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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 605 540 552
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +12
Contract jobs citing HNC 26 70 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.14% 0.072%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.71% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 12
Median daily rate £343 £400 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.37% +52.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £681 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £248 £400 £250
% change year-on-year
-38.12% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -14.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +27.88%
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
10676 9868 9787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.95% 19.47% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6760 5664 5654
Median daily rate £405 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +6.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 478 497
Median hourly rate £26.50 £22.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% +16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 4 May 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
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 4 May 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 East -22 18 £343 -14.37% 6
London -11 3 - - 3
East of England +4 2 £563 +40.62% 3
Yorkshire -3 2 £225 - 3
West Midlands - 1 £85 - 1
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 45 (61.64%) HND
2 27 (36.99%) Telecoms
3 22 (30.14%) 3G
3 22 (30.14%) 4G
4 21 (28.77%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (26.03%) Project Management
5 19 (26.03%) ITIL
6 18 (24.66%) Nokia
7 17 (23.29%) Degree
7 17 (23.29%) LTE
8 16 (21.92%) Back Office
9 15 (20.55%) SLA
10 13 (17.81%) Windows
10 13 (17.81%) CCNA
10 13 (17.81%) 2G
10 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
10 13 (17.81%) Security Cleared
11 12 (16.44%) Service Delivery
11 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
11 12 (16.44%) PRINCE2
12 11 (15.07%) High Availability
13 10 (13.70%) C
13 10 (13.70%) Cisco
13 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
13 10 (13.70%) Change Management
14 9 (12.33%) Finance
14 9 (12.33%) LDAP
14 9 (12.33%) SOAP
14 9 (12.33%) CCNP
14 9 (12.33%) Ericsson

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:

Applications
1 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.48%) MS Office
3 4 (5.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.11%) AutoCAD
5 2 (2.74%) MS Project
5 2 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.37%) MicroStation
6 1 (1.37%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (1.37%) ProjectWise
6 1 (1.37%) PTC Creo
6 1 (1.37%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Workday HCM
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.14%) 3G
1 22 (30.14%) 4G
2 17 (23.29%) LTE
3 13 (17.81%) 2G
4 9 (12.33%) Diameter Protocol
4 9 (12.33%) INAP
4 9 (12.33%) LDAP
4 9 (12.33%) SIGTRAN
5 8 (10.96%) MGW
6 6 (8.22%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (8.22%) VoLTE
7 3 (4.11%) Wireless
8 2 (2.74%) ATM
8 2 (2.74%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.74%) LAN
8 2 (2.74%) Nokia DX200
9 1 (1.37%) DHCP
9 1 (1.37%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.37%) VPN
9 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.37%) MS Access
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) LabVIEW
General
1 27 (36.99%) Telecoms
2 16 (21.92%) Back Office
3 9 (12.33%) Finance
4 7 (9.59%) Front Office
5 4 (5.48%) Electronics
5 4 (5.48%) Military
6 2 (2.74%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.37%) Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (16.44%) Support Engineer
2 10 (13.70%) Project Manager
3 8 (10.96%) Transmission Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Back Office Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Linux Support
5 6 (8.22%) Linux Support Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Design Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) IT Manager
6 5 (6.85%) IT Project Manager
6 5 (6.85%) NOC Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Applications Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Applications Project Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Project Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Electrical Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) SOAP
1 9 (12.33%) SPML
2 1 (1.37%) .NET
2 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.59%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.11%) User Experience
5 2 (2.74%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.74%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.74%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.74%) VHDL
6 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.37%) Handset
6 1 (1.37%) PMI
6 1 (1.37%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.81%) Windows
2 7 (9.59%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.22%) Linux
4 5 (6.85%) Unix
4 5 (6.85%) Windows 2000
4 5 (6.85%) Windows NT
4 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.85%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) ITIL
1 19 (26.03%) Project Management
2 12 (16.44%) PRINCE2
2 12 (16.44%) Service Delivery
3 11 (15.07%) High Availability
4 10 (13.70%) Change Management
5 9 (12.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (10.96%) Network Design
7 7 (9.59%) Incident Management
7 7 (9.59%) Integration Testing
7 7 (9.59%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.85%) Performance Management
9 4 (5.48%) CMMI
9 4 (5.48%) Configuration Management
9 4 (5.48%) Six Sigma
9 4 (5.48%) Time Management
9 4 (5.48%) Validation
10 3 (4.11%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (4.11%) Presales
10 3 (4.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) C
2 3 (4.11%) Python
3 2 (2.74%) AWK
3 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.74%) Perl
3 2 (2.74%) sed
3 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.74%) SQL
4 1 (1.37%) C#
4 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (61.64%) HND
2 21 (28.77%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (23.29%) Degree
4 13 (17.81%) CCNA
4 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
4 13 (17.81%) Security Cleared
5 9 (12.33%) CCNP
6 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (8.22%) MCSE
7 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (8.22%) RHCSA
8 4 (5.48%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (1.37%) CCIE
9 1 (1.37%) CCVP
9 1 (1.37%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.37%) GNVQ
9 1 (1.37%) MAPM
9 1 (1.37%) NVQ Level 4
9 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.55%) SLA
2 3 (4.11%) Def Stans
2 3 (4.11%) IEC 61508
3 2 (2.74%) DO-254
3 2 (2.74%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.74%) JTAG
3 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.48%) XenApp
3 3 (4.11%) Firmware
4 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Nagios
1 4 (5.48%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.11%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (2.74%) Puppet
4 1 (1.37%) Netcool
Vendors
1 18 (24.66%) Nokia
2 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
3 10 (13.70%) Cisco
4 9 (12.33%) Ericsson
5 8 (10.96%) Citrix
5 8 (10.96%) Huawei
6 7 (9.59%) Remedy
7 6 (8.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 6 (8.22%) BT
7 6 (8.22%) HP
7 6 (8.22%) Nokia Networks
7 6 (8.22%) Siemens
8 4 (5.48%) Altiris
9 3 (4.11%) Arqiva
9 3 (4.11%) NetCracker
9 3 (4.11%) Nortel
9 3 (4.11%) Telindus
9 3 (4.11%) Tellabs
9 3 (4.11%) Virgin Media
9 3 (4.11%) ZTE
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Rate: £25 - £29 per hour
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