The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 431 432 425
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing HNC 6 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.008% 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.054% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Median daily rate £350 £400 £80
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +400.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £400 £64
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £400 £258
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.83% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
-58.57% +110.52%
HNC
England

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

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4020 3673 3841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.70% 15.56% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2654 2423 2478
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 67 91
Median hourly rate £19.23 £21.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.17 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing HNC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in London

HNC
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

HNC Daily Rate Trend in London

HNC
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HNC across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

HNC Daily Rate Histogram in London

HNC
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

HNC Hourly Rate Trend in London

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 London region with a requirement for HNC.

1 7 (58.33%) HND
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) SLA
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Bluetooth
3 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) Electronics
3 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) Software Packaging
3 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (25.00%) SCCM
3 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (25.00%) Fault Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Presales
4 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) NVQ Level 3
4 2 (16.67%) ZigBee
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Mathematics

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 1 (8.33%) MS Project
1 1 (8.33%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Apps
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) ZigBee
General
1 3 (25.00%) Electronics
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Electronics Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Product Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Software Packaging
2 2 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (25.00%) Fault Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Presales
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Prototyping
3 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Coaching
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
1 7 (58.33%) HND
2 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (16.67%) Firmware
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) EMC
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Apple
3 1 (8.33%) Google
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Veeam