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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Rank 624 627 614
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing NFC 16 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.014% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.097% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 8
Average daily rate £530 £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £400 £320
% change year-on-year
+21.25% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
8540 8244 7307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.79% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4488 3859
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 445 405
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 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 29 April 2016.

NFC Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

NFC
Top 11 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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 16 £530 +32.50% 4
South East -9 8 - -
Basingstoke - 8 - -
Hampshire - 8 - -
London -9 6 £540 - 2
Cambridge - 1 £485 -
Poole - 1 - - 2
Dorset - 1 - - 2
South West - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 £485 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £485 -

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (40.00%) WLAN
2 6 (30.00%) Bluetooth
3 5 (25.00%) EMV
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (20.00%) User Experience
4 4 (20.00%) Contactless
4 4 (20.00%) Electronics
4 4 (20.00%) Retail
4 4 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (15.00%) Smartcard
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) TDD
5 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Android SDK
5 3 (15.00%) Android Development
5 3 (15.00%) Android
6 2 (10.00%) Kanban
6 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (10.00%) iOS SDK
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Mobile Development
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) Release Management
6 2 (10.00%) JIRA
6 2 (10.00%) Degree
6 2 (10.00%) Google
6 2 (10.00%) 2G

NFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (5.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) WLAN
2 6 (30.00%) Bluetooth
3 2 (10.00%) 2G
3 2 (10.00%) 3G
4 1 (5.00%) DAB
4 1 (5.00%) HTTP
4 1 (5.00%) OFDM
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (20.00%) Electronics
1 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Architect
1 4 (20.00%) Developer
1 4 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Android Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Electronics Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Java Android Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Java Applications Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) RF Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.00%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Android SDK
2 2 (10.00%) iOS SDK
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) EMV
1 5 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
2 4 (20.00%) Contactless
2 4 (20.00%) User Experience
3 3 (15.00%) Smartcard
4 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (5.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Android
2 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Android Development
2 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (15.00%) Scrum
2 3 (15.00%) TDD
2 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (10.00%) Kanban
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile Development
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Release Management
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) Product Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) APMP
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Apple
1 2 (10.00%) Google
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