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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 627 627
Rank change year-on-year +27 0  
Contract jobs citing NFC 10 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.050% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.31% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 6
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £540 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £600 £550
% change year-on-year -23.95% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 -

NFC is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NFC as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NFC over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NFC in the UK

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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

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Top 10 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +4 9 £575 +4.54% 3
South East +13 5 £531 - 1
Hampshire +8 5 £531 -
Basingstoke -15 4 £413 -
London -10 3 £575 +4.54% 1
City of London -1 1 £650 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £388 -
Scotland - 1 £388 -
Manchester - 1 £500 -
North West - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 with a requirement for NFC.

1 17 (60.71%) Bluetooth
2 11 (39.29%) WLAN
3 10 (35.71%) RFID
4 7 (25.00%) Electronics
5 5 (17.86%) 5G
5 5 (17.86%) 3G
5 5 (17.86%) Internet of Things
5 5 (17.86%) 2G
5 5 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (17.86%) Internet
6 4 (14.29%) Apple
6 4 (14.29%) SOAP
6 4 (14.29%) Finance
6 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
6 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
6 4 (14.29%) REST
7 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (10.71%) LTE
7 3 (10.71%) Google
7 3 (10.71%) Android
7 3 (10.71%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (10.71%) Mobile Development
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.71%) Actionable Insight
7 3 (10.71%) Case Management
7 3 (10.71%) Material Design
7 3 (10.71%) Degree
7 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.71%) Xcode

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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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (60.71%) Bluetooth
2 11 (39.29%) WLAN
3 10 (35.71%) RFID
4 5 (17.86%) 2G
4 5 (17.86%) 3G
4 5 (17.86%) 5G
4 5 (17.86%) Internet
4 5 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (10.71%) LTE
6 1 (3.57%) SMPP
6 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Xcode
2 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.57%) MSBuild
3 1 (3.57%) MSTest
3 1 (3.57%) NUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.00%) Electronics
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Test Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Electronics Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Electronics Test Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Applications Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Mobile Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Payments Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) RF Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) RF Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) REST
1 4 (14.29%) SOAP
2 3 (10.71%) Material Design
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) J2EE
3 2 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (3.57%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.57%) Cocoa
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) iOS SDK
4 1 (3.57%) JSON
4 1 (3.57%) LINQ
4 1 (3.57%) WCF
4 1 (3.57%) WPF
4 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Internet of Things
2 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 2 (7.14%) Bitcoin
3 2 (7.14%) Contactless
3 2 (7.14%) EMV
3 2 (7.14%) Fintech
3 2 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) EPoS
4 1 (3.57%) FMCG
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 3 (10.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (10.71%) Actionable Insight
2 3 (10.71%) Case Management
2 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (10.71%) Mobile Application Development
2 3 (10.71%) Mobile Development
2 3 (10.71%) Project Management
2 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (7.14%) Product Management
3 2 (7.14%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) B2C
4 1 (3.57%) Concurrent Programming
4 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (3.57%) iOS Development
4 1 (3.57%) Multithreading
4 1 (3.57%) Open Source
4 1 (3.57%) Physics
4 1 (3.57%) Push Notifications
4 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Java
1 3 (10.71%) Objective-C
2 2 (7.14%) Apple Swift
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 8583
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Apple
2 3 (10.71%) Google
3 1 (3.57%) EMC
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
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