The table below looks at the statistics for NFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 44 33 28
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing NFC 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.72% 0.73% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 5.71% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£360 £538 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.02% +26.47%
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 - - -
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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 Northamptonshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
33 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 7.89% 12.73% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 14
Average daily rate £388 £250 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -11.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £201 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £263 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 4
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

NFC Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

NFC
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

NFC Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

NFC
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (100.00%) Android
2 4 (80.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) JNI
3 3 (60.00%) Android NDK
4 2 (40.00%) Android Development
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (20.00%) EMV
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) APACS
5 1 (20.00%) ISO 8583
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Electronic Design Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Waterfall

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Android Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) JNI
1 3 (60.00%) Android NDK
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) EMV
1 1 (20.00%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Android Development
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Electronic Design Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 8583