The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing HNC 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £400 £250
% change year-on-year
-38.12% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +13.01%
HNC
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
59 100 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.72% 19.01% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 51 84
Average daily rate £400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £154 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
Average hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.38 £42.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £42.50 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

HNC
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HNC across the Essex region.

HNC Daily Rate Trend in Essex

HNC
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the Essex region.

HNC Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

HNC
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (100.00%) HND
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) LabVIEW
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) IEC 61508

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Validation Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Verification Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) IEC 61508
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware