Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 789 810 822
Rank change year-on-year +21 +12 -14
Contract jobs citing XMPP 72 77 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.072% 0.062%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 36 38
UK median daily rate £413 £444 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.04% +10.94% -
10th Percentile £211 £318 £225
90th Percentile £520 £497 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £344
% change year-on-year +9.59% +6.18% -14.06%
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 31792 32007 31625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.99% 30.04% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 22290 22285 21568
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £297 £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 370 374 527
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.35 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.40 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.23% -4.00% +10.29%

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 18 October 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 14 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 18 October 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 +32 68 £413 -7.04% 7
London +4 46 £460 -1.34% 6
UK excluding London +22 26 £400 +9.59% 1
Midlands +32 12 £400 -
West Midlands +32 9 £400 -
East of England -13 5 £413 +28.91%
Northern Ireland -49 3 £425 -
East Midlands - 3 - -
North of England +77 2 £413 +3.13%
South West 0 2 £200 -43.66%
North West +32 1 £413 +3.13%
South East +7 1 £375 +33.93% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £413 -
Wales - 1 £338 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 51 (70.83%) Cisco
2 30 (41.67%) VoIP
3 25 (34.72%) Finance
3 25 (34.72%) Cisco UCCX
3 25 (34.72%) Cisco CUCM
4 24 (33.33%) Unified Communications
5 23 (31.94%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (30.56%) Skype for Business
7 21 (29.17%) CCNP
8 18 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 16 (22.22%) Active Directory
9 16 (22.22%) Banking
10 15 (20.83%) Cisco UCCE
10 15 (20.83%) Telepresence
10 15 (20.83%) CCNP Voice
11 14 (19.44%) Skype
12 13 (18.06%) Windows
12 13 (18.06%) Linux
13 12 (16.67%) Wireless
14 11 (15.28%) Red Box
14 11 (15.28%) Migration
15 10 (13.89%) CCVP
15 10 (13.89%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (13.89%) CCIE
15 10 (13.89%) PBX
15 10 (13.89%) H.323
16 9 (12.50%) VPN
16 9 (12.50%) Windows Server
17 8 (11.11%) Data Centre
17 8 (11.11%) LDAP

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 22 (30.56%) Skype for Business
2 7 (9.72%) CMS
3 1 (1.39%) Confluence
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (1.39%) Eikon
2 1 (1.39%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (41.67%) VoIP
2 24 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 15 (20.83%) Telepresence
4 14 (19.44%) Skype
5 12 (16.67%) Wireless
6 10 (13.89%) H.323
6 10 (13.89%) PBX
7 9 (12.50%) VPN
8 8 (11.11%) BGP
8 8 (11.11%) CTI
8 8 (11.11%) EIGRP
8 8 (11.11%) LDAP
8 8 (11.11%) OSPF
9 7 (9.72%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (9.72%) DNS
9 7 (9.72%) RTP
10 6 (8.33%) MQTT
10 6 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (8.33%) ZigBee
10 6 (8.33%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) JBehave
1 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.39%) JIRA
1 1 (1.39%) Maven
1 1 (1.39%) Selenium
General
1 25 (34.72%) Finance
2 16 (22.22%) Banking
3 8 (11.11%) Legal
4 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Billing
5 1 (1.39%) Law
5 1 (1.39%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (29.17%) Cisco Engineer
2 18 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
3 13 (18.06%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 12 (16.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 10 (13.89%) Support Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Communications Support Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Unified Communications Specialist
8 4 (5.56%) Cisco Network Specialist
8 4 (5.56%) Cisco Specialist
8 4 (5.56%) Cisco Support
8 4 (5.56%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Collaboration Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Embedded Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Lync Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Network Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Network Specialist
8 4 (5.56%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (11.11%) Clustering
2 8 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.11%) IVR
3 7 (9.72%) PKI
4 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.39%) iPhone
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.06%) Linux
1 13 (18.06%) Windows
2 9 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Android
4 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.39%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.28%) Migration
2 7 (9.72%) B2B
2 7 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (9.72%) Mobile Device Management
2 7 (9.72%) Project Management
3 6 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.33%) Runbook
3 6 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (5.56%) Information Security
4 4 (5.56%) ITIL
5 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.78%) Change Management
6 2 (2.78%) CRM
7 1 (1.39%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.39%) CAD
7 1 (1.39%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.39%) PRINCE
7 1 (1.39%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.39%) SOA
7 1 (1.39%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.72%) C
2 6 (8.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.39%) Java
3 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (31.94%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (29.17%) CCNP
3 15 (20.83%) CCNP Voice
4 10 (13.89%) CCIE
4 10 (13.89%) CCVP
5 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.17%) CCNA
6 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.78%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.39%) MCP
8 1 (1.39%) MOS
8 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.72%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 25 (34.72%) Cisco CUCM
1 25 (34.72%) Cisco UCCX
2 15 (20.83%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.78%) SCCM
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.39%) Nagios
4 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (70.83%) Cisco
2 18 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (15.28%) Red Box
4 8 (11.11%) Apple
4 8 (11.11%) Avaya
5 4 (5.56%) NICE Systems
6 2 (2.78%) BT
6 2 (2.78%) Speakerbus
7 1 (1.39%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.39%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.39%) Citrix
7 1 (1.39%) IBM
7 1 (1.39%) Juniper
7 1 (1.39%) Mitel
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle
7 1 (1.39%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.39%) Polycom
7 1 (1.39%) Reuters
7 1 (1.39%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds