The table below looks at the statistics for ZigBee skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ZigBee over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ZigBee
Rank 543 529 507
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -22
Contract jobs citing ZigBee 14 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.023% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
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£350 £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £43.75 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 - £37.50
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UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6828 5865 6353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.34% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3879 3163 3097
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 353 594
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

ZigBee
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ZigBee across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

ZigBee Jobs Demand Trend in England

ZigBee
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ZigBee across the England region.

ZigBee Daily Rate Trend in England

ZigBee
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ZigBee across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

ZigBee Daily Rate Histogram in England

ZigBee
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ZigBee across the England region.

ZigBee Hourly Rate Trend in England

ZigBee
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ZigBee within the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England - 8 £350 - 7
London -8 5 £375 -31.81% 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
ZigBee
UK

ZigBee
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ZigBee also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ZigBee.

1 22 (64.71%) C
2 15 (44.12%) Embedded C
2 15 (44.12%) 3G
2 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (41.18%) Python
4 13 (38.24%) Software Engineering
5 11 (32.35%) 802.15
6 9 (26.47%) 2G
7 8 (23.53%) Scrum
7 8 (23.53%) C++
8 6 (17.65%) Linux
8 6 (17.65%) Firmware
9 5 (14.71%) Device Driver
9 5 (14.71%) Wireless
9 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
9 5 (14.71%) Algorithms
10 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (11.76%) Smart Meter
10 4 (11.76%) Windows
10 4 (11.76%) ISEB
10 4 (11.76%) Bluetooth
10 4 (11.76%) GPRS
10 4 (11.76%) Electronics
10 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
10 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (11.76%) LabVIEW
10 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
11 3 (8.82%) TDD
11 3 (8.82%) Subversion
11 3 (8.82%) Embedded Linux

ZigBee
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ZigBee also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ZigBee. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) 3G
2 11 (32.35%) 802.15
3 9 (26.47%) 2G
4 5 (14.71%) Wireless
4 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
5 4 (11.76%) Bluetooth
5 4 (11.76%) GPRS
5 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (8.82%) GSM
6 3 (8.82%) FTP
6 3 (8.82%) HTTP
6 3 (8.82%) VPN
6 3 (8.82%) SSL
6 3 (8.82%) OpenVPN
7 1 (2.94%) 2.5G
7 1 (2.94%) UMTS
7 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.94%) Modbus
7 1 (2.94%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) LabVIEW
2 3 (8.82%) Subversion
2 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 4 (11.76%) Electronics
1 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Software Engineer
2 11 (32.35%) Developer
3 10 (29.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) C Developer
5 5 (14.71%) C Software Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Software Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Embedded Software Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Test Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Firmware Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Embedded C Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Electronics Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Consultant
9 1 (2.94%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
1 3 (8.82%) Web Services
1 3 (8.82%) XML
1 3 (8.82%) WCF
1 3 (8.82%) JSON
1 3 (8.82%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Device Driver
1 5 (14.71%) Algorithms
2 4 (11.76%) Smart Meter
3 3 (8.82%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Software Engineering
3 8 (23.53%) Scrum
4 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 3 (8.82%) TDD
5 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Analytics
6 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.88%) Software Architecture
7 1 (2.94%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (2.94%) UML
7 1 (2.94%) OO
7 1 (2.94%) ERP
7 1 (2.94%) Digital Signal Processing
7 1 (2.94%) Signal Processing
7 1 (2.94%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) C
2 15 (44.12%) Embedded C
3 14 (41.18%) Python
4 8 (23.53%) C++
5 3 (8.82%) C#
5 3 (8.82%) Embedded C++
6 2 (5.88%) Java
7 1 (2.94%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (11.76%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Assembla
2 2 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) EMC
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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