The table below looks at the statistics for NFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank - - 60
Contract jobs citing NFC 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £510
UK excluding London average daily rate - £525 £463
% change year-on-year
- +13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
152 143 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.17% 15.80% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 75 71
Average daily rate £350 £415 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £565 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -22.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £31.56 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

NFC Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

NFC
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

NFC Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire