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 April 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 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Vocational Qualification Level 4 (NVQ Level 4)
Rank - 628 613
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 4 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.005% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.027% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Average daily rate - £125 £277
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -54.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £136 £255
% change year-on-year
- -46.66%
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
11873 10924 10736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.24% 19.56% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7464 6165 6113
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 549 540
Average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +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 11 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) HND
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) APMP
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Def Stans
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) HNC

NVQ Level 4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) HND
2 1 (50.00%) APMP
2 1 (50.00%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) HNC
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Def Stans