Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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.

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 869 862 881
Rank change year-on-year -7 +19 +11
Contract jobs citing RFID 18 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.028% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.18% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 4
UK median daily rate £463 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.31% +18.18% -15.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £294 £325 £275
% change year-on-year -9.62% +18.18% -18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 16 1
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.65% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -17.65% -

RFID 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 14137 16320 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.50% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 9844 9128
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £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 746 837 1018
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +19.05% +5.00%

RFID
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RFID as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RFID in the UK

RFID
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RFID in the UK

RFID
Top 8 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 6 months to 23 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 +5 18 £463 +42.31% 11
UK excluding London +27 15 £294 -9.62% 11
Midlands - 13 - -
West Midlands - 13 - -
London -18 3 £500 +17.65%
North West - 1 £463 - 1
North of England - 1 £463 - 4
East of England - 1 £125 - 5

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 13 (72.22%) ERP
1 13 (72.22%) Bluetooth
1 13 (72.22%) LAN
1 13 (72.22%) WAN
1 13 (72.22%) 3G
1 13 (72.22%) Wi-Fi
1 13 (72.22%) ZigBee
1 13 (72.22%) 4G
1 13 (72.22%) Big Data
1 13 (72.22%) Presales
1 13 (72.22%) 5G
1 13 (72.22%) Sigfox
1 13 (72.22%) Z-Wave
2 12 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
2 12 (66.67%) Analytics
2 12 (66.67%) Data Security
3 10 (55.56%) Hyperconnected
4 4 (22.22%) Retail
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.56%) Supply Chain Transformation
7 1 (5.56%) Microservices
7 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Strategic Thinking

RFID
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:

Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) 3G
1 13 (72.22%) 4G
1 13 (72.22%) 5G
1 13 (72.22%) Bluetooth
1 13 (72.22%) LAN
1 13 (72.22%) WAN
1 13 (72.22%) Wi-Fi
1 13 (72.22%) ZigBee
1 13 (72.22%) Z-Wave
2 10 (55.56%) Hyperconnected
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Architect
2 5 (27.78%) IoT Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Change Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Business Change Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Cabling Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) ERP
1 13 (72.22%) Presales
2 12 (66.67%) Analytics
2 12 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
2 12 (66.67%) Data Security
3 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) IT Strategy
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Merchandise Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Microservices
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.56%) Service Management
5 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Strategic Thinking
5 1 (5.56%) Supply Chain Transformation
5 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C#
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Sigfox
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle