The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank - - 64
Contract jobs citing HNC 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh - - 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £155
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £268
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.59 £23.75 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-9.11% -25.19%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
104 135 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.02% 11.61% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 56 61
Average daily rate £364 £375 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% +29.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £208 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 6
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.88% -49.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.83 £34.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

HNC
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

HNC Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

HNC
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 4 (100.00%) HND
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
1 4 (100.00%) Retail Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
1 4 (100.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Tester
1 4 (100.00%) Junior
1 4 (100.00%) Junior Tester
1 4 (100.00%) UAT Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) HND
1 4 (100.00%) Degree