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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ZigBee
Rank 607 585 569
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -16
Contract jobs citing ZigBee 13 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.048% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.34% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 17 6
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£310 £385 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.48% +35.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £375 £285
% change year-on-year
-17.33% +31.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -

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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ZigBee within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

ZigBee Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

ZigBee
Top 13 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 31 July 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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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 -39 12 £310 -19.48% 17
South East -11 6 £310 +47.61%
Berkshire +4 5 £310 +47.61%
Slough +3 4 £310 +21.56%
Cambridgeshire -9 3 - - 12
East of England -10 3 - - 13
Leicester - 3 - -
Leicestershire - 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 - - 1
Cambridge -10 2 - - 11
Hampshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

ZigBee
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 16 (50.00%) C++
2 15 (46.88%) Bluetooth
3 14 (43.75%) Windows
4 12 (37.50%) C
5 11 (34.38%) Smart Meter
6 10 (31.25%) Qt
6 10 (31.25%) RESTful
7 9 (28.13%) SQLite
8 8 (25.00%) 802.1X
9 7 (21.88%) QML
9 7 (21.88%) Wireless
9 7 (21.88%) Linux
9 7 (21.88%) Firmware
9 7 (21.88%) 802.15
10 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
10 6 (18.75%) Doxygen
10 6 (18.75%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (15.63%) Subversion
11 5 (15.63%) Device Driver
11 5 (15.63%) Embedded C
11 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
12 4 (12.50%) VPN
12 4 (12.50%) SSL
12 4 (12.50%) Windows CE
12 4 (12.50%) Embedded C++
12 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
12 4 (12.50%) C#
12 4 (12.50%) .NET
12 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
12 4 (12.50%) Web Services

ZigBee
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) Bluetooth
2 7 (21.88%) 802.15
2 7 (21.88%) Wireless
3 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
4 4 (12.50%) VPN
4 4 (12.50%) FTP
4 4 (12.50%) HTTP
4 4 (12.50%) SSL
4 4 (12.50%) OpenVPN
5 3 (9.38%) 3G
6 2 (6.25%) IPv6
6 2 (6.25%) Internet
6 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (6.25%) DNS
6 2 (6.25%) GPRS
6 2 (6.25%) 3GPP
6 2 (6.25%) UMTS
6 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
6 2 (6.25%) HSPA
6 2 (6.25%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Subversion
2 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.13%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) C++ Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Software Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Qt Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Automated Test Developer
5 2 (6.25%) C++ Applications Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Writer
5 2 (6.25%) RF Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) Qt
1 10 (31.25%) RESTful
2 8 (25.00%) 802.1X
3 7 (21.88%) QML
4 4 (12.50%) .NET
4 4 (12.50%) Web Services
4 4 (12.50%) XML
4 4 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 4 (12.50%) JSON
4 4 (12.50%) WCF
4 4 (12.50%) .NET Compact Framework
5 3 (9.38%) Middleware
6 2 (6.25%) Akka
6 2 (6.25%) Apache Camel
6 2 (6.25%) Play Framework
7 1 (3.13%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Smart Meter
2 5 (15.63%) Device Driver
3 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.13%) Home Automation
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Linux
3 6 (18.75%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (12.50%) Windows CE
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
2 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (9.38%) Scrum
3 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.25%) Service Management
4 2 (6.25%) Validation
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) ERP
4 2 (6.25%) V-Model
4 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.13%) Software Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) OOD
5 1 (3.13%) OO
5 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.13%) Manual Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) C++
2 12 (37.50%) C
3 5 (15.63%) Embedded C
4 4 (12.50%) Embedded C++
4 4 (12.50%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) Scala
6 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Assembla
2 2 (6.25%) EMC
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