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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 581 583 540
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -43
Contract jobs citing NFC 12 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.028% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.22% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £368 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £300 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £458 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £505
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -34.65%
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
8225 7283 7453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.72% 12.92% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4508 3818 3701
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 416 589
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.24% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 9 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 17 April 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 -8 11 £400 - 3
London +1 6 £425 - 1
South East -20 3 £400 +29.03%
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (66.67%) Android
2 12 (57.14%) Java
3 9 (42.86%) Android Development
4 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (28.57%) Apple iOS
5 6 (28.57%) Finance
6 5 (23.81%) EMV
6 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
6 5 (23.81%) Android NDK
6 5 (23.81%) Banking
6 5 (23.81%) JNI
6 5 (23.81%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (19.05%) Project Planning
7 4 (19.05%) Business Development
7 4 (19.05%) Kony
7 4 (19.05%) ClickSoftware Technologies
7 4 (19.05%) Procure-to-pay
7 4 (19.05%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (19.05%) REST
7 4 (19.05%) Syclo
7 4 (19.05%) Client/Server
7 4 (19.05%) B2B
7 4 (19.05%) B2C
7 4 (19.05%) CA
7 4 (19.05%) Sybase
7 4 (19.05%) SAP
7 4 (19.05%) SOAP
7 4 (19.05%) C
7 4 (19.05%) C++
7 4 (19.05%) RFID

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (4.76%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) RFID
2 1 (4.76%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Maven
1 2 (9.52%) Appium
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
3 5 (23.81%) Android Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Platform Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) EMV Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Android Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) JNI
1 5 (23.81%) Android NDK
2 4 (19.05%) REST
2 4 (19.05%) SOAP
3 2 (9.52%) Middleware
3 2 (9.52%) Hibernate
3 2 (9.52%) Spring
3 2 (9.52%) Android SDK
3 2 (9.52%) iOS SDK
4 1 (4.76%) PrimeFaces
4 1 (4.76%) JSF
4 1 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) OpenGL
4 1 (4.76%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) EMV
1 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
1 5 (23.81%) Mobile Payment
2 4 (19.05%) Client/Server
2 4 (19.05%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (19.05%) Smartcard
3 2 (9.52%) Device Driver
3 2 (9.52%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (4.76%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.76%) Java Card
4 1 (4.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Android
2 6 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Android Development
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) B2B
3 4 (19.05%) B2C
3 4 (19.05%) Procure-to-pay
3 4 (19.05%) Project Planning
3 4 (19.05%) Business Development
4 3 (14.29%) UML
4 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Kanban
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
6 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.76%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) C
2 4 (19.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO 8583
2 1 (4.76%) JTAG
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 7816
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SELinux
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Sybase
1 4 (19.05%) SAP
1 4 (19.05%) CA
1 4 (19.05%) Syclo
1 4 (19.05%) Kony
1 4 (19.05%) ClickSoftware Technologies
2 1 (4.76%) PayPal