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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 120 119 102
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Contract jobs citing HNC 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.072% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.81% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£319 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £300 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £278 £328
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -15.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.09 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.04 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+104.62% +12.50%
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
459 372 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.64% 15.10% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 160 185
Average daily rate £350 £355 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £264 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 19
Average hourly rate £16.16 £20.06 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -41.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.27 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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
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 22 December 2014. 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
Aberdeen - - - -
Fife - - - - 2
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) HND
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) SLA
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) BPMN

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Junior
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) UML
1 1 (20.00%) Validation
1 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Use Case
1 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) BPMN
1 1 (20.00%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) HND
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA