The first table below looks at the demand for NFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax 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 Halifax 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 - 23 18
Contract jobs citing NFC 0 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax - 0.85% 5.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 8.33% 34.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 16
Average daily rate - £505 £461
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £505 £463
% change year-on-year
-34.65% +9.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
5 12 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.65% 10.17% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 42
Average daily rate £400 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £138 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £418 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
NFC
West Yorkshire

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

NFC Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

NFC
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

NFC Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

NFC
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Retail Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Private Banking
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Payment

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

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

General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Retail Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy