Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 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)
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 860 825 873
Rank change year-on-year -35 +48 -34
Contract jobs citing NFC 14 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.028% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.19% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 9
UK median daily rate £600 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +84.62% -13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £550 £288 £186
90th Percentile £668 £504 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £325 £200
% change year-on-year +84.62% +62.50% -42.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
UK excluding London 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 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 13,339 14,264 15,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.13% 14.86% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,237 8,694 8,797
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 699 760 816
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.30% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -6.98% -1.15% -2.68%

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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NFC over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 February 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
England -39 14 £600 +84.62% 4
UK excluding London -22 9 £600 +84.62% 3
London -52 5 £625 +47.06% 1
East of England -1 4 - - 1
South East -20 3 - - 2
North of England +28 2 £600 +21.52%
North West 0 2 £600 +21.52%

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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 7 (50.00%) Bluetooth
2 6 (42.86%) 802.11
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) 802.1X
3 5 (35.71%) Contactless
3 5 (35.71%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (35.71%) C
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) SOAP
4 4 (28.57%) XML
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) Broadband
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) Electronics
4 4 (28.57%) Smartcard
4 4 (28.57%) EMV
4 4 (28.57%) xDSL
4 4 (28.57%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (28.57%) Presales
5 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
5 3 (21.43%) Marketing
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) Wireless
5 3 (21.43%) UMTS
5 3 (21.43%) GSM
6 2 (14.29%) ISO 9000
6 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
6 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) Retail

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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Bluetooth
2 6 (42.86%) 802.11
3 5 (35.71%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (28.57%) Broadband
4 4 (28.57%) xDSL
5 3 (21.43%) GSM
5 3 (21.43%) UMTS
5 3 (21.43%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) 3GPP
6 1 (7.14%) 5G
6 1 (7.14%) LTE
6 1 (7.14%) WiMAX
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Electronics
3 3 (21.43%) Marketing
4 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
4 2 (14.29%) Retail
5 1 (7.14%) Banking
5 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Wireless Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Linux Support
2 2 (14.29%) Linux Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Programme Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Wireless Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Customer Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Engineering Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Lead Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Product Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) 802.1X
2 4 (28.57%) SOAP
2 4 (28.57%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Contactless
2 4 (28.57%) EMV
2 4 (28.57%) Mobile Payment
2 4 (28.57%) Smartcard
3 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
4 2 (14.29%) Digital Currency
4 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Presales
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C
2 4 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO 9000
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 17025