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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Vocational Qualification Level 4 (NVQ Level 4)
Rank 646 656 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 4 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.005% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.009% 0.027% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £225 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £225 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £125.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £125.00 -

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
11050 11072 10669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.44% 19.25% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6887 6638 6075
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +6.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 529 450
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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
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 4 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 30 August 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 +3 1 - -
West Midlands -34 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -

NVQ Level 4
Top 12 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring

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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Deployment Officer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft