The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NVQ Level 3 qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 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)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 649 638
Rank change year-on-year +45 -11  
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 3 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.033% 0.017% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £250 - £203
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £29.50 £14.63 £8.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.70% +72.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £14.00 £8.50
% change year-on-year +110.71% +64.70%  

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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9024 11621 10595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.89% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5396 7265 6174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 440 549
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

NVQ Level 3
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

NVQ Level 3
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NVQ Level 3 in the UK

NVQ Level 3
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NVQ Level 3 in the UK

NVQ Level 3
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NVQ Level 3 over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NVQ Level 3 in the UK

NVQ Level 3
Top 7 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 3 within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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 +35 3 £250 - 5
South East +31 2 £250 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £250 -
Preston - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £250 -
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NVQ Level 3 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 3.

1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) NHS
3 2 (28.57%) Toad
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (28.57%) TKPROF
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) NEBOSH
4 1 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Data Entry

NVQ Level 3
Co-occurring 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 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Toad
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) DBA
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Database Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Health and Safety Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Trainer
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (14.29%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Data Entry
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) MCDST
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 14001
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
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