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 26 July 2016 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 115 116 118
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing HNC 8 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.33% 0.27% 0.081%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 1.13% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £305 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.83% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £32.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-22.10% +89.70%
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
659 622 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.55% 24.15% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 304 299
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 10
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing HNC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Slough - 4 - -
Reading +7 1 - - 1
HNC
South East

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HNC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for HNC.

1 17 (89.47%) Nokia
1 17 (89.47%) 3G
1 17 (89.47%) 4G
2 15 (78.95%) LTE
3 14 (73.68%) Service Delivery
4 13 (68.42%) Back Office
4 13 (68.42%) Telecoms
5 11 (57.89%) High Availability
6 10 (52.63%) Diameter Protocol
6 10 (52.63%) SIGTRAN
6 10 (52.63%) SPML
6 10 (52.63%) Change Management
6 10 (52.63%) INAP
6 10 (52.63%) SOAP
6 10 (52.63%) HND
6 10 (52.63%) LDAP
7 9 (47.37%) MGW
8 8 (42.11%) Integration Testing
8 8 (42.11%) Network Design
8 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
8 8 (42.11%) Project Management
8 8 (42.11%) Front Office
8 8 (42.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (42.11%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (36.84%) Nokia Networks
9 7 (36.84%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (36.84%) BT
9 7 (36.84%) Siemens
9 7 (36.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 7 (36.84%) Ericsson

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
1 6 (31.58%) MS Visio
2 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) 3G
1 17 (89.47%) 4G
2 15 (78.95%) LTE
3 10 (52.63%) Diameter Protocol
3 10 (52.63%) INAP
3 10 (52.63%) LDAP
3 10 (52.63%) SIGTRAN
4 9 (47.37%) MGW
5 7 (36.84%) 2G
6 6 (31.58%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (26.32%) Wireless
8 2 (10.53%) Nokia DX200
9 1 (5.26%) Node B
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (26.32%) MS Access
General
1 13 (68.42%) Back Office
1 13 (68.42%) Telecoms
2 8 (42.11%) Front Office
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Service Desk Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Mobile Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Back Office Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) SOAP
1 10 (52.63%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Service Delivery
2 11 (57.89%) High Availability
3 10 (52.63%) Change Management
4 8 (42.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (42.11%) Integration Testing
4 8 (42.11%) Network Design
4 8 (42.11%) Project Management
4 8 (42.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (26.32%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (5.26%) Change Control
6 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.26%) Dependency Management
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL
6 1 (5.26%) Logistics
6 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
6 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) HND
2 6 (31.58%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Nokia
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 7 (36.84%) BT
3 7 (36.84%) Ericsson
3 7 (36.84%) Huawei
3 7 (36.84%) Nokia Networks
3 7 (36.84%) Siemens
4 5 (26.32%) Arqiva
4 5 (26.32%) Citrix
4 5 (26.32%) Cramer
4 5 (26.32%) NetCracker
4 5 (26.32%) Nortel
4 5 (26.32%) Remedy
4 5 (26.32%) Telindus
4 5 (26.32%) Tellabs
4 5 (26.32%) Virgin Media
4 5 (26.32%) ZTE
5 1 (5.26%) SAP