The first table below looks at the demand for RFID skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RFID over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
Rank 572 536 570
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +34
Contract jobs citing RFID 15 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.017% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 10
Average daily rate £513 £303 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.14% -19.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £289 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £439 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £292 £375
% change year-on-year
+75.81% -22.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - £29.00
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

RFID
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RFID within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RFID within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

RFID Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RFID within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -79 15 £513 +69.14% 4
East of England - 7 £500 - 1
London -19 6 £475 +8.88%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £475 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 3
Northamptonshire - 1 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 £550 -
North West - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Corby - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -

RFID
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RFID 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 RFID.

1 8 (40.00%) Retail
2 7 (35.00%) Project Management
3 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (25.00%) Degree
4 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) SOA
4 4 (20.00%) LAN
5 3 (15.00%) WLAN
5 3 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (15.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) Middleware
5 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.00%) Web Services
5 3 (15.00%) C
5 3 (15.00%) HTML
5 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.00%) SQL
5 3 (15.00%) Wireless
5 3 (15.00%) SaaS
5 3 (15.00%) Change Control
5 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (10.00%) KML
6 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (10.00%) CCTV
6 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
6 2 (10.00%) JTAG
6 2 (10.00%) GIS

RFID
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RFID 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 RFID. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) nginx
3 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) WLAN
2 3 (15.00%) Wireless
3 2 (10.00%) RTCP
3 2 (10.00%) RTP
3 2 (10.00%) GSM
3 2 (10.00%) SMS
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Intranet
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MS Access
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (40.00%) Retail
2 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (15.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.00%) Advertising
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Architect
1 6 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Integration Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Python Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Head of IT
4 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.00%) DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Database Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Support Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
1 3 (15.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) KML
2 2 (10.00%) J2EE
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
2 2 (10.00%) JDBC
2 2 (10.00%) Flash
2 2 (10.00%) J2ME
2 2 (10.00%) SyncML
2 2 (10.00%) WAP
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Flex
3 1 (5.00%) Django
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (10.00%) CCTV
1 2 (10.00%) GIS
1 2 (10.00%) Device Driver
1 2 (10.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.00%) EPoS
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Windows CE
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Project Management
2 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) SOA
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) Change Control
4 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) E-business
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Logistics
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.00%) CRM
6 1 (5.00%) ERP
6 1 (5.00%) ETL
6 1 (5.00%) UML
6 1 (5.00%) OOP
6 1 (5.00%) TDD
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C
1 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) ActionScript
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) JTAG
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) ESRI
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Mapinfo
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Sage
3 1 (5.00%) Ab Initio