The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NVQ Level 4 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 4 (NVQ Level 4)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 650 637
Rank change year-on-year +45 -13  
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 4 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.022% 0.009% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £475 - £136
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - £136
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £125.00

NVQ Level 4 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 4
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NVQ Level 4 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for NVQ Level 4 in the UK

NVQ Level 4
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NVQ Level 4.

Contractor daily rate trend for NVQ Level 4 in the UK

NVQ Level 4
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NVQ Level 4.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NVQ Level 4 in the UK

NVQ Level 4
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 4 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 +34 1 - - 1
West Midlands +23 1 - -
Wales - 1 £475 -
Telford - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £475 -
South Wales - 1 £475 -
Shropshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NVQ Level 4 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 4.

1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) ISO 14001
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (16.67%) NCR
3 1 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (16.67%) HND
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (16.67%) ISO 9000
3 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (16.67%) NEBOSH
3 1 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (16.67%) Contract Management
3 1 (16.67%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing

NVQ Level 4
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Contracts Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Health and Safety Manager
1 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Project Officer
1 1 (16.67%) Quality Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Supply Chain Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Supply Chain Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Support Officer
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Support
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Contract Management
2 1 (16.67%) Informatics
2 1 (16.67%) Lean Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Logistics
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
2 1 (16.67%) QMS
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (16.67%) Work Breakdown Structure
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) APMP
3 1 (16.67%) HND
3 1 (16.67%) MBA
3 1 (16.67%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 14001
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9000
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) NEBOSH
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) NCR
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
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