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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 541 518 486
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -32
Contract jobs citing HNC 38 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.070% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.39% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 17
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£300 £288 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -15.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £142 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £350 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £278 £328
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -15.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
Average hourly rate £47.09 £17.05 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+176.18% -12.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £10.63 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.07 £35.60 £30.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.04 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+104.62% +15.38%
HNC
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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
10205 8433 7980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.58% 18.01% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6070 4791 4216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 355 559
Average hourly rate £18.21 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
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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 -17 24 £305 +27.08% 5
West Midlands -2 6 £235 -32.85% 3
South West -28 4 - - 5
North West -9 2 - - 4
London +7 1 £300 -14.28% 3
East of England -10 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - - 1
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HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 47 (52.81%) HND
2 24 (26.97%) Project Management
3 21 (23.60%) Windows
3 21 (23.60%) Security Cleared
4 20 (22.47%) Degree
5 18 (20.22%) SC Cleared
6 17 (19.10%) Microsoft
7 16 (17.98%) PRINCE2
7 16 (17.98%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (16.85%) Service Delivery
9 14 (15.73%) MS Project
9 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (14.61%) Linux
10 13 (14.61%) ITIL
10 13 (14.61%) Telecoms
11 12 (13.48%) UNIX
11 12 (13.48%) MCSE
11 12 (13.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 11 (12.36%) Active Directory
12 11 (12.36%) Citrix
13 10 (11.24%) Finance
13 10 (11.24%) DV Cleared
14 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (10.11%) NetBackup
14 9 (10.11%) Windows 7
14 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (10.11%) Nagios
14 9 (10.11%) CCA
14 9 (10.11%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (10.11%) HP

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.25%) TeamSite
2 2 (2.25%) Drupal
2 2 (2.25%) WordPress
3 1 (1.12%) CMS
3 1 (1.12%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 14 (15.73%) MS Project
2 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
3 8 (8.99%) MS Office
4 3 (3.37%) Windchill
4 3 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) DHCP
1 8 (8.99%) DNS
2 6 (6.74%) 3G
3 4 (4.49%) MPLS
3 4 (4.49%) OSPF
3 4 (4.49%) BGP
3 4 (4.49%) Firewall
3 4 (4.49%) LTE
3 4 (4.49%) 4G
3 4 (4.49%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (4.49%) HSRP
4 3 (3.37%) 2G
5 2 (2.25%) SSH
5 2 (2.25%) FTP
5 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.25%) VoLTE
6 1 (1.12%) Internet
6 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.12%) GSM
6 1 (1.12%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) MS Access
2 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
General
1 13 (14.61%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.24%) Finance
3 7 (7.87%) Back Office
4 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.25%) Marketing
6 1 (1.12%) Military
6 1 (1.12%) Electronics
6 1 (1.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (23.60%) Project Manager
2 12 (13.48%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (12.36%) Support Engineer
4 6 (6.74%) Developer
4 6 (6.74%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (6.74%) Linux Support
4 6 (6.74%) Linux Support Engineer
4 6 (6.74%) Windows Support Engineer
5 4 (4.49%) IP Engineer
5 4 (4.49%) Analyst
5 4 (4.49%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Systems Test Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Security Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Coordinator
6 3 (3.37%) Senior Manager
6 3 (3.37%) Data Analyst
6 3 (3.37%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (3.37%) Back Office Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Configuration Controller
6 3 (3.37%) Assistant Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) XML
2 3 (3.37%) HTML
2 3 (3.37%) .NET
2 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.25%) CSS
3 2 (2.25%) XSL
3 2 (2.25%) SAP Basis
3 2 (2.25%) HTML5
4 1 (1.12%) REST
4 1 (1.12%) CSS3
4 1 (1.12%) Android SDK
4 1 (1.12%) JSON
4 1 (1.12%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.99%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.87%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.74%) Thin Client
4 6 (6.74%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.12%) GIS
6 1 (1.12%) STB
6 1 (1.12%) Statistics
6 1 (1.12%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.60%) Windows
2 13 (14.61%) Linux
3 12 (13.48%) UNIX
4 9 (10.11%) Windows 7
4 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.12%) Android
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.12%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) Project Management
2 16 (17.98%) PRINCE2
3 15 (16.85%) Service Delivery
4 13 (14.61%) ITIL
5 8 (8.99%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (6.74%) Change Management
6 6 (6.74%) Six Sigma
7 5 (5.62%) Time Management
8 4 (4.49%) Data Management
9 3 (3.37%) Requirements Management
9 3 (3.37%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.37%) Data Entry
9 3 (3.37%) CAD
9 3 (3.37%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.37%) Service Management
9 3 (3.37%) Software Deployment
9 3 (3.37%) Coaching
10 2 (2.25%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (2.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.99%) Perl
1 8 (8.99%) VB
2 7 (7.87%) C
3 6 (6.74%) Korn
3 6 (6.74%) Bourne shell
3 6 (6.74%) SQL
4 3 (3.37%) C#
4 3 (3.37%) Java
4 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.37%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.25%) PHP
6 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (52.81%) HND
2 21 (23.60%) Security Cleared
3 20 (22.47%) Degree
4 18 (20.22%) SC Cleared
5 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (13.48%) MCSE
6 12 (13.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 10 (11.24%) DV Cleared
8 9 (10.11%) CCA
8 9 (10.11%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (8.99%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (6.74%) CCNA
11 4 (4.49%) CCNP
12 3 (3.37%) RHCSA
13 2 (2.25%) MCP
13 2 (2.25%) MCSA
13 2 (2.25%) A+ Certification
13 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (2.25%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
14 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) SLA
2 3 (3.37%) QA
3 2 (2.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.12%) GCP
4 1 (1.12%) BS15000
4 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (12.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.74%) NFS
3 3 (3.37%) NDS
4 2 (2.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) Nagios
1 9 (10.11%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.25%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.25%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (19.10%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.36%) Citrix
3 9 (10.11%) Red Hat
3 9 (10.11%) HP
4 8 (8.99%) Isilon
5 7 (7.87%) EMC
6 6 (6.74%) Oracle
7 5 (5.62%) SAP
7 5 (5.62%) Cisco
7 5 (5.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (4.49%) F5
8 4 (4.49%) PTC
9 3 (3.37%) Altiris
9 3 (3.37%) Remedy
9 3 (3.37%) NEC
9 3 (3.37%) Nokia
9 3 (3.37%) Veritas
10 2 (2.25%) Ericsson
10 2 (2.25%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.25%) VMware
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