The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (Jabber)
England / South East
Rank 244 261 263
Rank change year-on-year +17 +2  
Contract jobs citing XMPP 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.013% 0.011% 0.041%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.049% 0.046% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £488 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +30.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.50

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 the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2046 2168 2316
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.40% 23.69% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1234 1458 1343
Median daily rate £400 £357 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +2.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 54
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

XMPP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

XMPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XMPP in the South East

XMPP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XMPP in the South East

XMPP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XMPP within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Middlesex - 1 £488 -
XMPP
England

XMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 South East region with a requirement for XMPP.

1 4 (80.00%) VoIP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP Voice
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco CME
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) CCVP
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (20.00%) Network Design
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) CCIE
4 1 (20.00%) WLAN
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) GSM
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) SAP

XMPP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) VoIP
2 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (20.00%) 3G
3 1 (20.00%) 4G
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) GSM
3 1 (20.00%) Intranet
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Solutions Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Designer
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
1 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) CRM
1 1 (20.00%) Network Design
1 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP Voice
2 2 (40.00%) CCVP
3 1 (20.00%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco CME
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Concur
3 1 (20.00%) Meraki
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SAP