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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 433 432 433
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing HNC 10 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.044% 0.013% 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.081% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
Median daily rate £400 £425 £80
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +431.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £405 £64
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £445 £258
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +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
4052 3722 3806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.74% 15.88% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2574 2475 2522
Median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 66 76
Median hourly rate £17.85 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.01 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.66 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 September 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
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 28 September 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
Greenford - 1 £310 -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 (50.00%) ITIL
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
1 7 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 6 (42.86%) XenDesktop
2 6 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (42.86%) Software Packaging
2 6 (42.86%) SCCM
2 6 (42.86%) DV Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix
2 6 (42.86%) Service Management
3 5 (35.71%) HND
3 5 (35.71%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Fault Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Bluetooth
4 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (21.43%) Wireless
4 3 (21.43%) Electronics
5 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Firmware

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 (7.14%) MS Project
1 1 (7.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Google Apps
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Bluetooth
1 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (21.43%) Wireless
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) ZigBee
General
1 3 (21.43%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Electronics Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Product Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics Design Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Software Packaging
2 2 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 6 (42.86%) Service Management
3 5 (35.71%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Fault Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
6 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 1 (7.14%) Coaching
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (7.14%) Network Management
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Time Management
6 1 (7.14%) Video Processing
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
2 6 (42.86%) DV Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) HND
4 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Def Stans
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) XenDesktop
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (14.29%) Firmware
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) EMC
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Apple
3 1 (7.14%) Google
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Veeam