The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Berkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 124 125 113
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing HNC 2 4 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.080% 0.16% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.64% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Average daily rate
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- - £219
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.79 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.66% -21.05%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
714 624 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.42% 25.51% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 244 261
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £189 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 5
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% -35.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
HNC
South East

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 25 July 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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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 2 - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
HNC
South East

HNC
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) HND
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Remedy
2 3 (50.00%) ITSM
3 2 (33.33%) Back Office
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) 3G
3 2 (33.33%) NDS
3 2 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (33.33%) 4G
3 2 (33.33%) VoLTE
3 2 (33.33%) Replication
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) NEC

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) 3G
1 2 (33.33%) 4G
1 2 (33.33%) VoLTE
General
1 2 (33.33%) Back Office
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) HND
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) NDS
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Remedy
2 2 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (16.67%) NEC