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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 68 76 70
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing HNC 11 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.94% 0.095% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.97% 0.57% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £310 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £310 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £310 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £278
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -6.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.79 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+42.49% -56.13%
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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
277 174 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.76% 16.48% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 95 108
Average daily rate £325 £320 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £139 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -33.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £18.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HNC across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

HNC Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 11 (91.67%) HND
1 11 (91.67%) PRINCE2
1 11 (91.67%) Project Management
1 11 (91.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 10 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) MS Project
4 7 (58.33%) Service Delivery
4 7 (58.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) Windows
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) BS15000
6 1 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Management

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 9 (75.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) PRINCE2
1 11 (91.67%) Project Management
2 7 (58.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) HND
1 11 (91.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 10 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (58.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) BS15000
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint