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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank - 153 136
Contract jobs citing HNC 0 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.82% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Median daily rate - £681 £193
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +253.89%
UK excluding London median daily rate £248 £400 £250
% change year-on-year
-38.12% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +27.88%
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
862 850 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.42% 21.38% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 375 303
Median daily rate £400 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 92 83
Median hourly rate £43.00 £37.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% +105.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.00 £55.00 £35.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1 (100.00%) HND
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) GNVQ
1 1 (100.00%) NVQ Level 3
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring

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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) GNVQ
1 1 (100.00%) HND
1 1 (100.00%) NVQ Level 3
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft