The table below looks at the statistics for NVQ Level 3 in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NVQ Level 3 over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Vocational Qualification Level 3 (NVQ Level 3)
Rank 590 573 579
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 3 10 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.004% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.095% 0.021% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£150 - £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 - £305
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.80

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10478 9373 10269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.85% 17.56% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5959 5127 5276
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 492 633
Average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

NVQ Level 3
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NVQ Level 3 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NVQ Level 3
Daily Rate Trend

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

NVQ Level 3 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NVQ Level 3
Hourly Rate Trend

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

NVQ Level 3 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NVQ Level 3
Top 19 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
England -7 10 £150 - 40
South East -9 2 £150 -
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -
London - - - - 2
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cumbria - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1

NVQ Level 3
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (25.00%) MS Office
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) A+ Certification
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) MCP
2 2 (16.67%) Service Management
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (8.33%) ECDL
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification

NVQ Level 3
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (8.33%) Project Support Officer
2 1 (8.33%) Installations Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Project Officer
2 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCP
1 2 (16.67%) A+ Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ECDL
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
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