The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for NVQ Level 3 qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

National Vocational Qualification Level 3 (NVQ Level 3)
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 264
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 3 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - - 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £300 £197
% change year-on-year - +52.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 - £13.00

NVQ Level 3 is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2229 2577 2681
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.33% 27.58% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 1587 1379
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 109 108
Median hourly rate £27.38 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.30 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

NVQ Level 3
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing NVQ Level 3 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for NVQ Level 3 in the South East

NVQ Level 3
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NVQ Level 3 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for NVQ Level 3 in the South East

NVQ Level 3
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NVQ Level 3 in the South East