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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Vocational Qualification Level 4 (NVQ Level 4)
Rank 591 599 556
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -43
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 4 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.028% 0.009% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£125 £255 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.98% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £136 £255 £300
% change year-on-year
-46.66% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
10772 10777 8865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.33% 19.52% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6112 6123 4725
Average daily rate £390 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 535 480
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

NVQ Level 4
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NVQ Level 4 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 5 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 4 within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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 +1 3 £125 -50.98% 3
Worcester - 2 £136 -
Worcestershire - 2 £136 -
West Midlands - 2 £136 -
London - 1 £125 - 2

NVQ Level 4
Top 20 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NVQ Level 4 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 4.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (33.33%) HND

NVQ Level 4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NVQ Level 4 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 4. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Coordinator
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Project Coordinator
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) HND
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft