Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 820 808 803
Rank change year-on-year -12 -5 +22
Contract jobs citing XMPP 59 80 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.077% 0.073%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 50
UK median daily rate £418 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.22% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £204 £322 £225
90th Percentile £525 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £338
% change year-on-year - +18.52% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
UK median hourly rate - £10.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year - -20.00% -

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 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 32796 31564 32386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.35% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23154 21883 22196
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 362 558
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £14.35 £15.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +11.48%

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 20 November 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 9 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 20 November 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 +6 57 £418 -7.22% 6
London -16 43 £470 -0.53% 4
UK excluding London +15 15 £400 - 2
Midlands +20 9 £400 -27.27%
West Midlands +21 6 £400 -27.27%
East of England -17 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 - -
South West +8 2 £200 -43.66%
Northern Ireland -50 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 37 (62.71%) Cisco
2 25 (42.37%) Finance
3 24 (40.68%) Cisco CUCM
4 22 (37.29%) VoIP
5 21 (35.59%) Skype for Business
6 19 (32.20%) Cisco UCCX
6 19 (32.20%) Banking
6 19 (32.20%) Cisco UCCE
7 17 (28.81%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
9 14 (23.73%) CCNP
9 14 (23.73%) Unified Communications
10 13 (22.03%) Skype
10 13 (22.03%) Active Directory
10 13 (22.03%) Linux
10 13 (22.03%) CCIE
11 12 (20.34%) Windows
11 12 (20.34%) CCVP
12 11 (18.64%) Migration
12 11 (18.64%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (18.64%) Wireless
12 11 (18.64%) CCNP Voice
13 9 (15.25%) Red Box
13 9 (15.25%) VPN
13 9 (15.25%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (13.56%) Clustering
14 8 (13.56%) Apple
14 8 (13.56%) EIGRP
14 8 (13.56%) OSPF
14 8 (13.56%) BGP

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 21 (35.59%) Skype for Business
2 7 (11.86%) CMS
3 2 (3.39%) Confluence
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Eikon
1 1 (1.69%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (37.29%) VoIP
2 14 (23.73%) Unified Communications
3 13 (22.03%) Skype
4 11 (18.64%) Wireless
5 9 (15.25%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (15.25%) VPN
6 8 (13.56%) BGP
6 8 (13.56%) EIGRP
6 8 (13.56%) OSPF
6 8 (13.56%) Telepresence
7 7 (11.86%) DNS
7 7 (11.86%) RTP
8 6 (10.17%) H.323
8 6 (10.17%) MQTT
8 6 (10.17%) PBX
8 6 (10.17%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (10.17%) ZigBee
8 6 (10.17%) Z-Wave
9 5 (8.47%) CTI
9 5 (8.47%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) JBehave
1 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.39%) JIRA
1 2 (3.39%) Maven
1 2 (3.39%) Selenium
General
1 25 (42.37%) Finance
2 19 (32.20%) Banking
3 7 (11.86%) Legal
4 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Billing
5 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Voice Engineer
2 15 (25.42%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (22.03%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 10 (16.95%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Embedded Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Lync Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Communications Support Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.39%) Coordinator
9 2 (3.39%) Desktop Support
9 2 (3.39%) Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Project Coordinator
9 2 (3.39%) Telephony Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (13.56%) Clustering
2 8 (13.56%) Data Centre
3 7 (11.86%) PKI
4 5 (8.47%) IVR
5 1 (1.69%) Digital Signage
5 1 (1.69%) iPhone
5 1 (1.69%) IPTV
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) Linux
2 12 (20.34%) Windows
3 8 (13.56%) Windows Server
4 6 (10.17%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Android
5 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.69%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) Migration
2 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (11.86%) B2B
2 7 (11.86%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (10.17%) ITIL
3 6 (10.17%) Software Engineering
4 5 (8.47%) Runbook
5 3 (5.08%) Information Security
5 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.39%) BDD
6 2 (3.39%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (3.39%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (3.39%) CRM
6 2 (3.39%) DevOps
6 2 (3.39%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.39%) Scrum
6 2 (3.39%) SOA
6 2 (3.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) C
2 6 (10.17%) Embedded C
3 2 (3.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (28.81%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (23.73%) CCNP
3 13 (22.03%) CCIE
4 12 (20.34%) CCVP
5 11 (18.64%) CCNP Voice
6 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.08%) CCIE Collaboration
7 3 (5.08%) CCNA
7 3 (5.08%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.39%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.69%) MCP
9 1 (1.69%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (22.03%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.86%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 24 (40.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 19 (32.20%) Cisco UCCE
2 19 (32.20%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (3.39%) SCCM
4 1 (1.69%) Nagios
4 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (62.71%) Cisco
2 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.25%) Red Box
4 8 (13.56%) Apple
5 5 (8.47%) Avaya
6 4 (6.78%) NICE Systems
7 2 (3.39%) BT
7 2 (3.39%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (3.39%) Oracle
7 2 (3.39%) Polycom
7 2 (3.39%) Speakerbus
8 1 (1.69%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.69%) Citrix
8 1 (1.69%) ForeScout
8 1 (1.69%) IBM
8 1 (1.69%) Mitel
8 1 (1.69%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.69%) Reuters
8 1 (1.69%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds