The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 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 Reading 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 65 71 63
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing HNC 2 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% 0.41% 1.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 1.59% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £218
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
288 251 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.86% 25.82% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 111 121
Average daily rate £400 £405 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +10.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
HNC
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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 24 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (66.67%) Remedy
1 4 (66.67%) ITSM
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
1 4 (66.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (50.00%) Replication
2 3 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Back Office
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) 3G
3 2 (33.33%) NDS
3 2 (33.33%) HND
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (33.33%) 4G
3 2 (33.33%) VoLTE
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) NEC
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) 3G
1 2 (33.33%) 4G
1 2 (33.33%) VoLTE
General
1 2 (33.33%) Back Office
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) ITSM
2 3 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) HND
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) NDS
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Remedy
2 2 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (16.67%) NEC