The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 South East 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 246 - 245
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing NFC 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.041% - 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £310 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £505 £463
% change year-on-year
-34.65% +9.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1714 1622 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.70% 19.38% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 663 712
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 156 177
Average hourly rate £21.61 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
NFC
England

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
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 18 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
Surrey - 2 £315 -
NFC
England

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (62.50%) C
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (50.00%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (37.50%) Android
3 3 (37.50%) Electronics
3 3 (37.50%) Subversion
3 3 (37.50%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) UML
3 3 (37.50%) Middleware
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) Handset
3 3 (37.50%) Perforce
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Advertising
4 2 (25.00%) Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) Xen
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 2 (25.00%) KVM
5 1 (12.50%) Android Development
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
5 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) PhD

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Electronics
3 2 (25.00%) Advertising
3 2 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Android Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile Payment
2 3 (37.50%) Handset
3 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
3 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Android
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) UML
1 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Android Development
3 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) PhD
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Xen
1 2 (25.00%) KVM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Perforce