The table below looks at the statistics for NFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 23 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing NFC 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.60% - 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.25% - 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Average daily rate
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£350 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £463
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - £37.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
16 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.58% 9.46% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 12
Average daily rate £500 £325 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -15.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

NFC Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

NFC Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

NFC
Top 4 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JNI
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Android NDK

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Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) JNI
1 1 (100.00%) Android NDK
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java