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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 608 589 567
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -22
Contract jobs citing NFC 25 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.038% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 15
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£500 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £276 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £478 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £462 £325 £420
% change year-on-year
+42.23% -22.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.50 -

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
8062 8177 7057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 14.64% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4616 4454 3809
Average daily rate £375 £363 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 456 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 12 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 4 September 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 -3 22 £500 +53.84% 4
London +17 18 £550 +57.14% 4
City of London +9 5 £250 -28.57% 2
Paddington - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 - - 2
East of England - 2 - -
Surrey -1 1 £425 +97.44%
South East -32 1 £425 +30.61%
North West - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (45.16%) Android
2 12 (38.71%) Apple iOS
2 12 (38.71%) Android Development
2 12 (38.71%) EMV
3 10 (32.26%) HTML
3 10 (32.26%) HTML5
4 9 (29.03%) iOS Development
4 9 (29.03%) BDD
4 9 (29.03%) Finance
5 7 (22.58%) Banking
6 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
6 6 (19.35%) Web Design
7 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
7 5 (16.13%) Android SDK
7 5 (16.13%) Java
7 5 (16.13%) Windows
7 5 (16.13%) Project Management
8 4 (12.90%) Mobile Development
9 3 (9.68%) HSPA
9 3 (9.68%) LTE
9 3 (9.68%) Degree
9 3 (9.68%) Cocoa Touch
9 3 (9.68%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (9.68%) VoLTE
9 3 (9.68%) CSS3
9 3 (9.68%) Iperf
9 3 (9.68%) User Experience
9 3 (9.68%) CA
9 3 (9.68%) Benchmarking

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (3.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Bluetooth
1 3 (9.68%) GPRS
1 3 (9.68%) GSM
1 3 (9.68%) 3GPP
1 3 (9.68%) WCDMA
1 3 (9.68%) HSPA
1 3 (9.68%) LTE
1 3 (9.68%) VoLTE
2 2 (6.45%) Internet
2 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.23%) ZigBee
3 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Project Manager
3 6 (19.35%) iOS Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Android Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) EMV Project Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Lead Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Project Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Lead Web Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Platform Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) HTML
1 10 (32.26%) HTML5
2 5 (16.13%) Android SDK
3 3 (9.68%) CSS3
3 3 (9.68%) Cocoa Touch
3 3 (9.68%) Cocoa
3 3 (9.68%) CSS
4 2 (6.45%) J2EE
4 2 (6.45%) JSON
5 1 (3.23%) RESTful
5 1 (3.23%) iOS SDK
5 1 (3.23%) REST
5 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) EMV
2 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.68%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (9.68%) User Experience
3 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.45%) Handset
4 2 (6.45%) Smartcard
4 2 (6.45%) Chip Card
4 2 (6.45%) Internet of Things
4 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.45%) PKI
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) Home Automation
5 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.23%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (3.23%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
5 1 (3.23%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Android
2 12 (38.71%) Apple iOS
3 5 (16.13%) Windows
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Android Development
3 9 (29.03%) iOS Development
3 9 (29.03%) BDD
4 6 (19.35%) Web Design
5 5 (16.13%) Project Management
6 4 (12.90%) Mobile Development
7 3 (9.68%) Benchmarking
8 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.45%) Scrum
8 2 (6.45%) TDD
9 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Release Management
9 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Kanban
9 1 (3.23%) Open Source
9 1 (3.23%) Memory Management
9 1 (3.23%) Risk Management
9 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
9 1 (3.23%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
2 5 (16.13%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) Objective-C
4 2 (6.45%) C
4 2 (6.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Iperf
2 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.23%) SELinux
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) CA
2 1 (3.23%) Google
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