The table below looks at the statistics for NFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 124 125 120
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing NFC 1 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.038% 0.20% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.84% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 9
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£450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £463
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - £37.50
NFC
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
657 596 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.28% 23.62% 34.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 220 255
Average daily rate £330 £338 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 36 35
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +63.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NFC across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

NFC Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

NFC
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NFC across the Berkshire region.

NFC Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

NFC
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFC within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Bracknell - 1 £450 -
NFC
South East

NFC
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing NFC 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 NFC.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) CMS
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 4 (80.00%) HTML5
2 4 (80.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (80.00%) User Experience
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Android Development
3 1 (20.00%) SELinux
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) EMV
3 1 (20.00%) Smartcard
3 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) ISO 8583
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Android

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing NFC 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 NFC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) CMS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Website Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Platform Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) EMV
2 1 (20.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 4 (80.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 8583
1 1 (20.00%) QA