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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Vocational Qualification Level 3 (NVQ Level 3)
Rank 647 615 609
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -6
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 3 4 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.017% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.035% 0.085% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £205 £194 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% +36.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £205 £197 £143
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +38.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 -

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
11547 10530 10603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.57% 19.45% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7178 6009 6170
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 542 543
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.74% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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
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 4 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 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -12 4 £205 +5.67% 1
London -10 3 - -
South West 0 1 £205 +5.67% 1
Wiltshire -7 1 £205 +5.67%

NVQ Level 3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 5 (41.67%) C
1 5 (41.67%) CIPD
1 5 (41.67%) Business Transformation
2 4 (33.33%) SLA
3 3 (25.00%) HNC
3 3 (25.00%) HND
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (25.00%) Presales
4 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (8.33%) MS Office
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance
5 1 (8.33%) Data Entry
5 1 (8.33%) QA
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (8.33%) Information Management

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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Technician
1 1 (8.33%) Analyst
1 1 (8.33%) Designer
1 1 (8.33%) Instructional Designer
1 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
1 1 (8.33%) IT Project Leader
1 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (8.33%) IT Trainer
1 1 (8.33%) Lead Project Manager
1 1 (8.33%) Project Leader
1 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
1 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
1 1 (8.33%) Trainer
1 1 (8.33%) Training Manager
1 1 (8.33%) Training Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Business Transformation
2 3 (25.00%) Presales
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Entry
4 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance
4 1 (8.33%) Information Management
4 1 (8.33%) Logistics
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CIPD
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) HNC
2 3 (25.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Northgate