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 27 June 2016 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 621 620 599
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Contract jobs citing NFC 27 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.027% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.19% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 18
Median daily rate £550 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £337 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £550 £328
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +67.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £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
8736 7935 7302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.39% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5290 4471 3911
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 469 401
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 27 June 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NFC within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

NFC Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

NFC
Top 13 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 27 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +12 27 £550 +4.81% 1
London +7 16 £550 -12.00% 1
Hampshire +17 7 - -
South East +7 7 - -
Basingstoke - 7 - -
East of England +18 3 £600 -
Cambridge - 2 £600 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £600 -
City of London +34 1 - - 1
Poole - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, 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 19 (54.29%) EMV
2 18 (51.43%) Contactless
3 16 (45.71%) Retail
4 15 (42.86%) User Experience
5 14 (40.00%) Mobile Payment
6 11 (31.43%) WLAN
7 9 (25.71%) Bluetooth
8 8 (22.86%) Data Protection
9 6 (17.14%) Banking
9 6 (17.14%) Electronics
10 5 (14.29%) Java
11 4 (11.43%) C
11 4 (11.43%) C++
11 4 (11.43%) 3G
11 4 (11.43%) 2G
11 4 (11.43%) Smartphone
11 4 (11.43%) Android SDK
11 4 (11.43%) Android Development
11 4 (11.43%) Android
11 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
11 4 (11.43%) iOS SDK
11 4 (11.43%) 5G
12 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
12 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (8.57%) Smartcard
12 3 (8.57%) Linux
12 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
13 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
13 2 (5.71%) Assembly Language
13 2 (5.71%) Apple

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 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) WLAN
2 9 (25.71%) Bluetooth
3 4 (11.43%) 2G
3 4 (11.43%) 3G
3 4 (11.43%) 5G
4 1 (2.86%) DAB
4 1 (2.86%) OFDM
4 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 16 (45.71%) Retail
2 6 (17.14%) Banking
2 6 (17.14%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Architect
1 15 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
2 9 (25.71%) Mobile Solutions Architect
3 6 (17.14%) Test Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Electronics Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Android Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Java Android Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Applications Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Java Applications Developer
7 2 (5.71%) RF Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Embedded Software Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Android SDK
1 4 (11.43%) iOS SDK
2 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
2 2 (5.71%) JSF
2 2 (5.71%) PrimeFaces
2 2 (5.71%) Spring
3 1 (2.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (54.29%) EMV
2 18 (51.43%) Contactless
3 15 (42.86%) User Experience
4 14 (40.00%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (11.43%) Smartphone
6 3 (8.57%) Smartcard
7 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
8 1 (2.86%) iPad
8 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Android
1 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Data Protection
2 4 (11.43%) Android Development
3 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
3 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (5.71%) iOS Development
4 2 (5.71%) Kanban
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile Development
4 2 (5.71%) Scrum
4 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.71%) TDD
5 1 (2.86%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.86%) Product Marketing
5 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.86%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) Java
2 4 (11.43%) C
2 4 (11.43%) C++
3 2 (5.71%) Assembly Language
3 2 (5.71%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Apple
1 2 (5.71%) Google
1 2 (5.71%) PayPal