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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 124 110 118
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing HNC 5 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.18% 0.32% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 1.42% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Average daily rate £163 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £320 £258
% change year-on-year
-17.96% +24.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.81 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-25.27% -25.00%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
687 562 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.22% 22.62% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 205 280
Average daily rate £354 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £484 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.46 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £56.00 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -10 4 £163 -50.00%
HNC
South East

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (75.00%) Remedy
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (75.00%) ITSM
2 6 (75.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (62.50%) Service Management
3 5 (62.50%) Replication
4 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (25.00%) HND
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (12.50%) Back Office
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (12.50%) Greenplum
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (12.50%) Velocent
5 1 (12.50%) Cerion
5 1 (12.50%) UNIX
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Perl
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) MySQL
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) ATM

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Service Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Service Desk Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) OSS Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
1 6 (75.00%) ITSM
2 5 (62.50%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (25.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Remedy
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Greenplum
2 1 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (12.50%) Velocent
2 1 (12.50%) Cerion