Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 853 854
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -13
Contract jobs citing NFC 20 28 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.027% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 15
UK median daily rate £600 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.18% -15.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £393 £288 £196
90th Percentile £705 £575 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £325 £208
% change year-on-year +76.92% +56.06% -35.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 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 14147 16251 15798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.72% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8605 9813 9138
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 745 827 1017
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.65 £48.15 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +7 19 £600 +41.18% 2
London -23 10 £600 +17.07%
UK excluding London +13 9 £575 +76.92% 2
East of England -2 4 - -
South East -8 4 £650 +100.00% 1
North of England +53 1 £500 -
North West +23 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 9 (45.00%) EMV
1 9 (45.00%) Smartcard
1 9 (45.00%) Contactless
2 8 (40.00%) Mobile Payment
2 8 (40.00%) Presales
2 8 (40.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) SOAP
2 8 (40.00%) Bluetooth
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (35.00%) C#
3 7 (35.00%) 802.11
3 7 (35.00%) Project Management
3 7 (35.00%) XML
3 7 (35.00%) 802.1X
3 7 (35.00%) Degree
4 6 (30.00%) Mobile App
4 6 (30.00%) Digital Currency
4 6 (30.00%) Financial Institution
5 5 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) C
6 4 (20.00%) Broadband
6 4 (20.00%) Electronics
6 4 (20.00%) Android
6 4 (20.00%) xDSL
6 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (20.00%) Marketing
7 3 (15.00%) Wireless
7 3 (15.00%) CSS

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) BASE24
1 1 (5.00%) Postilion
1 1 (5.00%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Bluetooth
2 7 (35.00%) 802.11
3 5 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (20.00%) Broadband
4 4 (20.00%) xDSL
5 3 (15.00%) Wireless
6 2 (10.00%) GSM
6 2 (10.00%) UMTS
7 1 (5.00%) Internet
7 1 (5.00%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) NonStop SQL
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Financial Institution
3 4 (20.00%) Electronics
3 4 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Analyst
1 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Linux Support
2 2 (10.00%) Linux Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Product Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Programme Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Software Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Wireless Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Wireless Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Android Developer
3 1 (5.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Linux Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) SOAP
2 7 (35.00%) 802.1X
2 7 (35.00%) XML
3 3 (15.00%) CSS
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
4 2 (10.00%) CSS3
4 2 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (5.00%) Android SDK
5 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.00%) Cocoa
5 1 (5.00%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (5.00%) Material Design
5 1 (5.00%) Node.js
5 1 (5.00%) REST
5 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Contactless
1 9 (45.00%) EMV
1 9 (45.00%) Smartcard
2 8 (40.00%) Mobile Payment
3 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (30.00%) Digital Currency
4 6 (30.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (5.00%) Bitcoin
5 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (5.00%) EFT
5 1 (5.00%) EFTPOS
5 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (5.00%) Internet of Things
5 1 (5.00%) Tandem
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Android
2 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Presales
2 7 (35.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Android Development
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
4 1 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Development
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.00%) Product Management
4 1 (5.00%) Product Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) C
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO 9000
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 1 (5.00%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Apple
1 1 (5.00%) Google
1 1 (5.00%) MobileIron