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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Near Field Communication (NFC)
UK
Rank 589 611 591
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -20
Contract jobs citing NFC 11 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.014% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.095% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Median daily rate £325 £217 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.11% -38.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £200 £338
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -40.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median 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
6869 7404 7386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 14.56% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4162 4306 4176
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 373 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.66 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.92 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 2017.

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 11 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +28 11 £325 +50.11% 1
South East - 7 £325 -
Hampshire - 5 - -
Basingstoke - 5 - -
North West - 2 £500 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £325 -
Crawley - 2 £325 -
Manchester - 2 £500 -
London +7 1 £385 -6.66%
East of England +6 1 £325 -
Essex - 1 £325 -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 (56.52%) RFID
2 10 (43.48%) Contactless
3 8 (34.78%) Bluetooth
4 6 (26.09%) WLAN
4 6 (26.09%) EMC
4 6 (26.09%) Manufacturing
4 6 (26.09%) LTE
4 6 (26.09%) OrCAD
4 6 (26.09%) Schematic Capture
5 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
5 4 (17.39%) Android
5 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) EMV
6 3 (13.04%) Java
6 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
6 3 (13.04%) Android Development
6 3 (13.04%) iOS Development
7 2 (8.70%) iOS SDK
7 2 (8.70%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (8.70%) Android SDK
7 2 (8.70%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (8.70%) Line Management
7 2 (8.70%) Degree
7 2 (8.70%) Google
7 2 (8.70%) Retail
7 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.70%) C#
7 2 (8.70%) MySQL

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 (4.35%) Facebook Platform
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) OrCAD
2 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) RFID
2 8 (34.78%) Bluetooth
3 6 (26.09%) LTE
3 6 (26.09%) WLAN
4 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) RS-232
4 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.35%) Android Studio
2 1 (4.35%) Xcode
General
1 6 (26.09%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Design Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) Electronics Design Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) Electronics Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) Embedded Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) PCB Design Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) PCB Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) Radio Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) Test Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Android Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Payments Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Product Development Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Product Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Android SDK
1 2 (8.70%) iOS SDK
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) Google Maps API
2 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) JSF
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) Material Design
2 1 (4.35%) PrimeFaces
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Contactless
2 3 (13.04%) EMV
2 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) CAN bus
3 1 (4.35%) Internet of Things
3 1 (4.35%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Android
1 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.35%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Schematic Capture
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
2 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Android Development
3 3 (13.04%) iOS Development
4 2 (8.70%) Line Management
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (4.35%) Actionable Insight
5 1 (4.35%) Case Management
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Customer Insight
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile Development
5 1 (4.35%) OOP
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) Apple Swift
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) EMC
2 2 (8.70%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) Apple
3 1 (4.35%) Facebook
3 1 (4.35%) PayPal
3 1 (4.35%) Xamarin