The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK / England
Rank 527 575 530
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -45
Contract jobs citing HNC 40 36 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.075% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.35% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 20
Median daily rate £316 £270 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.03% -13.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £448 £689
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £270 £345
% change year-on-year
+6.48% -21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 12
Median hourly rate £36.25 £35.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £30.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £40.50 £47.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.02
% change year-on-year
- -0.05%

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

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
8664 10172 9424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.71% 21.32% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5547 6380 5467
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 406 442
Median hourly rate £33.00 £35.60 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.29% +61.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.65 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in England

HNC
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

HNC Daily Rate Trend in England

HNC
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HNC across the England region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

HNC Daily Rate Histogram in England

HNC
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

HNC Hourly Rate Trend in England

HNC
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HNC across the England region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

HNC Hourly Rate Histogram in England

HNC
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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
South West +14 11 £334 -33.25% 3
South East +12 10 £263 -2.77% 2
London +27 5 £363 - 1
East Midlands +6 5 - - 1
Yorkshire +20 4 £115 -58.18%
North West - 4 £310 - 7
West Midlands +3 1 - - 4
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for HNC.

1 36 (50.70%) Degree
2 27 (38.03%) Security Cleared
3 23 (32.39%) HND
4 18 (25.35%) DV Cleared
5 17 (23.94%) ITIL
6 13 (18.31%) Windows
7 11 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
7 11 (15.49%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (14.08%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (14.08%) Software Packaging
8 10 (14.08%) Problem Management
8 10 (14.08%) SCCM
8 10 (14.08%) CCNA
8 10 (14.08%) Active Directory
8 10 (14.08%) Citrix
8 10 (14.08%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
8 10 (14.08%) C#
8 10 (14.08%) .NET
8 10 (14.08%) Change Management
8 10 (14.08%) Telecoms
9 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
9 9 (12.68%) SQL
10 8 (11.27%) ASP.NET
10 8 (11.27%) Service Management
10 8 (11.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (9.86%) Service Delivery
11 7 (9.86%) Project Management

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) Documentum
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) Confluence
3 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) Acrobat
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
3 2 (2.82%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (2.82%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (2.82%) CorelDRAW
3 2 (2.82%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.41%) 3ds Max
4 1 (1.41%) FrameMaker
4 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (5.63%) LTE
3 3 (4.23%) 2G
3 3 (4.23%) 3G
3 3 (4.23%) 4G
3 3 (4.23%) VLAN
4 2 (2.82%) Internet
5 1 (1.41%) ATM
5 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.41%) HTTP
5 1 (1.41%) Network Security
5 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.82%) MS Access
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.45%) MSTest
3 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.41%) JIRA
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (14.08%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.45%) Finance
3 3 (4.23%) Aerospace
3 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.82%) Electronics
4 2 (2.82%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.41%) Automotive
5 1 (1.41%) Back Office
5 1 (1.41%) Local Government
5 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (16.90%) Developer
2 7 (9.86%) Test Engineer
3 6 (8.45%) Network Engineer
3 6 (8.45%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) .NET Developer
4 5 (7.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Network Operations Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Network Support
5 4 (5.63%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) NOC Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Operations Support Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Architect
6 3 (4.23%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.08%) .NET
1 10 (14.08%) Software Packaging
2 8 (11.27%) ASP.NET
3 7 (9.86%) Entity Framework
3 7 (9.86%) WCF
3 7 (9.86%) Web Services
4 6 (8.45%) XML
5 5 (7.04%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.82%) HTML
6 2 (2.82%) XSLT
7 1 (1.41%) ADO.NET
7 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (1.41%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.41%) CSS
7 1 (1.41%) LINQ
7 1 (1.41%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (1.41%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.82%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.41%) RIA
5 1 (1.41%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.31%) Windows
2 3 (4.23%) Unix
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) ITIL
2 11 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (15.49%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (14.08%) Change Management
3 10 (14.08%) Problem Management
3 10 (14.08%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (11.27%) Service Management
5 7 (9.86%) Project Management
5 7 (9.86%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.45%) Automated Testing
6 6 (8.45%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (7.04%) Mathematics
7 5 (7.04%) Process Improvement
8 4 (5.63%) SDLC
8 4 (5.63%) System Testing
9 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.23%) Dimensional Modelling
9 3 (4.23%) Quality Management
9 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) C#
2 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
2 9 (12.68%) SQL
3 7 (9.86%) C
3 7 (9.86%) Java
4 3 (4.23%) Perl
5 2 (2.82%) VB
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (50.70%) Degree
2 27 (38.03%) Security Cleared
3 23 (32.39%) HND
4 18 (25.35%) DV Cleared
5 10 (14.08%) CCNA
5 10 (14.08%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.63%) CCNP
8 3 (4.23%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.41%) ISEB
9 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.41%) NVQ Level 4
9 1 (1.41%) PMP
9 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) SLA
2 3 (4.23%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.82%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.41%) GAMP
4 1 (1.41%) GMP
4 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (9.86%) Virtual Desktop
3 7 (9.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.41%) OpenView
2 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.08%) Citrix
3 6 (8.45%) Cisco
4 5 (7.04%) Oracle
5 3 (4.23%) Adobe
6 2 (2.82%) HP
7 1 (1.41%) Allen-Bradley
7 1 (1.41%) Juniper
7 1 (1.41%) Rockwell
7 1 (1.41%) Serena
7 1 (1.41%) SevOne
7 1 (1.41%) Siemens
7 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.41%) Unisys
7 1 (1.41%) Wonderware
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