The first table below looks at the demand for NFC skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NFC over the 3 months to 1 August 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.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 562 553 527
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -26
Contract jobs citing NFC 28 20 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.039% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.29% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 28
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£350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £335 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £423 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.52% +4.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7602 6990 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.91% 13.67% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4063 3628 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 456 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

NFC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NFC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 August 2014.

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 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFC within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 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
England +4 28 £350 -12.50% 8
London +3 13 £413 +10.00% 3
South East +3 10 £325 -
City of London +21 5 £350 -13.84% 2
Berkshire - 5 £325 -
East Midlands - 3 £521 -
Surrey -5 1 £215 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £505 - 1
South West - 1 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Paddington - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 20 (44.44%) Android
2 15 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 15 (33.33%) Android Development
3 13 (28.89%) Mobile Payment
4 12 (26.67%) Mobile Commerce
4 12 (26.67%) Bluetooth
5 9 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 9 (20.00%) Java
6 8 (17.78%) C
6 8 (17.78%) Gradle
7 7 (15.56%) Degree
8 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (13.33%) EMV
8 6 (13.33%) Project Management
9 5 (11.11%) CMS
9 5 (11.11%) C++
9 5 (11.11%) HTML
9 5 (11.11%) Banking
9 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
10 4 (8.89%) Handset
10 4 (8.89%) Retail
10 4 (8.89%) Subversion
10 4 (8.89%) HTML5
10 4 (8.89%) Linux
10 4 (8.89%) Finance
10 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
11 3 (6.67%) Electronics
11 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
11 3 (6.67%) UML

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (11.11%) CMS
2 2 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.22%) Node.js
3 1 (2.22%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.22%) WordPress
3 1 (2.22%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.22%) RFID
2 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.22%) Wireless
2 1 (2.22%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Gradle
2 4 (8.89%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (11.11%) Banking
2 4 (8.89%) Retail
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Electronics
4 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.22%) Automotive
5 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Developer
2 14 (31.11%) Android Developer
3 9 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 9 (20.00%) Lead Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Website Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Android Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) HTML
2 4 (8.89%) HTML5
3 2 (4.44%) Middleware
3 2 (4.44%) J2ME
4 1 (2.22%) CSS
4 1 (2.22%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) Web Services
4 1 (2.22%) REST
4 1 (2.22%) OAuth
4 1 (2.22%) JSON
4 1 (2.22%) Ajax
4 1 (2.22%) JNI
4 1 (2.22%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (2.22%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 13 (28.89%) Mobile Payment
3 6 (13.33%) EMV
4 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 4 (8.89%) Handset
6 3 (6.67%) EPoS
7 2 (4.44%) Smartphone
7 2 (4.44%) Firmware
7 2 (4.44%) Smartcard
7 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
7 2 (4.44%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (2.22%) Xbox
8 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
8 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
8 1 (2.22%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (2.22%) EFT
8 1 (2.22%) Kinect
8 1 (2.22%) Animation
8 1 (2.22%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Android
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
3 3 (6.67%) Windows
4 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Android Development
2 12 (26.67%) Mobile Commerce
3 9 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.33%) Project Management
5 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
7 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.67%) UML
7 3 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.44%) System Testing
8 2 (4.44%) B2B
9 1 (2.22%) OO PHP
9 1 (2.22%) iOS Development
9 1 (2.22%) Mobile Application Development
9 1 (2.22%) User Stories
9 1 (2.22%) Change Management
9 1 (2.22%) MVC
9 1 (2.22%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) Java
2 8 (17.78%) C
3 5 (11.11%) C++
4 2 (4.44%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.22%) XAML
5 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.22%) Python
5 1 (2.22%) C#
5 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.22%) Perl
5 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) CISA
2 1 (2.22%) CISSP
2 1 (2.22%) PhD
2 1 (2.22%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Xen
1 2 (4.44%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Perforce
2 1 (2.22%) Nokia
2 1 (2.22%) Apple
2 1 (2.22%) Facebook
2 1 (2.22%) Zend
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