The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 577 513 480
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -33
Contract jobs citing NFC 12 46 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.097% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.71% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 44
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£355 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.38% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £393 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £510
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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7286 6452 7186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.44% 13.66% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4224 3572 3591
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 397 635
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £46.50
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 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 3 £575 +9.52%
South East -24 1 £450 -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
North West - - - -
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NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (55.17%) Android
2 12 (41.38%) Java
3 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Banking
4 7 (24.14%) Android Development
5 6 (20.69%) JNI
5 6 (20.69%) Android NDK
5 6 (20.69%) Finance
5 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (20.69%) EMV
6 5 (17.24%) Mobile App
6 5 (17.24%) Apple iOS
7 4 (13.79%) Retail
7 4 (13.79%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (13.79%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (10.34%) Marketing
8 3 (10.34%) REST
8 3 (10.34%) Smartcard
8 3 (10.34%) ISO 8583
8 3 (10.34%) RFID
8 3 (10.34%) Project Management
8 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
8 3 (10.34%) C
8 3 (10.34%) C++
8 3 (10.34%) SOAP
9 2 (6.90%) Linux
9 2 (6.90%) HTML
9 2 (6.90%) CA
9 2 (6.90%) EPoS

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) CMS
1 2 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.45%) Joomla!
2 1 (3.45%) Drupal
2 1 (3.45%) WordPress
2 1 (3.45%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) RFID
2 2 (6.90%) Wireless
3 1 (3.45%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Subversion
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (27.59%) Banking
2 6 (20.69%) Finance
3 4 (13.79%) Retail
4 3 (10.34%) Marketing
5 2 (6.90%) Legal
6 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (3.45%) Electronics
6 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
6 1 (3.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Android Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Digital Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Designer
5 1 (3.45%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Designer
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) JNI
1 6 (20.69%) Android NDK
2 3 (10.34%) REST
2 3 (10.34%) SOAP
3 2 (6.90%) HTML
3 2 (6.90%) J2ME
4 1 (3.45%) Ajax
4 1 (3.45%) JSON
4 1 (3.45%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (3.45%) CakePHP
4 1 (3.45%) OAuth
4 1 (3.45%) HTML5
4 1 (3.45%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) EMV
2 5 (17.24%) Mobile App
3 4 (13.79%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.34%) Smartcard
4 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
5 2 (6.90%) EPoS
5 2 (6.90%) Handset
5 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
5 2 (6.90%) Derivative
5 2 (6.90%) Cryptography
5 2 (6.90%) User Experience
6 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
6 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.45%) Kinect
6 1 (3.45%) Social Media
6 1 (3.45%) Device Driver
6 1 (3.45%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Android
2 5 (17.24%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (24.14%) Android Development
3 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) B2B
5 2 (6.90%) B2C
5 2 (6.90%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Data Mapping
5 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.90%) Business Development
5 2 (6.90%) Workflow
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) iOS Development
6 1 (3.45%) Mobile Marketing
6 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.45%) Competitor Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.45%) Use Case
6 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) C
2 3 (10.34%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) Embedded C
3 1 (3.45%) Embedded C++
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) ISO 8583
2 2 (6.90%) EMIR
2 2 (6.90%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SELinux
1 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) CA
1 2 (6.90%) Sybase
1 2 (6.90%) SAP
1 2 (6.90%) Syclo
1 2 (6.90%) Kony
1 2 (6.90%) ClickSoftware Technologies
2 1 (3.45%) Zend
2 1 (3.45%) Facebook