The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 135 113 128
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs citing HNC 3 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.093% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.90% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £105 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £320 £258
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +24.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.38 £15.38 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.48% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.12% -18.33%
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
648 445 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.08% 18.16% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 194 283
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 38 29
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £29.70 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
HNC
England

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -17 1 - - 3
Cheshire - - - - 3
Cumbria - - - -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) ITSM
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (50.00%) Altiris
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) PLM
2 1 (25.00%) PDM
2 1 (25.00%) Teamcenter
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) CAD
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) HND
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Information Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) ITSM
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) CAD
2 1 (25.00%) PLM
2 1 (25.00%) PDM
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) HND
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Altiris
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
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