The table below looks at the statistics for NFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 88 88 86
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing NFC 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.077% 0.078% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.41% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£215 - £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £420 £405
% change year-on-year
-22.52% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 - £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 Surrey region.

Communications & Networking Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
227 242 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 17.47% 18.91% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 167 96
Average daily rate £360 £356 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 33
Average hourly rate £20.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

NFC Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

NFC
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

NFC Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

NFC
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Electronics
2 2 (66.67%) Handset
2 2 (66.67%) Perforce
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Xen
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (66.67%) KVM
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) C#

NFC
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Software Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Principal Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Principal Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Handset
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Xen
1 2 (66.67%) KVM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Perforce