The table below looks at the statistics for NFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 256 232 215
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -17
Contract jobs citing NFC 1 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.010% 0.059% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.053% 0.35% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 10
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£450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1879 1422 1768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.95% 16.68% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 658 699
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 97 182
Average hourly rate £22.04 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

NFC Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

NFC
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

NFC Daily Rate Trend in the South East

NFC
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NFC across the South East region.

NFC Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

NFC
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFC within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Berkshire -2 1 £450 -
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
NFC
England

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) C
1 3 (50.00%) Android
2 2 (33.33%) Android Development
2 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) EMV
2 2 (33.33%) ISO 8583
2 2 (33.33%) Smartcard
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (16.67%) Device Driver
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
3 1 (16.67%) EPoS
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) MySQL
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) RFID
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (33.33%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) Joomla!
2 1 (16.67%) Drupal
2 1 (16.67%) WordPress
2 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) RFID
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Website Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Platform Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Drupal Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (16.67%) CakePHP
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) OAuth
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) EMV
1 2 (33.33%) Smartcard
2 1 (16.67%) Device Driver
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) EPoS
2 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Kinect
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Android
2 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Android Development
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (16.67%) iOS Development
2 1 (16.67%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) C
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO 8583
2 1 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Zend
1 1 (16.67%) Facebook