Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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 17 December 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 660 637 624
Rank change year-on-year -23 -13 +43
Contract jobs citing XMPP 11 10 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.020% 0.019% 0.072%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.063% 0.066% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 15
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.06% +6.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £188 £193 £220
90th Percentile £408 £426 £494
UK median daily rate £488 £460 £430
% change year-on-year +5.98% +6.98% +5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK median hourly rate - - £10.00

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 17,430 15,091 15,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.18% 28.32% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,512 9,758 10,104
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 255 282
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £39.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +1.01% +5.60%
10th Percentile £16.55 £16.25 £14.35
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

XMPP
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for XMPP in the UK excluding London

XMPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XMPP in the UK excluding London

XMPP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XMPP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XMPP in the UK excluding London

XMPP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XMPP in the UK excluding London

XMPP
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. 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
South West -12 7 £366 +83.13% 2
East Midlands +8 2 £325 - 2
Midlands -26 2 £325 -18.75% 2
Northern Ireland +27 1 £325 -
South East - 1 £300 -
XMPP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for XMPP.

1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) CCNA
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) LAN
4 3 (27.27%) VoIP
4 3 (27.27%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) SAP
5 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (18.18%) Electronics
5 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (18.18%) NHS
5 2 (18.18%) MGCP
5 2 (18.18%) RTP
5 2 (18.18%) QSIG
5 2 (18.18%) H.323
5 2 (18.18%) IVR
5 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
5 2 (18.18%) CCNP
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) IP Telephony
5 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
5 2 (18.18%) Marketing
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared

XMPP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 1 (9.09%) ArcGIS
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Firebase
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) VoIP
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (18.18%) H.323
2 2 (18.18%) IP Telephony
2 2 (18.18%) MGCP
2 2 (18.18%) QSIG
2 2 (18.18%) RTP
2 2 (18.18%) WebEx
3 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
3 1 (9.09%) VLAN
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Artifactory
1 1 (9.09%) Gradle
1 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (18.18%) Electronics
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
1 2 (18.18%) Marketing
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Telephony Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco IPT Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IP Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IP Telephony Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Android Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Voice Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Owner
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Telephony Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Telephony Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Android SDK
1 1 (9.09%) Dagger
1 1 (9.09%) Gson
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) KML
1 1 (9.09%) Lambda Expressions
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) Retrofit
1 1 (9.09%) RxJava
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) IVR
1 2 (18.18%) NHS
1 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (18.18%) Line Management
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
1 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
2 1 (9.09%) Android Development
2 1 (9.09%) DevOps
2 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) Java 8
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) CCNA
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) CCNP
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft