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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Near Field Communication (NFC)
UK
Rank 578 634 607
Rank change year-on-year +56 -27  
Contract jobs citing NFC 18 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.015% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.10% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Median daily rate £438 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £370 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £482 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £485 £400
% change year-on-year -12.37% +21.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 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 6618 7818 7780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.75% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4078 4664 4242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 334 431
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

NFC
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

NFC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NFC over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NFC in the UK

NFC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NFC in the UK

NFC
Top 12 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 24 March 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 +44 18 £438 -7.89% 4
South East +33 10 £425 -
Hampshire +15 8 - -
Basingstoke +12 8 - -
Manchester - 5 £494 -
North West - 5 £494 -
London +27 2 £450 -5.26% 1
Surrey - 2 £425 -
Woking - 2 £425 -
Cambridge +6 1 £200 -58.76% 2
Cambridgeshire +5 1 £200 -58.76% 2
East of England -3 1 £200 -58.76% 2

NFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (58.62%) RFID
2 16 (55.17%) Bluetooth
3 12 (41.38%) WLAN
4 7 (24.14%) LTE
5 6 (20.69%) EMC
5 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
5 6 (20.69%) Contactless
6 5 (17.24%) OrCAD
6 5 (17.24%) Schematic Capture
6 5 (17.24%) Electronics
7 4 (13.79%) Android
7 4 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
7 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
8 3 (10.34%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (10.34%) Internet of Things
8 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (10.34%) 5G
8 3 (10.34%) Actionable Insight
8 3 (10.34%) Case Management
8 3 (10.34%) 2G
8 3 (10.34%) Finance
8 3 (10.34%) Internet
8 3 (10.34%) Project Management
8 3 (10.34%) 3G
8 3 (10.34%) Java
8 3 (10.34%) Degree
8 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.90%) Google
9 2 (6.90%) Xcode

NFC
Top Related 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 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) RFID
2 16 (55.17%) Bluetooth
3 12 (41.38%) WLAN
4 7 (24.14%) LTE
5 4 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (10.34%) 2G
6 3 (10.34%) 3G
6 3 (10.34%) 5G
6 3 (10.34%) Internet
7 1 (3.45%) SMPP
7 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
1 2 (6.90%) Xcode
2 1 (3.45%) MSBuild
2 1 (3.45%) MSTest
2 1 (3.45%) NUnit
2 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
2 5 (17.24%) Electronics
3 3 (10.34%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Test Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Electronics Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Radio Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Design Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Embedded Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) PCB Design Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) PCB Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Electronics Test Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Android Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Applications Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Mobile Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.45%) iOS Developer
8 1 (3.45%) RF Test Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Android SDK
1 2 (6.90%) iOS SDK
1 2 (6.90%) J2EE
1 2 (6.90%) Material Design
1 2 (6.90%) REST
1 2 (6.90%) SOAP
1 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.45%) JSF
2 1 (3.45%) LINQ
2 1 (3.45%) PrimeFaces
2 1 (3.45%) Spring
2 1 (3.45%) WCF
2 1 (3.45%) WPF
2 1 (3.45%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Contactless
2 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
3 3 (10.34%) Internet of Things
4 2 (6.90%) User Experience
5 1 (3.45%) EMV
5 1 (3.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Android
1 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Schematic Capture
2 3 (10.34%) Actionable Insight
2 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (10.34%) Case Management
2 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (10.34%) Mobile Application Development
2 3 (10.34%) Project Management
3 2 (6.90%) Android Development
3 2 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (6.90%) iOS Development
3 2 (6.90%) Mobile Development
4 1 (3.45%) Concurrent Programming
4 1 (3.45%) Multithreading
4 1 (3.45%) MVC
4 1 (3.45%) Physics
4 1 (3.45%) Push Notifications
4 1 (3.45%) Regression Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) Apple Swift
2 2 (6.90%) C#
2 2 (6.90%) Objective-C
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) EMC
2 2 (6.90%) Apple
2 2 (6.90%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) PayPal
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