The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 121 127 138
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Contract jobs citing HNC 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.079% 0.25% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 1.34% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £563 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £248 £400 £250
% change year-on-year
-38.12% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +27.88%
HNC
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
446 523 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.59% 18.97% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 250 251
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £222 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 62 42
Median hourly rate £42.57 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.21% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.74 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing HNC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

HNC
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

HNC Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

HNC
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

HNC Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

HNC
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +10 2 £563 +7.14% 1
HNC
England

HNC
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HNC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for HNC.

1 10 (100.00%) HND
2 7 (70.00%) Project Management
3 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (50.00%) C
4 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) Performance Management
5 3 (30.00%) IEC 61508
5 3 (30.00%) Validation
5 3 (30.00%) Firmware
5 3 (30.00%) Electronics
6 2 (20.00%) EMC
6 2 (20.00%) VHDL
6 2 (20.00%) DO-254
6 2 (20.00%) Schematic Capture
6 2 (20.00%) Stress Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) JTAG
7 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (10.00%) Python
7 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
7 1 (10.00%) LabVIEW

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (50.00%) IT Manager
2 5 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
3 4 (40.00%) Applications Manager
3 4 (40.00%) Applications Project Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Electronics Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Validation Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (20.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Project Management
2 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
5 2 (20.00%) Schematic Capture
5 2 (20.00%) Stress Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) HND
2 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) IEC 61508
2 2 (20.00%) DO-254
2 2 (20.00%) JTAG
3 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) EMC