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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
Rank 641 650 641
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing RFID 6 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.016% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.071% 0.11% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £390 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £275 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £275 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £275 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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
8477 8013 8229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.68% 13.93% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5161 4567 4443
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 522 458
Median hourly rate £32.25 £21.53 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.82% +0.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

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 30 August 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 30 August 2016.

RFID Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 August 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 +5 6 £390 +41.81% 4
South East +14 4 £280 +1.81% 1
Basingstoke +9 2 - -
Hampshire +1 2 - -
London - 2 £500 - 1
Redhill - 1 £280 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £280 -

RFID
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 (47.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (23.53%) Bluetooth
3 3 (17.65%) WLAN
3 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 3 (17.65%) LTE
4 2 (11.76%) NFC
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) RS-232
4 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
4 2 (11.76%) SAP
4 2 (11.76%) EMC
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Firmware
5 1 (5.88%) Internet
5 1 (5.88%) SAP MM
5 1 (5.88%) SAP WM
5 1 (5.88%) Smartcard
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) HND
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (5.88%) Logistics
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Electronics
5 1 (5.88%) Automotive
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management

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 1 (5.88%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (5.88%) SAP EWM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP HUM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP MII
2 1 (5.88%) SAP MM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP PM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Bluetooth
2 3 (17.65%) LTE
2 3 (17.65%) WLAN
3 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
3 2 (11.76%) NFC
3 2 (11.76%) RS-232
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
General
1 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Dutch Language
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) French Language
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Consultant
2 8 (47.06%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) RF Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Analogue Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Architect
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) SAP MM Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) SAP WM Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Contactless
1 1 (5.88%) Internet of Things
1 1 (5.88%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Logistics
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.88%) Schematic Capture
2 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
1 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Chartered Engineer
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) HND
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) EMC
1 2 (11.76%) SAP