The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 542 523 486
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -37
Contract jobs citing HNC 27 32 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.069% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.39% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £256 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £365 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9068 8298 9014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.66% 17.86% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5187 4518 4741
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 456 558
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
HNC
UK

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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
London +8 9 £314 +4.58% 2
South East -8 6 - - 12
East Midlands - 4 £375 - 5
North West -7 2 £230 -26.40% 7
West Midlands -18 2 - - 2
East of England -21 2 £400 - 3
South West -33 2 £500 +95.31% 9
Yorkshire - - - - 4
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 29 (43.28%) HND
2 25 (37.31%) Degree
3 24 (35.82%) Microsoft
4 20 (29.85%) Project Management
5 16 (23.88%) MS Excel
6 14 (20.90%) MS Office
6 14 (20.90%) Finance
7 13 (19.40%) MS Project
8 12 (17.91%) ITIL
8 12 (17.91%) Windows
9 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
10 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
11 8 (11.94%) Manufacturing
11 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
11 8 (11.94%) Service Management
11 8 (11.94%) CAD
12 7 (10.45%) Service Delivery
12 7 (10.45%) ITSM
12 7 (10.45%) Data Analysis
12 7 (10.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
12 7 (10.45%) DV Cleared
13 6 (8.96%) Incident Management
13 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
13 6 (8.96%) Change Management
13 6 (8.96%) AutoCAD
14 5 (7.46%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (7.46%) Windows XP
14 5 (7.46%) MS Visio
14 5 (7.46%) ISO 9001

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (2.99%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (23.88%) MS Excel
2 14 (20.90%) MS Office
3 13 (19.40%) MS Project
4 6 (8.96%) AutoCAD
5 5 (7.46%) MS Visio
6 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (1.49%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (5.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.49%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) 3G
1 2 (2.99%) 4G
1 2 (2.99%) VoLTE
2 1 (1.49%) HSRP
2 1 (1.49%) MPLS
2 1 (1.49%) OSPF
2 1 (1.49%) BGP
2 1 (1.49%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) OLAP
2 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.99%) Star Schema
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.99%) Xcelsius
2 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (20.90%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
3 8 (11.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.99%) Advertising
4 2 (2.99%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) Law
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Project Manager
2 5 (7.46%) Support Engineer
3 4 (5.97%) Test Engineer
3 4 (5.97%) Test Leader
4 3 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (4.48%) Service Analyst
4 3 (4.48%) Field Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) Electrical Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
4 3 (4.48%) Analyst
4 3 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) Field Service Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (2.99%) Architect
5 2 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (2.99%) Senior Manager
5 2 (2.99%) Engineering Manager
5 2 (2.99%) Design Engineer
5 2 (2.99%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (2.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) .NET
1 3 (4.48%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.99%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.97%) SCADA
3 3 (4.48%) Replication
4 2 (2.99%) Equities
4 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.91%) Windows
2 5 (7.46%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.48%) UNIX
3 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) Project Management
2 12 (17.91%) ITIL
3 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
3 8 (11.94%) Service Management
3 8 (11.94%) CAD
4 7 (10.45%) ITSM
4 7 (10.45%) Service Delivery
4 7 (10.45%) Data Analysis
5 6 (8.96%) Incident Management
5 6 (8.96%) Change Management
6 5 (7.46%) Validation
6 5 (7.46%) Logistics
7 4 (5.97%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.97%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.48%) Time Management
8 3 (4.48%) Performance Management
8 3 (4.48%) Business Development
8 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.99%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) C
1 2 (2.99%) Perl
1 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
1 2 (2.99%) SQL
1 2 (2.99%) AWK
1 2 (2.99%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 29 (43.28%) HND
2 25 (37.31%) Degree
3 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
4 7 (10.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
4 7 (10.45%) DV Cleared
5 5 (7.46%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.99%) MCSE
7 1 (1.49%) CCNP
7 1 (1.49%) ISEB
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) ISO 9001
2 4 (5.97%) QA
3 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (35.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) Siemens
2 4 (5.97%) Remedy
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle
3 3 (4.48%) Allen-Bradley
4 2 (2.99%) Altiris
4 2 (2.99%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (2.99%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.99%) NEC
4 2 (2.99%) Minitab
5 1 (1.49%) PTC
5 1 (1.49%) Progress
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco
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