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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Vocational Qualification Level 3 (NVQ Level 3)
Rank 594 552 570
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +18
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 3 6 36 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.070% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.059% 0.38% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£165 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 -
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £155.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
10250 9548 8452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.02% 18.65% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6246 5491 4704
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 397 437
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £44.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 1 September 2015. 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
South East -24 2 £165 +10.00%
South West - 2 - - 2
London - 2 - -
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NVQ Level 3
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) MS Office
3 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
4 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
5 5 (33.33%) Project Management
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (26.67%) MS Project
6 4 (26.67%) Change Management
6 4 (26.67%) Degree
7 3 (20.00%) Time Management
7 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) MCSE
7 3 (20.00%) CCNA
7 3 (20.00%) C
7 3 (20.00%) NHS
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (13.33%) Change Control
8 2 (13.33%) Learning Management System
8 2 (13.33%) Coaching
8 2 (13.33%) LAN
8 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
8 2 (13.33%) PMP
8 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
8 2 (13.33%) SAP
8 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
8 2 (13.33%) E-Learning
8 2 (13.33%) Programme Management

NVQ Level 3
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS Office
2 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (26.67%) MS Project
4 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Administrator
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (13.33%) Project Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Junior Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) IT Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Coordinator
2 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Junior
2 2 (13.33%) Junior IT Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Trainer
3 1 (6.67%) Report Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) NHS
2 2 (13.33%) Learning Management System
2 2 (13.33%) E-Learning
2 2 (13.33%) IPTV
2 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) CMDB
3 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (20.00%) Time Management
5 2 (13.33%) Validation
5 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
5 2 (13.33%) Change Control
5 2 (13.33%) Coaching
6 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
6 1 (6.67%) Information Governance
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Workflow
6 1 (6.67%) Service Management
6 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Data Validation
6 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) MCSE
2 3 (20.00%) CCNA
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) PMP
3 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
3 2 (13.33%) CIPD
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) SAP
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix