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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 408 384 419
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +35
Contract jobs citing HNC 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.023% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.100% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate £523 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £350 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £350 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £320 £258
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +24.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.15% -20.83%
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4011 3299 3943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.58% 15.27% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2680 1982 2317
Average daily rate £411 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 109 115
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.66 £135.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London - - - - 1
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) HND
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
4 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) MS Office
5 2 (18.18%) Matrix Management
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) UNIX
5 2 (18.18%) MCP
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) MCTS
5 2 (18.18%) Apple
5 2 (18.18%) Internet
5 2 (18.18%) ITSM
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
6 1 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (9.09%) AWK

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
3 1 (9.09%) MS Project
3 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) PABX
General
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Project Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (9.09%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Equities
2 1 (9.09%) CCTV
2 1 (9.09%) SCADA
2 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (9.09%) GIS
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
2 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 1 (9.09%) Solaris
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
2 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Matrix Management
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) ITSM
3 2 (18.18%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma
4 1 (9.09%) CAD
4 1 (9.09%) Document Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) AWK
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) Perl
1 1 (9.09%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) HND
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (18.18%) MCP
3 2 (18.18%) MCTS
4 1 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (9.09%) ACTC
4 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) ACSP
4 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Sun