Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 853 785 825
Rank change year-on-year -68 +40 -42
Contract jobs citing XMPP 31 63 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.068% 0.064%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.094% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 46
UK median daily rate £373 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.86% +12.90% +3.33%
10th Percentile £163 £313 £300
90th Percentile £533 £606 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £425 £381
% change year-on-year -35.29% +11.48% +12.13%
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 33,007 29,279 30,525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.63% 31.58% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,267 20,209 21,179
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 367 476
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +4.85% +10.36%
10th Percentile £17.05 £15.75 £14.88
90th Percentile £59.75 £52.50 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +6.94%

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 April 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 8 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 April 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 -63 29 £350 -20.00% 5
London -71 23 £395 -12.22% 5
UK excluding London -29 7 £275 -35.29%
South East -16 4 £150 -62.43%
North of England -16 2 £275 -35.29%
Yorkshire -23 1 £275 -35.29%
Scotland - 1 £540 -
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 23 (74.19%) Cisco
2 10 (32.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (25.81%) Windows
3 8 (25.81%) Finance
4 7 (22.58%) VoIP
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (19.35%) Skype for Business
6 5 (16.13%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (16.13%) Telepresence
6 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
7 4 (12.90%) CCIE
7 4 (12.90%) CCNP
7 4 (12.90%) ITIL
7 4 (12.90%) Skype
7 4 (12.90%) Unified Communications
7 4 (12.90%) SCCM
7 4 (12.90%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (12.90%) Office 365
7 4 (12.90%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (12.90%) Banking
7 4 (12.90%) NGN
8 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) WebEx
8 3 (9.68%) LAN
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (9.68%) 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 6 (19.35%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.45%) Confluence
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.23%) Acrobat
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) VoIP
2 5 (16.13%) Telepresence
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (12.90%) NGN
3 4 (12.90%) Skype
3 4 (12.90%) Unified Communications
4 3 (9.68%) Firewall
4 3 (9.68%) LAN
4 3 (9.68%) WebEx
5 2 (6.45%) DNS
5 2 (6.45%) VPN
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.23%) DHCP
6 1 (3.23%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.23%) SAN
6 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.23%) WAN
6 1 (3.23%) Wireless
6 1 (3.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) JBehave
1 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
1 2 (6.45%) Maven
1 2 (6.45%) Selenium
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Law
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) Digital Economy
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Voice Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Desktop Support
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Voice Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Scrum Master
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Digital Signage
3 1 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) IPTV
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.45%) Android
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.45%) BDD
3 2 (6.45%) Coaching
3 2 (6.45%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (6.45%) Decision-Making
3 2 (6.45%) DevOps
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
3 2 (6.45%) Migration
3 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (6.45%) Scrum
3 2 (6.45%) SDLC
3 2 (6.45%) Service Management
3 2 (6.45%) Software Distribution
3 2 (6.45%) TDD
4 1 (3.23%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) Java
1 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.90%) CCIE
2 4 (12.90%) CCNP
3 3 (9.68%) CCIE Collaboration
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.45%) CCNP Voice
4 2 (6.45%) CCVP
5 1 (3.23%) CCDE
5 1 (3.23%) CCDP
5 1 (3.23%) CCIP
5 1 (3.23%) CCNA
5 1 (3.23%) MCSA
5 1 (3.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) BitLocker
2 1 (3.23%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) Terminal Server
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (12.90%) SCCM
3 2 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (6.45%) WSUS
4 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.23%) MaaS360
4 1 (3.23%) Nagios
4 1 (3.23%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Cisco
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Red Box
4 2 (6.45%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) Symantec
5 1 (3.23%) Adobe
5 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.23%) F5
5 1 (3.23%) McAfee
5 1 (3.23%) NetApp
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Pega
5 1 (3.23%) Polycom
5 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.23%) Tandberg
5 1 (3.23%) VMware