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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 552 528 529
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +1
Contract jobs citing HNC 34 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.056% 0.058%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 9
Average daily rate
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£368 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.37% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £196 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £503 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+24.78% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £32.25 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.15 £17.00 £13.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.87 £18.60 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 £20.79
% change year-on-year
+88.23% -18.22%
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
9449 9079 8041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.65% 18.96% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5616 5236 4338
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 410 459
Average hourly rate £22.20 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.84% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 West 0 10 £375 -25.00% 5
South East -15 6 £270 -43.15% 4
Yorkshire - 6 - - 3
London -16 4 £350 -16.16% 3
East of England +2 3 £400 - 3
North West -16 3 £420 +110.00% 6
West Midlands -1 1 - - 3
East Midlands -6 1 - - 2
HNC
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HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 58 (50.43%) HND
2 52 (45.22%) Telecoms
3 41 (35.65%) Degree
4 27 (23.48%) ITIL
5 25 (21.74%) LTE
6 24 (20.87%) 3G
7 23 (20.00%) 2G
8 22 (19.13%) Project Management
9 21 (18.26%) QA
10 20 (17.39%) Change Management
11 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
11 19 (16.52%) Network Planning
12 18 (15.65%) Internet
12 18 (15.65%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (15.65%) Nokia
12 18 (15.65%) PRINCE2
12 18 (15.65%) SQL
12 18 (15.65%) Radio Access Network
13 17 (14.78%) CCNA
14 16 (13.91%) MS Office
14 16 (13.91%) SC Cleared
14 16 (13.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 15 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
15 15 (13.04%) 4G
16 14 (12.17%) MS Excel
16 14 (12.17%) Windows
17 13 (11.30%) Siemens
17 13 (11.30%) Active Directory
17 13 (11.30%) VMware

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 10 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.48%) SAS
3 4 (3.48%) IIS
4 3 (2.61%) Lync
4 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (13.91%) MS Office
2 14 (12.17%) MS Excel
3 7 (6.09%) MS Project
4 2 (1.74%) CATIA
4 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.87%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.87%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.74%) LTE
2 24 (20.87%) 3G
3 23 (20.00%) 2G
4 18 (15.65%) Internet
4 18 (15.65%) Radio Access Network
5 15 (13.04%) 4G
6 11 (9.57%) GSM
7 10 (8.70%) UMTS
8 9 (7.83%) SDH
9 7 (6.09%) SS7
10 6 (5.22%) ISUP
10 6 (5.22%) SCCP
10 6 (5.22%) RTP
10 6 (5.22%) MGW
10 6 (5.22%) SIGTRAN
10 6 (5.22%) SMS
10 6 (5.22%) LAN
10 6 (5.22%) DNS
11 5 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
12 4 (3.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.22%) SQL Server
1 6 (5.22%) MS Access
2 4 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.48%) BusinessObjects XI
2 4 (3.48%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
General
1 52 (45.22%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.57%) Electronics
3 9 (7.83%) Finance
4 7 (6.09%) German Language
5 5 (4.35%) Aerospace
6 4 (3.48%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.61%) Publishing
8 2 (1.74%) Military
9 1 (0.87%) Banking
9 1 (0.87%) Retail
9 1 (0.87%) Billing
9 1 (0.87%) Marketing
9 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (12.17%) Analyst
2 13 (11.30%) Project Manager
3 8 (6.96%) RAN Engineer
4 7 (6.09%) Project Engineer
5 6 (5.22%) Configuration Engineer
5 6 (5.22%) Change Analyst
5 6 (5.22%) RAN Configuration Engineer
6 5 (4.35%) Administrator
6 5 (4.35%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.48%) Service Analyst
7 4 (3.48%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (3.48%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.48%) Server Administrator
8 3 (2.61%) Consultant
8 3 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (2.61%) Test Engineer
8 3 (2.61%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.61%) Design Engineer
8 3 (2.61%) Server Support
8 3 (2.61%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.22%) XML
2 4 (3.48%) .NET
2 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.87%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.09%) Statistics
2 6 (5.22%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.48%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.61%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.74%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.74%) Economics
5 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.87%) Handset
6 1 (0.87%) Replication
6 1 (0.87%) Clustering
6 1 (0.87%) CESG
6 1 (0.87%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.17%) Windows
2 11 (9.57%) UNIX
3 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.48%) Linux
7 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.87%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.48%) ITIL
2 22 (19.13%) Project Management
3 20 (17.39%) Change Management
4 19 (16.52%) Network Planning
5 18 (15.65%) PRINCE2
6 9 (7.83%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (6.96%) Service Management
8 7 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (5.22%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.22%) Migration
9 6 (5.22%) Logistics
9 6 (5.22%) Network Architecture
10 4 (3.48%) Dimensional Modelling
10 4 (3.48%) Kimball Methodology
10 4 (3.48%) SDLC
10 4 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.48%) Six Sigma
11 3 (2.61%) Quality Management
11 3 (2.61%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (2.61%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.65%) SQL
2 12 (10.43%) Perl
3 4 (3.48%) PL/SQL
3 4 (3.48%) C#
3 4 (3.48%) VB.NET
3 4 (3.48%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.74%) VB
5 1 (0.87%) VBA
5 1 (0.87%) VBScript
5 1 (0.87%) Java
Qualifications
1 58 (50.43%) HND
2 41 (35.65%) Degree
3 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
4 18 (15.65%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (14.78%) CCNA
6 16 (13.91%) SC Cleared
7 15 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (9.57%) CCNP
9 7 (6.09%) APMP
10 6 (5.22%) DV Cleared
10 6 (5.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (5.22%) CITP
11 5 (4.35%) MCSE
12 3 (2.61%) MCP
12 3 (2.61%) MCTS
12 3 (2.61%) GNVQ
12 3 (2.61%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.87%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.26%) QA
2 3 (2.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.61%) Basel II
3 2 (1.74%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.74%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (11.30%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.48%) XenServer
4 4 (3.48%) vSphere
5 2 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.74%) XenApp
6 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.87%) NFS
6 1 (0.87%) NDS
6 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.22%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (2.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (15.65%) Nokia
2 16 (13.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 13 (11.30%) Siemens
4 13 (11.30%) VMware
5 11 (9.57%) Oracle
6 9 (7.83%) Ericsson
6 9 (7.83%) Huawei
7 7 (6.09%) Remedy
8 6 (5.22%) Cisco
8 6 (5.22%) ZTE
8 6 (5.22%) Nortel
9 4 (3.48%) Business Objects
9 4 (3.48%) Teradata
9 4 (3.48%) Apple
10 3 (2.61%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.61%) Citrix
11 2 (1.74%) SAP
12 1 (0.87%) HP
12 1 (0.87%) Dell
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Penrith
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucestershire
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Posted: 25 days ago