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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 169 208 189
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -19
Contract jobs citing NFC 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.029% 0.068% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.53% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Median daily rate - £250 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -39.39%
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £550 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +69.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £25.00
NFC
London

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
528 759 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.45% 12.81% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 555 473
Median daily rate £470 £425 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 29 21
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.98 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.35% -12.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing NFC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NFC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for NFC.

1 1 (100.00%) EMV
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
1 1 (100.00%) Contactless

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Contactless
1 1 (100.00%) EMV
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience