The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for ZigBee skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ZigBee over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

ZigBee
England / South East
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 257 265 259
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6  
Contract jobs citing ZigBee 2 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.024% 0.11% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.53% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £375 £538 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +34.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £55.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +41.93%  

ZigBee is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1451 2066 2027
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.54% 21.24% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 1171 988
Median daily rate £410 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.16% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 102 100
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

ZigBee
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing ZigBee as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for ZigBee in the South East

ZigBee
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ZigBee in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for ZigBee in the South East

ZigBee
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ZigBee in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ZigBee in the South East

ZigBee
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ZigBee within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +9 2 £375 -
ZigBee
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, 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 across the South East region with a requirement for ZigBee.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Bluetooth
2 3 (60.00%) Embedded C
2 3 (60.00%) Embedded C++
2 3 (60.00%) Firmware
2 3 (60.00%) 802.15
2 3 (60.00%) RFID
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) Smart Meter
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Case Management
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring

ZigBee
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) 802.15
1 3 (60.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (60.00%) RFID
1 3 (60.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) C Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Case Management
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded C
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded C++
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft