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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 598 580 558
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -22
Contract jobs citing NFC 22 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.057% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.41% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 16
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£550 £350 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £282 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £511 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £325 £420
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -22.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average 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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 2015.

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 10 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 31 July 2015. 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 -38 18 £500 +42.85% 4
London -4 13 £550 +15.78% 3
City of London -9 5 £250 -28.57% 2
South East -18 3 £425 +30.61%
Hampshire -6 2 - -
Surrey -2 1 £425 +97.44%
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 14 (48.28%) EMV
1 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Android
3 11 (37.93%) Android Development
4 10 (34.48%) Apple iOS
5 9 (31.03%) BDD
6 8 (27.59%) iOS Development
6 8 (27.59%) HTML5
6 8 (27.59%) HTML
6 8 (27.59%) Finance
7 7 (24.14%) Banking
8 6 (20.69%) Web Design
8 6 (20.69%) Java
8 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
9 5 (17.24%) Smartcard
10 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
10 4 (13.79%) C
10 4 (13.79%) C++
10 4 (13.79%) Windows
11 3 (10.34%) Chip and PIN
11 3 (10.34%) Project Management
11 3 (10.34%) Scrum
11 3 (10.34%) Mobile Development
11 3 (10.34%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (10.34%) Android SDK
12 2 (6.90%) User Experience
12 2 (6.90%) CSS3
12 2 (6.90%) Cocoa Touch
12 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (6.90%) SELinux

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (3.45%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Bluetooth
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Project Manager
3 5 (17.24%) iOS Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) EMV Project Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Android Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Project Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Platform Architect
6 2 (6.90%) EMV Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Lead Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Lead Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) HTML
1 8 (27.59%) HTML5
2 3 (10.34%) Android SDK
3 2 (6.90%) CSS3
3 2 (6.90%) Cocoa Touch
3 2 (6.90%) Cocoa
3 2 (6.90%) J2EE
3 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) Middleware
4 1 (3.45%) JSON
4 1 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) EMV
2 5 (17.24%) Smartcard
3 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
4 3 (10.34%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (10.34%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (6.90%) Device Driver
5 2 (6.90%) Chip Card
5 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
5 2 (6.90%) User Experience
5 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (6.90%) PKI
6 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.45%) Java Card
6 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
6 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.45%) Internet of Things
6 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
6 1 (3.45%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Android
2 10 (34.48%) Apple iOS
3 4 (13.79%) Windows
4 2 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Android Development
3 9 (31.03%) BDD
4 8 (27.59%) iOS Development
5 6 (20.69%) Web Design
6 3 (10.34%) Mobile Development
6 3 (10.34%) Scrum
6 3 (10.34%) Project Management
7 2 (6.90%) TDD
7 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.90%) Kanban
8 1 (3.45%) Open Source
8 1 (3.45%) Memory Management
8 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (3.45%) Release Management
8 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Java
1 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
2 4 (13.79%) C
2 4 (13.79%) C++
3 2 (6.90%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
1 1 (3.45%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO 8583
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) JTAG
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 7816
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SELinux
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