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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank - 135 132
Contract jobs citing HNC 0 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.18% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.90% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate - £681 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-16.15% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.02 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +53.93%
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
732 664 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.31% 20.30% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 338 239
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 51 70
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.33% +47.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £52.00 £36.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Apple
1 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (40.00%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) MOS
2 1 (20.00%) GNVQ
2 1 (20.00%) NVQ Level 3
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) HND
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Client/Server

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) IT Technician
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (40.00%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) GNVQ
1 1 (20.00%) HND
1 1 (20.00%) MOS
1 1 (20.00%) NVQ Level 3
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Apple
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP