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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Vocational Qualification Level 3 (NVQ Level 3)
Rank 603 587 540
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -47
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 3 10 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.095% 0.020% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£190 £143 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.98% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £197 £143 -
% change year-on-year
+38.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £19.38
UK excluding London average 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
10534 10252 8455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.09% 19.44% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6025 5984 4533
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 525 461
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 22 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 May 2015. 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 -16 9 £190 +32.98%
London - 4 £185 -
City of London - 3 £185 -
South East -17 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Cheshire - 1 £200 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £194 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £155 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Salisbury - 1 £194 -
Anglesey - 1 - -
South West - 1 £194 -
Wales - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North Wales - 1 - -
North West - 1 £200 -

NVQ Level 3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) MS Office
3 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
4 6 (40.00%) Project Management
4 6 (40.00%) Degree
5 5 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (26.67%) PMP
6 4 (26.67%) PMI Certification
6 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (26.67%) IPTV
7 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (20.00%) NHS
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (20.00%) Change Management
7 3 (20.00%) CCNA
7 3 (20.00%) MCSE
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
8 2 (13.33%) LAN
8 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
8 2 (13.33%) Windows
8 2 (13.33%) ITIL
8 2 (13.33%) C
8 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
8 2 (13.33%) Time Management
9 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
9 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance

NVQ Level 3
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Office
2 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Coordinator
1 4 (26.67%) Project Coordinator
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (6.67%) Project Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) PC Support
4 1 (6.67%) ICT Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Assistant
4 1 (6.67%) IT Assistant
4 1 (6.67%) Junior IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Support Assistant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) IPTV
2 3 (20.00%) NHS
3 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.67%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Project Management
2 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
5 1 (6.67%) Data Entry
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (26.67%) PMP
3 4 (26.67%) PMI Certification
4 3 (20.00%) MCSE
4 3 (20.00%) CCNA
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (6.67%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix