Period
to 25 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 June 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
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 832 756 824
Rank change year-on-year -76 +68 -27
Contract jobs citing XMPP 46 74 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.081% 0.048%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.25% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 34
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £163 £280 £316
90th Percentile £509 £606 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33,508 29,343 30,305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.35% 32.03% 28.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,545 20,306 21,176
UK median daily rate £470 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 376 416
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £41.13 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +9.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.15 £15.63 £13.50
90th Percentile £67.35 £53.75 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.83% +9.33% +4.17%

XMPP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for XMPP in the UK

XMPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XMPP in the UK

XMPP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XMPP over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XMPP in the UK

XMPP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XMPP in the UK

XMPP
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 25 June 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
England -67 40 £425 - 5
London -73 29 £445 -1.11% 4
UK excluding London -38 14 £425 +3.03% 2
South East -13 6 £450 +4.35%
Wales -10 3 £463 +37.04%
North of England -34 2 £275 -33.33%
South West - 2 £165 -
North West -20 1 - -
Yorkshire -22 1 £275 -25.42%
Scotland - 1 £540 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 with a requirement for XMPP.

1 36 (78.26%) Cisco
2 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 13 (28.26%) Windows
3 13 (28.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 12 (26.09%) Unified Communications
5 11 (23.91%) VoIP
6 10 (21.74%) Skype for Business
7 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
7 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (17.39%) Migration
8 8 (17.39%) Skype
9 7 (15.22%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (15.22%) CCNP
9 7 (15.22%) Finance
10 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (13.04%) CCNA
10 6 (13.04%) PBX
10 6 (13.04%) SCCM
10 6 (13.04%) WebEx
11 5 (10.87%) Windows 10
11 5 (10.87%) Office 365
11 5 (10.87%) Cisco UCCX
11 5 (10.87%) IVR
11 5 (10.87%) LDAP
11 5 (10.87%) Avaya
11 5 (10.87%) Legal
11 5 (10.87%) CTI
11 5 (10.87%) H.323
12 4 (8.70%) Firewall

XMPP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 10 (21.74%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Acrobat
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Office 365
2 2 (4.35%) G Suite
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) Unified Communications
2 11 (23.91%) VoIP
3 8 (17.39%) Skype
4 6 (13.04%) PBX
4 6 (13.04%) WebEx
5 5 (10.87%) CTI
5 5 (10.87%) H.323
6 4 (8.70%) Firewall
6 4 (8.70%) LAN
6 4 (8.70%) NGN
6 4 (8.70%) VPN
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (4.35%) DNS
7 2 (4.35%) NetScaler
7 2 (4.35%) Telepresence
7 2 (4.35%) WAN
7 2 (4.35%) Wireless
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (2.17%) HSRP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) AdminStudio
1 1 (2.17%) JBehave
1 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
1 1 (2.17%) Maven
1 1 (2.17%) Selenium
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Legal
3 2 (4.35%) Law
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
4 1 (2.17%) Digital Economy
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (15.22%) Cisco Engineer
1 7 (15.22%) Support Engineer
1 7 (15.22%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Desktop Support
2 6 (13.04%) Voice Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Lync Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Voice Network Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco Support
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Network Communications Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Unified Communications Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Unified Communications Specialist
6 1 (2.17%) Communications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (10.87%) IVR
3 3 (6.52%) Handset
4 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.17%) iPhone
5 1 (2.17%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows 10
3 3 (6.52%) Android
3 3 (6.52%) Mac OS
3 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.17%) Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Migration
2 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.70%) ITIL
3 4 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (6.52%) Software Distribution
5 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.35%) Decision-Making
5 2 (4.35%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (4.35%) Service Management
5 2 (4.35%) Software Licensing
6 1 (2.17%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.17%) Information Security
6 1 (2.17%) Investment Management
6 1 (2.17%) Kanban
6 1 (2.17%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.17%) Scrum
6 1 (2.17%) Security Management
6 1 (2.17%) TDD
6 1 (2.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.22%) CCNP
3 6 (13.04%) CCNA
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.35%) CCIE
6 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.17%) CCDE
6 1 (2.17%) CCDP
6 1 (2.17%) CCIP
6 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.17%) MCSA
6 1 (2.17%) MCSE
6 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.17%) Docker
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.17%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (2.17%) Xen
3 1 (2.17%) XenApp
3 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (28.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (13.04%) SCCM
3 5 (10.87%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (6.52%) WSUS
5 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.17%) MaaS360
6 1 (2.17%) Nagios
6 1 (2.17%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 36 (78.26%) Cisco
2 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.87%) Avaya
4 3 (6.52%) Apple
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix
4 3 (6.52%) Red Box
4 3 (6.52%) Speakerbus
5 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.35%) F5
5 2 (4.35%) Google
5 2 (4.35%) Symantec
5 2 (4.35%) VMware
6 1 (2.17%) Adobe
6 1 (2.17%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.17%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.17%) McAfee
6 1 (2.17%) NetApp
6 1 (2.17%) Pega
6 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.17%) Tandberg