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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 516 507 459
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -48
Contract jobs citing HNC 41 32 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.073% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.38% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 19
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£295 £250 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £126 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £430 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £340
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 16
Average hourly rate £23.25 £23.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £16.38 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £35.85 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.09 £22.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+106.98% -7.14%
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
9340 8325 7316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.11% 18.93% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5504 4589 3894
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 375 511
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.04 £41.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 22 £246 +2.60% 19
London -5 7 £288 -28.12% 4
West Midlands +4 6 £308 +29.47% 10
South West -16 3 - - 11
East of England - 1 £365 - 7
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 3
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 11
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 47 (51.65%) HND
2 21 (23.08%) Degree
3 20 (21.98%) Windows
3 20 (21.98%) Project Management
3 20 (21.98%) Telecoms
4 19 (20.88%) Security Cleared
5 17 (18.68%) SC Cleared
5 17 (18.68%) Microsoft
6 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 13 (14.29%) MCSE
8 13 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 13 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (13.19%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (13.19%) Citrix
9 12 (13.19%) Linux
9 12 (13.19%) UNIX
9 12 (13.19%) ITIL
9 12 (13.19%) Perl
10 11 (12.09%) SQL
10 11 (12.09%) 3G
10 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (12.09%) Service Delivery
10 11 (12.09%) LTE
10 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (10.99%) Radio Access Network
11 10 (10.99%) MS Project
11 10 (10.99%) HP
11 10 (10.99%) CCNA
12 9 (9.89%) CCA

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (4.40%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.20%) TeamSite
3 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.20%) WordPress
3 2 (2.20%) Drupal
4 1 (1.10%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.10%) IIS
4 1 (1.10%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (10.99%) MS Project
2 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.59%) MS Office
4 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.10%) Windchill
5 1 (1.10%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.10%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.10%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.09%) 3G
1 11 (12.09%) LTE
2 10 (10.99%) Radio Access Network
3 9 (9.89%) 2G
4 8 (8.79%) DNS
4 8 (8.79%) DHCP
5 5 (5.49%) 4G
6 4 (4.40%) MPLS
6 4 (4.40%) OSPF
6 4 (4.40%) BGP
6 4 (4.40%) Firewall
6 4 (4.40%) HSRP
7 2 (2.20%) GSM
7 2 (2.20%) FTP
7 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.20%) SSH
8 1 (1.10%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.10%) RNC
8 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.10%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) MS Access
2 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.10%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
General
1 20 (21.98%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.89%) Finance
3 5 (5.49%) Back Office
4 4 (4.40%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.40%) Electronics
5 2 (2.20%) Marketing
6 1 (1.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (17.58%) Project Manager
2 12 (13.19%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (8.79%) Support Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) Linux Support Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) Windows Support Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) Linux Support
4 6 (6.59%) RAN Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) Test Engineer
5 5 (5.49%) Developer
5 5 (5.49%) Analyst
6 4 (4.40%) IP Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Configuration Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) RAN Configuration Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Systems Test Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Telecoms Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Back Office Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Assistant Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.69%) XML
2 3 (3.30%) HTML
3 2 (2.20%) XSL
3 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.20%) CSS
3 2 (2.20%) .NET
3 2 (2.20%) HTML5
3 2 (2.20%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.10%) JSON
4 1 (1.10%) REST
4 1 (1.10%) CSS3
4 1 (1.10%) RESTful
4 1 (1.10%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.79%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.59%) Thin Client
3 6 (6.59%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.20%) Statistics
6 1 (1.10%) STB
6 1 (1.10%) CESG
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.10%) GIS
6 1 (1.10%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.98%) Windows
2 12 (13.19%) Linux
2 12 (13.19%) UNIX
3 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (9.89%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.10%) Android
7 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.10%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.98%) Project Management
2 14 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 12 (13.19%) ITIL
4 11 (12.09%) Service Delivery
5 8 (8.79%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.59%) Change Management
6 6 (6.59%) Network Planning
7 5 (5.49%) Time Management
7 5 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (4.40%) Six Sigma
8 4 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.30%) Requirements Management
9 3 (3.30%) Data Entry
9 3 (3.30%) Coaching
9 3 (3.30%) Software Deployment
10 2 (2.20%) PRINCE
10 2 (2.20%) CAD
10 2 (2.20%) Service Management
10 2 (2.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (2.20%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.19%) Perl
2 11 (12.09%) SQL
3 8 (8.79%) VB
4 7 (7.69%) C
5 6 (6.59%) Bourne shell
5 6 (6.59%) Korn
6 3 (3.30%) Java
6 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.20%) PHP
7 2 (2.20%) C#
7 2 (2.20%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (51.65%) HND
2 21 (23.08%) Degree
3 19 (20.88%) Security Cleared
4 17 (18.68%) SC Cleared
5 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (14.29%) MCSE
7 12 (13.19%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (10.99%) CCNA
9 9 (9.89%) CCA
9 9 (9.89%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (9.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (8.79%) CCNP
11 5 (5.49%) DV Cleared
12 3 (3.30%) RHCSA
13 2 (2.20%) A+ Certification
13 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (2.20%) MCSA
13 2 (2.20%) MCP
13 2 (2.20%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
14 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) QA
1 5 (5.49%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.10%) GCP
2 1 (1.10%) BS15000
System Software
1 13 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.59%) NFS
3 2 (2.20%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.10%) vSphere
4 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.10%) XenApp
4 1 (1.10%) XenServer
4 1 (1.10%) NDS
Systems Management
1 9 (9.89%) NetBackup
1 9 (9.89%) Nagios
2 5 (5.49%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (2.20%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (18.68%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.19%) Citrix
3 10 (10.99%) HP
4 9 (9.89%) Oracle
4 9 (9.89%) Red Hat
5 8 (8.79%) Isilon
6 7 (7.69%) Cisco
6 7 (7.69%) EMC
6 7 (7.69%) Ericsson
7 6 (6.59%) Nokia
7 6 (6.59%) SAP
7 6 (6.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (4.40%) VMware
8 4 (4.40%) Nortel
8 4 (4.40%) F5
9 3 (3.30%) Altiris
9 3 (3.30%) Remedy
9 3 (3.30%) Veritas
10 2 (2.20%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.20%) 3PAR
Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Portsmouth
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £675 - £725 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £650 - 725 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £12.00 - 13.70 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £20 - 23 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £20k - 27k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochester, Kent
Connectus
Rate: £33.68 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £20 - £30 per month + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Uxbridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Somerset
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 30-35 Per Hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Cumbria
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: Competative market rate
Posted: 10 days ago
Devon
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £15 - £25 per hour + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Essex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Surrey
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
South West England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £27 - £32 per hour + DOE
Posted: 25 days ago