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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 58 72 88
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +16
Contract jobs citing HNC 10 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.15% 1.08% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.64% 3.46% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £260 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £257 £278
% change year-on-year
+16.95% -7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.79 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+42.49% -56.13%
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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
275 318 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.65% 31.27% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 141 114
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £221 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 1
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.78 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -36.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014, 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 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
2 8 (80.00%) CCA
2 8 (80.00%) Citrix Certification
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) UNIX
4 5 (50.00%) DNS
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) HP
4 5 (50.00%) EMC
4 5 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (50.00%) Korn
4 5 (50.00%) Fat Client
4 5 (50.00%) NetBackup
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (50.00%) Thin Client
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (50.00%) Nagios
4 5 (50.00%) DHCP
4 5 (50.00%) NFS
4 5 (50.00%) C
4 5 (50.00%) Perl
4 5 (50.00%) VB
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (50.00%) Bourne shell
4 5 (50.00%) Isilon
5 3 (30.00%) Time Management
5 3 (30.00%) Software Deployment

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) VoLTE
2 2 (20.00%) 4G
2 2 (20.00%) 3G
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Linux Support
3 3 (30.00%) Linux Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 5 (50.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) UNIX
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Time Management
1 3 (30.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Korn
1 5 (50.00%) C
1 5 (50.00%) Perl
1 5 (50.00%) VB
1 5 (50.00%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) MCSE
1 8 (80.00%) CCA
1 8 (80.00%) Citrix Certification
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) HND
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (50.00%) NFS
2 2 (20.00%) NDS
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 5 (50.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
1 5 (50.00%) EMC
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
1 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 5 (50.00%) Isilon
2 2 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (10.00%) NEC