The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NSQ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NSQ over the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
NSQ
UK
Rank - - 625
Contract jobs citing NSQ 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - - 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £428
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

NSQ is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14119 14879 14337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.43% 27.95% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9794 10317 9294
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 227 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

NSQ
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NSQ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for NSQ in the UK

NSQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NSQ.

Contractor daily rate trend for NSQ in the UK