The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 South East 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 238 230 208
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -22
Contract jobs citing HNC 6 9 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.066% 0.11% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.43% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 11
Average daily rate
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- £365 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +65.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2379 2101 2173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.31% 24.92% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 1080 956
Average daily rate £355 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 116 146
Average hourly rate £17.07 £20.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.73% -24.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.33 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
HNC
England

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
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
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 23 July 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
Buckinghamshire -5 4 - -
Berkshire +1 2 - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 4
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 14 (73.68%) HND
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Project Management
4 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2
4 7 (36.84%) MS Project
4 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) ITIL
6 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
6 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) Degree
7 4 (21.05%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (21.05%) Remedy
7 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
7 4 (21.05%) ITSM
8 3 (15.79%) Replication
8 3 (15.79%) Service Management
8 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
8 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
9 2 (10.53%) Finance
9 2 (10.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (10.53%) 4G
9 2 (10.53%) VoLTE
9 2 (10.53%) Back Office
9 2 (10.53%) Change Management
9 2 (10.53%) 3G
9 2 (10.53%) NDS
10 1 (5.26%) Cisco

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Project
2 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) 3G
1 2 (10.53%) 4G
1 2 (10.53%) VoLTE
2 1 (5.26%) HSRP
2 1 (5.26%) MPLS
2 1 (5.26%) OSPF
2 1 (5.26%) BGP
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IP Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Project Management
2 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2
3 6 (31.58%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
4 4 (21.05%) ITSM
5 3 (15.79%) Service Management
5 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
7 1 (5.26%) Business Development
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) HND
2 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Degree
5 4 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.26%) CCNP
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) NDS
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Remedy
3 2 (10.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) NEC
4 1 (5.26%) Minitab