The table below looks at the statistics for RFID skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RFID over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
Rank 642 637 616
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -21
Contract jobs citing RFID 9 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.016% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.11% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £500 £275 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -18.51%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £275 £338
% change year-on-year
+81.81% -18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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
8772 7949 7641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.24% 13.93% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5364 4556 4058
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 496 440
Median hourly rate £29.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.46% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

RFID
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RFID as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

RFID Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RFID
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RFID within the UK.

RFID Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RFID
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RFID within the UK.

RFID Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RFID
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RFID within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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 9 £500 +81.81% 2
East of England +27 5 £500 - 2
Suffolk - 5 £500 -
Newmarket - 5 £500 -
South East +11 2 - -
Basingstoke +4 2 - -
Hampshire +2 2 - -
London +5 1 - -

RFID
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RFID 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 RFID.

1 8 (53.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (20.00%) Bluetooth
2 3 (20.00%) WLAN
2 3 (20.00%) LTE
3 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) NFC
3 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) SAP PM
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Logistics
4 1 (6.67%) PKI
4 1 (6.67%) Business Development
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) Dutch Language
4 1 (6.67%) French Language
4 1 (6.67%) SAP HUM
4 1 (6.67%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) HND
4 1 (6.67%) ATM
4 1 (6.67%) GSM
4 1 (6.67%) Back Office
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Automotive
4 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.67%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) EMV
4 1 (6.67%) SAP MM
4 1 (6.67%) SAP WM

RFID
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:

Business Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (6.67%) SAP EWM
2 1 (6.67%) SAP HUM
2 1 (6.67%) SAP MII
2 1 (6.67%) SAP MM
2 1 (6.67%) SAP PM
2 1 (6.67%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (20.00%) LTE
1 3 (20.00%) WLAN
2 2 (13.33%) NFC
3 1 (6.67%) ATM
3 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.67%) GSM
3 1 (6.67%) RS-232
General
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Automotive
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Dutch Language
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Consultant
2 8 (53.33%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) RF Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) EMV Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Architect
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SAP MM Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SAP WM Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Contactless
1 1 (6.67%) EMV
1 1 (6.67%) PKI
1 1 (6.67%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.67%) Business Development
1 1 (6.67%) Logistics
1 1 (6.67%) Migration
1 1 (6.67%) Project Management
1 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) HND
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) EMC
2 1 (6.67%) Gemalto