The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 518 516 505
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing HNC 35 33 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.071% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.40% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 15
Average daily rate
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£314 £310 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £256 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £370 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.64 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.63% -31.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.58 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+9.11% -41.75%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9190 8305 9096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.62% 17.82% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5234 4509 4797
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 455 566
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.96 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
HNC
UK

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 1 August 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
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 1 August 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
(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
London +14 12 £303 -20.39% 5
South East -4 11 £300 -17.80% 13
East of England -16 4 £338 - 4
East Midlands - 3 £375 - 5
North West -10 2 £230 -26.40% 4
South West -36 2 £500 +95.31% 11
West Midlands -16 1 - - 5
Yorkshire - - - - 7
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 32 (45.71%) HND
2 24 (34.29%) Degree
3 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
3 23 (32.86%) Project Management
4 18 (25.71%) Windows
5 15 (21.43%) MS Project
5 15 (21.43%) MS Office
6 14 (20.00%) Finance
7 13 (18.57%) MS Excel
7 13 (18.57%) Security Cleared
8 11 (15.71%) PRINCE2
9 10 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 8 (11.43%) ITIL
10 8 (11.43%) CAD
10 8 (11.43%) Manufacturing
10 8 (11.43%) Service Delivery
10 8 (11.43%) Management Information System
11 7 (10.00%) Telecoms
11 7 (10.00%) Data Analysis
11 7 (10.00%) DV Cleared
12 6 (8.57%) Logistics
12 6 (8.57%) Change Management
12 6 (8.57%) AutoCAD
12 6 (8.57%) Service Management
13 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (7.14%) MCSE
13 5 (7.14%) Windows XP
13 5 (7.14%) MS Visio
13 5 (7.14%) ISO 9001

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (21.43%) MS Project
1 15 (21.43%) MS Office
2 13 (18.57%) MS Excel
3 6 (8.57%) AutoCAD
4 5 (7.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.86%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.43%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) 3G
1 2 (2.86%) VoLTE
1 2 (2.86%) 4G
2 1 (1.43%) HSRP
2 1 (1.43%) MPLS
2 1 (1.43%) OSPF
2 1 (1.43%) BGP
2 1 (1.43%) DNS
2 1 (1.43%) DHCP
2 1 (1.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.86%) OLAP
2 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.86%) Star Schema
2 2 (2.86%) Xcelsius
2 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Manufacturing
3 7 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Advertising
4 2 (2.86%) Back Office
5 1 (1.43%) Electronics
5 1 (1.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (22.86%) Project Manager
2 6 (8.57%) Support Engineer
3 4 (5.71%) Senior Project Manager
3 4 (5.71%) Senior Manager
3 4 (5.71%) Test Leader
4 3 (4.29%) Desktop Support
4 3 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) Field Service Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) Field Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) Test Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) Electrical Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (2.86%) Linux Support
5 2 (2.86%) Configuration Controller
5 2 (2.86%) Mechanical Engineer
5 2 (2.86%) Systems Programmer
5 2 (2.86%) Systems Developer
5 2 (2.86%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (2.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) .NET
2 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.29%) Software Packaging
4 2 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.71%) SCADA
3 2 (2.86%) Equities
3 2 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.43%) Replication
4 1 (1.43%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.71%) Windows
2 5 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 4 (5.71%) UNIX
3 4 (5.71%) Linux
3 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.86%) Project Management
2 11 (15.71%) PRINCE2
3 8 (11.43%) ITIL
3 8 (11.43%) CAD
3 8 (11.43%) Service Delivery
4 7 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 6 (8.57%) Logistics
5 6 (8.57%) Change Management
5 6 (8.57%) Service Management
6 5 (7.14%) Validation
6 5 (7.14%) Time Management
7 4 (5.71%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.71%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.71%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.29%) ITSM
8 3 (4.29%) Business Development
8 3 (4.29%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.29%) VB
1 3 (4.29%) Perl
2 2 (2.86%) AWK
2 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
2 2 (2.86%) SQL
2 2 (2.86%) C
2 2 (2.86%) C#
2 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
2 2 (2.86%) C-shell
3 1 (1.43%) Bourne shell
3 1 (1.43%) Korn
Qualifications
1 32 (45.71%) HND
2 24 (34.29%) Degree
3 13 (18.57%) Security Cleared
4 10 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 7 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (7.14%) MCSE
7 3 (4.29%) CCA
7 3 (4.29%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.43%) CCNP
9 1 (1.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) ISO 9001
1 5 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) NDS
2 1 (1.43%) NFS
2 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) Nagios
2 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.71%) Siemens
3 3 (4.29%) Allen-Bradley
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle
4 2 (2.86%) NEC
4 2 (2.86%) Altiris
4 2 (2.86%) Minitab
4 2 (2.86%) PTC
4 2 (2.86%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (1.43%) Isilon
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco
5 1 (1.43%) Remedy
5 1 (1.43%) Progress
5 1 (1.43%) HP
5 1 (1.43%) EMC
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix
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