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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 196 217 215
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -2
Contract jobs citing NFC 3 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.14% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 1.14% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
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£350 £415 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £420 £435
% change year-on-year
-19.54% -3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - £37.50
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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
804 879 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.66% 12.21% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 590 675
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 42
Average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% +81.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.58 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
1 4 (66.67%) Android
1 4 (66.67%) Android Development
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) J2ME
2 2 (33.33%) Bluetooth
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Bluetooth
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Android Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Applications Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Lead Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Android Development
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java