Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 877 869 884
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15 -326
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 3 10 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.021% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.052% 0.10% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 6
UK median daily rate £298 £180 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.28% +9.09% +6.45%
10th Percentile £238 £113 £153
90th Percentile £309 £235 £279
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £160 £165
% change year-on-year +56.25% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 1
UK median hourly rate £11.70 £14.50 £155.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.29% -90.65% +1092.31%
10th Percentile £9.16 £12.00 £152.50
90th Percentile £14.20 £17.83 £157.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.70 £14.00 -
% change year-on-year -16.41% - -

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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19249 21726 22502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 20.64% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11801 13552 13564
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £221 £243 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 871 1086
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.54 £25.06
% change year-on-year +3.63% +5.90% +31.89%

NVQ Level 3
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NVQ Level 3 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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
Top 8 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +5 9 £298 +52.56% 4
UK excluding London +28 5 £250 +56.25% 6
London -20 4 £298 +56.58%
North of England +59 2 - - 1
South East +5 2 £250 -
Yorkshire +20 1 - -
East of England -18 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 6 (60.00%) Asset Management
2 5 (50.00%) Maximo
2 5 (50.00%) CIPD
3 4 (40.00%) EAM
3 4 (40.00%) Logistics
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (10.00%) SLA
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (10.00%) HNC
5 1 (10.00%) HND
5 1 (10.00%) CAD
5 1 (10.00%) Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) People Management
5 1 (10.00%) Business Change Management

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:

Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Maximo
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Trainer
2 4 (40.00%) IT Trainer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Officer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Trainer
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Asset Management
2 4 (40.00%) EAM
2 4 (40.00%) Logistics
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Business Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (10.00%) CAD
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) People Management
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CIPD
2 1 (10.00%) HNC
2 1 (10.00%) HND
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft