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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (Jabber)
UK
Rank 567 623 588
Rank change year-on-year +56 -35  
Contract jobs citing XMPP 26 21 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.039% 0.068%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.14% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 24
Median daily rate £438 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £415 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £381 £350
% change year-on-year +27.86% +8.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14208 14874 14049
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.37% 27.95% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9856 10310 9097
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 227 186
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

XMPP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XMPP in the UK

XMPP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XMPP in the UK

XMPP
Top 6 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 3 months to 25 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
England +35 26 £438 +20.68% 9
London +48 25 £425 +21.42% 3
City of London +12 10 £450 -
South East +19 1 £488 - 2
Middlesex - 1 £488 -
Feltham - 1 - -

XMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 54 (90.00%) Cisco
2 31 (51.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 22 (36.67%) Unified Communications
4 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (25.00%) Skype for Business
8 13 (21.67%) CCNP
9 12 (20.00%) CCNA
9 12 (20.00%) VoIP
10 11 (18.33%) WebEx
11 10 (16.67%) Skype
11 10 (16.67%) Citrix
12 9 (15.00%) LAN
12 9 (15.00%) Windows
12 9 (15.00%) Wireless
12 9 (15.00%) Finance
12 9 (15.00%) Cisco UCCX
13 8 (13.33%) Android
13 8 (13.33%) Law
13 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
14 7 (11.67%) VPN
14 7 (11.67%) CCIE
14 7 (11.67%) VMware
14 7 (11.67%) Mitel
14 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (11.67%) TOGAF
14 7 (11.67%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (11.67%) 802.1X
14 7 (11.67%) Telepresence

XMPP
Top Related 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 15 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) Apache
4 1 (1.67%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.67%) CloudBees
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (36.67%) Unified Communications
2 12 (20.00%) VoIP
3 11 (18.33%) WebEx
4 10 (16.67%) Skype
5 9 (15.00%) LAN
5 9 (15.00%) Wireless
6 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (11.67%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (11.67%) Telepresence
7 7 (11.67%) VPN
8 6 (10.00%) WAN
9 5 (8.33%) BGP
9 5 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (8.33%) Firewall
9 5 (8.33%) MPLS
9 5 (8.33%) OSPF
10 4 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (6.67%) HSRP
10 4 (6.67%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.67%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.67%) GoogleTest
2 1 (1.67%) Gradle
2 1 (1.67%) JUnit
2 1 (1.67%) Maven
2 1 (1.67%) Mockito
2 1 (1.67%) Selenium
2 1 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.67%) Subversion
General
1 9 (15.00%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Law
3 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.00%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Advertising
5 1 (1.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Front Office
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Architect
1 12 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
2 10 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (11.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 5 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Network Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Unified Communications Manager
6 4 (6.67%) Video Conferencing Project Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.67%) PowerMock
2 1 (1.67%) Web Services
2 1 (1.67%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.33%) PKI
3 2 (3.33%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Windows
2 8 (13.33%) Android
3 4 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.00%) Linux
5 2 (3.33%) Unix
6 1 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.67%) TOGAF
2 4 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 4 (6.67%) Network Design
2 4 (6.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (5.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 3 (5.00%) Business Forecasting
3 3 (5.00%) Change Management
3 3 (5.00%) Investment Management
3 3 (5.00%) Migration
3 3 (5.00%) Planning and Forecasting
3 3 (5.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (5.00%) Project Management
3 3 (5.00%) Validation
4 2 (3.33%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.33%) Network Architecture
4 2 (3.33%) Scrum
4 2 (3.33%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) C
2 2 (3.33%) Java
2 2 (3.33%) SQL
3 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (21.67%) CCNP
3 12 (20.00%) CCNA
4 7 (11.67%) CCIE
5 6 (10.00%) CCVP
6 5 (8.33%) CCNP Voice
6 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (5.00%) MCSA
8 2 (3.33%) CCDA
8 2 (3.33%) CCDP
8 2 (3.33%) CCSA
8 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) PMO
1 1 (1.67%) QA
1 1 (1.67%) SDET
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.00%) XenApp
3 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.33%) Postfix
4 2 (3.33%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.67%) Docker
5 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (51.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (15.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (8.33%) SCCM
4 4 (6.67%) Cisco CME
4 4 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (3.33%) Pingdom
6 2 (3.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 54 (90.00%) Cisco
2 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.67%) Citrix
4 7 (11.67%) Mitel
4 7 (11.67%) VMware
5 4 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 4 (6.67%) Polycom
5 4 (6.67%) Symantec
6 3 (5.00%) HP
6 3 (5.00%) Lotus
7 2 (3.33%) Avaya
7 2 (3.33%) CyberTech
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle
7 2 (3.33%) Red Box
7 2 (3.33%) Splunk
7 2 (3.33%) Verint
8 1 (1.67%) Concur
8 1 (1.67%) Meraki
8 1 (1.67%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.67%) Tandberg