The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 154 129 127
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -2
Contract jobs citing HNC 1 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.034% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 1.16% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £169 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £19.50 £27.44 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.93% +143.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.06 £29.72 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +74.82%
HNC
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
753 516 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.67% 16.94% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 254 256
Median daily rate £330 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 27 29
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.17 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.12% +62.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £12.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.10 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+28.94% +34.00%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing HNC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

HNC
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

HNC Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

HNC
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

HNC Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

HNC
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Lothian - 1 - -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for HNC.

1 2 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) AutoCAD
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) HND
2 1 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) QMS
2 1 (16.67%) CAPA
2 1 (16.67%) Internal Audit
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) ISO13485

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) AutoCAD
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) IT Technician
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) CAPA
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Internal Audit
2 1 (16.67%) QMS
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (16.67%) ISO13485
2 1 (16.67%) QA