The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for RFID skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RFID over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
UK
Rank 583 639 619
Rank change year-on-year +56 -20  
Contract jobs citing RFID 26 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.004% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.025% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £110 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -74.11% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £110 £425 -
% change year-on-year -74.11% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - -

RFID 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 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
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 £205
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 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
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 £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

RFID
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RFID in the UK

RFID
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RFID.

Contractor daily rate trend for RFID in the UK

RFID
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RFID over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RFID in the UK

RFID
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RFID in the UK

RFID
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing RFID over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RFID in the UK

RFID
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RFID within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +63 26 £110 -74.11% 5
South East - 17 £110 - 2
Basingstoke - 8 £110 -
Hampshire - 8 £110 -
Berkshire - 8 £435 - 1
Reading - 5 £435 - 1
London - 5 £280 - 3
Thatcham - 4 - -
North West +31 3 - -
Manchester - 3 - -
City of London - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1

RFID
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RFID 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 RFID.

1 17 (32.69%) NFC
2 16 (30.77%) Manufacturing
3 15 (28.85%) EMC
4 14 (26.92%) OrCAD
4 14 (26.92%) Schematic Capture
5 13 (25.00%) Bluetooth
6 12 (23.08%) Contactless
7 10 (19.23%) Degree
8 9 (17.31%) Chartered Engineer
8 9 (17.31%) LTE
8 9 (17.31%) RS-232
8 9 (17.31%) WLAN
8 9 (17.31%) Ethernet
8 9 (17.31%) Java
9 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
9 8 (15.38%) SQL
9 8 (15.38%) IBM
9 8 (15.38%) Eclipse
9 8 (15.38%) Smartcard
9 8 (15.38%) Maximo
9 8 (15.38%) Wireless
9 8 (15.38%) Mobile Development
9 8 (15.38%) Mobile First
9 8 (15.38%) Push Notifications
10 7 (13.46%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (9.62%) Retail
11 5 (9.62%) Project Management
12 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
12 4 (7.69%) Firmware
12 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification

RFID
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:

Applications
1 14 (26.92%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.69%) NFC
2 13 (25.00%) Bluetooth
3 9 (17.31%) Ethernet
3 9 (17.31%) LTE
3 9 (17.31%) RS-232
3 9 (17.31%) WLAN
4 8 (15.38%) Wireless
5 3 (5.77%) 802.15
5 3 (5.77%) Internet
5 3 (5.77%) ZigBee
6 2 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.92%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (5.77%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (1.92%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (30.77%) Manufacturing
2 5 (9.62%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Design Engineer
1 14 (26.92%) Electronics Design Engineer
1 14 (26.92%) Electronics Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Analogue Design Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Digital Design Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) EMC Design Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) EMC Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Maximo Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Mobile Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Radio Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Embedded Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Test Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) PCB Design Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) PCB Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.69%) Cabling Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.92%) iOS SDK
2 1 (1.92%) Itk
2 1 (1.92%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Contactless
2 8 (15.38%) Smartcard
3 3 (5.77%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.92%) FMCG
4 1 (1.92%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.92%) Life Science
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) NHS
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Android
1 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Schematic Capture
2 8 (15.38%) Mobile Development
2 8 (15.38%) Mobile First
2 8 (15.38%) Push Notifications
3 7 (13.46%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (9.62%) Project Management
5 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.77%) Actionable Insight
6 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.77%) Case Management
6 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (5.77%) Scrum
6 3 (5.77%) Validation
7 1 (1.92%) ArchiMate
7 1 (1.92%) Data Architecture
7 1 (1.92%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.92%) Information Governance
7 1 (1.92%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.92%) Security Architecture
7 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) Java
2 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 8 (15.38%) SQL
3 4 (7.69%) C
3 4 (7.69%) C++
3 4 (7.69%) Embedded C
4 3 (5.77%) Embedded C++
5 1 (1.92%) C#
5 1 (1.92%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Degree
2 9 (17.31%) Chartered Engineer
3 4 (7.69%) CCNA
3 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.69%) MCSE
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.92%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) HL7
1 1 (1.92%) PMO
1 1 (1.92%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) EMC
2 8 (15.38%) IBM