Period
to 21 August 2017

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 21 August 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.

Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (Jabber)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 769 837 809
Rank change year-on-year +68 -28 -3
Contract jobs citing XMPP 72 65 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.060% 0.070%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 48
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £211 £349 £252
90th Percentile £503 £489 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 -

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 30830 31268 31164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.18% 28.83% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 21277 21862 20732
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 377 482
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +5.83%
10th Percentile £15.91 £12.25 £15.04
90th Percentile £53.08 £50.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.02
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.76% +10.06%

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 21 August 2017.

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 14 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 21 August 2017. 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 +50 68 £415 +3.75% 9
London +31 45 £450 - 8
UK excluding London +61 26 £400 +6.67% 1
Midlands +40 10 £400 +10.34%
West Midlands +45 7 £400 -
East of England - 5 £413 -
North of England +65 3 £413 +6.45% 1
East Midlands -8 3 - -
Northern Ireland -49 3 £425 -
South East +19 2 £431 +169.53%
South West +3 2 £200 -43.66%
Yorkshire - 2 £369 - 1
North West +25 1 £413 +6.45%
Wales - 1 £338 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 57 (79.17%) Cisco
2 30 (41.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 29 (40.28%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (36.11%) Cisco UCCX
5 25 (34.72%) CCNP
6 24 (33.33%) Finance
7 23 (31.94%) VoIP
7 23 (31.94%) Unified Communications
8 20 (27.78%) Skype for Business
9 18 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 18 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 17 (23.61%) CCNP Voice
11 16 (22.22%) Banking
12 15 (20.83%) Telepresence
13 14 (19.44%) Cisco UCCE
14 12 (16.67%) Skype
15 11 (15.28%) Migration
15 11 (15.28%) Wireless
16 10 (13.89%) CCIE
16 10 (13.89%) Red Box
17 9 (12.50%) H.323
17 9 (12.50%) PBX
17 9 (12.50%) CMS
17 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
18 8 (11.11%) Clustering
18 8 (11.11%) CCVP
18 8 (11.11%) C
18 8 (11.11%) EIGRP
18 8 (11.11%) Project Management
18 8 (11.11%) OSPF

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 20 (27.78%) Skype for Business
2 9 (12.50%) CMS
3 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.39%) Confluence
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (1.39%) Eikon
2 1 (1.39%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (31.94%) Unified Communications
1 23 (31.94%) VoIP
2 15 (20.83%) Telepresence
3 12 (16.67%) Skype
4 11 (15.28%) Wireless
5 9 (12.50%) H.323
5 9 (12.50%) PBX
6 8 (11.11%) BGP
6 8 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (11.11%) EIGRP
6 8 (11.11%) OSPF
7 7 (9.72%) CTI
7 7 (9.72%) ISDN
7 7 (9.72%) LDAP
8 6 (8.33%) MQTT
8 6 (8.33%) WebEx
8 6 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (8.33%) ZigBee
9 5 (6.94%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (5.56%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) JBehave
1 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.39%) JIRA
1 1 (1.39%) Maven
1 1 (1.39%) Selenium
General
1 24 (33.33%) Finance
2 16 (22.22%) Banking
3 6 (8.33%) Legal
4 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Billing
5 1 (1.39%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (34.72%) Cisco Engineer
2 19 (26.39%) Voice Engineer
3 13 (18.06%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 11 (15.28%) Support Engineer
4 11 (15.28%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Collaboration Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Network Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Cisco Support
7 5 (6.94%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Communications Support Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Unified Communications Specialist
8 4 (5.56%) Cisco Network Specialist
8 4 (5.56%) Cisco Specialist
8 4 (5.56%) Embedded Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Network Specialist
8 4 (5.56%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.17%) Consultant
9 3 (4.17%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Clustering
1 8 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (9.72%) IVR
3 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Windows
2 6 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
2 6 (8.33%) Linux
3 2 (2.78%) Android
3 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.28%) Migration
2 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (11.11%) Project Management
4 6 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 5 (6.94%) ITIL
6 4 (5.56%) Change Management
7 3 (4.17%) CRM
7 3 (4.17%) Information Security
7 3 (4.17%) Scrum
8 2 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.78%) Network Design
8 2 (2.78%) Presales
8 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.39%) BDD
9 1 (1.39%) Kanban
9 1 (1.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.39%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) C
2 6 (8.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.39%) Java
3 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (40.28%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (34.72%) CCNP
3 17 (23.61%) CCNP Voice
4 10 (13.89%) CCIE
5 8 (11.11%) CCVP
6 5 (6.94%) CCNA
7 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.39%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.39%) CIPD
8 1 (1.39%) MCP
8 1 (1.39%) MCSA
8 1 (1.39%) MCSE
8 1 (1.39%) MOS
8 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.39%) PMP
8 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (41.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 26 (36.11%) Cisco UCCX
3 14 (19.44%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (4.17%) SCCM
5 2 (2.78%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.39%) Nagios
6 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (79.17%) Cisco
2 18 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (13.89%) Red Box
4 7 (9.72%) Avaya
5 4 (5.56%) NICE Systems
6 2 (2.78%) BT
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle
6 2 (2.78%) Speakerbus
6 2 (2.78%) VMware
7 1 (1.39%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.39%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.39%) Citrix
7 1 (1.39%) Concur
7 1 (1.39%) IBM
7 1 (1.39%) Juniper
7 1 (1.39%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.39%) Reuters
7 1 (1.39%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.39%) SAP
7 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds