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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ZigBee
Rank 564 547 526
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -21
Contract jobs citing ZigBee 14 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.021% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.15% 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

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
7429 6513 7064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.37% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4169 3477 3383
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £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 394 390 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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 18 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 23 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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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 -20 14 £350 - 15
East of England - 9 £350 - 9
Cambridgeshire - 9 £350 - 9
London -2 4 £313 -43.18% 1
Cambridge - 3 £330 - 8
Canary Wharf - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Wakefield - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 3

ZigBee
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 22 (64.71%) C
2 16 (47.06%) Embedded C
2 16 (47.06%) 3G
3 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (41.18%) Python
5 13 (38.24%) Software Engineering
6 10 (29.41%) 2G
6 10 (29.41%) 802.15
7 8 (23.53%) C++
7 8 (23.53%) Scrum
8 6 (17.65%) Wireless
9 5 (14.71%) Electronics
9 5 (14.71%) Linux
9 5 (14.71%) GPRS
9 5 (14.71%) Firmware
9 5 (14.71%) Algorithms
10 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
10 4 (11.76%) Smart Meter
10 4 (11.76%) ISEB
10 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
10 4 (11.76%) GSM
10 4 (11.76%) Bluetooth
10 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
10 4 (11.76%) LabVIEW
10 4 (11.76%) Device Driver
10 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (8.82%) TDD
11 3 (8.82%) Windows
11 3 (8.82%) Embedded C++

ZigBee
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) 3G
2 10 (29.41%) 2G
2 10 (29.41%) 802.15
3 6 (17.65%) Wireless
4 5 (14.71%) GPRS
5 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 4 (11.76%) GSM
5 4 (11.76%) Bluetooth
5 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (5.88%) OpenVPN
6 2 (5.88%) VPN
6 2 (5.88%) SSL
6 2 (5.88%) FTP
6 2 (5.88%) HTTP
7 1 (2.94%) LTE
7 1 (2.94%) 2.5G
7 1 (2.94%) UMTS
7 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.94%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) LabVIEW
2 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.88%) Subversion
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 5 (14.71%) Electronics
2 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Software Engineer
2 10 (29.41%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) C Developer
4 5 (14.71%) C Software Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Embedded Software Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Firmware Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Electronics Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded C Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Software Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET Compact Framework
1 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
1 2 (5.88%) XML
1 2 (5.88%) JSON
1 2 (5.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Algorithms
2 4 (11.76%) Smart Meter
2 4 (11.76%) Device Driver
3 3 (8.82%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (5.88%) 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%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.88%) Analytics
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Software Architecture
6 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
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 16 (47.06%) Embedded C
3 14 (41.18%) Python
4 8 (23.53%) C++
5 3 (8.82%) Embedded C++
6 2 (5.88%) 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 5 (14.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Assembla
1 2 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) EMC
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheltenham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago