The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 124 - 109
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing HNC 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.075% - 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% - 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £150 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £320 £258
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +24.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.15% -20.83%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
489 385 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.45% 16.43% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 223 176
Average daily rate £327 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 31
Average hourly rate £18.00 £40.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.89 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £44.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
HNC
UK

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Aberdeen - 1 £150 - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Aberdeenshire - - - -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) QMS
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Technician
2 1 (20.00%) IT Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Junior
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) QMS
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) HND
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) SAP