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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 589 579 565
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs citing HNC 39 35 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.078% 0.068% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 9
Median daily rate £338 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £270 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £456 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.83% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +98.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £32.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-22.10% +89.70%
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
10655 9911 9251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.36% 19.21% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6683 5989 5299
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 486 403
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.05 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.30 £52.17 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +16 10 £305 - 6
North West +7 9 £330 -21.42% 1
East Midlands +4 4 £325 - 6
London -2 4 £355 +1.28% 2
South West -11 4 £390 +4.00% 6
West Midlands -29 4 £85 - 4
East of England - 3 £420 - 3
North East - 1 £350 -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 39 (59.09%) HND
2 27 (40.91%) Degree
3 25 (37.88%) Telecoms
4 23 (34.85%) 3G
5 22 (33.33%) 4G
6 20 (30.30%) LTE
7 19 (28.79%) Nokia
8 18 (27.27%) Project Management
9 17 (25.76%) Microsoft
9 17 (25.76%) Back Office
10 15 (22.73%) Service Delivery
11 13 (19.70%) 2G
12 12 (18.18%) ITIL
13 11 (16.67%) Change Management
13 11 (16.67%) High Availability
14 10 (15.15%) Diameter Protocol
14 10 (15.15%) SPML
14 10 (15.15%) SIGTRAN
14 10 (15.15%) LDAP
14 10 (15.15%) SOAP
14 10 (15.15%) INAP
14 10 (15.15%) SLA
15 9 (13.64%) Siemens
15 9 (13.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 9 (13.64%) Ericsson
15 9 (13.64%) PRINCE2
15 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
15 9 (13.64%) MS Visio
15 9 (13.64%) BT
15 9 (13.64%) 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 (1.52%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
1 9 (13.64%) MS Visio
2 8 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.55%) MS Office
3 3 (4.55%) PTC Creo
3 3 (4.55%) Siemens NX
4 2 (3.03%) MS Project
4 2 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.52%) FrameMaker
5 1 (1.52%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (1.52%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (34.85%) 3G
2 22 (33.33%) 4G
3 20 (30.30%) LTE
4 13 (19.70%) 2G
5 10 (15.15%) Diameter Protocol
5 10 (15.15%) INAP
5 10 (15.15%) LDAP
5 10 (15.15%) SIGTRAN
6 9 (13.64%) MGW
6 9 (13.64%) Wireless
7 7 (10.61%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (6.06%) VoLTE
9 2 (3.03%) Bluetooth
9 2 (3.03%) Nokia DX200
9 2 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.52%) ATM
10 1 (1.52%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (1.52%) DHCP
10 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (7.58%) MS Access
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MSTest
1 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.52%) eggPlant
2 1 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
General
1 25 (37.88%) Telecoms
2 17 (25.76%) Back Office
3 8 (12.12%) Front Office
4 6 (9.09%) Finance
5 5 (7.58%) Manufacturing
6 3 (4.55%) Military
7 2 (3.03%) Aerospace
7 2 (3.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (9.09%) Project Manager
2 5 (7.58%) Back Office Engineer
2 5 (7.58%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (6.06%) Analyst
3 4 (6.06%) Telecoms Engineer
3 4 (6.06%) Trainer
3 4 (6.06%) Transmission Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) Developer
4 3 (4.55%) Electrical Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) Mobile Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) Senior Manager
4 3 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (4.55%) Software Developer
4 3 (4.55%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (3.03%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (3.03%) IP Engineer
5 2 (3.03%) Product Engineer
5 2 (3.03%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) SOAP
1 10 (15.15%) SPML
2 3 (4.55%) .NET
2 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.55%) Entity Framework
2 3 (4.55%) WCF
2 3 (4.55%) Web Services
3 2 (3.03%) Middleware
4 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.52%) HTML
4 1 (1.52%) Java RMI
4 1 (1.52%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.06%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.03%) CESG
4 2 (3.03%) PMI
4 2 (3.03%) User Experience
5 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.52%) Life Science
5 1 (1.52%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.55%) Windows
2 2 (3.03%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) Project Management
2 15 (22.73%) Service Delivery
3 12 (18.18%) ITIL
4 11 (16.67%) Change Management
4 11 (16.67%) High Availability
5 9 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 9 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (12.12%) Integration Testing
6 8 (12.12%) Network Design
7 5 (7.58%) Dashboard Development
7 5 (7.58%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (6.06%) PLM
9 3 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.55%) Asset Management
9 3 (4.55%) Data Management
9 3 (4.55%) PDM
9 3 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.12%) C
2 7 (10.61%) SQL
3 3 (4.55%) C#
3 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.03%) Java
5 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (59.09%) HND
2 27 (40.91%) Degree
3 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (7.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (6.06%) CCNP
6 3 (4.55%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.03%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (3.03%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.52%) APMP
8 1 (1.52%) CCNA
8 1 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.52%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.52%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 9 (13.64%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.52%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (28.79%) Nokia
2 17 (25.76%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 9 (13.64%) BT
3 9 (13.64%) Ericsson
3 9 (13.64%) Huawei
3 9 (13.64%) Nokia Networks
3 9 (13.64%) Siemens
4 7 (10.61%) Arqiva
4 7 (10.61%) Citrix
4 7 (10.61%) NetCracker
4 7 (10.61%) Telindus
4 7 (10.61%) Virgin Media
4 7 (10.61%) ZTE
5 6 (9.09%) Cramer
5 6 (9.09%) Tellabs
6 5 (7.58%) Nortel
6 5 (7.58%) Remedy
7 4 (6.06%) SAP
8 3 (4.55%) Apple
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