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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ZigBee
Rank 588 598 545
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -53
Contract jobs citing ZigBee 14 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.011% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.082% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £575 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.60% +46.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £575 £387
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £575 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £385
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 £40.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -

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
8203 7310 7294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.01% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4494 3848 3626
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 421 573
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 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 19 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 21 April 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 +10 12 £375 -34.78% 16
East of England +12 3 £285 - 6
East Midlands - 3 - - 2
London +4 2 £375 -34.78%
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £285 - 6
Cambridge - 2 £285 - 6
South East - 2 £400 - 7
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wakefield - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Northampton - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Scotland - - - -

ZigBee
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 12 (42.86%) C
2 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) 3G
3 9 (32.14%) 802.15
4 8 (28.57%) 2G
4 8 (28.57%) SQLite
5 7 (25.00%) Firmware
5 7 (25.00%) Device Driver
5 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (25.00%) Linux
5 7 (25.00%) Python
6 6 (21.43%) C#
6 6 (21.43%) FTP
6 6 (21.43%) HTTP
6 6 (21.43%) .NET
6 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
6 6 (21.43%) Web Services
6 6 (21.43%) XML
6 6 (21.43%) VPN
6 6 (21.43%) SSL
6 6 (21.43%) Embedded C
6 6 (21.43%) Windows CE
6 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 6 (21.43%) Subversion
6 6 (21.43%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
6 6 (21.43%) JSON
6 6 (21.43%) WCF
6 6 (21.43%) Git (software)

ZigBee
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 3 (10.71%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) 3G
2 9 (32.14%) 802.15
3 8 (28.57%) 2G
4 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (21.43%) VPN
5 6 (21.43%) SSL
5 6 (21.43%) FTP
5 6 (21.43%) HTTP
5 6 (21.43%) OpenVPN
6 5 (17.86%) Wireless
6 5 (17.86%) Bluetooth
7 2 (7.14%) GPRS
7 2 (7.14%) GSM
7 2 (7.14%) LTE
8 1 (3.57%) 4G
8 1 (3.57%) Modbus
8 1 (3.57%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
1 6 (21.43%) Subversion
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.86%) LabVIEW
3 2 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Software Engineer
1 8 (28.57%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Test Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Software Test Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Embedded Software Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) C++ Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Applications Developer
6 2 (7.14%) RF Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Qt Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Embedded C Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) C Developer
7 1 (3.57%) C Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) C++ Applications Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
1 6 (21.43%) Web Services
1 6 (21.43%) XML
1 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
1 6 (21.43%) JSON
1 6 (21.43%) WCF
1 6 (21.43%) .NET Compact Framework
2 3 (10.71%) Qt
2 3 (10.71%) RESTful
2 3 (10.71%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 4 (14.29%) Smart Meter
3 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Linux
3 6 (21.43%) Windows CE
3 6 (21.43%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
3 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Validation
4 2 (7.14%) Scrum
4 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.57%) Line Management
5 1 (3.57%) UML
5 1 (3.57%) OO
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) TDD
5 1 (3.57%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Signal Processing
5 1 (3.57%) Signal Processing
5 1 (3.57%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) C
2 7 (25.00%) Python
3 6 (21.43%) Embedded C
3 6 (21.43%) C#
4 4 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
1 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Assembla
2 2 (7.14%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) EMC
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
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