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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 636 616
Rank change year-on-year +69 -20  
Contract jobs citing XMPP 33 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.034% 0.064%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.12% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 24
Median daily rate £450 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.03% -4.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £443 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £381 £363
% change year-on-year +11.47% +5.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.50

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 14684 15556 14918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.59% 27.85% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10203 10869 9655
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 196 201
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 26 April 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 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 3 months to 26 April 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 +65 33 £450 +18.03% 6
London +34 29 £450 +16.12% 4
City of London +5 9 £425 -
Feltham - 4 £425 -
South East +19 1 £488 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Middlesex - 1 £488 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 59 (92.19%) Cisco
2 39 (60.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 26 (40.63%) Unified Communications
4 25 (39.06%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
6 19 (29.69%) CCNP
7 16 (25.00%) Skype for Business
8 14 (21.88%) Cisco UCCX
9 13 (20.31%) Finance
10 12 (18.75%) CCNA
10 12 (18.75%) Windows
10 12 (18.75%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (17.19%) Skype
11 11 (17.19%) VoIP
12 10 (15.63%) TCP/IP
12 10 (15.63%) Citrix
12 10 (15.63%) Telepresence
13 9 (14.06%) Wireless
13 9 (14.06%) VMware
14 8 (12.50%) Law
14 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
14 8 (12.50%) Android
15 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (10.94%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (10.94%) WebEx
15 7 (10.94%) 802.1X
15 7 (10.94%) CCNP Voice
15 7 (10.94%) VPN
15 7 (10.94%) LAN
15 7 (10.94%) 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 16 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.69%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (3.13%) CMS
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.56%) Apache
4 1 (1.56%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (40.63%) Unified Communications
2 11 (17.19%) Skype
2 11 (17.19%) VoIP
3 10 (15.63%) TCP/IP
3 10 (15.63%) Telepresence
4 9 (14.06%) Wireless
5 7 (10.94%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (10.94%) Firewall
5 7 (10.94%) LAN
5 7 (10.94%) VPN
5 7 (10.94%) WebEx
6 5 (7.81%) BGP
6 5 (7.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (7.81%) Cisco Wireless
6 5 (7.81%) MPLS
6 5 (7.81%) OSPF
7 4 (6.25%) DNS
7 4 (6.25%) IPsec
7 4 (6.25%) VRRP
7 4 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) GoogleTest
1 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.56%) JUnit
1 1 (1.56%) Mockito
General
1 13 (20.31%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Law
3 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.69%) Legal
5 2 (3.13%) Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Advertising
6 1 (1.56%) Front Office
6 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Cisco Engineer
2 14 (21.88%) Voice Engineer
3 10 (15.63%) Architect
4 8 (12.50%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Collaboration Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Desktop Support
6 6 (9.38%) Network Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Support Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Cisco Support
8 4 (6.25%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Network Architect
9 3 (4.69%) Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Programme Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Voice Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.56%) PowerMock
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.13%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.56%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.75%) Windows
2 8 (12.50%) Android
3 4 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.69%) Linux
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.38%) TOGAF
2 5 (7.81%) Network Design
3 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (6.25%) Change Management
3 4 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (4.69%) Asset Management
4 3 (4.69%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 3 (4.69%) Business Forecasting
4 3 (4.69%) Investment Management
4 3 (4.69%) Planning and Forecasting
4 3 (4.69%) Scrum
4 3 (4.69%) Validation
5 2 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.13%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (3.13%) Network Architecture
5 2 (3.13%) Presales
5 2 (3.13%) Project Management
5 2 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.13%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) C
2 2 (3.13%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (39.06%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (29.69%) CCNP
3 12 (18.75%) CCNA
4 7 (10.94%) CCNP Voice
5 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (7.81%) CCIE
6 5 (7.81%) CCVP
7 3 (4.69%) MCSA
8 2 (3.13%) CCDA
8 2 (3.13%) CCDP
8 2 (3.13%) CCSA
8 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.56%) CIPD
9 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.56%) MCSE
9 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) SDET
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.38%) XenApp
4 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (60.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 14 (21.88%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (7.81%) SCCM
4 4 (6.25%) Cisco CME
4 4 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (3.13%) Pingdom
5 2 (3.13%) vCenter Server
5 2 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 59 (92.19%) Cisco
2 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.63%) Citrix
4 9 (14.06%) VMware
5 4 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 4 (6.25%) Symantec
6 3 (4.69%) HP
7 2 (3.13%) CyberTech
7 2 (3.13%) Oracle
7 2 (3.13%) Red Box
7 2 (3.13%) Splunk
7 2 (3.13%) Verint
8 1 (1.56%) Acme Packet
8 1 (1.56%) Concur
8 1 (1.56%) F5
8 1 (1.56%) Google
8 1 (1.56%) Meraki
8 1 (1.56%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.56%) Panasonic
8 1 (1.56%) Tandberg
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