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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 530 523 491
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -32
Contract jobs citing HNC 49 30 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.100% 0.063% 0.078%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.32% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £200 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £510 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £250 £325
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £17.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.26 £18.60 £24.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.44 £14.13 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+94.26% -39.24%
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
9313 9292 7751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.93% 19.37% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5383 5509 4181
Average daily rate £394 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 477 435
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -1 17 £350 -26.31% 8
South West +14 5 £305 - 13
East of England +11 5 £350 - 3
Yorkshire - 5 - - 1
London -12 3 £350 -31.37% 6
West Midlands -13 1 - - 9
North West -25 1 - - 2
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 57 (50.00%) HND
2 53 (46.49%) Telecoms
3 37 (32.46%) Degree
4 28 (24.56%) ITIL
5 24 (21.05%) Project Management
6 23 (20.18%) LTE
7 22 (19.30%) Security Cleared
8 21 (18.42%) 3G
9 20 (17.54%) 2G
9 20 (17.54%) QA
9 20 (17.54%) Network Planning
10 19 (16.67%) Change Management
10 19 (16.67%) PRINCE2
10 19 (16.67%) Nokia
11 18 (15.79%) SC Cleared
12 17 (14.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 17 (14.91%) Microsoft
12 17 (14.91%) MS Office
12 17 (14.91%) Internet
13 16 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (14.04%) Radio Access Network
13 16 (14.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 14 (12.28%) SQL
15 13 (11.40%) Siemens
15 13 (11.40%) CCNA
16 12 (10.53%) MS Excel
17 11 (9.65%) Windows
17 11 (9.65%) GSM
17 11 (9.65%) Perl
17 11 (9.65%) Active Directory

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (8.77%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.51%) IIS
4 3 (2.63%) Lync
4 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (14.91%) MS Office
2 12 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 8 (7.02%) MS Project
4 3 (2.63%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.75%) CATIA
6 1 (0.88%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.18%) LTE
2 21 (18.42%) 3G
3 20 (17.54%) 2G
4 17 (14.91%) Internet
5 16 (14.04%) Radio Access Network
6 11 (9.65%) GSM
6 11 (9.65%) 4G
7 10 (8.77%) UMTS
8 9 (7.89%) SDH
9 8 (7.02%) Firewall
10 6 (5.26%) SS7
10 6 (5.26%) DNS
11 5 (4.39%) SMS
11 5 (4.39%) ISUP
11 5 (4.39%) SCCP
11 5 (4.39%) RTP
11 5 (4.39%) SIGTRAN
11 5 (4.39%) MGW
11 5 (4.39%) Structured Cabling
12 4 (3.51%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.39%) MS Access
2 2 (1.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 53 (46.49%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.77%) Electronics
3 7 (6.14%) Finance
3 7 (6.14%) German Language
4 5 (4.39%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.51%) Back Office
6 3 (2.63%) Publishing
7 2 (1.75%) Military
8 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.88%) Marketing
8 1 (0.88%) Billing
8 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (14.04%) Analyst
2 14 (12.28%) Project Manager
3 9 (7.89%) RAN Engineer
4 7 (6.14%) RAN Configuration Engineer
4 7 (6.14%) Configuration Engineer
4 7 (6.14%) Project Engineer
5 6 (5.26%) Change Analyst
5 6 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.39%) Administrator
6 5 (4.39%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (3.51%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.51%) Server Administrator
7 4 (3.51%) IP Engineer
7 4 (3.51%) Service Analyst
7 4 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (3.51%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.63%) Server Support
8 3 (2.63%) Back Office Engineer
8 3 (2.63%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.26%) Statistics
4 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.75%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.88%) Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) Handset
7 1 (0.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Economics
7 1 (0.88%) CCTV
7 1 (0.88%) CESG
7 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.65%) Windows
2 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.39%) UNIX
4 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.75%) Linux
6 1 (0.88%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.56%) ITIL
2 24 (21.05%) Project Management
3 20 (17.54%) Network Planning
4 19 (16.67%) Change Management
4 19 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 10 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (6.14%) Service Management
7 6 (5.26%) Logistics
8 5 (4.39%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.39%) Migration
8 5 (4.39%) Network Architecture
8 5 (4.39%) Requirements Management
9 4 (3.51%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.51%) Six Sigma
10 3 (2.63%) PRINCE
10 3 (2.63%) Quality Management
10 3 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.63%) Test Strategy
10 3 (2.63%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (2.63%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.28%) SQL
2 11 (9.65%) Perl
3 2 (1.75%) VBA
4 1 (0.88%) VB
4 1 (0.88%) C#
4 1 (0.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 57 (50.00%) HND
2 37 (32.46%) Degree
3 22 (19.30%) Security Cleared
4 18 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 16 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (14.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 13 (11.40%) CCNA
7 9 (7.89%) CCNP
8 7 (6.14%) APMP
9 6 (5.26%) DV Cleared
9 6 (5.26%) CITP
9 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (4.39%) MCSE
10 5 (4.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (2.63%) MCP
11 3 (2.63%) GNVQ
11 3 (2.63%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 3 (2.63%) MCTS
12 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.88%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.54%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (9.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.39%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.51%) vSphere
4 4 (3.51%) XenServer
5 2 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.75%) XenApp
6 1 (0.88%) NDS
6 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (16.67%) Nokia
2 17 (14.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 17 (14.91%) Microsoft
3 13 (11.40%) Siemens
4 11 (9.65%) VMware
5 10 (8.77%) Ericsson
6 9 (7.89%) Cisco
6 9 (7.89%) Huawei
7 8 (7.02%) Oracle
8 7 (6.14%) Nortel
9 6 (5.26%) ZTE
9 6 (5.26%) Remedy
10 4 (3.51%) F5
11 3 (2.63%) Apple
11 3 (2.63%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.63%) SAP
12 2 (1.75%) Citrix
13 1 (0.88%) HP
13 1 (0.88%) Dell
13 1 (0.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
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