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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 395 412 411
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -1
Contract jobs citing NFC 18 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.076% 0.033% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.26% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 13
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£550 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £350 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £462 £325 £420
% change year-on-year
+42.23% -22.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.50 -
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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
2968 3099 3032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.53% 12.94% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1922 1953 1961
Average daily rate £417 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 92 95
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.50 £13.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NFC across the London region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

NFC Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 2015. 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 +9 5 £250 -28.57% 3
Paddington - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 - - 2
NFC
England

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (57.89%) Android
2 10 (52.63%) Apple iOS
3 9 (47.37%) Android Development
4 8 (42.11%) iOS Development
4 8 (42.11%) BDD
4 8 (42.11%) HTML5
4 8 (42.11%) HTML
5 7 (36.84%) Banking
6 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
6 5 (26.32%) Web Design
6 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
7 4 (21.05%) EMV
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 4 (21.05%) Android SDK
8 3 (15.79%) Iperf
8 3 (15.79%) Mobile Development
8 3 (15.79%) HSPA
8 3 (15.79%) LTE
8 3 (15.79%) CA
8 3 (15.79%) CSS3
8 3 (15.79%) Cocoa Touch
8 3 (15.79%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (15.79%) VoLTE
8 3 (15.79%) Cocoa
8 3 (15.79%) Objective-C
8 3 (15.79%) CSS
8 3 (15.79%) Java
8 3 (15.79%) GPRS

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) GPRS
1 3 (15.79%) GSM
1 3 (15.79%) 3GPP
1 3 (15.79%) WCDMA
1 3 (15.79%) HSPA
1 3 (15.79%) LTE
1 3 (15.79%) VoLTE
2 2 (10.53%) Internet
2 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
2 2 (10.53%) Bluetooth
3 1 (5.26%) HTTP
General
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) iOS Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Android Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Lead Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) HTML
1 8 (42.11%) HTML5
2 4 (21.05%) Android SDK
3 3 (15.79%) CSS3
3 3 (15.79%) Cocoa Touch
3 3 (15.79%) CSS
3 3 (15.79%) Cocoa
4 2 (10.53%) J2EE
5 1 (5.26%) JSON
5 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
2 4 (21.05%) EMV
3 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
3 3 (15.79%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (10.53%) Handset
4 2 (10.53%) PKI
4 2 (10.53%) User Experience
5 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
5 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
5 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.26%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Android
2 10 (52.63%) Apple iOS
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Android Development
3 8 (42.11%) iOS Development
3 8 (42.11%) BDD
4 5 (26.32%) Web Design
5 3 (15.79%) Mobile Development
5 3 (15.79%) Benchmarking
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.53%) TDD
7 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Open Source
7 1 (5.26%) Memory Management
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) Objective-C
2 3 (15.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Iperf
2 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) CA
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £525 per day 6 month contract
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hammersmith
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 12 days ago
Hammersmith
InfoURGE Technologies
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago