The table below looks at the statistics for NFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 403 405 386
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Contract jobs citing NFC 3 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.014% 0.029% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.21% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £390 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £460 £583
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
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2681 2809 2683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.62% 13.39% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1745 1823 1696
Average daily rate £425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 83 73
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.75
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 London

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

NFC Jobs Demand Trend in London

NFC
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

NFC Daily Rate Trend in London

NFC
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

NFC Hourly Rate Trend in London

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (37.50%) GPRS
1 3 (37.50%) GSM
1 3 (37.50%) 3GPP
1 3 (37.50%) WCDMA
1 3 (37.50%) CA
1 3 (37.50%) Benchmarking
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Android
1 3 (37.50%) HSPA
1 3 (37.50%) LTE
1 3 (37.50%) Android SDK
1 3 (37.50%) Android Development
1 3 (37.50%) VoLTE
1 3 (37.50%) Iperf
1 3 (37.50%) VoWiFi
2 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Handset
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) 3GPP
1 3 (37.50%) GPRS
1 3 (37.50%) GSM
1 3 (37.50%) HSPA
1 3 (37.50%) LTE
1 3 (37.50%) VoLTE
1 3 (37.50%) VoWiFi
1 3 (37.50%) WCDMA
2 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
3 1 (12.50%) HTTP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Games
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Android Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Senior Test Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Java Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Android SDK
2 1 (12.50%) Cocoa
2 1 (12.50%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) CSS3
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Handset
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Contactless
2 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (12.50%) EMV
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Android
2 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Android Development
1 3 (37.50%) Benchmarking
2 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) Memory Management
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Iperf
2 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) CA
2 1 (12.50%) Apple
2 1 (12.50%) Google