The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 London 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 402 362 412
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +50
Contract jobs citing NFC 10 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.041% 0.074% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.54% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Average daily rate £425 £425 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £423 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £505 £463
% change year-on-year
-34.65% +9.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2796 2966 3736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.54% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1822 1842 2269
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 134 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
NFC
England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Enfield - - - -
City of London - - - -
NFC
England

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 21 (56.76%) Mobile Payment
2 14 (37.84%) Finance
3 13 (35.14%) Mobile Commerce
4 11 (29.73%) Bluetooth
5 9 (24.32%) EMV
6 8 (21.62%) Smartcard
6 8 (21.62%) Android
6 8 (21.62%) Mobile App
7 7 (18.92%) Banking
8 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.22%) Handset
8 6 (16.22%) Android Development
9 5 (13.51%) iOS Development
9 5 (13.51%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
9 5 (13.51%) Retail
10 4 (10.81%) Degree
10 4 (10.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (10.81%) Project Management
10 4 (10.81%) Java
10 4 (10.81%) Apple iOS
11 3 (8.11%) 3GPP
12 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
12 2 (5.41%) Retail Banking
12 2 (5.41%) Marketing
12 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
12 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
12 2 (5.41%) Windows
12 2 (5.41%) Calypso

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) Bluetooth
2 3 (8.11%) 3GPP
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.70%) DLNA
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Banking
3 5 (13.51%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Marketing
4 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.70%) Law
5 1 (2.70%) German Language
5 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Project Manager
2 12 (32.43%) Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Lead Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Android Developer
3 5 (13.51%) iOS Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Project Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (2.70%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Product Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Relationships Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Designer
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) J2ME
1 1 (2.70%) BREW
Miscellaneous
1 21 (56.76%) Mobile Payment
2 9 (24.32%) EMV
3 8 (21.62%) Smartcard
3 8 (21.62%) Mobile App
4 6 (16.22%) Handset
5 5 (13.51%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (2.70%) EPoS
6 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.70%) Xbox
6 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.70%) Online Banking
6 1 (2.70%) Animation
6 1 (2.70%) Wiki
6 1 (2.70%) iPhone
6 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.70%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Android
2 4 (10.81%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.41%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Mobile Commerce
2 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (16.22%) Android Development
3 5 (13.51%) iOS Development
3 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.81%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.41%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (2.70%) Scrum
6 1 (2.70%) B2B
6 1 (2.70%) TDD
6 1 (2.70%) Use Case
6 1 (2.70%) Product Marketing
6 1 (2.70%) Market Research
6 1 (2.70%) Product Management
6 1 (2.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) Java
2 1 (2.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) PCI QSA
3 1 (2.70%) CISSP
3 1 (2.70%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Calypso
2 1 (2.70%) Nokia
2 1 (2.70%) Apple
2 1 (2.70%) Symbian