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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 143 131 122
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing HNC 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.17% 0.033% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.20% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £115 £170 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% +13.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £248 £400 £250
% change year-on-year
-38.12% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.50 - £11.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +27.88%
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
736 493 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.66% 16.47% 18.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 254 236
Median daily rate £332 £347 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 20
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £49.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 3 May 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
Edinburgh - 3 £115 -
Fife - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) AutoCAD
2 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (10.00%) QMS
3 1 (10.00%) CAPA
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) HND
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Internal Audit
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) ISO13485
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) Apple

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 (20.00%) AutoCAD
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) VoIP
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) IT Technician
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Technician
3 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) CAPA
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) Internal Audit
2 1 (10.00%) QMS
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (10.00%) ISO13485
2 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Apple
1 1 (10.00%) Dell
1 1 (10.00%) VMware