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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 617 604 591
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Contract jobs citing NFC 26 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.011% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.075% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 13
Median daily rate £550 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £280 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £520 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £475 £333
% change year-on-year
+26.31% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £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
8536 7954 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.92% 14.67% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 4459 3882
Median daily rate £390 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 462 409
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 31 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NFC within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

NFC Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

NFC
Top 13 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 31 May 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 +14 26 £550 +69.23% 2
London +18 11 £550 +120.00% 2
Hampshire +10 11 - -
South East -12 11 - -
Basingstoke - 11 - -
East of England - 3 £600 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £600 -
Cambridge - 2 £600 -
City of London +40 1 - -
Poole - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 13 (41.94%) EMV
2 12 (38.71%) Retail
2 12 (38.71%) Contactless
3 11 (35.48%) User Experience
3 11 (35.48%) WLAN
4 9 (29.03%) Bluetooth
5 8 (25.81%) Mobile Payment
6 6 (19.35%) Electronics
6 6 (19.35%) Banking
7 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.90%) 5G
8 4 (12.90%) 2G
8 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
8 4 (12.90%) 3G
8 4 (12.90%) Java
9 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Scrum
9 3 (9.68%) TDD
9 3 (9.68%) Android SDK
9 3 (9.68%) Android Development
9 3 (9.68%) Android
10 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
10 2 (6.45%) iOS SDK
10 2 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (6.45%) Mobile Development
10 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
10 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
10 2 (6.45%) Finance
10 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration

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 (3.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) WLAN
2 9 (29.03%) Bluetooth
3 4 (12.90%) 2G
3 4 (12.90%) 3G
3 4 (12.90%) 5G
4 1 (3.23%) DAB
4 1 (3.23%) HTTP
4 1 (3.23%) OFDM
4 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
General
1 12 (38.71%) Retail
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
2 6 (19.35%) Electronics
3 2 (6.45%) Finance
4 1 (3.23%) Games
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Architect
1 11 (35.48%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (19.35%) Test Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Electronics Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Mobile Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Android Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Applications Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Java Android Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Java Applications Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) RF Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Embedded Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Android SDK
2 2 (6.45%) iOS SDK
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) EMV
2 12 (38.71%) Contactless
3 11 (35.48%) User Experience
4 8 (25.81%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.45%) Smartcard
5 2 (6.45%) Smartphone
6 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
6 1 (3.23%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Android
2 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
3 3 (9.68%) Android Development
3 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
3 3 (9.68%) Scrum
3 3 (9.68%) TDD
3 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.45%) Kanban
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile Development
4 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.23%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.23%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (3.23%) Product Marketing
5 1 (3.23%) Release Management
5 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) Assembly Language
2 2 (6.45%) C
2 2 (6.45%) C++
2 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) APMP
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Apple
1 2 (6.45%) Google
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