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 28 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 143 154 131
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -23
Contract jobs citing HNC 10 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.078% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £330 £420 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +82.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £27.40 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.08% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.81 £32.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-25.59% +88.23%
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
700 795 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.13% 20.77% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 425 299
Median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 60 51
Median hourly rate £42.73 £30.52 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +41.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £56.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing HNC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Cheshire - 5 - -
Manchester 0 4 - - 1
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 North West region with a requirement for HNC.

1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) HND
2 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (30.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (30.00%) IT Asset Management
3 3 (30.00%) Security Operations
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Apple
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
3 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) CESG
4 2 (20.00%) PMI
4 2 (20.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (20.00%) SIEM
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (10.00%) SANS
5 1 (10.00%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Prototyping
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Bluetooth
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) IT Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (10.00%) IT Security Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Network Planner
2 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Product Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Project Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) CESG
1 2 (20.00%) PMI
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (30.00%) IT Asset Management
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 3 (30.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) SIEM
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Video Processing
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) HND
3 2 (20.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (10.00%) SANS
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) EMC