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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 578 573 562
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing HNC 36 51 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.10% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.52% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 12
Median daily rate £352 £328 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.55% +31.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £232 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £477 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £303 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +21.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £20.31 £32.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.02% +89.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £27.44 £14.13
% change year-on-year
-8.45% +94.26%
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
10476 9829 9550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.26% 19.32% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6565 5728 5648
Median daily rate £407 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £543 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 483 489
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 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 +1 17 - - 1
London +10 6 £365 +4.21% 2
North West +4 5 - -
East of England +6 2 £420 +20.00% 3
Yorkshire +6 2 £225 - 1
West Midlands -8 2 £85 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
North East - 1 £350 - 2
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 44 (64.71%) HND
2 27 (39.71%) Telecoms
3 22 (32.35%) 3G
3 22 (32.35%) 4G
4 20 (29.41%) Degree
4 20 (29.41%) ITIL
5 19 (27.94%) Project Management
6 18 (26.47%) Nokia
7 17 (25.00%) LTE
8 16 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (23.53%) Back Office
9 12 (17.65%) 2G
9 12 (17.65%) SLA
10 11 (16.18%) Change Management
10 11 (16.18%) High Availability
11 10 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (14.71%) SPML
11 10 (14.71%) Diameter Protocol
11 10 (14.71%) SIGTRAN
11 10 (14.71%) Service Delivery
11 10 (14.71%) INAP
11 10 (14.71%) LDAP
11 10 (14.71%) C
11 10 (14.71%) SOAP
12 9 (13.24%) Windows
12 9 (13.24%) MGW
12 9 (13.24%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (11.76%) Integration Testing
13 8 (11.76%) Computer Science

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:

Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.94%) AutoCAD
4 2 (2.94%) MS Project
4 2 (2.94%) PTC Creo
4 2 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.47%) MS Office
5 1 (1.47%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (1.47%) Siemens NX
5 1 (1.47%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 22 (32.35%) 3G
1 22 (32.35%) 4G
2 17 (25.00%) LTE
3 12 (17.65%) 2G
4 10 (14.71%) Diameter Protocol
4 10 (14.71%) INAP
4 10 (14.71%) LDAP
4 10 (14.71%) SIGTRAN
5 9 (13.24%) MGW
6 6 (8.82%) VoLTE
7 5 (7.35%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (5.88%) Wireless
9 3 (4.41%) ATM
10 2 (2.94%) Nokia DX200
11 1 (1.47%) Bluetooth
11 1 (1.47%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (1.47%) DHCP
11 1 (1.47%) LAN
11 1 (1.47%) Node B
11 1 (1.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.47%) MS Access
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.47%) MSTest
1 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (39.71%) Telecoms
2 16 (23.53%) Back Office
3 8 (11.76%) Front Office
4 6 (8.82%) Finance
5 4 (5.88%) Electronics
6 2 (2.94%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (13.24%) Support Engineer
2 7 (10.29%) Back Office Engineer
2 7 (10.29%) Project Manager
2 7 (10.29%) Transmission Engineer
3 6 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (8.82%) Linux Support
3 6 (8.82%) Linux Support Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Voice Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Electrical Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) IP Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) IT Manager
5 3 (4.41%) Mobile Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) RAN Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Senior Manager
5 3 (4.41%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) SOAP
1 10 (14.71%) SPML
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.47%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.47%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.47%) WCF
2 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.41%) User Experience
3 2 (2.94%) CESG
3 2 (2.94%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.94%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.94%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.47%) Handset
4 1 (1.47%) PMI
4 1 (1.47%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.47%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) Windows
2 7 (10.29%) Linux
2 7 (10.29%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.88%) Unix
4 4 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.41%) ITIL
2 19 (27.94%) Project Management
3 11 (16.18%) Change Management
3 11 (16.18%) High Availability
4 10 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (14.71%) Service Delivery
5 9 (13.24%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 8 (11.76%) Network Design
6 8 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 7 (10.29%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.88%) Time Management
9 3 (4.41%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (4.41%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (4.41%) Presales
9 3 (4.41%) Validation
9 3 (4.41%) Workflow
9 3 (4.41%) Workflow Management
10 2 (2.94%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.71%) C
2 3 (4.41%) Python
3 2 (2.94%) AWK
3 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.94%) Perl
3 2 (2.94%) sed
3 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.47%) C#
4 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (64.71%) HND
2 20 (29.41%) Degree
3 16 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (11.76%) CCNA
4 8 (11.76%) CCNP
5 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
6 6 (8.82%) MCSE
6 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (8.82%) RHCSA
6 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
7 5 (7.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (4.41%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (1.47%) CCDP
9 1 (1.47%) CCIE
9 1 (1.47%) CCIP
9 1 (1.47%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.65%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) Def Stans
2 2 (2.94%) IEC 61508
2 2 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (1.47%) DO-254
3 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.47%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) XenApp
3 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.94%) Firmware
4 2 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.94%) XenServer
5 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Nagios
1 4 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.94%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (2.94%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) Nokia
2 8 (11.76%) Citrix
2 8 (11.76%) Ericsson
2 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.29%) Huawei
3 7 (10.29%) Remedy
4 6 (8.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 6 (8.82%) BT
4 6 (8.82%) Nokia Networks
4 6 (8.82%) Siemens
5 4 (5.88%) Altiris
5 4 (5.88%) Cisco
5 4 (5.88%) HP
6 3 (4.41%) Arqiva
6 3 (4.41%) Cramer
6 3 (4.41%) NetCracker
6 3 (4.41%) Telindus
6 3 (4.41%) Virgin Media
6 3 (4.41%) VMware
6 3 (4.41%) ZTE
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