Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 881 816 859
Rank change year-on-year -65 +43 -9
Contract jobs citing NFC 9 31 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.034% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.066% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 17
UK median daily rate £600 £469 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -14.77% +37.50%
10th Percentile £450 £316 £390
90th Percentile £650 £656 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £425 £550
% change year-on-year +41.18% -22.73% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 12
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.00% - -
10th Percentile £29.50 £22.50 £22.50
90th Percentile £59.50 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +70.00% - -

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 13,566 12,725 15,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.36% 13.97% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,383 7,777 9,467
UK median daily rate £423 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.80% +2.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £204 £208 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 749 735 707
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.21% -16.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £48.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.24 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.30% -20.40% +11.11%

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 26 May 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NFC over the 6 months to 26 May 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 26 May 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 -68 9 £600 +23.08% 3
UK excluding London -33 8 £600 +41.18% 3
South East -35 5 - - 1
North of England -17 2 £600 +20.00%
North West -17 2 £600 +20.00%
East of England -3 1 - -
London -54 1 £450 -21.74%

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 6 (66.67%) Bluetooth
2 5 (55.56%) GSM
2 5 (55.56%) UMTS
3 4 (44.44%) C
3 4 (44.44%) C++
3 4 (44.44%) VxWorks
3 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (44.44%) Wireless
3 4 (44.44%) LTE
3 4 (44.44%) Games
3 4 (44.44%) WiMAX
3 4 (44.44%) 5G
3 4 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (33.33%) Mercurial
4 3 (33.33%) 3GPP
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 1 (11.11%) Data Science
6 1 (11.11%) Decision-Making
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) Objective-C
6 1 (11.11%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
6 1 (11.11%) Automotive

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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) OrCAD
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Bluetooth
2 5 (55.56%) GSM
2 5 (55.56%) UMTS
3 4 (44.44%) 5G
3 4 (44.44%) LTE
3 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (44.44%) WiMAX
3 4 (44.44%) Wireless
4 3 (33.33%) 3GPP
5 1 (11.11%) 3G
5 1 (11.11%) 4G
5 1 (11.11%) 802.11
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (33.33%) Mercurial
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Games
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
3 1 (11.11%) Automotive
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Wireless Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Transformation
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) iOS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) RF Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) VxWorks
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (22.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Data Science
3 1 (11.11%) Decision-Making
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
3 1 (11.11%) Power Management
3 1 (11.11%) Schematic Capture
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C
1 4 (44.44%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Apple Swift
2 1 (11.11%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 9000
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 17025
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) EMC