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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 115 121 126
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing HNC 8 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.31% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.29% 0.70% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Average daily rate £225 £246 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% +19.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £240 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £261 £241
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £325 £263
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.02 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +53.93%
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
619 711 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.36% 26.86% 24.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 297 269
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £188 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 21 30
Average hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% +146.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.59 £11.50 £14.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £103.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 8 £225 -6.25%
HNC
South East

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (87.50%) SLA
2 6 (75.00%) CCNA
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) MCSE
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Remedy
2 6 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (75.00%) RHCSA
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Unix
4 4 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) NetBackup
4 4 (50.00%) Nagios
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) XenApp
4 4 (50.00%) Altiris
5 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
5 2 (25.00%) Time Management
5 2 (25.00%) XenServer
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (25.00%) Puppet
5 2 (25.00%) sed

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) 2G
1 1 (12.50%) 3G
1 1 (12.50%) 4G
1 1 (12.50%) LTE
1 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Linux Engineer
1 6 (75.00%) Linux Support
1 6 (75.00%) Linux Support Engineer
1 6 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
3 2 (25.00%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3G Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 4G Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Project Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Incident Management
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Presales
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) AWK
1 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (25.00%) Perl
1 2 (25.00%) Python
1 2 (25.00%) sed
1 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CCNA
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (75.00%) MCSE
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (75.00%) RHCSA
2 2 (25.00%) HND
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Nagios
1 4 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Remedy
2 4 (50.00%) Altiris
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft