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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 510 534 489
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -45
Contract jobs citing HNC 70 42 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.082% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 0.42% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £281 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £250 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £679 £528 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £20.35 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.09 £23.00 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-28.26% -6.12%
HNC
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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
9759 10051 8023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.28% 19.56% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5581 5743 4289
Average daily rate £395 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £531 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 504 464
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 East +2 38 £375 +36.36% 8
London +8 7 £248 -52.63% 8
North West -12 7 £681 - 4
East of England +22 6 £408 - 6
South West - - - - 12
West Midlands - - - - 6
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - -
HNC
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HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 56 (49.56%) HND
2 50 (44.25%) Telecoms
3 37 (32.74%) Degree
4 26 (23.01%) Project Management
5 25 (22.12%) ITIL
6 23 (20.35%) LTE
7 20 (17.70%) QA
7 20 (17.70%) Network Planning
7 20 (17.70%) Nokia
8 18 (15.93%) Change Management
8 18 (15.93%) MS Office
8 18 (15.93%) Microsoft
9 17 (15.04%) PRINCE2
9 17 (15.04%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (15.04%) Internet
9 17 (15.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
10 16 (14.16%) 3G
10 16 (14.16%) SQL
10 16 (14.16%) Radio Access Network
11 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
11 15 (13.27%) CCNA
11 15 (13.27%) Active Directory
11 15 (13.27%) 2G
11 15 (13.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 14 (12.39%) SC Cleared
12 14 (12.39%) Windows
13 13 (11.50%) Siemens
14 12 (10.62%) Perl
14 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (8.85%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.65%) Lync
4 2 (1.77%) IIS
5 1 (0.88%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.88%) Drupal
5 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (15.93%) MS Office
2 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
3 8 (7.08%) MS Project
4 3 (2.65%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.77%) CATIA
5 2 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.88%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (6.19%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.35%) LTE
2 17 (15.04%) Internet
3 16 (14.16%) 3G
3 16 (14.16%) Radio Access Network
4 15 (13.27%) 2G
5 11 (9.73%) GSM
6 10 (8.85%) UMTS
7 9 (7.96%) SDH
7 9 (7.96%) DNS
8 8 (7.08%) Firewall
9 6 (5.31%) 4G
10 4 (3.54%) HSRP
10 4 (3.54%) Structured Cabling
10 4 (3.54%) MPLS
10 4 (3.54%) OSPF
10 4 (3.54%) BGP
10 4 (3.54%) DHCP
11 3 (2.65%) LAN
11 3 (2.65%) VPN
12 2 (1.77%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.42%) MS Access
2 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 50 (44.25%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.85%) Electronics
3 8 (7.08%) Finance
4 7 (6.19%) German Language
5 5 (4.42%) Back Office
6 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.65%) Publishing
8 2 (1.77%) Military
8 2 (1.77%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.77%) Marketing
9 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.88%) Retail
9 1 (0.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (13.27%) Analyst
2 13 (11.50%) Project Manager
3 9 (7.96%) RAN Engineer
4 7 (6.19%) Configuration Engineer
4 7 (6.19%) RAN Configuration Engineer
4 7 (6.19%) Project Engineer
5 6 (5.31%) Change Analyst
5 6 (5.31%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.42%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (3.54%) Service Analyst
7 4 (3.54%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) IP Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.54%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (2.65%) Linux Support
8 3 (2.65%) Security Engineer
8 3 (2.65%) Linux Support Engineer
8 3 (2.65%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.31%) XML
2 2 (1.77%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.88%) HTML5
3 1 (0.88%) XSL
3 1 (0.88%) HTML
3 1 (0.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.19%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.77%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.88%) Replication
4 1 (0.88%) Clustering
4 1 (0.88%) CESG
4 1 (0.88%) Economics
4 1 (0.88%) CCTV
4 1 (0.88%) Statistics
4 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.39%) Windows
2 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (7.96%) UNIX
3 6 (5.31%) Linux
3 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.54%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.88%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.01%) Project Management
2 25 (22.12%) ITIL
3 20 (17.70%) Network Planning
4 18 (15.93%) Change Management
5 17 (15.04%) PRINCE2
6 10 (8.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (7.08%) Service Management
8 7 (6.19%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.42%) Logistics
9 5 (4.42%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.54%) Six Sigma
10 4 (3.54%) Migration
10 4 (3.54%) Requirements Management
11 3 (2.65%) Risk Analysis
11 3 (2.65%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (2.65%) PRINCE
11 3 (2.65%) Quality Management
11 3 (2.65%) CMMI
11 3 (2.65%) Test Strategy
12 2 (1.77%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.16%) SQL
2 12 (10.62%) Perl
3 2 (1.77%) VB
3 2 (1.77%) VBA
3 2 (1.77%) Java
4 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.88%) C
4 1 (0.88%) C#
4 1 (0.88%) Korn
4 1 (0.88%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (49.56%) HND
2 37 (32.74%) Degree
3 17 (15.04%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
5 15 (13.27%) CCNA
5 15 (13.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 14 (12.39%) SC Cleared
7 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (7.08%) MCSE
8 8 (7.08%) CCNP
9 6 (5.31%) CITP
9 6 (5.31%) APMP
10 5 (4.42%) MCP
11 4 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (3.54%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.65%) GNVQ
12 3 (2.65%) MCTS
12 3 (2.65%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 3 (2.65%) RHCSA
13 2 (1.77%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.70%) QA
2 5 (4.42%) SLA
3 2 (1.77%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.77%) XenServer
4 2 (1.77%) vSphere
4 2 (1.77%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.88%) NFS
5 1 (0.88%) NDS
5 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (3.54%) Nagios
2 4 (3.54%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.77%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (17.70%) Nokia
2 18 (15.93%) Microsoft
3 17 (15.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 13 (11.50%) Siemens
5 11 (9.73%) VMware
5 11 (9.73%) Ericsson
6 10 (8.85%) Oracle
7 9 (7.96%) Huawei
8 7 (6.19%) Cisco
8 7 (6.19%) Nortel
8 7 (6.19%) Citrix
9 6 (5.31%) ZTE
10 5 (4.42%) SAP
10 5 (4.42%) HP
11 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.54%) Remedy
11 4 (3.54%) F5
12 3 (2.65%) Isilon
12 3 (2.65%) Veritas
12 3 (2.65%) Altiris
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