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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 62 77 87
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +10
Contract jobs citing HNC 13 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.43% 0.90% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.04% 2.58% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £260 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +19.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £260 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £260 £232
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.09 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% -16.66%
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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
258 388 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.38% 35.11% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 193 99
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £235 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 6
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.84 £15.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.02% -5.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £12.00 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £21.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.39%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HNC across the Reading region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

HNC Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 October 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 13 (76.47%) Linux
2 12 (70.59%) MCSE
2 12 (70.59%) UNIX
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 9 (52.94%) Nagios
3 9 (52.94%) NetBackup
3 9 (52.94%) Red Hat
3 9 (52.94%) Citrix
3 9 (52.94%) CCA
3 9 (52.94%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 9 (52.94%) HP
4 8 (47.06%) DNS
4 8 (47.06%) DHCP
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (47.06%) Isilon
5 7 (41.18%) Perl
6 6 (35.29%) VB
6 6 (35.29%) C
6 6 (35.29%) NFS
6 6 (35.29%) EMC
6 6 (35.29%) Thin Client
6 6 (35.29%) Bourne shell
6 6 (35.29%) Korn
6 6 (35.29%) Fat Client
7 5 (29.41%) Time Management
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) DHCP
1 8 (47.06%) DNS
2 4 (23.53%) 3G
2 4 (23.53%) 4G
3 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (11.76%) VoLTE
3 2 (11.76%) 2G
3 2 (11.76%) SSH
3 2 (11.76%) LTE
3 2 (11.76%) FTP
3 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) GSM
4 1 (5.88%) UMTS
4 1 (5.88%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MS Access
General
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Support Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Linux Support
3 6 (35.29%) Linux Support Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Thin Client
1 6 (35.29%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Linux
2 12 (70.59%) UNIX
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Time Management
2 3 (17.65%) Software Deployment
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Change Management
2 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Perl
2 6 (35.29%) VB
2 6 (35.29%) Korn
2 6 (35.29%) Bourne shell
2 6 (35.29%) C
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) MCSE
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (52.94%) CCA
2 9 (52.94%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (29.41%) HND
3 5 (29.41%) CCNA
4 2 (11.76%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) NFS
3 3 (17.65%) NDS
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) Nagios
1 9 (52.94%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) HP
1 9 (52.94%) Citrix
1 9 (52.94%) Red Hat
2 8 (47.06%) Isilon
3 6 (35.29%) EMC
4 3 (17.65%) Veritas
4 3 (17.65%) Remedy
4 3 (17.65%) Altiris
4 3 (17.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (11.76%) 3PAR
5 2 (11.76%) VMware
6 1 (5.88%) NEC
6 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
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