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 26 September 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 579 583 560
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Contract jobs citing HNC 40 48 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.092% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.47% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 22
Median daily rate £340 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £229 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £544 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £21.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £43.12 £36.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +66.66%
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
10188 10222 10327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.43% 19.66% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6298 6213 5767
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 489 435
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.01 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.71 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +19 15 £400 +20.66% 3
South East +7 8 £305 -10.29% 2
London -3 6 £350 -17.64% 3
North West +18 4 - - 2
East Midlands - 4 £331 - 1
West Midlands -30 2 £135 -43.15% 1
Yorkshire +8 1 - - 1
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 39 (49.37%) Degree
2 37 (46.84%) HND
3 20 (25.32%) Microsoft
3 20 (25.32%) Telecoms
4 18 (22.78%) Project Management
4 18 (22.78%) 3G
5 17 (21.52%) ITIL
5 17 (21.52%) Service Delivery
6 16 (20.25%) 4G
7 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
7 15 (18.99%) Nokia
7 15 (18.99%) SLA
8 14 (17.72%) LTE
9 13 (16.46%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (16.46%) SQL
9 13 (16.46%) PRINCE2
10 11 (13.92%) Windows
10 11 (13.92%) MS Excel
10 11 (13.92%) Back Office
10 11 (13.92%) DV Cleared
11 10 (12.66%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (12.66%) Change Management
12 9 (11.39%) Wireless
12 9 (11.39%) 2G
12 9 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (11.39%) MS Visio
12 9 (11.39%) Citrix
12 9 (11.39%) High Availability
13 8 (10.13%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (10.13%) SPML

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 4 (5.06%) SAS
2 1 (1.27%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (13.92%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.39%) MS Visio
3 8 (10.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.06%) MS Office
5 3 (3.80%) MS Project
5 3 (3.80%) PTC Creo
5 3 (3.80%) Siemens NX
6 2 (2.53%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (1.27%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (1.27%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (1.27%) CATIA
7 1 (1.27%) FrameMaker
7 1 (1.27%) Photoshop
7 1 (1.27%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (1.27%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.78%) 3G
2 16 (20.25%) 4G
3 14 (17.72%) LTE
4 9 (11.39%) 2G
4 9 (11.39%) Wireless
5 8 (10.13%) Diameter Protocol
5 8 (10.13%) INAP
5 8 (10.13%) LDAP
5 8 (10.13%) SIGTRAN
6 7 (8.86%) MGW
6 7 (8.86%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (6.33%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (5.06%) Bluetooth
9 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.80%) VLAN
10 2 (2.53%) Nokia DX200
10 2 (2.53%) ZigBee
11 1 (1.27%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (1.27%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.33%) MS Access
4 4 (5.06%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (5.06%) OLAP
4 4 (5.06%) Oracle OLAP
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.06%) Star Schema
4 4 (5.06%) Xcelsius
5 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MSTest
1 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.27%) eggPlant
2 1 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
General
1 20 (25.32%) Telecoms
2 11 (13.92%) Back Office
3 8 (10.13%) Finance
4 6 (7.59%) Front Office
4 6 (7.59%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.06%) Electronics
6 2 (2.53%) Military
7 1 (1.27%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.27%) Automotive
7 1 (1.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (10.13%) Analyst
2 7 (8.86%) Telecoms Engineer
3 6 (7.59%) Network Engineer
3 6 (7.59%) Project Manager
3 6 (7.59%) Service Desk Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) Consultant
5 4 (5.06%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 4 (5.06%) Design Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Developer
5 4 (5.06%) Electronics Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Product Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Trainer
6 3 (3.80%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.80%) C# Developer
6 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) IT Technician
6 3 (3.80%) Software Developer
6 3 (3.80%) Telecoms Assistant
6 3 (3.80%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.13%) SOAP
1 8 (10.13%) SPML
2 4 (5.06%) .NET
2 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.06%) Entity Framework
2 4 (5.06%) Middleware
2 4 (5.06%) WCF
2 4 (5.06%) Web Services
3 3 (3.80%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.27%) HTML
4 1 (1.27%) Java RMI
4 1 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.53%) CESG
4 2 (2.53%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.53%) PMI
5 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.27%) Life Science
5 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.27%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (1.27%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.27%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.27%) RIA
5 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.92%) Windows
2 4 (5.06%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.80%) Linux
3 3 (3.80%) Windows 2000
3 3 (3.80%) Windows NT
3 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.80%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.78%) Project Management
2 17 (21.52%) ITIL
2 17 (21.52%) Service Delivery
3 13 (16.46%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (16.46%) PRINCE2
4 10 (12.66%) Change Management
4 10 (12.66%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (11.39%) High Availability
6 8 (10.13%) Data Analysis
6 8 (10.13%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (8.86%) Analytics
8 6 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.59%) Integration Testing
8 6 (7.59%) Network Design
8 6 (7.59%) Six Sigma
8 6 (7.59%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.33%) Asset Management
9 5 (6.33%) Contact Management
9 5 (6.33%) Dashboard Development
10 4 (5.06%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.46%) SQL
2 4 (5.06%) C
2 4 (5.06%) C#
2 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.53%) Java
4 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (49.37%) Degree
2 37 (46.84%) HND
3 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
4 11 (13.92%) DV Cleared
5 7 (8.86%) CCNA
5 7 (8.86%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (2.53%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.27%) APMP
9 1 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.27%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.27%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.27%) MCP
9 1 (1.27%) MCSE
9 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.99%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (6.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (5.06%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.80%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.53%) Firmware
5 2 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (3.80%) SCCM
3 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.27%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 20 (25.32%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.99%) Nokia
3 9 (11.39%) Citrix
4 8 (10.13%) Cisco
5 7 (8.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 7 (8.86%) BT
5 7 (8.86%) Ericsson
5 7 (8.86%) Huawei
5 7 (8.86%) Nokia Networks
5 7 (8.86%) Siemens
6 6 (7.59%) Cramer
6 6 (7.59%) Tellabs
7 5 (6.33%) Arqiva
7 5 (6.33%) NetCracker
7 5 (6.33%) Nortel
7 5 (6.33%) Remedy
7 5 (6.33%) Telindus
7 5 (6.33%) Virgin Media
7 5 (6.33%) ZTE
8 4 (5.06%) Apple
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