The table below looks at the statistics for ZigBee skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ZigBee over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ZigBee
Rank 577 565 550
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Contract jobs citing ZigBee 15 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.010% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.073% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 0
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£350 £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

ZigBee
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ZigBee Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ZigBee
Daily Rate Trend

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

ZigBee Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ZigBee
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ZigBee within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

ZigBee Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ZigBee
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ZigBee Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ZigBee
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ZigBee within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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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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
England -18 15 £350 - 6
East of England 0 11 £350 - 5
Cambridgeshire -2 11 £350 - 5
Cambridge +4 5 £330 - 5
London +13 2 £250 -
Berkshire -3 1 £345 -1.42%
South East -30 1 £345 -1.42%
Slough - 1 £345 -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
North West - - - -

ZigBee
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 24 (61.54%) C
2 20 (51.28%) Embedded C
2 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (41.03%) Software Engineering
3 16 (41.03%) 3G
4 14 (35.90%) Python
5 10 (25.64%) C++
5 10 (25.64%) 802.15
6 9 (23.08%) GPRS
6 9 (23.08%) 2G
6 9 (23.08%) Scrum
7 8 (20.51%) Bluetooth
7 8 (20.51%) Wireless
8 7 (17.95%) Electronics
9 6 (15.38%) GSM
10 5 (12.82%) LabVIEW
10 5 (12.82%) Degree
10 5 (12.82%) Smart Meter
11 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
11 4 (10.26%) TDD
11 4 (10.26%) Linux
11 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
11 4 (10.26%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (10.26%) ISEB
11 4 (10.26%) Firmware
11 4 (10.26%) Algorithms
11 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (10.26%) Software Architecture
11 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
12 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center

ZigBee
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 16 (41.03%) 3G
2 10 (25.64%) 802.15
3 9 (23.08%) GPRS
3 9 (23.08%) 2G
4 8 (20.51%) Bluetooth
4 8 (20.51%) Wireless
5 6 (15.38%) GSM
6 4 (10.26%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (5.13%) Internet
7 2 (5.13%) UMTS
8 1 (2.56%) VoIP
8 1 (2.56%) WLAN
8 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.56%) DNS
8 1 (2.56%) IPv6
8 1 (2.56%) 3GPP
8 1 (2.56%) ADSL
8 1 (2.56%) 2.5G
8 1 (2.56%) VDSL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) LabVIEW
2 2 (5.13%) JIRA
General
1 7 (17.95%) Electronics
2 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.56%) French Language
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Software Engineer
2 13 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) Developer
4 7 (17.95%) C Developer
5 6 (15.38%) C Software Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Test Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Test Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
8 3 (7.69%) Firmware Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Embedded C Engineer
10 1 (2.56%) Embedded C Developer
10 1 (2.56%) Electronics Engineer
10 1 (2.56%) Communications Analyst
10 1 (2.56%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
10 1 (2.56%) Architect
10 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Engineer
10 1 (2.56%) Consultant
10 1 (2.56%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Smart Meter
2 4 (10.26%) Algorithms
3 3 (7.69%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.56%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Software Engineering
3 9 (23.08%) Scrum
4 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
4 4 (10.26%) TDD
4 4 (10.26%) Software Architecture
4 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.13%) Analytics
5 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.56%) V-Model
6 1 (2.56%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.56%) User Stories
6 1 (2.56%) Pair Programming
6 1 (2.56%) ERP
6 1 (2.56%) Project Management
6 1 (2.56%) Refactoring
6 1 (2.56%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (61.54%) C
2 20 (51.28%) Embedded C
3 14 (35.90%) Python
4 10 (25.64%) C++
5 3 (7.69%) Embedded C++
6 2 (5.13%) Java
7 1 (2.56%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (10.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) HP
2 2 (5.13%) EMC