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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Near Field Communication (NFC)
UK / England
Rank 563 584 585
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +1
Contract jobs citing NFC 14 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.011% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.073% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Median daily rate £488 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £398 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - -

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
6264 6804 7144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 14.45% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3950 4068 3948
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 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 296 423
Median hourly rate £21.50 £27.83 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.74% +15.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £44.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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
South East - 8 - -
North West - 5 £494 - 1
East of England -6 1 £325 -
NFC
UK

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 15 (55.56%) RFID
2 14 (51.85%) Bluetooth
3 11 (40.74%) WLAN
4 9 (33.33%) Contactless
5 6 (22.22%) OrCAD
5 6 (22.22%) Schematic Capture
5 6 (22.22%) LTE
5 6 (22.22%) EMC
5 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
6 5 (18.52%) Android
6 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
6 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (14.81%) Electronics
7 4 (14.81%) Java
7 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
8 3 (11.11%) 5G
8 3 (11.11%) Actionable Insight
8 3 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (11.11%) Android Development
8 3 (11.11%) iOS Development
8 3 (11.11%) Case Management
8 3 (11.11%) Internet of Things
8 3 (11.11%) Web Services
8 3 (11.11%) 2G
8 3 (11.11%) Finance
8 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
8 3 (11.11%) Project Management
8 3 (11.11%) EMV
8 3 (11.11%) Internet
8 3 (11.11%) 3G

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 1 (3.70%) Facebook Platform
1 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) RFID
2 14 (51.85%) Bluetooth
3 11 (40.74%) WLAN
4 6 (22.22%) LTE
5 3 (11.11%) 2G
5 3 (11.11%) 3G
5 3 (11.11%) 5G
5 3 (11.11%) Internet
6 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.70%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 2 (7.41%) Xcode
3 1 (3.70%) Android Studio
General
1 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 4 (14.81%) Electronics
3 3 (11.11%) Finance
4 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Test Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Electronics Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Design Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Electronics Design Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Embedded Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) PCB Design Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) PCB Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Radio Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Electronics Test Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Android Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Applications Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Mobile Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Payments Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Payments Business Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) iOS Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) Android SDK
2 2 (7.41%) iOS SDK
2 2 (7.41%) J2EE
2 2 (7.41%) Material Design
2 2 (7.41%) REST
2 2 (7.41%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) Google Maps API
3 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) JSF
3 1 (3.70%) JSON
3 1 (3.70%) PrimeFaces
3 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Contactless
2 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
3 3 (11.11%) EMV
3 3 (11.11%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.70%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Android
1 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Schematic Capture
2 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Actionable Insight
3 3 (11.11%) Android Development
3 3 (11.11%) Case Management
3 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (11.11%) iOS Development
3 3 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
3 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Development
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (3.70%) OOP
5 1 (3.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) Apple Swift
2 2 (7.41%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) Objective-C
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) EMC
2 3 (11.11%) Google
3 2 (7.41%) Apple
4 1 (3.70%) Facebook
4 1 (3.70%) PayPal
4 1 (3.70%) Xamarin