The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 220 236 214
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Contract jobs citing HNC 36 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% 0.52% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £263 £320
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -17.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.01% -25.27%
HNC
England

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

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2593 2496 2128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.90% 26.39% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1247 1054
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 117 128
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

HNC
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

HNC Daily Rate Trend in the South East

HNC
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HNC across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

HNC Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

HNC
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

HNC Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

HNC
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HNC across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

HNC Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

HNC
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 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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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
Surrey +11 11 £240 - 1
Buckinghamshire +6 10 £400 -15.78%
Berkshire -3 7 £265 +63.07% 2
Hampshire -6 5 £230 -20.00% 1
Middlesex - 2 £405 -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 42 (70.00%) HND
2 34 (56.67%) Telecoms
3 21 (35.00%) Degree
4 16 (26.67%) Project Management
5 15 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
6 14 (23.33%) 3G
6 14 (23.33%) ITIL
6 14 (23.33%) 2G
7 13 (21.67%) LTE
8 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 12 (20.00%) SQL
9 11 (18.33%) Perl
9 11 (18.33%) Ericsson
9 11 (18.33%) Change Management
10 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
10 9 (15.00%) SC Cleared
10 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
10 9 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 8 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (13.33%) PRINCE2
11 8 (13.33%) MS Project
11 8 (13.33%) Nokia
11 8 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (13.33%) Service Management
11 8 (13.33%) Network Planning
12 7 (11.67%) Electronics
12 7 (11.67%) CCNP
12 7 (11.67%) Nortel
12 7 (11.67%) Oracle

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) WordPress
2 1 (1.67%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.33%) MS Project
3 6 (10.00%) MS Office
4 2 (3.33%) CATIA
4 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (23.33%) 3G
2 14 (23.33%) 2G
3 13 (21.67%) LTE
4 6 (10.00%) 4G
5 4 (6.67%) HSRP
5 4 (6.67%) Structured Cabling
5 4 (6.67%) MPLS
5 4 (6.67%) OSPF
5 4 (6.67%) BGP
5 4 (6.67%) Firewall
6 2 (3.33%) ATM
6 2 (3.33%) LAN
6 2 (3.33%) DNS
7 1 (1.67%) SSH
7 1 (1.67%) Internet
7 1 (1.67%) DWDM
7 1 (1.67%) SS7
7 1 (1.67%) DHCP
7 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) MS Access
2 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 34 (56.67%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.67%) Electronics
3 5 (8.33%) Back Office
3 5 (8.33%) Finance
4 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.00%) Publishing
5 2 (3.33%) Marketing
5 2 (3.33%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 9 (15.00%) RAN Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Analyst
4 7 (11.67%) Configuration Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) RAN Configuration Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Change Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) IP Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Project Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Back Office Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Assistant Project Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Data Centre Project Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Trainer
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Trainer
8 2 (3.33%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Auditor
9 1 (1.67%) Software Design Engineer
9 1 (1.67%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
2 1 (1.67%) XSL
2 1 (1.67%) CSS
2 1 (1.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.67%) Economics
4 1 (1.67%) CCTV
4 1 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.00%) UNIX
2 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) Project Management
2 14 (23.33%) ITIL
3 11 (18.33%) Change Management
4 9 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 8 (13.33%) Service Management
5 8 (13.33%) Network Planning
6 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 5 (8.33%) Logistics
7 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (3.33%) QMS
9 2 (3.33%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.33%) Test Strategy
9 2 (3.33%) PRINCE
9 2 (3.33%) Migration
9 2 (3.33%) Six Sigma
9 2 (3.33%) Quality Management
9 2 (3.33%) CMMI
9 2 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.00%) SQL
2 11 (18.33%) Perl
3 2 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.67%) C#
4 1 (1.67%) PHP
4 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (70.00%) HND
2 21 (35.00%) Degree
3 9 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (11.67%) CCNP
6 6 (10.00%) APMP
6 6 (10.00%) CCNA
7 4 (6.67%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.33%) GNVQ
8 2 (3.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.67%) MCSE
9 1 (1.67%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
3 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.67%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.67%) TeamSite
2 1 (1.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) Ericsson
3 8 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 8 (13.33%) Nokia
4 7 (11.67%) Nortel
4 7 (11.67%) Oracle
5 4 (6.67%) F5
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco
6 2 (3.33%) Remedy
6 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.33%) VMware
7 1 (1.67%) Altiris
7 1 (1.67%) NEC
7 1 (1.67%) Cramer
7 1 (1.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (1.67%) Veritas
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.67%) HP
7 1 (1.67%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.67%) Citrix