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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 541 510 510
Rank change year-on-year
-31 0
Contract jobs citing HNC 47 43 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.089% 0.090% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.53% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £174 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £350 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.50 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -66.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £10.75 £15.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £16.65 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.09 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% -16.66%
HNC
UK

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
10688 8155 8986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.18% 17.03% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6130 4743 4753
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 358 518
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.90 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.39%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -9 30 £300 +22.44% 11
South West -26 6 £125 -51.59% 3
North West -9 5 £188 - 3
East of England -22 3 - - 7
West Midlands -7 2 £180 - 4
London -2 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £288 - 1
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 39 (49.37%) HND
2 22 (27.85%) Windows
3 21 (26.58%) Project Management
4 20 (25.32%) Security Cleared
5 18 (22.78%) Degree
6 17 (21.52%) SC Cleared
7 16 (20.25%) Service Delivery
7 16 (20.25%) PRINCE2
8 14 (17.72%) Microsoft
8 14 (17.72%) MS Project
9 13 (16.46%) Linux
9 13 (16.46%) UNIX
10 12 (15.19%) MCSE
10 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (15.19%) Finance
10 12 (15.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (12.66%) DV Cleared
11 10 (12.66%) Windows 7
11 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (11.39%) Red Hat
12 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (11.39%) Nagios
12 9 (11.39%) NetBackup
12 9 (11.39%) Active Directory
12 9 (11.39%) HP
12 9 (11.39%) Citrix
12 9 (11.39%) CCA
12 9 (11.39%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (10.13%) Isilon

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.53%) SAS
2 1 (1.27%) TeamSite
2 1 (1.27%) CMS
2 1 (1.27%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.27%) Drupal
2 1 (1.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (17.72%) MS Project
2 7 (8.86%) MS Office
3 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
4 3 (3.80%) Windchill
5 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.27%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) DHCP
1 8 (10.13%) DNS
2 5 (6.33%) 3G
3 4 (5.06%) 4G
4 3 (3.80%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (3.80%) LTE
5 2 (2.53%) VoLTE
5 2 (2.53%) 2G
5 2 (2.53%) SSH
5 2 (2.53%) FTP
5 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.27%) Internet
6 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.27%) GSM
6 1 (1.27%) UMTS
6 1 (1.27%) SS7
6 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) OLAP
2 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.53%) Star Schema
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.53%) Xcelsius
2 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.27%) MS Access
General
1 12 (15.19%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.80%) Back Office
5 2 (2.53%) Advertising
6 1 (1.27%) Military
6 1 (1.27%) Marketing
6 1 (1.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Project Manager
2 12 (15.19%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (12.66%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Linux Support
4 6 (7.59%) Linux Support Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Windows Support Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Developer
6 3 (3.80%) Coordinator
6 3 (3.80%) Senior Manager
6 3 (3.80%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (3.80%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Configuration Controller
6 3 (3.80%) Mechanical Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Systems Programmer
7 2 (2.53%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (2.53%) Systems Developer
7 2 (2.53%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (2.53%) Systems Test Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Programmer
7 2 (2.53%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) XML
1 5 (6.33%) .NET
1 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.53%) HTML
2 2 (2.53%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.27%) RESTful
3 1 (1.27%) HTML5
3 1 (1.27%) REST
3 1 (1.27%) CSS3
3 1 (1.27%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.27%) XSL
3 1 (1.27%) JSON
3 1 (1.27%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.59%) Fat Client
2 6 (7.59%) Thin Client
3 5 (6.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.27%) Equities
5 1 (1.27%) STB
5 1 (1.27%) Statistics
5 1 (1.27%) SCADA
5 1 (1.27%) GIS
5 1 (1.27%) PMI
5 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.85%) Windows
2 13 (16.46%) Linux
2 13 (16.46%) UNIX
3 10 (12.66%) Windows 7
4 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.27%) Android
7 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) Project Management
2 16 (20.25%) PRINCE2
2 16 (20.25%) Service Delivery
3 8 (10.13%) ITIL
4 6 (7.59%) Time Management
4 6 (7.59%) Six Sigma
5 5 (6.33%) Change Management
6 4 (5.06%) Service Management
6 4 (5.06%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.06%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.80%) Data Management
7 3 (3.80%) Data Entry
7 3 (3.80%) CAD
7 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.80%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.53%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.53%) Coaching
8 2 (2.53%) ETL
8 2 (2.53%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.13%) Perl
1 8 (10.13%) VB
2 7 (8.86%) C
3 6 (7.59%) Korn
3 6 (7.59%) Bourne shell
4 4 (5.06%) SQL
5 3 (3.80%) C#
5 3 (3.80%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.53%) Java
6 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.53%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.27%) PHP
7 1 (1.27%) AWK
7 1 (1.27%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 39 (49.37%) HND
2 20 (25.32%) Security Cleared
3 18 (22.78%) Degree
4 17 (21.52%) SC Cleared
5 12 (15.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (15.19%) MCSE
6 10 (12.66%) DV Cleared
7 9 (11.39%) CCA
7 9 (11.39%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (7.59%) CCNA
9 2 (2.53%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 2 (2.53%) CCNP
9 2 (2.53%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) SLA
2 3 (3.80%) QA
3 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.27%) GCP
4 1 (1.27%) BS15000
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.59%) NFS
3 3 (3.80%) NDS
4 2 (2.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (11.39%) Nagios
1 9 (11.39%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.53%) SCCM
3 1 (1.27%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 14 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.39%) HP
2 9 (11.39%) Citrix
2 9 (11.39%) Red Hat
3 8 (10.13%) Isilon
4 7 (8.86%) EMC
5 5 (6.33%) Oracle
6 4 (5.06%) PTC
6 4 (5.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (3.80%) Altiris
7 3 (3.80%) Veritas
7 3 (3.80%) Remedy
7 3 (3.80%) NEC
8 2 (2.53%) VMware
8 2 (2.53%) Nokia
8 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.53%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.53%) SAP
8 2 (2.53%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.27%) Cisco
Cumbria
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £200 - 295 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £38 - £39 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Milton Keynes
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
East of England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
North West England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago