The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 64 71 77
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing HNC 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.36% 0.50% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.18% 1.92% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£240 £206 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £340
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.09 £22.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+106.98% -7.14%
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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 Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
254 260 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.49% 25.97% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 109 57
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £217 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 3
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -62.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

HNC
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HNC across the Reading region.

HNC Daily Rate Trend in Reading

HNC
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the Reading region.

HNC Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (66.67%) UNIX
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
1 12 (66.67%) Linux
1 12 (66.67%) MCSE
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (50.00%) Nagios
2 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (50.00%) HP
2 9 (50.00%) Citrix
2 9 (50.00%) CCA
2 9 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (44.44%) DNS
3 8 (44.44%) CCNA
3 8 (44.44%) Perl
3 8 (44.44%) DHCP
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (44.44%) Isilon
4 6 (33.33%) Thin Client
4 6 (33.33%) Bourne shell
4 6 (33.33%) Fat Client
4 6 (33.33%) Korn
4 6 (33.33%) C
4 6 (33.33%) VB
4 6 (33.33%) NFS
4 6 (33.33%) HND

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
1 8 (44.44%) DHCP
2 5 (27.78%) 3G
2 5 (27.78%) 2G
2 5 (27.78%) 4G
2 5 (27.78%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (27.78%) LTE
3 2 (11.11%) FTP
3 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.11%) SSH
4 1 (5.56%) SS7
4 1 (5.56%) GSM
4 1 (5.56%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MS Access
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Linux Support Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Support Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Linux Support
3 2 (11.11%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 6 (33.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) UNIX
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
1 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Time Management
2 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Perl
2 6 (33.33%) Bourne shell
2 6 (33.33%) Korn
2 6 (33.33%) C
2 6 (33.33%) VB
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) MCSE
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (50.00%) CCA
2 9 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (44.44%) CCNA
4 6 (33.33%) HND
5 5 (27.78%) CCNP
6 3 (16.67%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) NFS
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (5.56%) NDS
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 9 (50.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 9 (50.00%) HP
1 9 (50.00%) Citrix
2 8 (44.44%) Isilon
3 6 (33.33%) EMC
4 3 (16.67%) Remedy
4 3 (16.67%) Altiris
4 3 (16.67%) Veritas
5 2 (11.11%) 3PAR
5 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (5.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks