The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 20 November 2014 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 113 120 119
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing HNC 10 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.38% 0.32% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 1.28% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
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£300 £260 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +10.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £278 £225
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
HNC
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
670 626 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.79% 25.10% 20.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 278 229
Average daily rate £375 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £235 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 23
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% -36.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

HNC
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

HNC Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

HNC
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HNC across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 November 2014.

HNC Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

HNC
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

HNC Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

HNC
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 November 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Reading +16 10 £300 +15.38%
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
HNC
South East

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 13 (72.22%) Linux
2 12 (66.67%) MCSE
2 12 (66.67%) UNIX
2 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (50.00%) NetBackup
3 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (50.00%) Nagios
3 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 9 (50.00%) Citrix
3 9 (50.00%) CCA
3 9 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (50.00%) HP
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (44.44%) Isilon
4 8 (44.44%) DNS
4 8 (44.44%) DHCP
4 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (38.89%) Perl
5 7 (38.89%) EMC
6 6 (33.33%) HND
6 6 (33.33%) NFS
6 6 (33.33%) Thin Client
6 6 (33.33%) VB
6 6 (33.33%) C
6 6 (33.33%) Bourne shell
6 6 (33.33%) Fat Client
6 6 (33.33%) Korn
7 5 (27.78%) Time Management

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) DHCP
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) 3G
2 4 (22.22%) 4G
3 2 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (11.11%) VoLTE
3 2 (11.11%) 2G
3 2 (11.11%) SSH
3 2 (11.11%) LTE
3 2 (11.11%) FTP
3 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.56%) GSM
4 1 (5.56%) UMTS
4 1 (5.56%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MS Access
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Back Office
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Support Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Linux Support
3 6 (33.33%) Linux Support Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 6 (33.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Linux
2 12 (66.67%) UNIX
2 12 (66.67%) Windows
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Time Management
2 3 (16.67%) Software Deployment
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Change Management
2 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Product Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Perl
2 6 (33.33%) VB
2 6 (33.33%) Korn
2 6 (33.33%) Bourne shell
2 6 (33.33%) C
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) MCSE
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (50.00%) CCA
2 9 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (33.33%) HND
4 5 (27.78%) CCNA
4 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (16.67%) RHCSA
6 2 (11.11%) CCNP
7 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) NFS
3 3 (16.67%) NDS
4 2 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Nagios
1 9 (50.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) HP
1 9 (50.00%) Citrix
1 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (44.44%) Isilon
3 7 (38.89%) EMC
4 3 (16.67%) Veritas
4 3 (16.67%) Remedy
4 3 (16.67%) Altiris
4 3 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (11.11%) 3PAR
5 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (5.56%) NEC
6 1 (5.56%) TIBCO