The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 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 London 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 389 409 416
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +7
Contract jobs citing HNC 10 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.042% 0.012% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.085% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£314 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.58% -6.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £300 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.64 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.63% -9.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.58 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+9.11% -30.75%
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3728 3531 3724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.81% 14.56% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2399 2153 2221
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £587 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 124 138
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.58 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £48.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
HNC
England

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 July 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
City of London - 2 £406 - 1
Romford - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Degree
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Time Management
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Software Packaging
4 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
4 3 (23.08%) SCCM
4 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) MS Office
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) HND
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 2 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (15.38%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (15.38%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (15.38%) Perl
5 2 (15.38%) AWK
5 2 (15.38%) Equities
5 2 (15.38%) Data Management
5 2 (15.38%) Logistics
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) Windchill
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
1 3 (23.08%) Field Service Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Field Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Coordinator
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Controller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Software Packaging
2 2 (15.38%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Equities
2 2 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
1 3 (23.08%) Service Management
1 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
1 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
1 3 (23.08%) Time Management
1 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Electronic Trading
2 2 (15.38%) Data Management
2 2 (15.38%) Logistics
3 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
1 2 (15.38%) AWK
1 2 (15.38%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) HND
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) PTC
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