Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 873 858 869
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11 -1
Contract jobs citing NFC 13 22 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.022% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.096% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 26
UK median daily rate £531 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £366 £364 £298
90th Percentile £544 £695 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £531 £456 £325
% change year-on-year +16.44% +40.38% -23.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
UK median hourly rate £53.75 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.57% +40.00% -
10th Percentile £47.88 £22.50 £22.50
90th Percentile £61.63 £52.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.75 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +53.57% +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 13,568 13,529 16,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.16% 13.61% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,164 8,258 10,017
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £218
90th Percentile £606 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 668 722 828
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.13 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.65% -18.62% +17.50%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.26 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.56% -22.00% +25.00%

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 19 October 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
Top 5 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 19 October 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
UK excluding London -15 13 £531 +16.44% 7
England -34 11 £538 -2.27% 6
South East -3 9 £538 +1.18% 1
East of England 0 2 - - 2
Scotland -23 2 £400 +3.23% 2

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 (46.15%) Web Services
1 6 (46.15%) Bluetooth
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) ISO 9001
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) IBM
2 5 (38.46%) CISSP
2 5 (38.46%) McAfee
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 5 (38.46%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) C++
2 5 (38.46%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) IIS
2 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
2 5 (38.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (38.46%) CISA
2 5 (38.46%) CISM
2 5 (38.46%) Quality Management
2 5 (38.46%) Security Management
2 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 5 (38.46%) Information Security
2 5 (38.46%) TOGAF
2 5 (38.46%) Nessus
2 5 (38.46%) Tripwire
2 5 (38.46%) Google
2 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 5 (38.46%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) OrCAD
1 1 (7.69%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (30.77%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Apple Pay
2 1 (7.69%) Google Pay
2 1 (7.69%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Bluetooth
2 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (23.08%) 3GPP
3 3 (23.08%) 5G
3 3 (23.08%) GSM
3 3 (23.08%) LTE
3 3 (23.08%) UMTS
3 3 (23.08%) WiMAX
3 3 (23.08%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) RFID
4 1 (7.69%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
1 5 (38.46%) SonarQube
1 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 4 (30.77%) Mercurial
3 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.69%) Android Studio
4 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.69%) LabVIEW
4 1 (7.69%) Subversion
4 1 (7.69%) Xcode
General
1 4 (30.77%) Back Office
2 3 (23.08%) Games
3 2 (15.38%) Automotive
3 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Electronics
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
4 1 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Payments Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Security Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Android Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) iOS Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Android Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) LTE Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Objective-C Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) JSON
2 2 (15.38%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) Android SDK
3 1 (7.69%) Cocoa
3 1 (7.69%) iOS SDK
3 1 (7.69%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
1 5 (38.46%) Driving Licence
1 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 4 (30.77%) Public Cloud
3 3 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (23.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
4 2 (15.38%) Digital Wallet
4 2 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
5 1 (7.69%) Contactless
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (7.69%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Solaris
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) Android
4 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
4 3 (23.08%) VxWorks
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Business Development
1 5 (38.46%) DevOps
1 5 (38.46%) Information Security
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL V3
1 5 (38.46%) Mathematics
1 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
1 5 (38.46%) Quality Management
1 5 (38.46%) Security Architecture
1 5 (38.46%) Security Management
1 5 (38.46%) Security Testing
1 5 (38.46%) TOGAF
1 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
2 4 (30.77%) Data Privacy
2 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
2 4 (30.77%) Dynamic Code Analysis
2 4 (30.77%) Fuzz Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Static Code Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
1 5 (38.46%) C++
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Apple Swift
3 1 (7.69%) Assembly Language
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
3 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
3 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
3 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CISA
1 5 (38.46%) CISM
1 5 (38.46%) CISSP
1 5 (38.46%) CREST Certified
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
1 5 (38.46%) IISP
2 4 (30.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 4 (30.77%) CCSP
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) GDPR
1 5 (38.46%) ISAE 3402
1 5 (38.46%) ISO 22301
1 5 (38.46%) ISO 31000
1 5 (38.46%) ISO 9001
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
1 5 (38.46%) PCI DSS
1 5 (38.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (7.69%) ISO 26262
2 1 (7.69%) MISRA
2 1 (7.69%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Nessus
1 5 (38.46%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) ArcSight
2 5 (38.46%) Barracuda Networks
2 5 (38.46%) Centrify
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Google
2 5 (38.46%) IBM
2 5 (38.46%) Imperva
2 5 (38.46%) McAfee
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Qualys
2 5 (38.46%) Splunk
2 5 (38.46%) Trend Micro
2 5 (38.46%) Tripwire
3 4 (30.77%) Okta
4 2 (15.38%) Apple
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) Samsung
5 1 (7.69%) Sun