The table below looks at the statistics for NFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 604 628 594
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -34
Contract jobs citing NFC 11 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.029% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 10
Median daily rate £425 £250 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -40.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £560 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £513 £338
% change year-on-year
-34.14% +51.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £21.50
NFC
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7672 7204 7787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.42% 13.85% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4722 4187 4376
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 500 443
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.19% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.73 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing NFC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

NFC Jobs Demand Trend in England

NFC
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

NFC Daily Rate Trend in England

NFC
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NFC across the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

NFC Daily Rate Histogram in England

NFC
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NFC across the England region.

NFC Hourly Rate Trend in England

NFC
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFC within the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -14 5 £425 +70.00% 1
South East - 5 £338 - 6
North West +16 1 - -
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NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for NFC.

1 22 (57.89%) Contactless
2 20 (52.63%) EMV
3 17 (44.74%) Retail
4 15 (39.47%) User Experience
5 11 (28.95%) Mobile Payment
5 11 (28.95%) Bluetooth
6 10 (26.32%) WLAN
7 8 (21.05%) Data Protection
8 6 (15.79%) Electronics
8 6 (15.79%) Banking
9 4 (10.53%) 5G
9 4 (10.53%) 2G
9 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
9 4 (10.53%) 3G
9 4 (10.53%) RFID
9 4 (10.53%) C
9 4 (10.53%) C++
10 3 (7.89%) C#
10 3 (7.89%) MySQL
10 3 (7.89%) Windows
10 3 (7.89%) Linux
10 3 (7.89%) Java
10 3 (7.89%) Project Management
10 3 (7.89%) Smartcard
10 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
10 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (7.89%) Android
10 3 (7.89%) LTE
10 3 (7.89%) Android Development
10 3 (7.89%) iOS Development

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.63%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) OrCAD
1 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) Bluetooth
2 10 (26.32%) WLAN
3 4 (10.53%) 2G
3 4 (10.53%) 3G
3 4 (10.53%) 5G
3 4 (10.53%) RFID
4 3 (7.89%) LTE
5 1 (2.63%) DAB
5 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.63%) OFDM
5 1 (2.63%) RS-232
5 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Android Studio
1 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (44.74%) Retail
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
2 6 (15.79%) Electronics
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Architect
1 15 (39.47%) Solutions Architect
2 9 (23.68%) Mobile Solutions Architect
3 8 (21.05%) Test Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Electronics Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Android Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Embedded Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Payments Business Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Radio Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) RF Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Embedded Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Java Android Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Mobile Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Android SDK
1 2 (5.26%) Hibernate
1 2 (5.26%) iOS SDK
1 2 (5.26%) JSF
1 2 (5.26%) PrimeFaces
1 2 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.63%) CSS
2 1 (2.63%) Google Maps API
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) JSON
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (57.89%) Contactless
2 20 (52.63%) EMV
3 15 (39.47%) User Experience
4 11 (28.95%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (7.89%) Smartcard
6 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
6 2 (5.26%) Smartphone
7 1 (2.63%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Android
1 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Data Protection
2 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
3 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.89%) Android Development
3 3 (7.89%) iOS Development
3 3 (7.89%) Project Management
3 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.26%) Line Management
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.26%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (2.63%) Customer Insight
5 1 (2.63%) OOP
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.63%) Product Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Schematic Capture
5 1 (2.63%) TDD
5 1 (2.63%) UML
5 1 (2.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) C
1 4 (10.53%) C++
2 3 (7.89%) C#
2 3 (7.89%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) PayPal
2 1 (2.63%) EMC
2 1 (2.63%) Facebook
2 1 (2.63%) Google
2 1 (2.63%) Xamarin
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