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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 427 423 432
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing HNC 7 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.032% 0.036% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.21% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Median daily rate £398 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.21% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
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
3552 3753 3986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.37% 16.80% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2272 2485 2765
Median daily rate £453 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 64 68
Median hourly rate £32.25 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.25% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.17 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the London region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 1 £395 -12.22%
Greenford - 1 £310 -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 8 (61.54%) ITIL
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
1 8 (61.54%) Service Management
1 8 (61.54%) Citrix
1 8 (61.54%) Problem Management
1 8 (61.54%) SCCM
1 8 (61.54%) DV Cleared
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
1 8 (61.54%) Degree
1 8 (61.54%) Software Packaging
1 8 (61.54%) XenDesktop
1 8 (61.54%) Continuous Improvement
1 8 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (61.54%) Virtual Desktop
2 7 (53.85%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
5 4 (30.77%) Change Management
6 3 (23.08%) HND
7 2 (15.38%) Bluetooth
7 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 2 (15.38%) EMC
7 2 (15.38%) Firmware
7 2 (15.38%) Middleware
7 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (15.38%) Wireless
7 2 (15.38%) Electronics
7 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
7 2 (15.38%) Fault Analysis

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 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) G Suite
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Bluetooth
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
1 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (15.38%) Wireless
1 2 (15.38%) ZigBee
General
1 2 (15.38%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Electronics Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Product Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) Software Packaging
2 2 (15.38%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Continuous Improvement
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
1 8 (61.54%) Problem Management
1 8 (61.54%) Service Management
2 7 (53.85%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
4 4 (30.77%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Fault Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (7.69%) Network Management
6 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Time Management
6 1 (7.69%) Video Processing
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Degree
1 8 (61.54%) DV Cleared
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) HND
3 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Def Stans
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
1 8 (61.54%) Virtual Desktop
1 8 (61.54%) XenDesktop
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (15.38%) Firmware
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Veeam
3 1 (7.69%) VMware