The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
Rank 610 608 573
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -35
Contract jobs citing RFID 10 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.005% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.039% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
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£275 £350 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +15.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £338 £303
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +11.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £7.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £7.00

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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
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 9 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 31 July 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 -21 7 £275 -21.42%
Hampshire -5 3 £275 -15.38%
Basingstoke -7 3 £275 -15.38%
South East -9 3 £275 -18.51%
London -2 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

RFID
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) MCP
1 4 (33.33%) MCSE
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Wireless
2 3 (25.00%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) WLAN
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (8.33%) SAP EWM
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Capita
3 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (8.33%) CCTV
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (8.33%) iPhone
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) iPad
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) ABAP
3 1 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory

RFID
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP EWM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) WLAN
1 3 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (8.33%) PBX
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Field Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) IT Support
2 1 (8.33%) SAP EWM Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) EPoS
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
1 1 (8.33%) CCTV
1 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (8.33%) iPhone
1 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) ABAP
1 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) MCP
1 4 (33.33%) MCSE
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) SAP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) EMC
1 1 (8.33%) Capita