The first table below looks at the demand for HNC in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Manchester 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 80 - 82
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing HNC 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.080% - 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% - 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£230 - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.58 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+9.11% -41.75%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
165 178 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.22% 15.61% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 80 88
Average daily rate £310 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £238 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £427 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 22
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

HNC
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HNC across the Manchester region.

HNC Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

HNC
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the Manchester region.

HNC Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

HNC
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) HND
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) HND
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle