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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ZigBee
Rank 584 588 590
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing ZigBee 22 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.008% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.056% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +28.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £294 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £366 £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +11.42%

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
8364 7196 9118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.62% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4619 3903 4169
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 407 691
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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
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 16 September 2014.

ZigBee Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

ZigBee
Top 15 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 16 September 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 +16 22 £375 +13.63% 10
Cambridgeshire +9 11 £330 - 6
East of England -24 11 £330 +15.78% 7
Cambridge -7 6 £330 - 6
South East - 4 £340 -
Peterborough - 1 £350 -
Southampton - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Horsham - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -

ZigBee
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 27 (67.50%) C
2 20 (50.00%) Wireless
3 18 (45.00%) Embedded C
3 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (40.00%) Bluetooth
4 16 (40.00%) 3G
5 14 (35.00%) Linux
5 14 (35.00%) C++
6 12 (30.00%) Electronics
6 12 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
7 11 (27.50%) GSM
8 10 (25.00%) 2G
8 10 (25.00%) Firmware
8 10 (25.00%) Smart Meter
9 9 (22.50%) Degree
9 9 (22.50%) GPRS
10 7 (17.50%) Python
10 7 (17.50%) Software Architecture
11 6 (15.00%) Device Driver
11 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
11 6 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (15.00%) 802.15
12 5 (12.50%) Java
12 5 (12.50%) Scrum
12 5 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (12.50%) QA
13 4 (10.00%) TDD
13 4 (10.00%) Security Testing
13 4 (10.00%) HSPA

ZigBee
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 20 (50.00%) Wireless
2 16 (40.00%) Bluetooth
2 16 (40.00%) 3G
3 11 (27.50%) GSM
4 10 (25.00%) 2G
5 9 (22.50%) GPRS
6 6 (15.00%) 802.15
6 6 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (10.00%) HSPA
7 4 (10.00%) 3GPP
7 4 (10.00%) UMTS
7 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.00%) DNS
8 3 (7.50%) IPv6
8 3 (7.50%) Internet
9 2 (5.00%) FTP
9 2 (5.00%) LTE
9 2 (5.00%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.50%) ADSL
10 1 (2.50%) 4G
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) LabVIEW
2 1 (2.50%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (2.50%) JProfiler
2 1 (2.50%) Toad
2 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.50%) Introscope
General
1 12 (30.00%) Electronics
2 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) Dutch Language
5 1 (2.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) C Developer
5 3 (7.50%) C Software Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Embedded C Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Product Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Electronics Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Python Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Ruby Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Firmware Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Firmware Developer
7 1 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) OSGi
2 1 (2.50%) JDBC
2 1 (2.50%) ODBC
2 1 (2.50%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Firmware
1 10 (25.00%) Smart Meter
2 6 (15.00%) Device Driver
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) Open Source
4 2 (5.00%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.50%) Statistics
5 1 (2.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.50%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (17.50%) Software Architecture
4 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (12.50%) Scrum
6 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.00%) TDD
6 4 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.50%) V-Model
7 3 (7.50%) Project Management
7 3 (7.50%) OO
8 2 (5.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Refactoring
8 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.00%) User Stories
8 2 (5.00%) DevOps
8 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 27 (67.50%) C
2 18 (45.00%) Embedded C
3 14 (35.00%) C++
4 7 (17.50%) Python
5 5 (12.50%) Java
6 4 (10.00%) Embedded C++
7 2 (5.00%) Assembly Language
7 2 (5.00%) PHP
7 2 (5.00%) Ruby
8 1 (2.50%) SQL
8 1 (2.50%) VB
8 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.50%) PMP
2 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) nmon
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (5.00%) EMC
3 1 (2.50%) Agilent
3 1 (2.50%) SAP
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