The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 82 88 68
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -20
Contract jobs citing HNC 9 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.71% 0.32% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.92% 1.18% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
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£400 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £250 £325
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £16.81 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+44.23% -26.90%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
308 338 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.35% 27.37% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 183 111
Average daily rate £390 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £197 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £507 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.96% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.47 £9.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £29.00 £26.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -18.18%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

HNC
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HNC across the Buckinghamshire region.

HNC Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

HNC
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the Buckinghamshire region.

HNC Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

HNC
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 7 May 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
Milton Keynes +3 5 £400 -
HNC
South East

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 (100.00%) HND
2 12 (80.00%) Project Management
3 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2
4 8 (53.33%) MS Project
4 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
6 6 (40.00%) APMP
7 5 (33.33%) MS Office
7 5 (33.33%) Logistics
8 4 (26.67%) ITIL
8 4 (26.67%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) Degree
9 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
10 2 (13.33%) Finance
10 2 (13.33%) Migration
10 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
10 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
10 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
10 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
10 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma
10 2 (13.33%) QA
10 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
10 2 (13.33%) GNVQ
10 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Project
2 5 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (6.67%) DWDM
2 1 (6.67%) SDH
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Project Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Assistant Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Delivery Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Project Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Software Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) CCTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Project Management
2 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2
3 5 (33.33%) Logistics
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
5 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma
5 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) Change Control
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) HND
2 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) APMP
5 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) GNVQ
6 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint