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 22 January 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Vocational Qualification Level 3 (NVQ Level 3)
UK
Rank 568 614 612
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -2
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 3 13 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.008% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.038% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Median daily rate £200 £170 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £170 -
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.75 £11.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £11.35 -
% change year-on-year
+14.53% -

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
8945 10640 10339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.31% 20.96% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5709 6468 6037
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 496 485
Median hourly rate £28.15 £38.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.11% +108.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.54 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

NVQ Level 3
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing NVQ Level 3 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NVQ Level 3 within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

NVQ Level 3 Daily Rate Histogram 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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NVQ Level 3 within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 12 £235 +38.23% 1
London - 4 £270 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
North West +26 1 £200 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £200 -
Cheshire - 1 £200 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -

NVQ Level 3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NVQ Level 3 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for NVQ Level 3.

1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 9 (36.00%) ITIL
4 8 (32.00%) C
4 8 (32.00%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (32.00%) Data Entry
5 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (24.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (20.00%) Smartcard
7 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 4 (16.00%) Apple
8 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (12.00%) DBS Check
9 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
9 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (12.00%) NetWare
9 3 (12.00%) Wireless
9 3 (12.00%) ECDL
9 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (12.00%) MS Office
9 3 (12.00%) Mathematics
9 3 (12.00%) Performance Management
9 3 (12.00%) Network Management
9 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (12.00%) MCDST
9 3 (12.00%) MCITP
9 3 (12.00%) CIPD

NVQ Level 3
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Wireless
2 1 (4.00%) Intranet
General
1 3 (12.00%) Multimedia
2 2 (8.00%) Legal
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Audio Visual Technician
3 2 (8.00%) Break Fix Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) IT Technician
3 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Trainer
4 1 (4.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Linux Support
4 1 (4.00%) Mechanical Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Project Officer
4 1 (4.00%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (4.00%) Support Officer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.00%) Smartcard
3 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (8.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (8.00%) e-Learning
5 2 (8.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.00%) NetWare
3 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 9 (36.00%) ITIL
3 8 (32.00%) Data Entry
4 3 (12.00%) Network Management
4 3 (12.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.00%) Information Security
5 2 (8.00%) Line Management
6 1 (4.00%) Change Control
6 1 (4.00%) Information Management
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) Time Management
6 1 (4.00%) Validation
6 1 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) CIPD
1 3 (12.00%) DBS Check
1 3 (12.00%) ECDL
1 3 (12.00%) MCDST
1 3 (12.00%) MCITP
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Apple
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe
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