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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 577 574 535
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -39
Contract jobs citing NFC 4 11 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.009% 0.024% 0.079%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.059% 0.16% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 11
Average daily rate £450 £425 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £390 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £460 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £538
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
6725 6978 6207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.47% 14.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4025 3903 3286
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 419 366
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £19.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +23.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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
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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 3 £450 +5.88% 2
East of England - 1 - -
NFC
UK

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
3 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (30.77%) CRM
4 3 (23.08%) CA
4 3 (23.08%) GPRS
4 3 (23.08%) GSM
4 3 (23.08%) 3GPP
4 3 (23.08%) WCDMA
4 3 (23.08%) Benchmarking
4 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Android
4 3 (23.08%) HSPA
4 3 (23.08%) LTE
4 3 (23.08%) VoLTE
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Android SDK
4 3 (23.08%) Android Development
4 3 (23.08%) Iperf
4 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (23.08%) VoWiFi
5 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
5 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (15.38%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (7.69%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) 3GPP
1 3 (23.08%) GPRS
1 3 (23.08%) GSM
1 3 (23.08%) HSPA
1 3 (23.08%) LTE
1 3 (23.08%) VoLTE
1 3 (23.08%) VoWiFi
1 3 (23.08%) WCDMA
2 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
3 1 (7.69%) Bluetooth
3 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Android Developer
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
1 3 (23.08%) Senior Test Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Applications Developer
2 2 (15.38%) CRM Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) iOS Android Developer
3 1 (7.69%) iOS Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Java Applications Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Operations Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Android SDK
2 1 (7.69%) Cocoa
2 1 (7.69%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) CSS3
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) iOS SDK
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) Handset
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (15.38%) Smartcard
3 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Contactless
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.69%) EMV
3 1 (7.69%) Life Science
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
2 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) CRM
2 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Android Development
3 3 (23.08%) Benchmarking
3 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
4 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Release Management
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) APMP
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Iperf
2 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) CA
2 1 (7.69%) Apple
2 1 (7.69%) Google