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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 599 546 535
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -11
Contract jobs citing NFC 14 31 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.059% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.44% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 36
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£450 £415 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -9.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £365 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £525 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-21.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - £37.50

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
8494 7098 8320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.53% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4807 3899 3950
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 449 618
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 30 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 24 October 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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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 -44 14 £450 +8.43% 8
London -25 6 £575 +38.55%
South East -21 2 £450 - 3
Berkshire +7 1 £450 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £450 -
South West - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Wales - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Farnham - - - -
Godalming - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Aldershot - - - -
Bath - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 25 (53.19%) Android
2 17 (36.17%) Android Development
3 14 (29.79%) Mobile App
4 12 (25.53%) Java
5 11 (23.40%) Mobile Commerce
6 10 (21.28%) Bluetooth
6 10 (21.28%) Mobile Payment
6 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (19.15%) E-Commerce
8 8 (17.02%) Project Management
8 8 (17.02%) Gradle
9 7 (14.89%) Banking
10 6 (12.77%) Finance
10 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (12.77%) EMV
11 5 (10.64%) C
11 5 (10.64%) HTML
11 5 (10.64%) CMS
11 5 (10.64%) Retail
11 5 (10.64%) JNI
11 5 (10.64%) User Experience
11 5 (10.64%) Android NDK
12 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (8.51%) HTML5
12 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
12 4 (8.51%) C++
13 3 (6.38%) Linux
13 3 (6.38%) Smartcard
13 3 (6.38%) Handset
13 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (10.64%) CMS
2 2 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.13%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.13%) Drupal
3 1 (2.13%) WordPress
3 1 (2.13%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) Bluetooth
2 2 (4.26%) Wireless
3 1 (2.13%) 3GPP
3 1 (2.13%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Gradle
2 2 (4.26%) Subversion
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (14.89%) Banking
2 6 (12.77%) Finance
3 5 (10.64%) Retail
4 3 (6.38%) Marketing
5 2 (4.26%) Electronics
5 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.13%) Automotive
6 1 (2.13%) Legal
6 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) Android Developer
3 10 (21.28%) Project Manager
4 9 (19.15%) Lead Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Website Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Digital Project Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Agile Project Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Designer
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) HTML
1 5 (10.64%) JNI
1 5 (10.64%) Android NDK
2 4 (8.51%) HTML5
3 2 (4.26%) J2ME
4 1 (2.13%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) Ajax
4 1 (2.13%) JSON
4 1 (2.13%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (2.13%) CakePHP
4 1 (2.13%) OAuth
4 1 (2.13%) CSS
4 1 (2.13%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Mobile App
2 10 (21.28%) Mobile Payment
3 6 (12.77%) EMV
4 5 (10.64%) User Experience
5 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (6.38%) Handset
6 3 (6.38%) Smartcard
7 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
7 2 (4.26%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (4.26%) Derivative
7 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
7 2 (4.26%) EPoS
8 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
8 1 (2.13%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (2.13%) APACS
8 1 (2.13%) Cryptography
8 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
8 1 (2.13%) Social Media
8 1 (2.13%) Kinect
8 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 25 (53.19%) Android
2 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.13%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Android Development
2 11 (23.40%) Mobile Commerce
3 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (19.15%) E-Commerce
5 8 (17.02%) Project Management
6 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.26%) Workflow
8 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Data Mapping
8 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.26%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.13%) Supplier Management
9 1 (2.13%) Competitor Analysis
9 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (2.13%) Electronic Design Automation
9 1 (2.13%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.13%) Use Case
9 1 (2.13%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.13%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) Java
2 5 (10.64%) C
3 4 (8.51%) C++
4 2 (4.26%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.13%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.13%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.13%) Perl
5 1 (2.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) ISO 8583
2 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 2 (4.26%) EMIR
2 2 (4.26%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 7816
3 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1 (2.13%) Perforce
1 1 (2.13%) Zend
1 1 (2.13%) Facebook
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