The table below looks at the statistics for NVQ Level 4 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 4 over the 3 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Vocational Qualification Level 4 (NVQ Level 4)
Rank 618 643 635
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -8
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 4 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.030% 0.018% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £175 £308 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.08% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £294 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £322 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 £308 £343
% change year-on-year
-26.01% -10.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
10126 11422 11701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.43% 20.72% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6435 6923 6666
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 552 558
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

NVQ Level 4
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing NVQ Level 4 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

NVQ Level 4 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NVQ Level 4
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NVQ Level 4 within the UK.

NVQ Level 4 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NVQ Level 4
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NVQ Level 4 within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

NVQ Level 4 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

NVQ Level 4
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NVQ Level 4 within the UK.

NVQ Level 4 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NVQ Level 4
Top 8 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 4 within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 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 +9 3 £175 -43.08%
West Midlands -11 1 £105 -67.69%
East of England - 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 -
Cambridge - 1 £350 -
Worcester - 1 £105 -
Worcestershire - 1 £105 -
London - 1 £175 -

NVQ Level 4
Top 29 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NVQ Level 4 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 4.

1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
1 2 (50.00%) ITSM
1 2 (50.00%) Security Management
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (25.00%) Order to Cash
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (25.00%) HNC
2 1 (25.00%) HND

NVQ Level 4
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 (50.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Deployment Officer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) ICT Officer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (50.00%) ITSM
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (50.00%) Security Management
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Order to Cash
2 1 (25.00%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) HNC
2 1 (25.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle