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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
Rank 647 649 635
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing RFID 8 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.009% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.096% 0.064% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £315 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £275 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £298 £275 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.18% -18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 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
8319 7836 8554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.70% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5068 4501 4724
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 546 482
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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
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 26 September 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RFID within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

RFID Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

RFID
Top 10 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 26 September 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 +15 8 £315 +14.54% 13
South East +20 6 £298 +8.18% 7
Hampshire +9 3 - -
Basingstoke +8 3 - -
London - 2 £500 - 1
Redhill - 1 £280 - 2
Crawley - 1 £315 - 4
Berkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £280 - 2
West Sussex - 1 £315 - 4

RFID
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 (44.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (27.78%) Bluetooth
3 4 (22.22%) WLAN
3 4 (22.22%) LTE
3 4 (22.22%) NFC
4 3 (16.67%) RS-232
4 3 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 3 (16.67%) EMC
4 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) OrCAD
5 2 (11.11%) Schematic Capture
5 2 (11.11%) Contactless
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.56%) SAP EWM
6 1 (5.56%) Internet of Things
6 1 (5.56%) SAP HUM
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Electronics
6 1 (5.56%) Firmware
6 1 (5.56%) Internet
6 1 (5.56%) SAP MM
6 1 (5.56%) SAP WM
6 1 (5.56%) Smartcard
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
6 1 (5.56%) C
6 1 (5.56%) SAP
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL

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:

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (5.56%) SAP EWM
2 1 (5.56%) SAP HUM
2 1 (5.56%) SAP MM
2 1 (5.56%) SAP PM
2 1 (5.56%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Bluetooth
2 4 (22.22%) LTE
2 4 (22.22%) NFC
2 4 (22.22%) WLAN
3 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 3 (16.67%) RS-232
4 1 (5.56%) Internet
General
1 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Dutch Language
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) French Language
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Consultant
2 8 (44.44%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Radio Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Analogue Design Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Design Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Digital Design Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Electronics Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) RF Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Firmware Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) PCB Design Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) PCB Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SAP MM Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SAP WM Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Contactless
2 1 (5.56%) Internet of Things
2 1 (5.56%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Project Management
1 2 (11.11%) Schematic Capture
2 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
1 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
1 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) HND
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
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