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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 407 399 397
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing HNC 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.030% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.19% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£350 £418 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.16% +39.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £15.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+88.23% -34.61%
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
3575 3717 3442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.29% 15.98% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2306 2463 2089
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 114 130
Average hourly rate £24.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.01% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £38.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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
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 1 July 2015. 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 -3 2 £350 -31.37%
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 5 (35.71%) HND
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
1 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 3 (21.43%) MCSE
3 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (21.43%) VPN
3 3 (21.43%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) MCP
3 3 (21.43%) Apple
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (21.43%) Internet
3 3 (21.43%) Electronics
3 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) CCNA
3 3 (21.43%) MCTS
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) Lync
4 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) QA
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (21.43%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) MD110
2 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
2 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 3 (21.43%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Service Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Relationships Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Change Management
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (7.14%) Six Sigma
4 1 (7.14%) Benchmarking
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.14%) Logistics
4 1 (7.14%) MODAF
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) HND
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) MCP
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) MCSE
2 3 (21.43%) CCNA
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (21.43%) MCTS
3 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (7.14%) GNVQ
4 1 (7.14%) APMP
4 1 (7.14%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Apple
3 1 (7.14%) Mitel
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Siemens