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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 150 132 127
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs citing HNC 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.078% 0.066% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.37% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
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£420 £230 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.60% -26.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.80% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.40 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £17.00 £15.58
% change year-on-year
+97.05% +9.11%
HNC
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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
795 543 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.74% 17.99% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 268 228
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £513 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 55 51
Average hourly rate £33.95 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.31% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.54 £15.10 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.88 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HNC across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

HNC Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2015. 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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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 -12 2 £420 +82.60% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) Degree
2 7 (70.00%) HND
2 7 (70.00%) Project Management
3 6 (60.00%) Change Management
3 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (60.00%) CITP
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) Clustering
6 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (10.00%) Retail
6 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Firewall
6 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (10.00%) SAN
6 1 (10.00%) NetApp
6 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (10.00%) Apple
6 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
1 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Project Management
2 6 (60.00%) Change Management
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (10.00%) IT Asset Management
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Degree
2 7 (70.00%) HND
3 6 (60.00%) CITP
3 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) NetApp
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint