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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 402 387 369
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -18
Contract jobs citing NFC 1 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.13% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.035% 1.02% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 14
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£325 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% +10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +5.26%
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
2898 2932 3010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.73% 12.32% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1957 1919 1888
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 160
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFC within the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
City of London - - - -
NFC
England

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Retail
3 3 (27.27%) Marketing
3 3 (27.27%) EMV
3 3 (27.27%) Android
3 3 (27.27%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
4 2 (18.18%) EMIR
4 2 (18.18%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Workflow
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) Derivative
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Mapping
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
5 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
5 1 (9.09%) Handset
5 1 (9.09%) Use Case
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Product Marketing
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) J2ME
5 1 (9.09%) 3GPP
5 1 (9.09%) EPoS
5 1 (9.09%) Chip and PIN

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) 3GPP
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 3 (27.27%) Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Android Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Product Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) EMV
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Derivative
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Social Media
3 1 (9.09%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (9.09%) Smartcard
3 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 1 (9.09%) Handset
3 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
3 1 (9.09%) EPoS
3 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) Data Mapping
4 1 (9.09%) Product Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) User Stories
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Android Development
4 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) EMIR
1 2 (18.18%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 7816
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager