Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 610 628 603
Rank change year-on-year +18 -25 +54
Contract jobs citing XMPP 22 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.045% 0.026% 0.037%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.087% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 9
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.35% +3.03% +11.86%
10th Percentile £197 £155 £328
90th Percentile £538 £581 £449
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 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 14,089 16,060 14,459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.01% 30.39% 29.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,225 10,417 9,403
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £490 £470 £440
% change year-on-year +4.26% +6.82% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 212 273
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +5.26%
10th Percentile £16.51 £12.74 £15.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.25 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.27 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.66% +5.26%

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 -28 8 - - 1
South East +17 6 £230 -48.89%
North of England +19 4 £525 +90.91% 1
East Midlands - 4 £275 -
Midlands - 4 £275 -
Yorkshire +20 3 £525 +90.91%
North West +20 1 - - 1
XMPP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 10 (45.45%) WebEx
3 8 (36.36%) Telepresence
3 8 (36.36%) Office 365
4 6 (27.27%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 6 (27.27%) H.323
5 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
5 5 (22.73%) Unified Communications
5 5 (22.73%) CMS
5 5 (22.73%) Skype
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 4 (18.18%) Windows
6 4 (18.18%) Java
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
7 3 (13.64%) Solaris
7 3 (13.64%) ISDN
7 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) KML
7 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
7 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (13.64%) PKI

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 5 (22.73%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Yammer
3 1 (4.55%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) WebEx
2 8 (36.36%) Telepresence
3 6 (27.27%) H.323
4 5 (22.73%) Skype
4 5 (22.73%) Unified Communications
5 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (13.64%) ISDN
6 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (9.09%) IP Telephony
7 2 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.55%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (4.55%) Firewall
8 1 (4.55%) Internet
8 1 (4.55%) Network Security
8 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Unified Communications Specialist
2 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (13.64%) Field Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Network Specialist
2 3 (13.64%) Office 365 Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Office 365 Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Project Office Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Applications Support
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Junior
3 2 (9.09%) Junior Field Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Support
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) KML
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) JSON
2 1 (4.55%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (13.64%) PKI
3 1 (4.55%) CMDB
3 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Solaris
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
3 2 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Preventative Maintenance
4 1 (4.55%) Front End Development
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.55%) People Management
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Java
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) C
4 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 3 (13.64%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow