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 26 June 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 632 618
Rank change year-on-year +46 -14  
Contract jobs citing ZigBee 21 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.036% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £350 £311 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.44% -22.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £311 £400
% change year-on-year +12.44% -22.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £42.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.95% -2.32%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £42.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +30.95% -4.00%  

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 6391 8567 8055
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.59% 16.14% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3780 5194 4540
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 421 475
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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 +36 21 £350 +12.44% 8
West Midlands +30 10 - - 2
East Midlands -7 6 - -
Solihull +11 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 - - 1
Northampton - 3 - -
East of England - 3 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 2
Yorkshire +27 2 £350 +22.80%
Leicester -5 2 - -
Leicestershire -11 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £350 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (45.16%) Bluetooth
2 13 (41.94%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (35.48%) C
4 9 (29.03%) Linux
4 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
5 8 (25.81%) Wireless
5 8 (25.81%) Embedded C
5 8 (25.81%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (22.58%) Smart Meter
7 6 (19.35%) MQTT
7 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
7 6 (19.35%) Python
7 6 (19.35%) Java
7 6 (19.35%) XMPP
8 5 (16.13%) Data Security
8 5 (16.13%) 3G
8 5 (16.13%) C++
8 5 (16.13%) ERP
8 5 (16.13%) RFID
8 5 (16.13%) LAN
8 5 (16.13%) WAN
8 5 (16.13%) Analytics
8 5 (16.13%) 5G
8 5 (16.13%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (16.13%) Presales
8 5 (16.13%) 4G
8 5 (16.13%) Big Data
8 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
9 4 (12.90%) SQLite

ZigBee
Co-occurring 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 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.68%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) Bluetooth
2 13 (41.94%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (25.81%) Wireless
4 6 (19.35%) MQTT
5 5 (16.13%) 3G
5 5 (16.13%) 4G
5 5 (16.13%) 5G
5 5 (16.13%) LAN
5 5 (16.13%) RFID
5 5 (16.13%) WAN
6 2 (6.45%) SSL
6 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.23%) 802.15
7 1 (3.23%) DECT
7 1 (3.23%) Firewall
7 1 (3.23%) FTP
7 1 (3.23%) HTTP
7 1 (3.23%) LDAP
7 1 (3.23%) OpenVPN
7 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Big Data
2 4 (12.90%) SQLite
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) GDB
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Software Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Software Test Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Test Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) C++ Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Defect Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Embedded Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) IoT Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) XMPP
2 3 (9.68%) QML
2 3 (9.68%) Qt
3 2 (6.45%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) .NET
4 1 (3.23%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
4 1 (3.23%) JSON
4 1 (3.23%) OAuth
4 1 (3.23%) WCF
4 1 (3.23%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.23%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Linux
2 8 (25.81%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
3 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
4 5 (16.13%) Analytics
4 5 (16.13%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (16.13%) Data Security
4 5 (16.13%) ERP
4 5 (16.13%) Presales
4 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Case Management
5 4 (12.90%) Coaching
5 4 (12.90%) Defect Management
5 4 (12.90%) Release Management
5 4 (12.90%) Requirements Management
5 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
5 4 (12.90%) V-Model
6 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.23%) Open Source
7 1 (3.23%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) C
2 8 (25.81%) Embedded C
3 6 (19.35%) Java
3 6 (19.35%) Python
4 5 (16.13%) C++
5 2 (6.45%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.23%) Perl
6 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Assembla
2 1 (3.23%) SAP