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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 579 549 590
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +41
Contract jobs citing HNC 29 66 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.062% 0.13% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.64% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 38 20
Median daily rate £375 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £482 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.21% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £23.05 £20.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
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
9494 10319 10779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.16% 20.61% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5963 6291 6166
Median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 502 499
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the England region over the 3 months to 6 December 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 West -3 8 - - 1
London -3 7 £398 -11.66% 3
South East 0 6 £240 -9.43% 11
East Midlands 0 4 £395 -
East of England +1 2 £350 -27.08% 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 37 (53.62%) Degree
2 24 (34.78%) HND
3 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
4 19 (27.54%) DV Cleared
4 19 (27.54%) ITIL
5 16 (23.19%) Windows
5 16 (23.19%) SLA
6 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
6 14 (20.29%) Service Delivery
7 13 (18.84%) Telecoms
7 13 (18.84%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (18.84%) SQL
8 12 (17.39%) CCNA
8 12 (17.39%) Citrix
8 12 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (14.49%) Finance
9 10 (14.49%) Cisco
9 10 (14.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (13.04%) Problem Management
10 9 (13.04%) Change Management
10 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
10 9 (13.04%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
11 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2
11 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
11 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (11.59%) Service Management
11 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
11 8 (11.59%) Project Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.80%) SAS
2 2 (2.90%) Documentum
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (7.25%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.35%) MS Office
5 2 (2.90%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (2.90%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (2.90%) MS Project
5 2 (2.90%) Photoshop
5 2 (2.90%) PTC Creo
5 2 (2.90%) Siemens NX
5 2 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.45%) CATIA
6 1 (1.45%) FrameMaker
6 1 (1.45%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (1.45%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.45%) G Suite
2 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) 3G
1 8 (11.59%) LTE
2 7 (10.14%) 2G
2 7 (10.14%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (8.70%) 4G
3 6 (8.70%) Wireless
4 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.35%) VLAN
4 3 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.90%) Bluetooth
5 2 (2.90%) ZigBee
6 1 (1.45%) HTTP
6 1 (1.45%) Internet
6 1 (1.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (5.80%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
2 4 (5.80%) MS Access
2 4 (5.80%) OLAP
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle OLAP
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (5.80%) Star Schema
3 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MSTest
1 4 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.45%) eggPlant
2 1 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 13 (18.84%) Telecoms
2 10 (14.49%) Finance
3 6 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 5 (7.25%) Back Office
5 3 (4.35%) Aerospace
5 3 (4.35%) Electronics
6 2 (2.90%) Military
6 2 (2.90%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.45%) Automotive
7 1 (1.45%) Local Government
7 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (13.04%) Network Engineer
2 8 (11.59%) Telecoms Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Analyst
4 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Consultant
4 5 (7.25%) Network Support
4 5 (7.25%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) NOC Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Service Desk Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Design Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Developer
5 4 (5.80%) Network Operations Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Operations Support Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Telecoms Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) Software Packaging
2 4 (5.80%) .NET
2 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.80%) Entity Framework
2 4 (5.80%) WCF
2 4 (5.80%) Web Services
3 3 (4.35%) Middleware
4 2 (2.90%) HTML
4 2 (2.90%) XML
5 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.45%) Java RMI
5 1 (1.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.90%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.90%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (1.45%) Life Science
5 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.45%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.45%) RIA
5 1 (1.45%) SCADA
5 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) Windows 2000
2 3 (4.35%) Windows NT
2 3 (4.35%) Windows Server
2 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (4.35%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.90%) Unix
4 1 (1.45%) Android
4 1 (1.45%) Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) ITIL
2 14 (20.29%) Service Delivery
3 13 (18.84%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (14.49%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (13.04%) Change Management
5 9 (13.04%) Problem Management
6 8 (11.59%) Data Analysis
6 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2
6 8 (11.59%) Project Management
6 8 (11.59%) Service Management
7 7 (10.14%) Analytics
7 7 (10.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (8.70%) Six Sigma
9 5 (7.25%) Contact Management
9 5 (7.25%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.80%) Asset Management
10 4 (5.80%) Automated Testing
10 4 (5.80%) Business Analysis
10 4 (5.80%) Business Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) SQL
2 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.80%) C
3 4 (5.80%) C#
3 4 (5.80%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.35%) Java
5 2 (2.90%) Perl
6 1 (1.45%) PHP
6 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (53.62%) Degree
2 24 (34.78%) HND
3 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
4 19 (27.54%) DV Cleared
5 12 (17.39%) CCNA
5 12 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.90%) CCNP
7 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.45%) APMP
8 1 (1.45%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.45%) MCP
8 1 (1.45%) MCSE
8 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.45%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.19%) SLA
2 3 (4.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.45%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.45%) GAMP
3 1 (1.45%) GMP
3 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
1 9 (13.04%) Virtual Desktop
2 8 (11.59%) XenDesktop
3 7 (10.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.90%) Firmware
5 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) SCCM
2 4 (5.80%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.45%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.45%) OpenView
3 1 (1.45%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.39%) Citrix
3 10 (14.49%) Cisco
4 6 (8.70%) Oracle
5 5 (7.25%) Siemens
6 4 (5.80%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 4 (5.80%) Apple
6 4 (5.80%) BT
6 4 (5.80%) Cramer
6 4 (5.80%) Ericsson
6 4 (5.80%) Huawei
6 4 (5.80%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (5.80%) NetCracker
6 4 (5.80%) Nokia
6 4 (5.80%) Nokia Networks
6 4 (5.80%) Nortel
6 4 (5.80%) Remedy
6 4 (5.80%) Teradata
6 4 (5.80%) Virgin Media
6 4 (5.80%) ZTE
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