Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 20 January 2018 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)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 205 241
Rank change year-on-year +5 +36 -
Contract jobs citing NFC 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.037% 0.065% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.44% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
North West median daily rate £600 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
England median daily rate £600 £343 £250
% change year-on-year +75.18% +37.00% -38.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 723 918 1,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.38% 14.98% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 562 678
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £162 £213 £215
90th Percentile £599 £576 £550
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 51 107
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.59% +4.29% -7.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £43.08 £43.75 £42.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +7.32%

NFC
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing NFC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for NFC in the North West

NFC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NFC in the North West

NFC
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFC within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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
Manchester +8 1 £600 +20.00%
Lancashire - 1 £600 -
NFC
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for NFC.

1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Contactless

NFC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Transformation
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Transformation Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Contactless
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps