Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 808 843 758
Rank change year-on-year +35 -85 +93
Contract jobs citing XMPP 39 54 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.052% 0.085%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.15% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 45
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £187 £243 £238
90th Percentile £543 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -23.53% +6.25% +4.92%
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 29,845 35,069 30,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.03% 33.89% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,873 24,664 21,193
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £319 £306
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 370 385
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +1.84% +7.36%
10th Percentile £18.77 £15.00 £15.02
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.63 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%

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 19 July 2019.

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 11 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 19 July 2019. 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 +49 39 £450 - 2
UK excluding London +5 21 £325 -23.53% 2
London +29 18 £450 -
South East +25 6 £230 -56.19% 1
North of England +29 5 £525 +90.91%
South West -13 5 - -
Midlands - 5 £288 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £275 -
Yorkshire +26 3 £525 +90.91%
North West - 2 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 25 (64.10%) Cisco
2 12 (30.77%) WebEx
3 9 (23.08%) H.323
3 9 (23.08%) Firewall
4 8 (20.51%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (20.51%) Palo Alto
5 7 (17.95%) Skype
5 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (17.95%) Finance
5 7 (17.95%) Banking
6 6 (15.38%) Unified Communications
6 6 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 6 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (15.38%) CCNP
6 6 (15.38%) LAN
6 6 (15.38%) Windows
7 5 (12.82%) Python
7 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
7 5 (12.82%) Problem Management
8 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
8 4 (10.26%) Security Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
8 4 (10.26%) Network Architecture
8 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
8 4 (10.26%) BGP
8 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
8 4 (10.26%) MPLS

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 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
1 3 (7.69%) Yammer
2 1 (2.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) WebEx
2 9 (23.08%) Firewall
2 9 (23.08%) H.323
3 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (17.95%) Skype
4 6 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (15.38%) LAN
4 6 (15.38%) Unified Communications
5 4 (10.26%) BGP
5 4 (10.26%) DHCP
5 4 (10.26%) DNS
5 4 (10.26%) MPLS
5 4 (10.26%) OSPF
5 4 (10.26%) Telepresence
5 4 (10.26%) WAN
6 3 (7.69%) ISDN
6 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (5.13%) IP Telephony
7 2 (5.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (17.95%) Banking
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Legal
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Publishing
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (12.82%) Network Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Network Specialist
2 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
3 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (7.69%) Architect
3 3 (7.69%) Field Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) IT Support
3 3 (7.69%) Office 365 Manager
3 3 (7.69%) Office 365 Project Manager
3 3 (7.69%) Project Office Manager
4 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.13%) Applications Support
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Junior
4 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) KML
2 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.56%) CSS
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
2 1 (2.56%) JSON
2 1 (2.56%) LDAP
2 1 (2.56%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (10.26%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (7.69%) PKI
4 2 (5.13%) Handset
4 2 (5.13%) iPhone
4 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) CMDB
5 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.56%) IVR
5 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
2 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.69%) Solaris
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.13%) Android
5 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) Problem Management
2 4 (10.26%) Network Architecture
2 4 (10.26%) Remediation Plan
2 4 (10.26%) Security Patching
2 4 (10.26%) Security Testing
2 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
3 3 (7.69%) Integration Testing
3 3 (7.69%) ITIL
3 3 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (7.69%) Requirements Management
3 3 (7.69%) Service Management
3 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
4 2 (5.13%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (5.13%) Identity Management
4 2 (5.13%) Investment Management
4 2 (5.13%) Migration
4 2 (5.13%) Preventative Maintenance
5 1 (2.56%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (2.56%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (2.56%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) Python
2 4 (10.26%) Java
2 4 (10.26%) Perl
2 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) CCNP
1 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) CCIE
2 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.56%) CCIE Collaboration
4 1 (2.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (7.69%) SCCM
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (2.56%) Netcool
4 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.56%) SCOM
4 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (64.10%) Cisco
2 8 (20.51%) Palo Alto
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.26%) McAfee
5 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 3 (7.69%) VMware
6 2 (5.13%) IBM
6 2 (5.13%) Red Box
7 1 (2.56%) Avaya
7 1 (2.56%) F5
7 1 (2.56%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.56%) Meraki
7 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.56%) Symantec
7 1 (2.56%) TippingPoint