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 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 253 246 245
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing HNC 17 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.19% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.74% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Median daily rate - £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-67.14% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £33.22 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £27.44 £14.13
% change year-on-year
-8.45% +94.26%
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
2540 2429 2488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.77% 25.99% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1535 1322 1231
Median daily rate £403 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 126 104
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing HNC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Berkshire +2 13 - - 1
Hampshire +4 3 - -
Surrey -14 1 - -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for HNC.

1 25 (65.79%) HND
2 22 (57.89%) Telecoms
3 21 (55.26%) 3G
3 21 (55.26%) 4G
4 17 (44.74%) LTE
4 17 (44.74%) Nokia
5 15 (39.47%) Back Office
6 13 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (34.21%) ITIL
7 11 (28.95%) 2G
7 11 (28.95%) High Availability
8 10 (26.32%) SPML
8 10 (26.32%) SIGTRAN
8 10 (26.32%) Change Management
8 10 (26.32%) INAP
8 10 (26.32%) SOAP
8 10 (26.32%) LDAP
8 10 (26.32%) Diameter Protocol
9 9 (23.68%) SLA
9 9 (23.68%) Project Management
9 9 (23.68%) Service Delivery
9 9 (23.68%) MGW
10 8 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (21.05%) Integration Testing
10 8 (21.05%) Network Design
10 8 (21.05%) Front Office
10 8 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (18.42%) Ericsson
11 7 (18.42%) Remedy
11 7 (18.42%) CCNP

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.63%) MicroStation
3 1 (2.63%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) MS Project
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.63%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (2.63%) ProjectWise
3 1 (2.63%) PTC Creo
3 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.63%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 21 (55.26%) 3G
1 21 (55.26%) 4G
2 17 (44.74%) LTE
3 11 (28.95%) 2G
4 10 (26.32%) Diameter Protocol
4 10 (26.32%) INAP
4 10 (26.32%) LDAP
4 10 (26.32%) SIGTRAN
5 9 (23.68%) MGW
6 6 (15.79%) VoLTE
7 4 (10.53%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (7.89%) ATM
8 3 (7.89%) Wireless
9 2 (5.26%) Nokia DX200
10 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
10 1 (2.63%) MPLS
10 1 (2.63%) Node B
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.63%) MS Access
General
1 22 (57.89%) Telecoms
2 15 (39.47%) Back Office
3 8 (21.05%) Front Office
4 4 (10.53%) Finance
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Back Office Engineer
1 7 (18.42%) Support Engineer
1 7 (18.42%) Transmission Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Linux Support
2 6 (15.79%) Linux Support Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Support Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Design Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Electrical Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) IP Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Mobile Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) RAN Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.26%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) SOAP
1 10 (26.32%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) User Experience
3 2 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Linux
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
1 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
2 4 (10.53%) Unix
2 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) ITIL
2 11 (28.95%) High Availability
3 10 (26.32%) Change Management
4 9 (23.68%) Project Management
4 9 (23.68%) Service Delivery
5 8 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (21.05%) Integration Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Network Design
5 8 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (7.89%) Workflow
7 3 (7.89%) Workflow Management
8 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.26%) Time Management
9 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.63%) Data Entry
9 1 (2.63%) Logistics
9 1 (2.63%) Open Source
9 1 (2.63%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) AWK
1 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.26%) Perl
1 2 (5.26%) Python
1 2 (5.26%) sed
1 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.63%) C
2 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (65.79%) HND
2 13 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (18.42%) CCNP
4 6 (15.79%) CCNA
4 6 (15.79%) MCSE
4 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (15.79%) RHCSA
5 5 (13.16%) Degree
6 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) XenApp
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (5.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Nagios
1 4 (10.53%) NetBackup
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
3 1 (2.63%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Nokia
2 7 (18.42%) Ericsson
2 7 (18.42%) Remedy
3 6 (15.79%) Huawei
4 5 (13.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 5 (13.16%) BT
4 5 (13.16%) Citrix
4 5 (13.16%) Nokia Networks
4 5 (13.16%) Siemens
5 4 (10.53%) Altiris
5 4 (10.53%) HP
5 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.89%) Arqiva
6 3 (7.89%) NetCracker
6 3 (7.89%) Telindus
6 3 (7.89%) Virgin Media
6 3 (7.89%) ZTE
7 2 (5.26%) Cramer
7 2 (5.26%) Tellabs
7 2 (5.26%) VMware