Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for NFC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NFC over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Near Field Communication (NFC)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 845 843
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 -31
Contract jobs citing NFC 18 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.029% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 11
England median daily rate £550 £425 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +70.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £379 £288 £188
90th Percentile £660 £575 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +29.41% -15.00% +42.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -

NFC is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13105 15064 14531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.82% 15.40% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8033 9154 8522
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 765 946
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing NFC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for NFC in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NFC in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for NFC in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NFC in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NFC in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFC in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NFC in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NFC in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NFC in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFC within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -20 10 £600 +17.07%
East of England -15 4 - -
South East -4 3 - -
North of England +61 1 £500 -
North West +22 1 £500 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NFC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for NFC.

1 8 (44.44%) Java
1 8 (44.44%) SOAP
1 8 (44.44%) Bluetooth
1 8 (44.44%) EMV
1 8 (44.44%) Smartcard
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
1 8 (44.44%) Mobile Payment
1 8 (44.44%) Contactless
1 8 (44.44%) Presales
2 7 (38.89%) 802.1X
2 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 7 (38.89%) Computer Science
2 7 (38.89%) 802.11
2 7 (38.89%) XML
2 7 (38.89%) Project Management
2 7 (38.89%) C#
3 6 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 6 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 6 (33.33%) Digital Currency
4 5 (27.78%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (22.22%) Electronics
5 4 (22.22%) Marketing
5 4 (22.22%) C
5 4 (22.22%) Broadband
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) xDSL
5 4 (22.22%) Android
5 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
6 3 (16.67%) CSS
6 3 (16.67%) HTML

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Bluetooth
2 7 (38.89%) 802.11
3 5 (27.78%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (22.22%) Broadband
4 4 (22.22%) xDSL
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (11.11%) GSM
6 2 (11.11%) UMTS
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 4 (22.22%) Electronics
3 4 (22.22%) Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Analyst
1 3 (16.67%) Service Analyst
1 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Linux Support
2 2 (11.11%) Linux Support Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Product Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Programme Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Software Support Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Wireless Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Wireless Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) iOS Android Developer
3 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Payments Programme Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Android Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior iOS Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) SOAP
2 7 (38.89%) 802.1X
2 7 (38.89%) XML
3 3 (16.67%) CSS
3 3 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (11.11%) CSS3
4 2 (11.11%) HTML5
5 1 (5.56%) Android SDK
5 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.56%) Cocoa
5 1 (5.56%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (5.56%) Material Design
5 1 (5.56%) Node.js
5 1 (5.56%) REST
5 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Contactless
1 8 (44.44%) EMV
1 8 (44.44%) Mobile Payment
1 8 (44.44%) Smartcard
2 7 (38.89%) Computer Science
3 6 (33.33%) Digital Currency
3 6 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Android
1 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Presales
2 7 (38.89%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Android Development
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Development
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.56%) Product Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) C
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO 9000
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) AirWatch
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Apple
1 1 (5.56%) Google
1 1 (5.56%) MobileIron