The table below looks at the statistics for NFC skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 609 636 621
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -15
Contract jobs citing NFC 12 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.014% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 10
Median daily rate £325 £233 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.33% -42.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £208 £350
% change year-on-year
+56.06% -40.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7522 7923 8209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.11% 14.35% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4548 4651 4687
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 475 440
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.43 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing NFC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

NFC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NFC
Daily Rate Trend

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

NFC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NFC
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NFC within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

NFC Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

NFC
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NFC within the UK.

NFC Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NFC
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFC within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 12 £325 +50.11% 5
South East - 8 £325 -
West Sussex - 5 £325 -
Crawley - 5 £325 -
London -2 3 £425 +36.00% 1
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NFC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for NFC.

1 14 (60.87%) Contactless
2 11 (47.83%) RFID
3 7 (30.43%) EMV
4 6 (26.09%) Manufacturing
4 6 (26.09%) Bluetooth
4 6 (26.09%) EMC
4 6 (26.09%) OrCAD
4 6 (26.09%) Schematic Capture
5 5 (21.74%) LTE
5 5 (21.74%) WLAN
6 4 (17.39%) Windows
6 4 (17.39%) C#
6 4 (17.39%) Java
6 4 (17.39%) MySQL
6 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
6 4 (17.39%) Retail
6 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Android Development
6 4 (17.39%) iOS Development
6 4 (17.39%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (17.39%) Android
7 3 (13.04%) Android SDK
7 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
7 3 (13.04%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (13.04%) PrimeFaces
7 3 (13.04%) PayPal
7 3 (13.04%) Spring
7 3 (13.04%) JSF
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) iOS SDK

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) OrCAD
2 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) RFID
2 6 (26.09%) Bluetooth
3 5 (21.74%) LTE
3 5 (21.74%) WLAN
4 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.35%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Android Studio
1 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (26.09%) Manufacturing
2 4 (17.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Design Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) Electronics Design Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) Electronics Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) Embedded Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) PCB Design Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) PCB Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Radio Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Android Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Payments Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Android SDK
1 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
1 3 (13.04%) iOS SDK
1 3 (13.04%) JSF
1 3 (13.04%) PrimeFaces
1 3 (13.04%) Spring
2 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) Google Maps API
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) Contactless
2 7 (30.43%) EMV
3 4 (17.39%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
4 3 (13.04%) Smartcard
5 2 (8.70%) Smartphone
5 2 (8.70%) User Experience
6 1 (4.35%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Android
1 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.35%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Schematic Capture
2 4 (17.39%) Android Development
2 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
2 4 (17.39%) iOS Development
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Mobile Application Development
3 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.70%) Line Management
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (4.35%) Customer Insight
5 1 (4.35%) OOP
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C#
1 4 (17.39%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) C
2 3 (13.04%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) EMC
2 3 (13.04%) PayPal
3 1 (4.35%) Facebook
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) Xamarin
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