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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Vocational Qualification Level 3 (NVQ Level 3)
Rank 617 606 583
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -23
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 3 9 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.012% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.083% 0.057% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £235 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.35 £12.00 £11.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% +7.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.35 £12.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-5.41% +20.00%

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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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 10 February 2016.

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 10 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 7 £235 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £325 -
East of England - 3 £325 -
South East +15 2 £170 -
Berkshire +6 2 £170 -
Reading -5 2 £170 -
Durham - 1 - -
London - 1 £150 -
North East - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £150 -

NVQ Level 3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (50.00%) CIPD
2 5 (35.71%) Business Transformation
3 3 (21.43%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) MS Office
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) MCSE
4 2 (14.29%) e-Learning
4 2 (14.29%) CCNA
4 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (14.29%) NHS
4 2 (14.29%) HNC
4 2 (14.29%) HND
4 2 (14.29%) SAP
4 2 (14.29%) MS Project
4 2 (14.29%) Learning Management System
4 2 (14.29%) Banking
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (7.14%) Validation
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Coaching
5 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
5 1 (7.14%) Presales
5 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.14%) Logistics

NVQ Level 3
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (21.43%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project
3 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Analyst
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) IT Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) Trainer
2 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (7.14%) Administrator
2 1 (7.14%) Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Designer
2 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
2 1 (7.14%) IT Project Leader
2 1 (7.14%) Project Leader
2 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
2 1 (7.14%) Training Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) e-Learning
1 2 (14.29%) Learning Management System
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Business Transformation
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.14%) Coaching
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Logistics
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Presales
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) CIPD
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (14.29%) HNC
3 2 (14.29%) HND
3 2 (14.29%) MCSE
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Northgate