The table below looks at the statistics for NFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 192 197 209
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Contract jobs citing NFC 5 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.093% 0.068% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 0.49% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 8
Average daily rate
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£250 £350 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -15.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £325 £420
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -22.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -
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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 City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
714 810 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.25% 13.73% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 519 573
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 30
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £160.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

NFC Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

NFC
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

NFC Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

NFC
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NFC across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

NFC Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

NFC
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 6 (100.00%) Android
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (83.33%) Mobile App
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) Android Development
3 4 (66.67%) iOS Development
3 4 (66.67%) HTML5
4 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 3 (50.00%) CSS3
4 3 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
4 3 (50.00%) CSS
4 3 (50.00%) Android SDK
4 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (50.00%) Cocoa
4 3 (50.00%) Objective-C
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Bluetooth
5 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (33.33%) User Experience
5 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
6 1 (16.67%) Banking
6 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (16.67%) Web Design

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Bluetooth
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Android Developer
1 3 (50.00%) iOS Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) HTML5
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) Cocoa
2 3 (50.00%) CSS3
2 3 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 3 (50.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Android
1 6 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Android Development
2 4 (66.67%) iOS Development
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript