The table below looks at the statistics for NFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 87 94 87
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing NFC 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.43% 0.13% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.30% 0.95% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£325 £538 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.53% +26.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +5.26%
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 East Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
212 210 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.91% 13.17% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 83 76
Average daily rate £330 £336 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% +3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £141 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £415 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 34 40
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -51.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £9.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £160.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

NFC Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

NFC
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

NFC Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 9 (100.00%) Android
2 6 (66.67%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) JNI
3 5 (55.56%) Android NDK
4 4 (44.44%) Android Development
5 3 (33.33%) Banking
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Legal
6 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
6 2 (22.22%) Business Development
6 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
6 2 (22.22%) REST
6 2 (22.22%) Syclo
6 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
6 2 (22.22%) RFID
6 2 (22.22%) Sybase
6 2 (22.22%) SAP
6 2 (22.22%) SOAP
6 2 (22.22%) B2B
6 2 (22.22%) B2C
6 2 (22.22%) CA
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) Kony
6 2 (22.22%) ClickSoftware Technologies
6 2 (22.22%) Procure-to-pay
7 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 1 (11.11%) EMV

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (22.22%) RFID
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Android Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) JNI
1 5 (55.56%) Android NDK
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) EMV
2 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
2 1 (11.11%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Android
2 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Android Development
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Business Development
2 2 (22.22%) B2B
2 2 (22.22%) B2C
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Electronic Design Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Syclo
1 2 (22.22%) Sybase
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
1 2 (22.22%) CA
1 2 (22.22%) Kony
1 2 (22.22%) ClickSoftware Technologies