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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 549 453 511
Rank change year-on-year
-96 +58
Contract jobs citing HNC 41 50 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.64% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 26
Average daily rate £281 £325 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +26.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £131 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £395 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £320 £258
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +24.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 10
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.84% -30.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.15% -20.83%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10027 7817 9702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.53% 18.14% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5749 4178 5093
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 436 528
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £50.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -19 16 £275 -15.38% 5
East Midlands -3 7 - - 4
South West -26 5 £475 +22.73% 9
West Midlands - 5 £250 - 10
London -24 4 £523 +49.28% 3
North West -17 3 - - 7
East of England -27 3 - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 4
Midlands - - - -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 33 (47.14%) HND
1 33 (47.14%) Degree
2 25 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 21 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 18 (25.71%) ITIL
5 15 (21.43%) Project Management
6 14 (20.00%) CAD
7 13 (18.57%) MS Office
7 13 (18.57%) Telecoms
8 10 (14.29%) Finance
8 10 (14.29%) ITSM
8 10 (14.29%) MS Project
9 9 (12.86%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (12.86%) Manufacturing
10 8 (11.43%) Validation
10 8 (11.43%) Service Management
10 8 (11.43%) AutoCAD
10 8 (11.43%) Siemens
10 8 (11.43%) Oracle
10 8 (11.43%) Windows
10 8 (11.43%) Incident Management
11 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
11 6 (8.57%) UNIX
11 6 (8.57%) Remedy
11 6 (8.57%) SLA
11 6 (8.57%) MS Visio
11 6 (8.57%) Data Analysis
11 6 (8.57%) Remedy ITSM
11 6 (8.57%) SCADA
12 5 (7.14%) QA

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.43%) WinCC
1 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (18.57%) MS Office
3 10 (14.29%) MS Project
4 8 (11.43%) AutoCAD
5 6 (8.57%) MS Visio
6 2 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (1.43%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.86%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) ATM
2 3 (4.29%) Firewall
3 2 (2.86%) LAN
3 2 (2.86%) Internet
4 1 (1.43%) Network Security
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.43%) VLAN
4 1 (1.43%) RNC
4 1 (1.43%) PABX
4 1 (1.43%) HSRP
4 1 (1.43%) BGP
4 1 (1.43%) MPLS
4 1 (1.43%) OSPF
4 1 (1.43%) SAN
4 1 (1.43%) VoIP
4 1 (1.43%) WAN
4 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.43%) VPN
4 1 (1.43%) DNS
4 1 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (5.71%) MySQL
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dreamweaver
General
1 13 (18.57%) Telecoms
2 10 (14.29%) Finance
3 9 (12.86%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.71%) Back Office
4 4 (5.71%) Electronics
5 2 (2.86%) Military
6 1 (1.43%) Advertising
6 1 (1.43%) Legal
6 1 (1.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (12.86%) Analyst
2 7 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (8.57%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.57%) Support Engineer
3 6 (8.57%) Service Analyst
3 6 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (7.14%) Electrical Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) PLC Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Design Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Test Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) OSS Support Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) OSS Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Test Leader
6 3 (4.29%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Administrator
7 2 (2.86%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (2.86%) Engineering Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Incident Manager
8 1 (1.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (1.43%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) Software Packaging
1 1 (1.43%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (1.43%) HTML
1 1 (1.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
1 6 (8.57%) SCADA
2 5 (7.14%) Replication
3 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) CCTV
4 1 (1.43%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.43%) Firmware
4 1 (1.43%) Equities
4 1 (1.43%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Windows
2 6 (8.57%) UNIX
3 4 (5.71%) Linux
3 4 (5.71%) Windows XP
3 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.71%) ITIL
2 15 (21.43%) Project Management
3 14 (20.00%) CAD
4 10 (14.29%) ITSM
5 8 (11.43%) Validation
5 8 (11.43%) Service Management
5 8 (11.43%) Incident Management
6 6 (8.57%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.71%) Logistics
7 4 (5.71%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.29%) Performance Management
8 3 (4.29%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (4.29%) Business Development
8 3 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.29%) Change Management
8 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.14%) Perl
2 4 (5.71%) SQL
2 4 (5.71%) Korn
3 3 (4.29%) C
4 1 (1.43%) C-shell
4 1 (1.43%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.43%) C++
4 1 (1.43%) Java
4 1 (1.43%) VB
4 1 (1.43%) AWK
Qualifications
1 33 (47.14%) HND
1 33 (47.14%) Degree
2 9 (12.86%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.86%) MCP
5 2 (2.86%) MCSE
5 2 (2.86%) ISEB
5 2 (2.86%) CCNP
5 2 (2.86%) CCNA
5 2 (2.86%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 2 (2.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (2.86%) MCTS
5 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) ACSP
6 1 (1.43%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (1.43%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) SLA
2 5 (7.14%) QA
2 5 (7.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.43%) Siemens
2 8 (11.43%) Oracle
3 6 (8.57%) Remedy
4 5 (7.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (7.14%) Allen-Bradley
5 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.71%) Velocent
5 4 (5.71%) Cerion
5 4 (5.71%) Greenplum
6 3 (4.29%) Cisco
7 2 (2.86%) Altiris
7 2 (2.86%) Minitab
7 2 (2.86%) VMware
7 2 (2.86%) Apple
8 1 (1.43%) Macromedia
8 1 (1.43%) Sun
8 1 (1.43%) SolidWorks
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Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
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