The table below looks at the statistics for ZigBee skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ZigBee over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ZigBee
Rank 621 643 615
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -28
Contract jobs citing ZigBee 15 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.036% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 15
Median daily rate £340 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £311 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £423 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £313 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -8.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.27%

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
8132 7895 8557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.44% 13.67% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4960 4557 4738
Median daily rate £400 £387 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 539 480
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

ZigBee
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ZigBee as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ZigBee within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +15 14 £340 +8.80% 5
South East +9 3 £350 +12.00% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £358 -
North West +6 2 £288 -
London +5 2 £340 -10.52% 1
South West - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £358 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £358 -
Warrington - 2 £288 -
Hampshire - 2 £345 -
Devon - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £288 -
Cambridge +17 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +16 1 - - 2
Berkshire +10 1 £575 +84.00% 1
East of England +6 1 - - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £575 -
Plymouth - 1 - -

ZigBee
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ZigBee 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 ZigBee.

1 18 (54.55%) Smart Meter
2 14 (42.42%) Bluetooth
3 13 (39.39%) Wireless
4 12 (36.36%) Windows
5 11 (33.33%) Linux
6 9 (27.27%) C++
7 8 (24.24%) Firmware
8 7 (21.21%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (21.21%) Electronics
8 7 (21.21%) Unix
9 6 (18.18%) SQL
9 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (18.18%) V-Model
9 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
10 5 (15.15%) QML
10 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (15.15%) Case Management
10 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
10 5 (15.15%) VLAN
10 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
10 5 (15.15%) Requirements Management
10 5 (15.15%) JIRA
10 5 (15.15%) SQLite
10 5 (15.15%) Qt
10 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
10 5 (15.15%) LabVIEW
10 5 (15.15%) C
10 5 (15.15%) Python
11 4 (12.12%) Embedded C
11 4 (12.12%) RESTful

ZigBee
Top Related 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 (6.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Doxygen
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (42.42%) Bluetooth
2 13 (39.39%) Wireless
3 7 (21.21%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (15.15%) VLAN
5 3 (9.09%) 3G
5 3 (9.09%) 802.15
5 3 (9.09%) Internet
5 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.06%) GPRS
6 2 (6.06%) HTTP
6 2 (6.06%) LTE
6 2 (6.06%) SSL
7 1 (3.03%) 2G
7 1 (3.03%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (3.03%) GSM
7 1 (3.03%) LAN
7 1 (3.03%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (3.03%) tcpdump
7 1 (3.03%) WAN
7 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQLite
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) JIRA
1 5 (15.15%) LabVIEW
General
1 7 (21.21%) Electronics
2 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (6.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) C++ Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Electronics Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Smart Metering Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Product Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Qt Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Tester
6 1 (3.03%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Hardware Design Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) IoT Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) QML
1 5 (15.15%) Qt
2 4 (12.12%) RESTful
3 3 (9.09%) 802.1X
3 3 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (3.03%) .NET
4 1 (3.03%) Ajax
4 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.03%) CSS
4 1 (3.03%) HTML
4 1 (3.03%) JSON
4 1 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (54.55%) Smart Meter
2 4 (12.12%) Internet of Things
3 2 (6.06%) Smart Energy
4 1 (3.03%) Arduino
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.03%) Home Automation
4 1 (3.03%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (3.03%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (3.03%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Linux
3 7 (21.21%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (18.18%) V-Model
1 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
2 5 (15.15%) Case Management
2 5 (15.15%) Requirements Management
2 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
3 3 (9.09%) Defect Management
3 3 (9.09%) Fault Analysis
3 3 (9.09%) Prototyping
3 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 3 (9.09%) Stress Testing
3 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.06%) Release Management
4 2 (6.06%) System Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) C++
2 6 (18.18%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) C
3 5 (15.15%) Python
4 4 (12.12%) Embedded C
5 3 (9.09%) Embedded C++
6 2 (6.06%) C#
7 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.03%) Perl
7 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
1 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 4 (12.12%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) HNC
3 2 (6.06%) HND
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Firmware
2 3 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) HP
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) EMC