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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 486 506 446
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -60
Contract jobs citing HNC 70 43 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.093% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.47% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 22
Average daily rate
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£383 £288 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.04% -12.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £140 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £679 £475 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.63 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £38.42 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.04 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+100.17% -
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
10585 9084 7614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.17% 19.65% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6226 4956 4098
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 433 458
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.45 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +5 42 £283 +17.70% 18
London +14 11 £248 -45.00% 5
North West -12 7 £681 - 4
East of England +7 3 £483 - 2
South West -15 3 - - 5
West Midlands -3 2 £325 -7.14% 1
Yorkshire - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - - 3
North East - - - -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 61 (55.96%) HND
2 35 (32.11%) Telecoms
2 35 (32.11%) Degree
3 29 (26.61%) Project Management
4 26 (23.85%) ITIL
5 21 (19.27%) PRINCE2
6 20 (18.35%) Microsoft
7 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
8 17 (15.60%) Change Management
8 17 (15.60%) SC Cleared
9 16 (14.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 16 (14.68%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (13.76%) 3G
10 15 (13.76%) Radio Access Network
11 14 (12.84%) CCNA
11 14 (12.84%) Active Directory
11 14 (12.84%) Windows
11 14 (12.84%) SQL
11 14 (12.84%) LTE
12 13 (11.93%) Oracle
12 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (11.93%) 2G
13 12 (11.01%) MS Project
13 12 (11.01%) MS Excel
13 12 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (10.09%) Perl
14 11 (10.09%) Ericsson
15 10 (9.17%) MCSE
15 10 (9.17%) DNS
15 10 (9.17%) Electronics

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 9 (8.26%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.75%) Lync
3 3 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.83%) Drupal
4 2 (1.83%) WordPress
4 2 (1.83%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.92%) CMS
5 1 (0.92%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.92%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (11.01%) MS Excel
1 12 (11.01%) MS Project
2 9 (8.26%) MS Office
3 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.92%) CATIA
4 1 (0.92%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 7 (6.42%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.92%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.92%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.76%) 3G
1 15 (13.76%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (12.84%) LTE
3 13 (11.93%) 2G
4 10 (9.17%) DNS
5 8 (7.34%) Firewall
6 5 (4.59%) 4G
6 5 (4.59%) DHCP
7 4 (3.67%) MPLS
7 4 (3.67%) OSPF
7 4 (3.67%) BGP
7 4 (3.67%) HSRP
7 4 (3.67%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (2.75%) VPN
8 3 (2.75%) Internet
9 2 (1.83%) FTP
9 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.83%) ATM
9 2 (1.83%) GSM
9 2 (1.83%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.75%) MS Access
2 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
General
1 35 (32.11%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.17%) Electronics
3 9 (8.26%) Finance
4 5 (4.59%) Back Office
4 5 (4.59%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.83%) Publishing
5 2 (1.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.92%) Military
6 1 (0.92%) Retail
6 1 (0.92%) Billing
6 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 18 (16.51%) Project Manager
2 14 (12.84%) Analyst
3 9 (8.26%) RAN Engineer
4 7 (6.42%) Configuration Engineer
4 7 (6.42%) RAN Configuration Engineer
4 7 (6.42%) Support Engineer
5 6 (5.50%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (4.59%) Change Analyst
6 5 (4.59%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (4.59%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Service Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Project Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Linux Support
7 4 (3.67%) IP Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Linux Support Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (2.75%) Back Office Engineer
8 3 (2.75%) Assistant Project Manager
8 3 (2.75%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.50%) XML
2 2 (1.83%) XSL
2 2 (1.83%) SAP Basis
2 2 (1.83%) HTML5
2 2 (1.83%) HTML
2 2 (1.83%) CSS
3 1 (0.92%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.34%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.83%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.83%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.83%) Statistics
3 2 (1.83%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.92%) GIS
4 1 (0.92%) Replication
4 1 (0.92%) Clustering
4 1 (0.92%) CESG
4 1 (0.92%) PMI
4 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.84%) Windows
2 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (7.34%) UNIX
4 6 (5.50%) Linux
5 5 (4.59%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.92%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.61%) Project Management
2 26 (23.85%) ITIL
3 21 (19.27%) PRINCE2
4 17 (15.60%) Change Management
5 10 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (8.26%) Service Delivery
6 9 (8.26%) Network Planning
7 8 (7.34%) Incident Management
7 8 (7.34%) Service Management
8 6 (5.50%) Six Sigma
9 4 (3.67%) Migration
9 4 (3.67%) Logistics
10 3 (2.75%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (2.75%) Requirements Management
10 3 (2.75%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.75%) PRINCE
10 3 (2.75%) CMMI
10 3 (2.75%) Coaching
10 3 (2.75%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.84%) SQL
2 11 (10.09%) Perl
3 3 (2.75%) C
3 3 (2.75%) VB
4 2 (1.83%) VBA
4 2 (1.83%) Korn
4 2 (1.83%) Bourne shell
4 2 (1.83%) Java
4 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (55.96%) HND
2 35 (32.11%) Degree
3 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
4 17 (15.60%) SC Cleared
5 16 (14.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 16 (14.68%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (12.84%) CCNA
7 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (9.17%) MCSE
9 8 (7.34%) CCNP
10 6 (5.50%) CITP
10 6 (5.50%) DV Cleared
11 5 (4.59%) APMP
11 5 (4.59%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 5 (4.59%) MCP
12 4 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (2.75%) MCTS
13 3 (2.75%) GNVQ
13 3 (2.75%) CCA
13 3 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.26%) QA
2 5 (4.59%) SLA
3 2 (1.83%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.92%) BS15000
4 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (12.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (1.83%) NFS
4 1 (0.92%) NDS
4 1 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.92%) XenApp
4 1 (0.92%) XenServer
4 1 (0.92%) vSphere
4 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (4.59%) Nagios
2 5 (4.59%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.83%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (18.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.93%) Oracle
3 11 (10.09%) Ericsson
4 9 (8.26%) Nokia
4 9 (8.26%) VMware
4 9 (8.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 8 (7.34%) Citrix
6 7 (6.42%) SAP
6 7 (6.42%) Cisco
6 7 (6.42%) Nortel
7 6 (5.50%) HP
8 5 (4.59%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.67%) Remedy
9 4 (3.67%) Isilon
9 4 (3.67%) F5
10 3 (2.75%) Altiris
10 3 (2.75%) Veritas
10 3 (2.75%) Apple
10 3 (2.75%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.83%) EMC
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