The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank - 132 135
Contract jobs citing HNC 0 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.19% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £313 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.63 £15.79 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.28% -56.13%
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 North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
609 505 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.07% 17.35% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 235 319
Average daily rate £340 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 53 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £18.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HNC
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

HNC Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HNC
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

HNC Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HNC
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - - 3
HNC
England

HNC
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (83.33%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) HND
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITSM
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (33.33%) Altiris
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Advertising
4 1 (16.67%) Minitab
4 1 (16.67%) Progress
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Mechanical Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITSM
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) HND
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Altiris
2 1 (16.67%) Minitab
2 1 (16.67%) Progress
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft