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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 553 539 532
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing HNC 36 38 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.076% 0.081%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.40% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 13
Average daily rate
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£340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £152 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £22.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.99 £22.50 £15.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £22.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
+64.77% +39.32%
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
10154 9384 8450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.11% 18.65% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6152 5396 4705
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 386 436
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £44.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -24 13 £331 +10.41% 10
South West -4 9 £375 - 19
East of England +7 7 £550 +62.96% 11
North West - 3 £420 - 4
London +11 2 £400 +400.00% 4
West Midlands 0 1 - - 3
East Midlands -10 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £260 - 2
HNC
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HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (48.24%) HND
2 37 (43.53%) Degree
3 31 (36.47%) Telecoms
4 24 (28.24%) ITIL
5 16 (18.82%) Internet
5 16 (18.82%) QA
5 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
6 15 (17.65%) LTE
7 13 (15.29%) 3G
7 13 (15.29%) 2G
7 13 (15.29%) MS Office
7 13 (15.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 12 (14.12%) Windows
8 12 (14.12%) MS Excel
8 12 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (14.12%) Project Management
8 12 (14.12%) Nokia
8 12 (14.12%) Siemens
8 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
8 12 (14.12%) 4G
8 12 (14.12%) Network Planning
9 11 (12.94%) CCNA
10 10 (11.76%) UMTS
10 10 (11.76%) PRINCE2
10 10 (11.76%) UNIX
10 10 (11.76%) GSM
10 10 (11.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 9 (10.59%) Huawei
11 9 (10.59%) Finance
11 9 (10.59%) SQL

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (4.71%) SAS
2 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.53%) IIS
2 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (15.29%) MS Office
2 12 (14.12%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.53%) MS Project
4 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.18%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.18%) CATIA
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.82%) Internet
2 15 (17.65%) LTE
3 13 (15.29%) 2G
3 13 (15.29%) 3G
4 12 (14.12%) 4G
5 10 (11.76%) GSM
5 10 (11.76%) UMTS
6 8 (9.41%) SDH
7 7 (8.24%) LAN
7 7 (8.24%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (8.24%) SS7
8 6 (7.06%) ISUP
8 6 (7.06%) SCCP
8 6 (7.06%) MGW
8 6 (7.06%) RTP
8 6 (7.06%) SIGTRAN
8 6 (7.06%) SMS
9 4 (4.71%) Ethernet
10 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
10 3 (3.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) MS Access
2 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.71%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (4.71%) BusinessObjects XI
2 4 (4.71%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.18%) LabVIEW
General
1 31 (36.47%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.59%) Finance
3 7 (8.24%) German Language
4 5 (5.88%) Electronics
5 4 (4.71%) Aerospace
6 3 (3.53%) Military
7 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.18%) Publishing
8 1 (1.18%) Banking
8 1 (1.18%) Marketing
8 1 (1.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (14.12%) Analyst
2 10 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 5 (5.88%) Network Engineer
3 5 (5.88%) Change Analyst
4 4 (4.71%) Applications Manager
4 4 (4.71%) Applications Project Manager
5 3 (3.53%) Server Administrator
5 3 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (3.53%) Service Transition Analyst
5 3 (3.53%) Project Engineer
5 3 (3.53%) Test Engineer
5 3 (3.53%) Service Analyst
5 3 (3.53%) Design Engineer
5 3 (3.53%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (3.53%) Developer
5 3 (3.53%) Consultant
5 3 (3.53%) Server Support
5 3 (3.53%) Administrator
6 2 (2.35%) Support Engineer
6 2 (2.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) XML
2 4 (4.71%) .NET
2 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.18%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Statistics
2 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.35%) Economics
6 2 (2.35%) PMI
7 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.18%) CCTV
7 1 (1.18%) Handset
7 1 (1.18%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Windows
2 10 (11.76%) UNIX
3 5 (5.88%) Linux
4 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.18%) Android
6 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.18%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) ITIL
2 12 (14.12%) Project Management
2 12 (14.12%) Network Planning
3 10 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 8 (9.41%) Service Management
5 7 (8.24%) Service Delivery
5 7 (8.24%) Change Management
6 6 (7.06%) Network Architecture
6 6 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (7.06%) SDLC
7 5 (5.88%) Waterfall
7 5 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.88%) Data Protection
8 4 (4.71%) Requirements Management
8 4 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.71%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (4.71%) Performance Management
8 4 (4.71%) Dimensional Modelling
9 3 (3.53%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.59%) SQL
2 5 (5.88%) C#
2 5 (5.88%) Perl
3 4 (4.71%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.71%) VB.NET
3 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.53%) C
5 2 (2.35%) VBScript
5 2 (2.35%) VB
5 2 (2.35%) Java
6 1 (1.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (48.24%) HND
2 37 (43.53%) Degree
3 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
4 13 (15.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
5 12 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (12.94%) CCNA
7 9 (10.59%) CCNP
8 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (5.88%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.35%) APMP
10 2 (2.35%) MAPM
10 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.35%) PMI Certification
10 2 (2.35%) CCVP
11 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.18%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (1.18%) NVQ Level 4
11 1 (1.18%) CCIP
11 1 (1.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.82%) QA
2 5 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.53%) Basel II
4 2 (2.35%) SLA
4 2 (2.35%) IEC 61508
5 1 (1.18%) DO-254
5 1 (1.18%) JTAG
5 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.53%) XenServer
2 3 (3.53%) vSphere
3 2 (2.35%) Firmware
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.18%) XenApp
4 1 (1.18%) NFS
4 1 (1.18%) NDS
4 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) SCCM
2 1 (1.18%) OpenView
2 1 (1.18%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.18%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 12 (14.12%) Nokia
1 12 (14.12%) Siemens
2 10 (11.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 9 (10.59%) Huawei
4 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.06%) Cisco
5 6 (7.06%) VMware
5 6 (7.06%) Remedy
5 6 (7.06%) ZTE
6 4 (4.71%) Teradata
6 4 (4.71%) Oracle
7 3 (3.53%) Citrix
7 3 (3.53%) Apple
8 2 (2.35%) EMC
8 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.18%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.18%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.18%) Infovista
9 1 (1.18%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
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