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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 91 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing HNC 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £140 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-16.15% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.02 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +53.93%
HNC
Scotland

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
151 147 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.64% 10.82% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 73 50
Average daily rate £353 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.86% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £28.75 £15.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.95% +80.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) IT Technician
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Technician
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) VMware