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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 624 599 546
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -53
Contract jobs citing NFC 4 10 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.019% 0.074%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.053% 0.13% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 11
Average daily rate £450 £425 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £390 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £460 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £538
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7515 7666 6490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 14.86% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4422 4285 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 434 384
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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
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 5 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 8 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -17 4 £450 +5.88% 5
London +8 3 £450 +5.88% 3
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Scrum
2 5 (31.25%) Android
2 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
2 5 (31.25%) Android SDK
2 5 (31.25%) Android Development
3 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) CRM
4 3 (18.75%) CA
4 3 (18.75%) GPRS
4 3 (18.75%) GSM
4 3 (18.75%) 3GPP
4 3 (18.75%) WCDMA
4 3 (18.75%) Benchmarking
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) JSON
4 3 (18.75%) Finance
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) HSPA
4 3 (18.75%) LTE
4 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 3 (18.75%) GitHub
4 3 (18.75%) Mobile Payment

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (6.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) 3GPP
1 3 (18.75%) GPRS
1 3 (18.75%) GSM
1 3 (18.75%) HSPA
1 3 (18.75%) LTE
1 3 (18.75%) VoLTE
1 3 (18.75%) VoWiFi
1 3 (18.75%) WCDMA
2 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
3 1 (6.25%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Advertising
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Android Developer
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Test Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 2 (12.50%) CRM Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Developer
4 1 (6.25%) iOS Android Developer
4 1 (6.25%) iOS Developer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Service Operations Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Android SDK
2 3 (18.75%) JSON
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) HTML5
3 2 (12.50%) iOS SDK
3 2 (12.50%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) Cocoa
4 1 (6.25%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) CSS3
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) Contactless
3 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 2 (12.50%) EMV
3 2 (12.50%) Handset
3 2 (12.50%) Smartcard
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (6.25%) Life Science
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Android
2 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Android Development
2 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 4 (25.00%) CRM
3 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Benchmarking
4 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Memory Management
5 2 (12.50%) Open Source
5 2 (12.50%) Release Management
5 2 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) APMP
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Iperf
2 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) CA
2 2 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) Apple