Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 699 841 863
Rank change year-on-year +142 +22 -50
Contract jobs citing XMPP 19 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.046% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.094% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 31 17
UK median daily rate £350 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +13.92% -12.22%
10th Percentile £120 £208 £262
90th Percentile £450 £538 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £363 £275
% change year-on-year -37.93% +31.82% -33.33%
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 20,297 33,178 32,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.05% 33.55% 31.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,847 23,365 23,133
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +8.82%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £428 £400
% change year-on-year +3.51% +6.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 295 343
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +2.06% +2.50%
10th Percentile £22.10 £18.50 £20.10
90th Percentile £73.75 £60.00 £57.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.77 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year -6.42% +0.59% +5.63%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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 +111 17 £350 -22.22% 10
UK excluding London +96 12 £225 -37.93% 4
London +114 7 £438 -2.78% 6
South East +82 5 £225 -2.17%
South West +18 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £120 -
East of England - 2 £350 - 1
North of England +67 1 £300 - 2
North West +33 1 £300 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) SharePoint
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) Windows 10
3 7 (36.84%) Office 365
3 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
4 6 (31.58%) VoIP
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
6 4 (21.05%) Smartphone
6 4 (21.05%) PDA
6 4 (21.05%) SCCM
6 4 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (21.05%) Application Packaging
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (21.05%) Skype
6 4 (21.05%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) CCNP
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (15.79%) AirWatch
7 3 (15.79%) WebEx
7 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
7 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (15.79%) Process Improvement
7 3 (15.79%) Finance
7 3 (15.79%) Android

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 9 (47.37%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.26%) ArcGIS
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Azure
2 1 (5.26%) OneDrive
2 1 (5.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) VoIP
2 4 (21.05%) Skype
3 3 (15.79%) WebEx
4 2 (10.53%) IP Telephony
4 2 (10.53%) ISDN
4 2 (10.53%) PBX
4 2 (10.53%) RFID
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.26%) DNS
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall
5 1 (5.26%) H.323
5 1 (5.26%) MGCP
5 1 (5.26%) PSTN
5 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) French Language
3 1 (5.26%) Italian Language
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) IT Support
3 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Telephony Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Floorwalker
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Cocoa
1 1 (5.26%) KML
1 1 (5.26%) LDAP
1 1 (5.26%) REST
1 1 (5.26%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) PDA
1 4 (21.05%) Smartphone
1 4 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.53%) iPad
2 2 (10.53%) iPhone
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) Handset
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows 10
3 3 (15.79%) Android
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.26%) Solaris
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Application Packaging
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (15.79%) Process Improvement
3 2 (10.53%) Break/Fix
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Preventative Maintenance
4 1 (5.26%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Apple Swift
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) CCNP
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCIE
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CCNP Voice
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) MCITP
3 1 (5.26%) MCP
3 1 (5.26%) MCSA
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) MCTS
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) AirWatch
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Apple
3 2 (10.53%) Dell
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) F5
4 1 (5.26%) Google
4 1 (5.26%) Okta
4 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.26%) Zscaler