The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 595 564 563
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -1
Contract jobs citing NFC 17 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.042% 0.071%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.31% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 24
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£350 £415 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% -6.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £358 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £430 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £420 £435
% change year-on-year
-19.54% -3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - £37.50

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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 20 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 19 September 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 -14 17 £350 -15.66% 5
London +4 9 £450 +8.43% 1
South East - 5 £325 - 1
City of London +21 3 £350 -15.66% 1
East Midlands - 2 £493 -
South West - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Surrey - 1 £215 -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 3
Paddington - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (44.19%) Android
2 14 (32.56%) Mobile App
2 14 (32.56%) Android Development
3 11 (25.58%) Mobile Payment
3 11 (25.58%) Bluetooth
3 11 (25.58%) Mobile Commerce
4 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
4 9 (20.93%) Java
4 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (18.60%) Gradle
5 8 (18.60%) Project Management
6 7 (16.28%) C
7 5 (11.63%) C++
7 5 (11.63%) HTML
7 5 (11.63%) CMS
7 5 (11.63%) Handset
7 5 (11.63%) Banking
7 5 (11.63%) Retail
7 5 (11.63%) Degree
7 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
7 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
7 5 (11.63%) User Experience
8 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (9.30%) Subversion
8 4 (9.30%) HTML5
8 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
8 4 (9.30%) Electronics
8 4 (9.30%) Linux
8 4 (9.30%) EMV

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (11.63%) CMS
2 2 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.33%) Node.js
3 1 (2.33%) WordPress
3 1 (2.33%) Drupal
3 1 (2.33%) Joomla!
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) Bluetooth
2 2 (4.65%) Wireless
3 1 (2.33%) 3GPP
3 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.33%) RFID
3 1 (2.33%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Gradle
2 4 (9.30%) Subversion
3 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (11.63%) Banking
1 5 (11.63%) Retail
2 4 (9.30%) Electronics
3 2 (4.65%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.65%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.33%) Automotive
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Developer
2 13 (30.23%) Android Developer
3 10 (23.26%) Project Manager
4 9 (20.93%) Lead Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Website Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Solutions Designer
8 1 (2.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) HTML
2 4 (9.30%) HTML5
3 2 (4.65%) Middleware
3 2 (4.65%) J2ME
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) SOAP
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) OAuth
4 1 (2.33%) REST
4 1 (2.33%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (2.33%) CakePHP
4 1 (2.33%) JNI
4 1 (2.33%) JSON
4 1 (2.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Mobile App
2 11 (25.58%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (11.63%) Handset
3 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
3 5 (11.63%) User Experience
4 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.30%) EMV
5 2 (4.65%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (4.65%) EPoS
5 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.65%) Smartcard
6 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.33%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (2.33%) Firmware
6 1 (2.33%) APACS
6 1 (2.33%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.33%) Social Media
6 1 (2.33%) Xbox
6 1 (2.33%) Kinect
6 1 (2.33%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 19 (44.19%) Android
2 4 (9.30%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.33%) Windows
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Android Development
2 11 (25.58%) Mobile Commerce
3 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
3 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.60%) Project Management
5 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
7 3 (6.98%) UML
7 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.65%) System Testing
9 1 (2.33%) OO PHP
9 1 (2.33%) Test Planning
9 1 (2.33%) iOS Development
9 1 (2.33%) B2B
9 1 (2.33%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.33%) OO
9 1 (2.33%) ITIL
9 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) Java
2 7 (16.28%) C
3 5 (11.63%) C++
4 2 (4.65%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) ISO 8583
1 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Xen
1 2 (4.65%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Perforce
2 1 (2.33%) Facebook
2 1 (2.33%) Zend
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