The first table below looks at the demand for NFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 551 507 516
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +9
Contract jobs citing NFC 15 22 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.029% 0.050% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.33% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 22
Average daily rate £400 £450 £459
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £550 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £505 £463
% change year-on-year
-34.65% +9.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6740 6693 8493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.87% 15.24% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3602 3417 4059
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 547 573
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
NFC
UK

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NFC across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFC within the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -43 10 £425 -
South East - 4 £310 - 4
East Midlands -8 1 £525 +5.00%
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
NFC
UK

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 27 (45.00%) Mobile Payment
2 20 (33.33%) Finance
3 15 (25.00%) Android
4 14 (23.33%) Mobile Commerce
4 14 (23.33%) Java
5 12 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 12 (20.00%) Degree
6 11 (18.33%) Bluetooth
7 10 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 10 (16.67%) Banking
7 10 (16.67%) Apple iOS
8 9 (15.00%) EMV
8 9 (15.00%) Handset
9 8 (13.33%) Telecoms
9 8 (13.33%) Smartcard
9 8 (13.33%) Computer Science
10 7 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (11.67%) Retail
10 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (11.67%) Project Management
10 7 (11.67%) Symbian
10 7 (11.67%) Android Development
11 6 (10.00%) .NET
11 6 (10.00%) Web Services
11 6 (10.00%) JSON
11 6 (10.00%) Qt
11 6 (10.00%) bada
12 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
12 5 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (8.33%) Marketing

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.67%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.33%) Bluetooth
2 3 (5.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.67%) Internet
3 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.67%) DLNA
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Subversion
2 1 (1.67%) JIRA
2 1 (1.67%) Axure RP
General
1 20 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Banking
3 8 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 7 (11.67%) Retail
5 5 (8.33%) Marketing
6 3 (5.00%) Retail Banking
6 3 (5.00%) Electronics
7 2 (3.33%) Advertising
8 1 (1.67%) German Language
8 1 (1.67%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.67%) Law
8 1 (1.67%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Project Manager
2 14 (23.33%) Developer
3 8 (13.33%) Architect
4 7 (11.67%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (10.00%) Android Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Mobile Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.33%) iOS Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Lead Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Designer
9 2 (3.33%) Programme Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Change Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Technical Project Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
1 6 (10.00%) Web Services
1 6 (10.00%) JSON
1 6 (10.00%) Qt
2 3 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (1.67%) BREW
3 1 (1.67%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 27 (45.00%) Mobile Payment
2 12 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 9 (15.00%) EMV
3 9 (15.00%) Handset
4 8 (13.33%) Smartcard
4 8 (13.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (3.33%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.67%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.67%) Animation
7 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.67%) EFT
7 1 (1.67%) Firmware
7 1 (1.67%) EPoS
7 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.67%) Wiki
7 1 (1.67%) iPhone
7 1 (1.67%) Social Media
7 1 (1.67%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) Android
2 10 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 6 (10.00%) bada
4 3 (5.00%) Windows
4 3 (5.00%) Linux
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) Mobile Commerce
2 10 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 7 (11.67%) Project Management
3 7 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (11.67%) Android Development
4 5 (8.33%) iOS Development
5 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.00%) UML
6 2 (3.33%) B2B
6 2 (3.33%) Change Management
6 2 (3.33%) MODAF
6 2 (3.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (3.33%) System Testing
6 2 (3.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.33%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (1.67%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (1.67%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) Java
2 5 (8.33%) C
3 3 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (1.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) PCI QSA
4 1 (1.67%) PhD
4 1 (1.67%) CISSP
4 1 (1.67%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Xen
1 2 (3.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Symbian
2 3 (5.00%) Perforce
3 2 (3.33%) Calypso
4 1 (1.67%) Nokia
4 1 (1.67%) Apple