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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 109 122 116
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing HNC 10 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.39% 0.080% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.60% 0.28% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
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£340 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.80% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £15.58
% change year-on-year
+105.88% +9.11%
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
624 709 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.32% 28.34% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 305 236
Average daily rate £385 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 11 12
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -44.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.54 £17.07 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £25.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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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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 -1 3 £270 -
Newbury - 1 - -
HNC
South East

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 15 (88.24%) HND
2 10 (58.82%) Telecoms
3 9 (52.94%) Degree
3 9 (52.94%) ITIL
4 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
4 7 (41.18%) 3G
4 7 (41.18%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (41.18%) 2G
5 6 (35.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (35.29%) 4G
5 6 (35.29%) LTE
5 6 (35.29%) UNIX
6 5 (29.41%) XML
6 5 (29.41%) Perl
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) MS Access
6 5 (29.41%) CCNP
6 5 (29.41%) CCNA
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
7 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (17.65%) ITSM
8 3 (17.65%) Service Management
8 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
9 2 (11.76%) Project Management
9 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (11.76%) Internet
9 2 (11.76%) LAN
9 2 (11.76%) Windows
9 2 (11.76%) Linux

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) 3G
1 7 (41.18%) 2G
1 7 (41.18%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (35.29%) LTE
2 6 (35.29%) 4G
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) Internet
4 1 (5.88%) UMTS
4 1 (5.88%) DNS
4 1 (5.88%) ATM
4 1 (5.88%) GSM
4 1 (5.88%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) MS Access
General
1 10 (58.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (11.76%) Change Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Designer
3 2 (11.76%) Implementation Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Solutions Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Designer
3 2 (11.76%) Service Transition Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Economics
1 2 (11.76%) Statistics
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) UNIX
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
3 3 (17.65%) Service Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) ITSM
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Change Control
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
4 2 (11.76%) Release Management
5 1 (5.88%) Product Marketing
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Perl
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) HND
2 9 (52.94%) Degree
3 6 (35.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (29.41%) CCNP
4 5 (29.41%) CCNA
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) NDS
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
2 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
2 1 (5.88%) Remedy
2 1 (5.88%) Cramer