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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 395 398 383
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs citing NFC 13 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.055% 0.066% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.57% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 11
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -18.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.52% +4.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - -
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2894 2826 3628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.33% 11.64% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1795 1791 2113
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 101 173
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +21 5 £350 -13.84% 2
Paddington - - - -
NFC
England

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 15 (62.50%) Android
2 14 (58.33%) Mobile App
3 13 (54.17%) Android Development
4 12 (50.00%) Mobile Commerce
4 12 (50.00%) Bluetooth
5 10 (41.67%) Mobile Payment
6 8 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 8 (33.33%) Gradle
7 4 (16.67%) EMV
8 3 (12.50%) Java
8 3 (12.50%) Banking
8 3 (12.50%) Degree
9 2 (8.33%) Retail
9 2 (8.33%) EPoS
9 2 (8.33%) Marketing
9 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
9 2 (8.33%) J2ME
9 2 (8.33%) Windows
9 2 (8.33%) B2B
9 2 (8.33%) Finance
9 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (8.33%) Handset
9 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
9 2 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (4.17%) Xbox
10 1 (4.17%) User Stories
10 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone
10 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.17%) DLNA
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Gradle
2 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Developer
2 13 (54.17%) Android Developer
3 9 (37.50%) Lead Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Android Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Product Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Relationships Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) Mobile App
2 10 (41.67%) Mobile Payment
3 4 (16.67%) EMV
4 2 (8.33%) EPoS
4 2 (8.33%) Handset
4 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (4.17%) Xbox
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.17%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (4.17%) EFT
5 1 (4.17%) Smartcard
5 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
5 1 (4.17%) Animation
5 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Android
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Android Development
2 12 (50.00%) Mobile Commerce
3 8 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (8.33%) B2B
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) User Stories
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) UML
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) System Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Product Marketing
5 1 (4.17%) Market Research
5 1 (4.17%) Product Management
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) XAML
2 1 (4.17%) C
2 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) CISA
2 1 (4.17%) CISSP
2 1 (4.17%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Perforce
1 1 (4.17%) Nokia
1 1 (4.17%) Apple
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