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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 538 520 498
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -22
Contract jobs citing HNC 42 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.080% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.47% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 13
Average daily rate
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£300 £289 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £223 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £278 £225
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.84 £10.70 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £16.65 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
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
10712 8126 8353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.54% 17.09% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6104 4653 4436
Average daily rate £397 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.73% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 340 511
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £43.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -6 25 £300 +22.44% 8
West Midlands -7 6 £235 - 4
North West -2 5 £188 - 6
South West -32 4 £125 -56.89% 3
East of England -17 2 - - 3
London -8 1 £300 - 6
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - -
HNC
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HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 40 (51.28%) HND
2 22 (28.21%) Windows
3 21 (26.92%) Project Management
4 20 (25.64%) Security Cleared
5 17 (21.79%) SC Cleared
5 17 (21.79%) Degree
6 16 (20.51%) Service Delivery
6 16 (20.51%) PRINCE2
6 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
7 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (17.95%) MS Project
8 13 (16.67%) Linux
9 12 (15.38%) MCSE
9 12 (15.38%) UNIX
9 12 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (14.10%) Active Directory
10 11 (14.10%) Citrix
11 10 (12.82%) ITIL
11 10 (12.82%) DV Cleared
12 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (11.54%) Windows 7
12 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (11.54%) Nagios
12 9 (11.54%) Finance
12 9 (11.54%) NetBackup
12 9 (11.54%) CCA
12 9 (11.54%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (11.54%) HP
12 9 (11.54%) Red Hat

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.56%) TeamSite
2 2 (2.56%) Drupal
2 2 (2.56%) WordPress
3 1 (1.28%) CMS
3 1 (1.28%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.28%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (17.95%) MS Project
2 7 (8.97%) MS Office
2 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.85%) Windchill
4 2 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.28%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) DHCP
1 8 (10.26%) DNS
2 5 (6.41%) 3G
3 4 (5.13%) 4G
4 3 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (3.85%) LTE
5 2 (2.56%) VoLTE
5 2 (2.56%) 2G
5 2 (2.56%) SSH
5 2 (2.56%) FTP
5 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.28%) Internet
6 1 (1.28%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.28%) GSM
6 1 (1.28%) UMTS
6 1 (1.28%) SS7
6 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) OLAP
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.28%) MS Access
2 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.28%) Star Schema
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.28%) Xcelsius
2 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (11.54%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.85%) Back Office
4 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.28%) Military
5 1 (1.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Project Manager
2 12 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (12.82%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Developer
4 6 (7.69%) Linux Support
4 6 (7.69%) Linux Support Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Windows Support Engineer
5 3 (3.85%) Configuration Controller
5 3 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (3.85%) Test Engineer
5 3 (3.85%) Coordinator
5 3 (3.85%) Senior Manager
6 2 (2.56%) Programmer
6 2 (2.56%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (2.56%) Design Engineer
6 2 (2.56%) Desktop Support
6 2 (2.56%) Analyst
6 2 (2.56%) Systems Developer
6 2 (2.56%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) XML
2 4 (5.13%) .NET
2 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.85%) HTML
4 2 (2.56%) HTML5
4 2 (2.56%) CSS
4 2 (2.56%) Software Packaging
4 2 (2.56%) XSL
4 2 (2.56%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.28%) JSON
5 1 (1.28%) RESTful
5 1 (1.28%) REST
5 1 (1.28%) CSS3
5 1 (1.28%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) Thin Client
2 6 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.28%) PMI
6 1 (1.28%) STB
6 1 (1.28%) Statistics
6 1 (1.28%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.21%) Windows
2 13 (16.67%) Linux
3 12 (15.38%) UNIX
4 9 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.28%) Android
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.28%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) Project Management
2 16 (20.51%) PRINCE2
2 16 (20.51%) Service Delivery
3 10 (12.82%) ITIL
4 6 (7.69%) Change Management
4 6 (7.69%) Six Sigma
5 5 (6.41%) Time Management
6 4 (5.13%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.13%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.13%) Service Management
7 3 (3.85%) CAD
7 3 (3.85%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.85%) Data Management
7 3 (3.85%) Data Entry
7 3 (3.85%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.56%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.56%) Coaching
8 2 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.56%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.26%) VB
2 7 (8.97%) Perl
2 7 (8.97%) C
3 6 (7.69%) Korn
3 6 (7.69%) Bourne shell
4 5 (6.41%) SQL
5 3 (3.85%) C#
5 3 (3.85%) Java
5 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.85%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.56%) PHP
7 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (51.28%) HND
2 20 (25.64%) Security Cleared
3 17 (21.79%) Degree
3 17 (21.79%) SC Cleared
4 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 12 (15.38%) MCSE
6 10 (12.82%) DV Cleared
7 9 (11.54%) CCA
7 9 (11.54%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (7.69%) CCNA
9 3 (3.85%) RHCSA
10 2 (2.56%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 2 (2.56%) MCP
10 2 (2.56%) MCSA
10 2 (2.56%) CCNP
10 2 (2.56%) A+ Certification
10 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) SLA
2 3 (3.85%) QA
3 2 (2.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.28%) GCP
4 1 (1.28%) BS15000
System Software
1 11 (14.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.69%) NFS
3 3 (3.85%) NDS
4 2 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) Nagios
1 9 (11.54%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.56%) SCCM
2 2 (2.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.28%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.10%) Citrix
3 9 (11.54%) HP
3 9 (11.54%) Red Hat
4 8 (10.26%) Isilon
5 7 (8.97%) EMC
6 6 (7.69%) Oracle
7 4 (5.13%) SAP
7 4 (5.13%) PTC
7 4 (5.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 3 (3.85%) Altiris
8 3 (3.85%) Veritas
8 3 (3.85%) Remedy
8 3 (3.85%) NEC
9 2 (2.56%) VMware
9 2 (2.56%) Nokia
9 2 (2.56%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.56%) Brocade
9 2 (2.56%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.28%) Mapinfo
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