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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 623 606
Rank change year-on-year +64 -17  
Contract jobs citing XMPP 51 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.057% 0.065%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 19
Median daily rate £413 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £370 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £497 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 15079 15377 15197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.48% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10419 10829 10153
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 188 210
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 27 June 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 30 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 27 June 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 +39 48 £413 -8.33% 10
London +10 30 £450 -2.17% 8
East of England - 5 £413 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Feltham - 3 £425 -
Cambridge - 3 - -
Northampton - 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £400 -
East Midlands - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £400 - 1
South West +5 2 £200 - 1
Bristol -1 2 £200 - 1
City of London -6 2 £444 -6.57% 1
Belfast - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire - 2 £369 -
Essex - 2 £413 -
County Antrim - 2 £425 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £425 -
North West +18 1 £413 +3.12%
South East +13 1 £375 -
Manchester - 1 £413 -
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
Cardiff - 1 £338 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £413 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Colchester - 1 £413 -
York - 1 £413 -
Wales - 1 £338 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 64 (83.12%) Cisco
2 32 (41.56%) Unified Communications
2 32 (41.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 27 (35.06%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 20 (25.97%) CCNP
5 20 (25.97%) Skype for Business
6 18 (23.38%) Finance
7 17 (22.08%) Cisco UCCX
7 17 (22.08%) Telepresence
8 16 (20.78%) VoIP
9 14 (18.18%) Skype
10 13 (16.88%) Windows
11 12 (15.58%) Active Directory
12 11 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (14.29%) CCNP Voice
12 11 (14.29%) C
13 9 (11.69%) Wireless
13 9 (11.69%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (10.39%) Red Box
14 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (10.39%) Project Management
14 8 (10.39%) Citrix
14 8 (10.39%) Linux
14 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
15 7 (9.09%) ISDN
15 7 (9.09%) CCNA
15 7 (9.09%) Banking
15 7 (9.09%) Law
15 7 (9.09%) VMware

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 (25.97%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.90%) CMS
2 3 (3.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.90%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (41.56%) Unified Communications
2 17 (22.08%) Telepresence
3 16 (20.78%) VoIP
4 14 (18.18%) Skype
5 9 (11.69%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (11.69%) Wireless
6 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
7 7 (9.09%) ISDN
8 6 (7.79%) LAN
8 6 (7.79%) MQTT
8 6 (7.79%) WebEx
8 6 (7.79%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (7.79%) ZigBee
9 5 (6.49%) H.323
9 5 (6.49%) PBX
10 4 (5.19%) DNS
10 4 (5.19%) Firewall
11 3 (3.90%) CTI
11 3 (3.90%) Intranet
11 3 (3.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (23.38%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Banking
2 7 (9.09%) Law
3 5 (6.49%) Legal
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Billing
5 1 (1.30%) Front Office
5 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) Cisco Engineer
2 12 (15.58%) Voice Engineer
3 9 (11.69%) Architect
3 9 (11.69%) Support Engineer
3 9 (11.69%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Collaboration Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Network Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Cisco Support
7 5 (6.49%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support
7 5 (6.49%) Unified Communications Specialist
8 4 (5.19%) Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Cisco Network Specialist
8 4 (5.19%) Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Embedded Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.19%) Network Specialist
8 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Voice Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) IVR
4 1 (1.30%) Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.30%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Windows
2 8 (10.39%) Linux
3 6 (7.79%) Android
3 6 (7.79%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (10.39%) Project Management
2 6 (7.79%) Software Engineering
3 5 (6.49%) Network Design
3 5 (6.49%) TOGAF
4 4 (5.19%) Change Management
4 4 (5.19%) Migration
5 3 (3.90%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 3 (3.90%) Business Forecasting
5 3 (3.90%) ITIL
5 3 (3.90%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (3.90%) Validation
6 2 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.60%) CRM
6 2 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.60%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.60%) Presales
6 2 (2.60%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.60%) Scrum
6 2 (2.60%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.29%) C
2 6 (7.79%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (35.06%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (25.97%) CCNP
3 11 (14.29%) CCNP Voice
4 7 (9.09%) CCNA
5 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (6.49%) CCIE
7 3 (3.90%) MCSA
7 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.60%) CCVP
8 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.30%) CIPD
9 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.30%) MCSE
9 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.30%) PMP
9 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (15.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.19%) XenApp
4 2 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (41.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (22.08%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (7.79%) Cisco UCCE
3 6 (7.79%) SCCM
4 4 (5.19%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.60%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.30%) Nagios
6 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (83.12%) Cisco
2 22 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.39%) Citrix
3 8 (10.39%) Red Box
4 7 (9.09%) VMware
5 4 (5.19%) Symantec
6 3 (3.90%) Avaya
6 3 (3.90%) HP
7 2 (2.60%) NICE Systems
8 1 (1.30%) BT
8 1 (1.30%) Concur
8 1 (1.30%) IBM
8 1 (1.30%) Juniper
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle
8 1 (1.30%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.30%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.30%) SAP
8 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.30%) Speakerbus
8 1 (1.30%) Tandberg
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