The table below looks at the statistics for NVQ Level 3 in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NVQ Level 3 over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Vocational Qualification Level 3 (NVQ Level 3)
Rank 464 558 540
Rank change year-on-year
+94 -18
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 3 125 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.004% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% 0.024% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£160 - £180
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £180
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.41 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% -39.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - £20.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10484 8381 8136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.74% 17.72% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6162 4752 4313
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 486 350 562
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

NVQ Level 3
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NVQ Level 3 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

NVQ Level 3 Jobs Demand Trend in England

NVQ Level 3
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NVQ Level 3 across the England region.

NVQ Level 3 Daily Rate Trend in England

NVQ Level 3
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NVQ Level 3 across the England region.

NVQ Level 3 Hourly Rate Trend in England

NVQ Level 3
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NVQ Level 3 within the England region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +31 10 £160 - 1
East Midlands - 9 - -
North West - 8 - - 1
South East - 7 - -
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NVQ Level 3
Top 26 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NVQ Level 3 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited NVQ Level 3.

1 7 (2.02%) SS7
2 3 (0.86%) Project Management
2 3 (0.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (0.86%) MS Office
3 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2
3 2 (0.58%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.58%) PMP
3 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.58%) NHS
3 2 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.29%) IPTV
4 1 (0.29%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.29%) Time Management
4 1 (0.29%) Migration
4 1 (0.29%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.29%) ECDL
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.29%) Windows
4 1 (0.29%) MCSE

NVQ Level 3
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NVQ Level 3 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited NVQ Level 3. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.86%) MS Office
2 2 (0.58%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.02%) SS7
2 2 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (0.58%) Coordinator
1 2 (0.58%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (0.29%) Project Support Officer
2 1 (0.29%) Installations Engineer
2 1 (0.29%) Project Officer
2 1 (0.29%) Data Analyst
2 1 (0.29%) Analyst
2 1 (0.29%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (0.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (0.58%) NHS
2 1 (0.29%) IPTV
2 1 (0.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (0.29%) E-Learning
2 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
1 1 (0.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (0.86%) Project Management
2 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2
3 1 (0.29%) Time Management
3 1 (0.29%) Migration
3 1 (0.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (0.58%) PMP
1 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.29%) ECDL
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.29%) MCSE
Vendors
1 3 (0.86%) Microsoft
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