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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 522 504 513
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Contract jobs citing HNC 50 49 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.097% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.59% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 17
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£300 £258 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.16% -7.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £229 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £278
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -6.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -68.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.22 £10.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.15 £16.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.79 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+42.49% -56.13%
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
9780 8349 9524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.03% 17.32% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5495 4717 5006
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 395 575
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 +7 24 £300 +15.38% 5
London +11 9 £80 -67.01% 5
South West -25 5 £125 -51.17% 18
East of England -21 4 £338 +12.31% 4
East Midlands - 4 £375 - 1
North West -7 3 £188 -42.30% 13
West Midlands -17 2 - - 5
North East - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 4
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HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 36 (50.00%) HND
2 23 (31.94%) Project Management
3 22 (30.56%) Windows
4 19 (26.39%) Degree
5 17 (23.61%) Security Cleared
6 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 14 (19.44%) Finance
8 13 (18.06%) SC Cleared
9 12 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (16.67%) Service Delivery
9 12 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 12 (16.67%) MS Project
10 9 (12.50%) Linux
10 9 (12.50%) MCSE
10 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (12.50%) DV Cleared
10 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (11.11%) Windows 7
11 8 (11.11%) CCA
11 8 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (11.11%) UNIX
11 8 (11.11%) MS Office
12 7 (9.72%) Perl
12 7 (9.72%) VB
13 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
13 6 (8.33%) EMC
13 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
13 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (8.33%) Time Management

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 2 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (16.67%) MS Project
2 8 (11.11%) MS Office
3 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (4.17%) Windchill
5 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.39%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (1.39%) AutoCAD
6 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) DNS
1 5 (6.94%) DHCP
2 3 (4.17%) 3G
3 2 (2.78%) VoLTE
3 2 (2.78%) 4G
4 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.39%) Internet
4 1 (1.39%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.39%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.78%) Xcelsius
2 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.78%) OLAP
2 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.78%) Star Schema
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
General
1 14 (19.44%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.78%) Back Office
4 2 (2.78%) Advertising
5 1 (1.39%) Military
5 1 (1.39%) Law
5 1 (1.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Project Manager
2 8 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 8 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (5.56%) Developer
4 3 (4.17%) Field Engineer
4 3 (4.17%) Field Service Engineer
4 3 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (4.17%) Test Engineer
4 3 (4.17%) Linux Support
4 3 (4.17%) Configuration Controller
4 3 (4.17%) Mechanical Engineer
4 3 (4.17%) Desktop Support
4 3 (4.17%) Senior Manager
4 3 (4.17%) Coordinator
4 3 (4.17%) Linux Support Engineer
4 3 (4.17%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (2.78%) Architect
5 2 (2.78%) Programmer
5 2 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET
1 5 (6.94%) .NET
2 3 (4.17%) Software Packaging
3 2 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.39%) JSON
4 1 (1.39%) XML
4 1 (1.39%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) REST
4 1 (1.39%) Android SDK
4 1 (1.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Fat Client
2 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.94%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.78%) Equities
4 1 (1.39%) STB
4 1 (1.39%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.56%) Windows
2 9 (12.50%) Linux
3 8 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 8 (11.11%) UNIX
4 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.94%) Project Management
2 12 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 12 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 6 (8.33%) Time Management
4 5 (6.94%) Problem Management
4 5 (6.94%) Service Management
4 5 (6.94%) Change Management
4 5 (6.94%) Six Sigma
4 5 (6.94%) ITIL
5 4 (5.56%) CAD
5 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.17%) Data Management
6 3 (4.17%) Data Analysis
6 3 (4.17%) Logistics
6 3 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.17%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.78%) Electronic Trading
7 2 (2.78%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.72%) Perl
1 7 (9.72%) VB
2 5 (6.94%) Bourne shell
2 5 (6.94%) Korn
2 5 (6.94%) C
3 3 (4.17%) SQL
3 3 (4.17%) C#
3 3 (4.17%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.78%) C-shell
4 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.78%) AWK
5 1 (1.39%) Java
5 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 36 (50.00%) HND
2 19 (26.39%) Degree
3 17 (23.61%) Security Cleared
4 13 (18.06%) SC Cleared
5 12 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (12.50%) MCSE
6 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (12.50%) DV Cleared
7 8 (11.11%) CCA
7 8 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.78%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 2 (2.78%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.39%) BS15000
3 1 (1.39%) GCP
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
1 5 (6.94%) NFS
2 2 (2.78%) NDS
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) NetBackup
1 5 (6.94%) Nagios
2 3 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (1.39%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.33%) EMC
3 5 (6.94%) Isilon
3 5 (6.94%) Citrix
3 5 (6.94%) HP
3 5 (6.94%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.56%) Oracle
4 4 (5.56%) PTC
5 3 (4.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (2.78%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.78%) NEC
7 1 (1.39%) Minitab
7 1 (1.39%) Altiris
7 1 (1.39%) Nokia
7 1 (1.39%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.39%) Progress
7 1 (1.39%) SAP
Lincolnshire
Connectus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour + overtime
Posted: 5 days ago
London
NES Global Talent
Rate: Negotiable on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bedfordshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
TGAC
Rate: From £29,500 to £32,780 per annum (12 month contract)
Posted: 26 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago