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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 67 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing HNC 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.35% 0.70% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 2.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £270 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.06 £29.72 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +74.82%
HNC
Berkshire

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
277 245 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.44% 28.42% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 109 133
Median daily rate £400 £395 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 3
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +34.00%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing HNC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for HNC.

1 5 (71.43%) Nokia
1 5 (71.43%) 3G
1 5 (71.43%) 4G
2 4 (57.14%) High Availability
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (57.14%) SIGTRAN
2 4 (57.14%) SPML
2 4 (57.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (57.14%) Network Design
2 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) LTE
2 4 (57.14%) MGW
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) INAP
2 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
2 4 (57.14%) Change Management
2 4 (57.14%) Front Office
2 4 (57.14%) Back Office
2 4 (57.14%) SOAP
2 4 (57.14%) HND
2 4 (57.14%) LDAP
3 2 (28.57%) Puppet
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) sed
3 2 (28.57%) RHCSA
3 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
3 2 (28.57%) XenServer
3 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (28.57%) Time Management

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) 3G
1 5 (71.43%) 4G
2 4 (57.14%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (57.14%) INAP
2 4 (57.14%) LDAP
2 4 (57.14%) LTE
2 4 (57.14%) MGW
2 4 (57.14%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (14.29%) 2G
3 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
General
1 4 (57.14%) Back Office
1 4 (57.14%) Front Office
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Support
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Linux Support
2 2 (28.57%) Linux Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
1 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Change Management
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (57.14%) High Availability
1 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Network Design
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) AWK
1 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) sed
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) HND
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (28.57%) XenServer
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Nokia
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 2 (28.57%) Remedy
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (14.29%) BT
3 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 1 (14.29%) Huawei
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (14.29%) Siemens