The table below looks at the statistics for NSQ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NSQ over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
NSQ
UK
Rank - - 594
Contract jobs citing NSQ 0 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.020%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Median daily rate - - £428
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13765 14661 13927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.75% 28.86% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9459 10107 9416
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 261 184
Median hourly rate £38.00 £38.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.64 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

NSQ
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing NSQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

NSQ Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NSQ
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NSQ within the UK.

NSQ Daily Rate Trend in the UK