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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Vocational Qualification Level 3 (NVQ Level 3)
Rank 641 663 371
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -292
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 3 8 7 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.012% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.073% 0.062% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £145 £165 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £165 £150
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.25 £155.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.80% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 - -

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
10894 11305 11428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 19.50% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6733 6816 6331
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 535 482
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.00 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 11 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 25 September 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 +25 7 £170 +3.03% 5
London +3 4 £170 -35.23% 1
South East +19 1 - - 4
South West +14 1 - -
Wiltshire +12 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Torfaen - 1 £120 -
Wales - 1 £120 -
South Wales - 1 £120 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Pontypool - 1 £120 -

NVQ Level 3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) C
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) Smartcard
3 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (40.00%) Data Entry
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Apple
5 2 (20.00%) NHS
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (10.00%) Multimedia
6 1 (10.00%) Workflow
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) MCDST
6 1 (10.00%) MCITP
6 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
6 1 (10.00%) NetWare
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) MS Office

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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Audio Visual Technician
3 1 (10.00%) IT Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Support
3 1 (10.00%) Project Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
1 4 (40.00%) Smartcard
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) NetWare
4 1 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Data Entry
2 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (10.00%) MCDST
1 1 (10.00%) MCITP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft