The table below looks at the statistics for NVQ Level 4 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 4 over the 3 months to 18 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Vocational Qualification Level 4 (NVQ Level 4)
Rank 587 557 -
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 4 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.002% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.010% 0.012% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£343 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.97 -
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
9940 8224 9416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.05% 17.30% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5598 4655 4944
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 389 564
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

NVQ Level 4
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NVQ Level 4 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

NVQ Level 4 Jobs Demand Trend in England

NVQ Level 4
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NVQ Level 4 across the England region.

NVQ Level 4 Daily Rate Trend in England

NVQ Level 4
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NVQ Level 4 across the England region.

NVQ Level 4 Hourly Rate Trend in England

NVQ Level 4
Top 25 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NVQ Level 4 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 4.

1 5 (83.33%) PRINCE2
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) SAP
2 4 (66.67%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (66.67%) Portfolio Management
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) Line Management
4 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Data Mapping
5 1 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) ITSM
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management

NVQ Level 4
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NVQ Level 4 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 4. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
1 4 (66.67%) Spreadsheet
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Project Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Programme Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Report Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) PRINCE2
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (50.00%) Line Management
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Data Mapping
5 1 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) ITSM
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) SAP