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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
UK
Rank 573 622 593
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -29
Contract jobs citing RFID 19 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.006% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.041% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £325 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +112.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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
6843 7257 7511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.55% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4141 4224 4259
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 366 416
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.38 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% +26.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

RFID Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

RFID
Top 18 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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +32 19 £325 - 1
South East +33 16 £325 -
West Sussex +9 6 £325 -
Hampshire - 6 - -
Basingstoke - 5 - -
Gatwick - 4 - -
Brighton - 3 - -
East Sussex - 3 - -
Crawley +14 2 £325 -
North West - 2 £450 -
Merseyside - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Redhill - 1 - -

RFID
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 16 (48.48%) Manufacturing
2 15 (45.45%) EMC
2 15 (45.45%) OrCAD
2 15 (45.45%) Schematic Capture
3 14 (42.42%) Contactless
4 13 (39.39%) NFC
5 11 (33.33%) Bluetooth
6 10 (30.30%) Ethernet
6 10 (30.30%) Degree
6 10 (30.30%) Chartered Engineer
6 10 (30.30%) RS-232
7 8 (24.24%) Smartcard
8 6 (18.18%) LTE
8 6 (18.18%) WLAN
9 5 (15.15%) Embedded C
9 5 (15.15%) C
9 5 (15.15%) Retail
10 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
10 4 (12.12%) C++
10 4 (12.12%) Firmware
11 3 (9.09%) Validation
11 3 (9.09%) Scrum
11 3 (9.09%) Project Management
11 3 (9.09%) Wireless
11 3 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (9.09%) Embedded C++
11 3 (9.09%) ZigBee
11 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (9.09%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (9.09%) 802.15

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 15 (45.45%) OrCAD
Communications & Networking
1 13 (39.39%) NFC
2 11 (33.33%) Bluetooth
3 10 (30.30%) Ethernet
3 10 (30.30%) RS-232
4 6 (18.18%) LTE
4 6 (18.18%) WLAN
5 3 (9.09%) 802.15
5 3 (9.09%) Wireless
5 3 (9.09%) ZigBee
6 2 (6.06%) Internet
7 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (9.09%) BusinessObjects XI
General
1 16 (48.48%) Manufacturing
2 5 (15.15%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Design Engineer
1 15 (45.45%) Electronics Design Engineer
1 15 (45.45%) Electronics Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Analogue Design Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Digital Design Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) Embedded Engineer
4 7 (21.21%) EMC Design Engineer
4 7 (21.21%) EMC Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) PCB Design Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) PCB Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) Radio Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) Test Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
9 1 (3.03%) C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Embedded C Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Contactless
2 8 (24.24%) Smartcard
3 2 (6.06%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.03%) Life Science
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Android
1 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Schematic Capture
2 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
3 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.09%) Project Management
3 3 (9.09%) Scrum
3 3 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (3.03%) Actionable Insight
4 1 (3.03%) Android Development
4 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.03%) Case Management
4 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.03%) iOS Development
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.03%) SOA
4 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) C
1 5 (15.15%) Embedded C
2 4 (12.12%) C++
3 3 (9.09%) Embedded C++
4 2 (6.06%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Chartered Engineer
1 10 (30.30%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) EMC