Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 January 2019 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
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 870 872 834
Rank change year-on-year +2 -38 +34
Contract jobs citing NFC 14 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.016% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 14
UK median daily rate £538 £600 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.42% +75.18% +37.00%
10th Percentile £330 £423 £288
90th Percentile £550 £665 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £600 £325
% change year-on-year -10.42% +84.62% +62.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +40.00% -
10th Percentile £44.50 £22.50 £22.50
90th Percentile £53.50 £52.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,650 13,213 14,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.80% 13.38% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,628 8,170 8,788
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 674 745
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.13% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.88 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.25 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% -15.56% +5.88%

NFC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for NFC in the UK

NFC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NFC in the UK

NFC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NFC over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NFC in the UK

NFC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NFC in the UK

NFC
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFC within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
UK excluding London -18 14 £538 -10.42% 4
England -13 11 £538 -10.42% 6
South East +10 9 £538 - 1
Scotland - 3 £400 -
East of England +3 1 - - 2
North of England -27 1 £300 -50.00%
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing NFC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for NFC.

1 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Web Services
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (64.29%) Degree
3 9 (64.29%) JIRA
3 9 (64.29%) DevOps
3 9 (64.29%) C#
3 9 (64.29%) Java
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Google
4 8 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (57.14%) Business Development
4 8 (57.14%) TOGAF
4 8 (57.14%) Nessus
4 8 (57.14%) Tripwire
4 8 (57.14%) Information Security
4 8 (57.14%) CISA
4 8 (57.14%) CISM
4 8 (57.14%) Quality Management
4 8 (57.14%) Security Management
4 8 (57.14%) Management Information System
4 8 (57.14%) Back Office
4 8 (57.14%) ISA Server
4 8 (57.14%) McAfee
4 8 (57.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (57.14%) ISO 9001
4 8 (57.14%) Cisco
4 8 (57.14%) IBM
4 8 (57.14%) CCSP

NFC
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (57.14%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (57.14%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (7.14%) Apple Pay
3 1 (7.14%) Google Pay
3 1 (7.14%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Bluetooth
2 2 (14.29%) 3G
2 2 (14.29%) 4G
2 2 (14.29%) LTE
2 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (7.14%) 2G
3 1 (7.14%) 5G
3 1 (7.14%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) JIRA
2 8 (57.14%) SonarQube
2 8 (57.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Android Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
3 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (7.14%) Xcode
General
1 8 (57.14%) Back Office
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Architect
1 8 (57.14%) Cloud Architect
1 8 (57.14%) Payments Architect
1 8 (57.14%) Security Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Android Developer
3 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) iOS Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Java Android Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Objective-C Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) JSON
2 2 (14.29%) REST
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) Android SDK
3 1 (7.14%) Cocoa
3 1 (7.14%) iOS SDK
3 1 (7.14%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Data Centre
1 8 (57.14%) Driving Licence
1 8 (57.14%) Management Information System
1 8 (57.14%) Public Cloud
2 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Wallet
3 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (14.29%) Smartphone
4 1 (7.14%) CAN bus
4 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (7.14%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) Solaris
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
5 2 (14.29%) Android
5 2 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) DevOps
2 8 (57.14%) Business Development
2 8 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 8 (57.14%) Data Privacy
2 8 (57.14%) Data Protection
2 8 (57.14%) Dynamic Code Analysis
2 8 (57.14%) Fuzz Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Information Security
2 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 8 (57.14%) ITIL V3
2 8 (57.14%) Mathematics
2 8 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 8 (57.14%) Quality Management
2 8 (57.14%) Security Architecture
2 8 (57.14%) Security Management
2 8 (57.14%) Security Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Static Code Analysis
2 8 (57.14%) TOGAF
2 8 (57.14%) Waterfall
3 3 (21.43%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Apple Swift
2 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++
2 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
2 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Degree
2 8 (57.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 8 (57.14%) CCSP
2 8 (57.14%) CISA
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (57.14%) CISM
2 8 (57.14%) CISSP
2 8 (57.14%) CLAS
2 8 (57.14%) CREST Certified
2 8 (57.14%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) GDPR
1 8 (57.14%) ISAE 3402
1 8 (57.14%) ISO 22301
1 8 (57.14%) ISO 31000
1 8 (57.14%) ISO 9001
1 8 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
1 8 (57.14%) PCI DSS
1 8 (57.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) ISA Server
2 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) Nessus
1 8 (57.14%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Google
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) ArcSight
2 8 (57.14%) Barracuda Networks
2 8 (57.14%) Centrify
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco
2 8 (57.14%) IBM
2 8 (57.14%) Imperva
2 8 (57.14%) McAfee
2 8 (57.14%) Okta
2 8 (57.14%) Oracle
2 8 (57.14%) Qualys
2 8 (57.14%) Splunk
2 8 (57.14%) Trend Micro
2 8 (57.14%) Tripwire
3 2 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (7.14%) Samsung
4 1 (7.14%) Xamarin