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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 553 537 541
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing HNC 43 56 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.091% 0.12% 0.079%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.59% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 15
Average daily rate £280 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £688 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-16.15% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £20.15 £22.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £48.14 £38.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.02 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +53.93%
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
10012 9534 8820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.22% 20.25% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6240 5589 4833
Average daily rate £403 £400 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 443 405
Average hourly rate £36.75 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 12 February 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
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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 19 £270 +6.93% 3
South West +11 9 £500 - 7
East of England +7 8 £480 -0.51% 2
London 0 2 £450 +63.63% 4
West Midlands -15 2 - - 4
East Midlands - 2 - - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 4
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 61 (56.48%) HND
2 38 (35.19%) Security Cleared
3 32 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 32 (29.63%) Degree
4 29 (26.85%) Project Management
5 27 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 25 (23.15%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (22.22%) ITIL
8 23 (21.30%) Telecoms
9 19 (17.59%) CCNA
9 19 (17.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 18 (16.67%) Cisco
10 18 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (12.96%) Windows
11 14 (12.96%) Finance
12 13 (12.04%) Management Information System
13 12 (11.11%) Military
13 12 (11.11%) MS Excel
13 12 (11.11%) SLA
13 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
14 11 (10.19%) 2G
14 11 (10.19%) 3G
14 11 (10.19%) Configuration Management
15 10 (9.26%) C
15 10 (9.26%) Performance Management
15 10 (9.26%) 4G
16 9 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (8.33%) Electronics
16 9 (8.33%) DV Cleared
16 9 (8.33%) SQL

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (4.63%) MS Office
3 5 (4.63%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.78%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.85%) MS Project
6 1 (0.93%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.93%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.93%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.93%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.93%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Workday HCM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.19%) 2G
1 11 (10.19%) 3G
2 10 (9.26%) 4G
3 8 (7.41%) LTE
3 8 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (6.48%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (4.63%) ATM
6 4 (3.70%) Ethernet
6 4 (3.70%) VoLTE
6 4 (3.70%) Wireless
7 3 (2.78%) Internet
7 3 (2.78%) LAN
7 3 (2.78%) MPLS
7 3 (2.78%) VoIP
8 2 (1.85%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.85%) VPN
8 2 (1.85%) WAN
9 1 (0.93%) BGP
9 1 (0.93%) OSPF
9 1 (0.93%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (1.85%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.93%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
General
1 23 (21.30%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.96%) Finance
3 12 (11.11%) Military
4 9 (8.33%) Electronics
5 8 (7.41%) Back Office
6 4 (3.70%) Aerospace
6 4 (3.70%) Banking
7 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (23.15%) Project Manager
2 13 (12.04%) Support Engineer
3 10 (9.26%) Design Engineer
3 10 (9.26%) Project Engineer
4 9 (8.33%) Developer
5 8 (7.41%) Applications Manager
5 8 (7.41%) Applications Project Manager
6 6 (5.56%) Back Office Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) IT Manager
6 6 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
6 6 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Linux Support
6 6 (5.56%) Linux Support Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Transmission Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Electronics Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Firmware Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) RAN Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.33%) .NET
2 6 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (2.78%) WAP
5 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.04%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.63%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.63%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (4.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (4.63%) VHDL
4 2 (1.85%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.85%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.85%) PMI
4 2 (1.85%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.85%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.93%) FMCG
5 1 (0.93%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.96%) Windows
2 7 (6.48%) Unix
2 7 (6.48%) Windows 2000
2 7 (6.48%) Windows NT
2 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (6.48%) Windows XP
3 6 (5.56%) Linux
3 6 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.85%) Project Management
2 27 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 24 (22.22%) ITIL
4 11 (10.19%) Configuration Management
5 10 (9.26%) Performance Management
6 9 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (7.41%) Risk Management
7 8 (7.41%) Validation
8 7 (6.48%) Six Sigma
8 7 (6.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (5.56%) Incident Management
9 6 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (4.63%) CMMI
10 5 (4.63%) Data Protection
10 5 (4.63%) Schematic Capture
10 5 (4.63%) SOA
10 5 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.63%) Stress Analysis
10 5 (4.63%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.26%) C
2 9 (8.33%) SQL
3 7 (6.48%) T-SQL
4 6 (5.56%) C#
5 5 (4.63%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.70%) Python
6 4 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.78%) VB
7 3 (2.78%) VB6
7 3 (2.78%) VBA
8 2 (1.85%) AWK
8 2 (1.85%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.85%) Perl
8 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.85%) sed
Qualifications
1 61 (56.48%) HND
2 38 (35.19%) Security Cleared
3 32 (29.63%) Degree
3 32 (29.63%) SC Cleared
4 25 (23.15%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (17.59%) CCNA
5 19 (17.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (8.33%) CCNP
6 9 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 6 (5.56%) MCSE
7 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (5.56%) RHCSA
8 3 (2.78%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (1.85%) APMP
9 2 (1.85%) CCVP
9 2 (1.85%) MAPM
9 2 (1.85%) MOS
9 2 (1.85%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (1.85%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.93%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.11%) SLA
2 7 (6.48%) IEC 61508
3 5 (4.63%) DO-254
3 5 (4.63%) JTAG
4 4 (3.70%) QA
5 3 (2.78%) Basel II
5 3 (2.78%) Def Stans
5 3 (2.78%) ISO 9001
5 3 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (6.48%) Firmware
2 6 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.70%) XenApp
4 2 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) Nagios
1 4 (3.70%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.85%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.93%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.93%) Netcool
3 1 (0.93%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.93%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (16.67%) Cisco
2 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.41%) Citrix
3 8 (7.41%) Ericsson
4 7 (6.48%) HP
5 6 (5.56%) Huawei
5 6 (5.56%) Remedy
6 5 (4.63%) EMC
6 5 (4.63%) Nokia
6 5 (4.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 4 (3.70%) Altiris
7 4 (3.70%) Cramer
7 4 (3.70%) Nortel
8 3 (2.78%) Aruba
9 2 (1.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (1.85%) BT
9 2 (1.85%) NEC
9 2 (1.85%) Siemens
9 2 (1.85%) Teradata
9 2 (1.85%) VMware
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