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 3 September 2014 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
Rank 591 570 573
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs citing RFID 3 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.008% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.037% 0.056% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
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£350 - £358
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 - £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 - £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 - £340
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
8097 7147 8921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.50% 13.52% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4407 3869 4071
Average daily rate £363 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.98% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 419 683
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.04%

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 3 September 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 16 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 3 September 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
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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 -9 3 £350 - 5
South East -7 2 £338 - 3
Hampshire -10 1 £325 - 3
Basingstoke - 1 £325 -
London - 1 £450 - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 3
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

RFID
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 5 (45.45%) Retail
2 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) DB2
3 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
3 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) JDBC
3 2 (18.18%) J2EE
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) Apache
3 2 (18.18%) Flash
3 2 (18.18%) J2ME
3 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
3 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
3 2 (18.18%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) ETL
3 2 (18.18%) GSM
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) SMS
3 2 (18.18%) Windows CE
3 2 (18.18%) EPoS
3 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (18.18%) Mapinfo
3 2 (18.18%) Middleware
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) RTCP
3 2 (18.18%) RTP
3 2 (18.18%) SyncML

RFID
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
1 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
1 2 (18.18%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) WordPress
2 1 (9.09%) Drupal
2 1 (9.09%) Joomla!
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) GSM
1 2 (18.18%) SMS
1 2 (18.18%) RTCP
1 2 (18.18%) RTP
2 1 (9.09%) NFC
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) WLAN
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 5 (45.45%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Integration Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Head of IT
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) JDBC
2 2 (18.18%) J2EE
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) Flash
2 2 (18.18%) J2ME
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (18.18%) SyncML
2 2 (18.18%) WAP
2 2 (18.18%) KML
3 1 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) OAuth
3 1 (9.09%) Ajax
3 1 (9.09%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (9.09%) CakePHP
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) JSON
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
1 2 (18.18%) EPoS
1 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
1 2 (18.18%) GIS
1 2 (18.18%) Device Driver
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Kinect
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows CE
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) SOA
1 2 (18.18%) ETL
1 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
1 2 (18.18%) E-business
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (9.09%) Android Development
2 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
2 1 (9.09%) OO PHP
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) MVC
2 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) OO
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) JTAG
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Mapinfo
1 2 (18.18%) ESRI
1 2 (18.18%) Ab Initio
2 1 (9.09%) Facebook
2 1 (9.09%) Zend