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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 539 544 543
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing NFC 33 22 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.043% 0.083%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.32% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 25
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£475 £408 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.56% +1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £338 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £428 £519
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
7267 6931 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.69% 13.63% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3872 3580 3896
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 486 668
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £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 22 July 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 17 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 22 July 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 33 £475 +16.56% 8
London +18 18 £488 +30.00% 2
South East +3 10 £325 - 1
City of London +17 6 £413 +3.12% 1
Berkshire - 5 £325 -
East Midlands - 3 £521 -
Surrey -7 1 £215 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £505 - 3
Swindon - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 2
Paddington - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (41.30%) Android
2 15 (32.61%) Mobile App
2 15 (32.61%) Android Development
3 13 (28.26%) Mobile Commerce
3 13 (28.26%) Mobile Payment
4 12 (26.09%) Bluetooth
5 9 (19.57%) E-Commerce
5 9 (19.57%) Java
6 8 (17.39%) Gradle
7 7 (15.22%) C
7 7 (15.22%) Degree
7 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (13.04%) EMV
8 6 (13.04%) Project Management
9 5 (10.87%) CMS
9 5 (10.87%) HTML
9 5 (10.87%) Banking
9 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
10 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
10 4 (8.70%) Retail
10 4 (8.70%) Subversion
10 4 (8.70%) HTML5
10 4 (8.70%) C++
10 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.70%) Handset
10 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
10 4 (8.70%) Finance
11 3 (6.52%) Electronics
11 3 (6.52%) Perforce
11 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (10.87%) CMS
2 2 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.17%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.17%) WordPress
3 1 (2.17%) Node.js
3 1 (2.17%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.17%) RFID
2 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.17%) Wireless
2 1 (2.17%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Gradle
2 4 (8.70%) Subversion
3 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.87%) Banking
2 4 (8.70%) Retail
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Electronics
4 2 (4.35%) Marketing
4 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.17%) Automotive
5 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Developer
2 14 (30.43%) Android Developer
3 10 (21.74%) Project Manager
4 9 (19.57%) Lead Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Website Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Solutions Designer
8 1 (2.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) HTML
2 4 (8.70%) HTML5
3 2 (4.35%) Middleware
3 2 (4.35%) J2ME
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) SOAP
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
4 1 (2.17%) JSON
4 1 (2.17%) REST
4 1 (2.17%) Ajax
4 1 (2.17%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (2.17%) CakePHP
4 1 (2.17%) JNI
4 1 (2.17%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) Mobile App
2 13 (28.26%) Mobile Payment
3 6 (13.04%) EMV
4 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
5 4 (8.70%) Handset
6 2 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (4.35%) Smartphone
6 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
6 2 (4.35%) Smartcard
6 2 (4.35%) EPoS
7 1 (2.17%) APACS
7 1 (2.17%) Device Driver
7 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.17%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (2.17%) EFT
7 1 (2.17%) Firmware
7 1 (2.17%) Animation
7 1 (2.17%) Kinect
7 1 (2.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (41.30%) Android
2 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Android Development
2 13 (28.26%) Mobile Commerce
3 9 (19.57%) E-Commerce
4 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.04%) Project Management
6 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
7 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.52%) UML
7 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.35%) System Testing
8 2 (4.35%) B2B
9 1 (2.17%) Scrum
9 1 (2.17%) Change Management
9 1 (2.17%) MVC
9 1 (2.17%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.17%) OO
9 1 (2.17%) ITIL
9 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) Java
2 7 (15.22%) C
3 4 (8.70%) C++
4 1 (2.17%) XAML
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.17%) Python
4 1 (2.17%) C#
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) CISA
2 1 (2.17%) CISSP
2 1 (2.17%) PhD
2 1 (2.17%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) ISO 8583
1 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Xen
1 2 (4.35%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Perforce
2 1 (2.17%) Nokia
2 1 (2.17%) Apple
2 1 (2.17%) Facebook
2 1 (2.17%) Zend
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