The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 39 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing HNC 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.54% - 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% - 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£225 - £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £22.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
+64.77% +39.32%
HNC
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
70 89 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.77% 17.52% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 59 26
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £244 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £538 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% +63.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

HNC
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HNC across the Bedfordshire region.

HNC Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

HNC
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the Bedfordshire region.

HNC Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

HNC
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 1 £225 -
Luton - 1 £225 - 1
HNC
East of England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing HNC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HNC.

1 2 (66.67%) HND
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) LANDesk
2 1 (33.33%) NVQ Level 4
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) JTAG
2 1 (33.33%) Stress Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) IEC 61508
2 1 (33.33%) DO-254
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Broadband
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing HNC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HNC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Broadband
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Coordinator
1 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) VHDL
1 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stress Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) HND
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) NVQ Level 4
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
1 1 (33.33%) JTAG
1 1 (33.33%) IEC 61508
1 1 (33.33%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) EMC
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) LANDesk