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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank - 183 207
Contract jobs citing NFC 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.11% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.82% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £513 £338
% change year-on-year
-34.14% +51.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £21.50
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
532 607 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.49% 12.95% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 458 527
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 27
Median hourly rate £17.25 £14.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.94% -24.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.47 £19.00 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 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