The table below looks at the statistics for RFID 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 RFID over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
Rank 593 585 566
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs citing RFID 3 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.017% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.044% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Average daily rate £425 £300 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -36.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £488
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.12% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £27.50
RFID
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
6850 7067 6159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 15.01% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3968 3287
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 £216
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 310 415 367
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

RFID
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RFID across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

RFID Jobs Demand Trend in England

RFID
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RFID across the England region.

RFID Daily Rate Trend in England

RFID
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RFID across the England region.

RFID Hourly Rate Trend in England

RFID
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 RFID within the England region over the 3 months to 10 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 +4 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £425 - 1
South East - 1 - -
RFID
UK

RFID
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RFID 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 RFID.

1 3 (42.86%) Smartcard
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 2 (28.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (28.57%) Freescale
2 2 (28.57%) RS-232
2 2 (28.57%) Middleware
3 1 (14.29%) RS-485
3 1 (14.29%) Contactless
3 1 (14.29%) OrCAD
3 1 (14.29%) Schematic Capture
3 1 (14.29%) Gemalto
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (14.29%) Modbus
3 1 (14.29%) CMMI
3 1 (14.29%) Back Office
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Automotive
3 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Multimedia
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) PKI
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Business Development

RFID
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RFID 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 RFID. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) OrCAD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) RS-232
2 1 (14.29%) ATM
2 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 1 (14.29%) GSM
2 1 (14.29%) Modbus
2 1 (14.29%) RS-485
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) C++ Developer
1 2 (28.57%) C++ Software Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Development Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Development Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded C++ Developer
2 1 (14.29%) EMC Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Software Development Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Smartcard
2 1 (14.29%) Contactless
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (14.29%) EMV
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Business Development
1 1 (14.29%) CMMI
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
1 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
1 1 (14.29%) Schematic Capture
1 1 (14.29%) Scrum
1 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C++
1 2 (28.57%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PMP
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Freescale
2 1 (14.29%) EMC
2 1 (14.29%) Gemalto