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 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 615 604 562
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -42
Contract jobs citing NFC 21 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.033% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.23% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 21
Median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £550 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +69.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £25.00
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
8091 7336 6902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.21% 14.19% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5004 4271 3727
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 461 407
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.02% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.43 £47.83 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +6 13 £550 -
South East +13 5 - -
East of England +25 3 £600 - 2
NFC
UK

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for NFC.

1 19 (51.35%) EMV
2 18 (48.65%) Contactless
3 16 (43.24%) Retail
4 15 (40.54%) User Experience
5 13 (35.14%) Mobile Payment
5 13 (35.14%) WLAN
6 10 (27.03%) Bluetooth
7 8 (21.62%) Data Protection
8 6 (16.22%) Banking
8 6 (16.22%) Electronics
9 4 (10.81%) 2G
9 4 (10.81%) C++
9 4 (10.81%) Java
9 4 (10.81%) C
9 4 (10.81%) 3G
9 4 (10.81%) 5G
10 3 (8.11%) Android SDK
10 3 (8.11%) Android Development
10 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
10 3 (8.11%) iOS SDK
10 3 (8.11%) Android
10 3 (8.11%) Smartcard
10 3 (8.11%) Linux
10 3 (8.11%) Smartphone
11 2 (5.41%) Spring
11 2 (5.41%) JSF
11 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
11 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (5.41%) Hibernate
11 2 (5.41%) Tomcat

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 (5.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) WLAN
2 10 (27.03%) Bluetooth
3 4 (10.81%) 2G
3 4 (10.81%) 3G
3 4 (10.81%) 5G
4 2 (5.41%) LTE
4 2 (5.41%) RFID
5 1 (2.70%) DAB
5 1 (2.70%) OFDM
5 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 16 (43.24%) Retail
2 6 (16.22%) Banking
2 6 (16.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Architect
1 15 (40.54%) Solutions Architect
2 9 (24.32%) Mobile Solutions Architect
3 7 (18.92%) Test Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Electronics Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.11%) RF Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Android Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Java Android Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Agile Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Agile Java Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Automation Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Digital Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Embedded Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Embedded Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Mobile Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Android SDK
1 3 (8.11%) iOS SDK
2 2 (5.41%) Hibernate
2 2 (5.41%) JSF
2 2 (5.41%) PrimeFaces
2 2 (5.41%) Spring
3 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (51.35%) EMV
2 18 (48.65%) Contactless
3 15 (40.54%) User Experience
4 13 (35.14%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (8.11%) Smartcard
5 3 (8.11%) Smartphone
6 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.70%) iPad
7 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Android
1 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Data Protection
2 3 (8.11%) Android Development
3 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
3 2 (5.41%) iOS Development
3 2 (5.41%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
3 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
4 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (2.70%) Customer Insight
4 1 (2.70%) Identity Management
4 1 (2.70%) Kanban
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.70%) Product Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Project Management
4 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.70%) Scrum
4 1 (2.70%) TDD
4 1 (2.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) C
1 4 (10.81%) C++
1 4 (10.81%) Java
2 2 (5.41%) Assembly Language
2 2 (5.41%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
3 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) PayPal
2 1 (2.70%) Apple
2 1 (2.70%) Google