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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 577 577 575
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing HNC 39 35 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.079% 0.070% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.37% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 7
Median daily rate £352 £359 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £260 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £490 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £25.12 £32.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.50% +88.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.06 £32.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +88.23%
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
10691 9400 9468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.58% 18.77% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6761 5581 5550
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 470 439
Median hourly rate £27.90 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +23.69%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 East +12 17 - - 1
North West -5 7 £330 -21.42% 2
London -2 4 £365 +4.21% 3
East of England +16 3 £420 +5.00%
West Midlands -19 3 £85 - 1
Yorkshire -6 2 £225 - 2
East Midlands -4 1 £325 -
South West -5 1 £390 +4.00% 5
North East - 1 £350 -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 40 (63.49%) HND
2 26 (41.27%) Telecoms
3 24 (38.10%) Degree
4 23 (36.51%) 3G
5 22 (34.92%) 4G
6 20 (31.75%) LTE
7 19 (30.16%) Project Management
7 19 (30.16%) Nokia
8 17 (26.98%) Back Office
9 15 (23.81%) Service Delivery
9 15 (23.81%) ITIL
10 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
10 13 (20.63%) 2G
11 11 (17.46%) Change Management
11 11 (17.46%) SLA
11 11 (17.46%) High Availability
12 10 (15.87%) Diameter Protocol
12 10 (15.87%) SPML
12 10 (15.87%) SIGTRAN
12 10 (15.87%) INAP
12 10 (15.87%) LDAP
12 10 (15.87%) SOAP
13 9 (14.29%) PRINCE2
13 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 9 (14.29%) Siemens
13 9 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 9 (14.29%) Ericsson
13 9 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (14.29%) BT
13 9 (14.29%) Wireless

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 1 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.70%) MS Visio
3 7 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.17%) MS Office
4 2 (3.17%) MS Project
4 2 (3.17%) PTC Creo
4 2 (3.17%) Siemens NX
5 1 (1.59%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.59%) FrameMaker
5 1 (1.59%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 23 (36.51%) 3G
2 22 (34.92%) 4G
3 20 (31.75%) LTE
4 13 (20.63%) 2G
5 10 (15.87%) Diameter Protocol
5 10 (15.87%) INAP
5 10 (15.87%) LDAP
5 10 (15.87%) SIGTRAN
6 9 (14.29%) MGW
6 9 (14.29%) Wireless
7 7 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (6.35%) VoLTE
9 2 (3.17%) Bluetooth
9 2 (3.17%) Nokia DX200
9 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.59%) ATM
10 1 (1.59%) DHCP
10 1 (1.59%) LAN
10 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (7.94%) MS Access
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MSTest
1 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (41.27%) Telecoms
2 17 (26.98%) Back Office
3 8 (12.70%) Front Office
4 6 (9.52%) Finance
5 2 (3.17%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.17%) Electronics
5 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (9.52%) Project Manager
2 5 (7.94%) Back Office Engineer
2 5 (7.94%) Service Desk Engineer
2 5 (7.94%) Support Engineer
3 4 (6.35%) Telecoms Engineer
3 4 (6.35%) Transmission Engineer
3 4 (6.35%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (4.76%) Applications Support
4 3 (4.76%) Applications Support Engineer
4 3 (4.76%) Electrical Engineer
4 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (4.76%) Mobile Engineer
4 3 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (4.76%) Senior Manager
4 3 (4.76%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (4.76%) Trainer
5 2 (3.17%) Data Analyst
5 2 (3.17%) Design Engineer
5 2 (3.17%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) SOAP
1 10 (15.87%) SPML
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.59%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.59%) HTML
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
2 1 (1.59%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.59%) WCF
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.76%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.17%) CESG
4 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.17%) PMI
4 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.17%) User Experience
5 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.59%) Handset
5 1 (1.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Windows
2 4 (6.35%) Linux
3 3 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.59%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) Project Management
2 15 (23.81%) ITIL
2 15 (23.81%) Service Delivery
3 11 (17.46%) Change Management
3 11 (17.46%) High Availability
4 9 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 9 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (12.70%) Integration Testing
5 8 (12.70%) Network Design
6 6 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.94%) Dashboard Development
8 4 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (6.35%) Time Management
9 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.76%) Project Planning
9 3 (4.76%) Protective Monitoring
9 3 (4.76%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) C
2 5 (7.94%) SQL
3 2 (3.17%) AWK
3 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.17%) Perl
3 2 (3.17%) Python
3 2 (3.17%) sed
3 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.59%) C#
4 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 40 (63.49%) HND
2 24 (38.10%) Degree
3 9 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 5 (7.94%) CCNP
5 5 (7.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.35%) CCNA
7 2 (3.17%) MCSE
7 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.17%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (3.17%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.17%) RHCSA
8 1 (1.59%) APMP
8 1 (1.59%) CCDP
8 1 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.59%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.59%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.46%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.17%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (3.17%) XenServer
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (3.17%) Puppet
3 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (30.16%) Nokia
2 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 9 (14.29%) BT
3 9 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 9 (14.29%) Huawei
3 9 (14.29%) Nokia Networks
3 9 (14.29%) Siemens
4 7 (11.11%) Arqiva
4 7 (11.11%) Citrix
4 7 (11.11%) NetCracker
4 7 (11.11%) Remedy
4 7 (11.11%) Telindus
4 7 (11.11%) Virgin Media
4 7 (11.11%) ZTE
5 6 (9.52%) Cramer
5 6 (9.52%) Tellabs
6 5 (7.94%) Nortel
7 4 (6.35%) Cisco
8 3 (4.76%) VMware
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