (9.09%) ITIL
4 5 (9.09%) Runbook
5 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.45%) Information Security
7 2 (3.64%) BDD
7 2 (3.64%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (3.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (3.64%) CRM
7 2 (3.64%) DevOps
7 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.64%) Scrum
7 2 (3.64%) SDLC
7 2 (3.64%) SOA
7 2 (3.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) C
2 4 (7.27%) Embedded C
3 2 (3.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (23.64%) CCNP
3 12 (21.82%) CCIE
4 11 (20.00%) CCVP
5 10 (18.18%) CCNP Voice
6 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.45%) CCNA
7 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.64%) A+ Certification
8 2 (3.64%) CCIE Collaboration
9 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.82%) MCP
9 1 (1.82%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.73%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 23 (41.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 18 (32.73%) Cisco UCCE
2 18 (32.73%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (3.64%) SCCM
4 1 (1.82%) Nagios
4 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (63.64%) Cisco
2 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.55%) Apple
3 8 (14.55%) Red Box
4 5 (9.09%) Avaya
5 4 (7.27%) NICE Systems
6 2 (3.64%) BT
6 2 (3.64%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle
6 2 (3.64%) Polycom
6 2 (3.64%) Speakerbus
7 1 (1.82%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.82%) Citrix
7 1 (1.82%) ForeScout
7 1 (1.82%) IBM
7 1 (1.82%) Mitel
7 1 (1.82%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.82%) Reuters
7 1 (1.82%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds