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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Near Field Communication (NFC)
UK
Rank 580 624 604
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -20
Contract jobs citing NFC 14 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.010% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.066% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Median daily rate £488 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £398 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 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
6820 7569 7658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4245 4478 4214
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 314 442
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 22 February 2017.

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 8 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +53 14 £488 +5.40% 3
South East - 8 - -
Hampshire - 8 - -
Basingstoke - 8 - -
Manchester - 5 £494 - 1
North West - 5 £494 - 2
East of England +2 1 £325 -
Essex - 1 £325 -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 15 (55.56%) RFID
2 14 (51.85%) Bluetooth
3 11 (40.74%) WLAN
4 9 (33.33%) Contactless
5 6 (22.22%) OrCAD
5 6 (22.22%) Schematic Capture
5 6 (22.22%) LTE
5 6 (22.22%) EMC
5 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
6 5 (18.52%) Android
6 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
6 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (14.81%) Electronics
7 4 (14.81%) Java
7 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
8 3 (11.11%) 5G
8 3 (11.11%) Actionable Insight
8 3 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (11.11%) Android Development
8 3 (11.11%) iOS Development
8 3 (11.11%) Case Management
8 3 (11.11%) Internet of Things
8 3 (11.11%) Web Services
8 3 (11.11%) 2G
8 3 (11.11%) Finance
8 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
8 3 (11.11%) Project Management
8 3 (11.11%) EMV
8 3 (11.11%) Internet
8 3 (11.11%) 3G

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 1 (3.70%) Facebook Platform
1 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) RFID
2 14 (51.85%) Bluetooth
3 11 (40.74%) WLAN
4 6 (22.22%) LTE
5 3 (11.11%) 2G
5 3 (11.11%) 3G
5 3 (11.11%) 5G
5 3 (11.11%) Internet
6 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.70%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 2 (7.41%) Xcode
3 1 (3.70%) Android Studio
General
1 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 4 (14.81%) Electronics
3 3 (11.11%) Finance
4 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Test Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Electronics Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Design Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Electronics Design Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Embedded Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) PCB Design Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) PCB Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Radio Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Electronics Test Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Android Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Applications Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Mobile Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Payments Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Payments Business Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) Android SDK
2 2 (7.41%) iOS SDK
2 2 (7.41%) J2EE
2 2 (7.41%) Material Design
2 2 (7.41%) REST
2 2 (7.41%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) Google Maps API
3 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) JSF
3 1 (3.70%) JSON
3 1 (3.70%) PrimeFaces
3 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Contactless
2 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
3 3 (11.11%) EMV
3 3 (11.11%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.70%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Android
1 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Schematic Capture
2 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Actionable Insight
3 3 (11.11%) Android Development
3 3 (11.11%) Case Management
3 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (11.11%) iOS Development
3 3 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
3 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Development
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (3.70%) OOP
5 1 (3.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) Apple Swift
2 2 (7.41%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) Objective-C
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) EMC
2 3 (11.11%) Google
3 2 (7.41%) Apple
4 1 (3.70%) Facebook
4 1 (3.70%) PayPal
4 1 (3.70%) Xamarin
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