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 31 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 134 124 112
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs citing HNC 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.19% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 1.00% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£209 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.80% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.44 £11.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.91% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £15.58
% change year-on-year
+105.88% +9.11%
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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 Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
467 599 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.64% 21.70% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 291 187
Average daily rate £338 £348 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.87% -2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 26
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.25 £9.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £21.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HNC across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

HNC Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

HNC
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +8 4 - -
South Ayrshire - 2 £209 -
HNC
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HNC
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (100.00%) HND
2 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 4 (57.14%) PLM
2 4 (57.14%) Windchill
2 4 (57.14%) Teamcenter
2 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 4 (57.14%) Data Management
3 3 (42.86%) Electronics
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (42.86%) PBX
3 3 (42.86%) VoIP
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Statistics

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (57.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) PBX
1 3 (42.86%) VoIP
General
1 3 (42.86%) Electronics
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
1 4 (57.14%) PLM
1 4 (57.14%) Data Management
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) HND
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco