The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ZigBee
UK
Rank 573 609 621
Rank change year-on-year +36 +12  
Contract jobs citing ZigBee 10 31 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.058% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.39% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 6
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £360 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £23.95 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.10% +17.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -52.10% +17.64%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6519 7870 8007
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.51% 14.78% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4021 4698 4373
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 337 444
Median hourly rate £24.50 £32.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.43% +16.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

ZigBee
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

ZigBee
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ZigBee in the UK

ZigBee
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ZigBee over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ZigBee in the UK

ZigBee
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ZigBee in the UK

ZigBee
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ZigBee within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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
England +27 9 £375 - 11
London +32 2 £488 +8.33% 3
Winchester +8 2 £375 -
Hampshire +5 2 £375 -
South East -4 2 £375 -30.23% 1
West Midlands +14 1 - -
East Midlands -5 1 - - 3
Leicester -6 1 - - 2
Leicestershire -8 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 1
West Lothian - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -

ZigBee
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 with a requirement for ZigBee.

1 14 (48.28%) Bluetooth
2 13 (44.83%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (34.48%) C++
3 10 (34.48%) C
4 8 (27.59%) Embedded C
4 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
4 8 (27.59%) Network Security
5 7 (24.14%) SQLite
5 7 (24.14%) Wireless
5 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (24.14%) PSTN
5 7 (24.14%) VoIP
6 6 (20.69%) EMC
6 6 (20.69%) Firmware
6 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
6 6 (20.69%) Doxygen
6 6 (20.69%) Qt
6 6 (20.69%) QML
7 5 (17.24%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (17.24%) Smart Meter
7 5 (17.24%) Retail
7 5 (17.24%) Linux
8 4 (13.79%) MS Office
8 4 (13.79%) Internet
8 4 (13.79%) 802.15
8 4 (13.79%) Embedded C++
8 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
8 4 (13.79%) BT
8 4 (13.79%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (13.79%) Requirements Management

ZigBee
Top Related IT Skills 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 6 (20.69%) Doxygen
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) Bluetooth
2 13 (44.83%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (27.59%) Network Security
4 7 (24.14%) PSTN
4 7 (24.14%) VoIP
4 7 (24.14%) Wireless
5 4 (13.79%) 802.15
5 4 (13.79%) Internet
6 3 (10.34%) RFID
7 2 (6.90%) SSL
7 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.45%) DECT
8 1 (3.45%) Firewall
8 1 (3.45%) FTP
8 1 (3.45%) HTTP
8 1 (3.45%) LDAP
8 1 (3.45%) LTE
8 1 (3.45%) OpenVPN
8 1 (3.45%) RS-485
8 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQLite
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Subversion
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Retail
2 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Automotive
4 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Software Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Embedded Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) C Software Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Embedded C Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) C++ Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Defect Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) UI Developer
6 2 (6.90%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Firmware Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Communications Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Radio Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) QML
1 6 (20.69%) Qt
2 4 (13.79%) 802.1X
3 2 (6.90%) XML
4 1 (3.45%) .NET
4 1 (3.45%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.45%) JSON
4 1 (3.45%) OAuth
4 1 (3.45%) WCF
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Smart Meter
2 4 (13.79%) Internet of Things
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
4 4 (13.79%) Case Management
4 4 (13.79%) Defect Management
4 4 (13.79%) Release Management
4 4 (13.79%) Requirements Management
4 4 (13.79%) SDLC
4 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
5 3 (10.34%) Scrum
6 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.45%) DevOps
7 1 (3.45%) Open Source
7 1 (3.45%) Project Management
7 1 (3.45%) Schematic Capture
7 1 (3.45%) SysML
7 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) C
1 10 (34.48%) C++
2 8 (27.59%) Embedded C
3 4 (13.79%) Embedded C++
4 2 (6.90%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) EMC
2 4 (13.79%) BT
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Assembla
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