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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 562 537 540
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +3
Contract jobs citing NFC 17 23 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.048% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.35% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 23
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£350 £415 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% -5.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £359 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £428 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £420 £435
% change year-on-year
-19.54% -3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - £37.50
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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
7747 6541 8360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.58% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4362 3663 3882
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 361 651
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 10 £550 +32.53% 1
South East - 4 £325 - 3
East Midlands - 2 £493 -
South West - 1 - -
East of England - - - - 1
North West - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 19 (44.19%) Android
2 14 (32.56%) Mobile App
2 14 (32.56%) Android Development
3 11 (25.58%) Mobile Payment
3 11 (25.58%) Bluetooth
3 11 (25.58%) Mobile Commerce
4 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
4 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (18.60%) Gradle
5 8 (18.60%) Java
5 8 (18.60%) Project Management
6 7 (16.28%) C
7 6 (13.95%) Banking
8 5 (11.63%) Retail
8 5 (11.63%) Degree
8 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
8 5 (11.63%) C++
8 5 (11.63%) HTML
8 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.63%) CMS
8 5 (11.63%) Handset
8 5 (11.63%) User Experience
8 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
9 4 (9.30%) Electronics
9 4 (9.30%) Linux
9 4 (9.30%) EMV
9 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
9 4 (9.30%) Subversion
9 4 (9.30%) HTML5

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5 (11.63%) CMS
2 2 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.33%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.33%) Drupal
3 1 (2.33%) WordPress
3 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) Bluetooth
2 2 (4.65%) Wireless
3 1 (2.33%) DLNA
3 1 (2.33%) 3GPP
3 1 (2.33%) RFID
3 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Gradle
2 4 (9.30%) Subversion
3 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (13.95%) Banking
2 5 (11.63%) Retail
3 4 (9.30%) Electronics
4 3 (6.98%) Finance
5 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.65%) Marketing
6 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.33%) Automotive
6 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Developer
2 13 (30.23%) Android Developer
3 10 (23.26%) Project Manager
4 9 (20.93%) Lead Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Applications Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Website Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Project Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Hardware Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) HTML
2 4 (9.30%) HTML5
3 2 (4.65%) J2ME
3 2 (4.65%) Middleware
4 1 (2.33%) Ajax
4 1 (2.33%) JSON
4 1 (2.33%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (2.33%) CakePHP
4 1 (2.33%) OAuth
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) SOAP
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Mobile App
2 11 (25.58%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
3 5 (11.63%) Handset
3 5 (11.63%) User Experience
3 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.30%) EMV
5 2 (4.65%) EPoS
5 2 (4.65%) Smartcard
5 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.65%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Xbox
6 1 (2.33%) Social Media
6 1 (2.33%) Kinect
6 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.33%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (2.33%) Firmware
6 1 (2.33%) APACS
6 1 (2.33%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (44.19%) Android
2 4 (9.30%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Android Development
2 11 (25.58%) Mobile Commerce
3 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
3 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.60%) Project Management
5 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.98%) UML
7 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.65%) System Testing
9 1 (2.33%) Product Marketing
9 1 (2.33%) Time Management
9 1 (2.33%) Data Mapping
9 1 (2.33%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.33%) Product Management
9 1 (2.33%) Waterfall
9 1 (2.33%) Change Control
9 1 (2.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) Java
2 7 (16.28%) C
3 5 (11.63%) C++
4 2 (4.65%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.33%) XAML
5 1 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 14443
1 2 (4.65%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 1 (2.33%) EMIR
2 1 (2.33%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Xen
1 2 (4.65%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Perforce
2 1 (2.33%) Zend
2 1 (2.33%) Facebook
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