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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 249 245 226
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -19
Contract jobs citing HNC 12 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.065% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.25% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 3
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£340 - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.80% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £15.58
% change year-on-year
+105.88% +9.11%
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
2489 2369 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.11% 25.76% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1472 1166 1066
Average daily rate £375 £351 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 81 113
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.67% -13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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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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
Berkshire +13 10 £340 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 3
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 33 (70.21%) HND
2 24 (51.06%) Telecoms
3 22 (46.81%) Degree
4 16 (34.04%) ITIL
5 11 (23.40%) Radio Access Network
6 10 (21.28%) Project Management
6 10 (21.28%) 3G
6 10 (21.28%) 2G
7 9 (19.15%) Service Management
7 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
7 9 (19.15%) SQL
7 9 (19.15%) LTE
8 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
8 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
8 8 (17.02%) Perl
8 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
9 7 (14.89%) Change Management
10 6 (12.77%) MS Project
10 6 (12.77%) PRINCE2
10 6 (12.77%) UNIX
10 6 (12.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (12.77%) QA
10 6 (12.77%) APMP
10 6 (12.77%) 4G
10 6 (12.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (10.64%) Electronics
11 5 (10.64%) Logistics
11 5 (10.64%) MS Access
11 5 (10.64%) MS Office

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.77%) MS Project
3 5 (10.64%) MS Office
4 2 (4.26%) CATIA
5 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) Radio Access Network
2 10 (21.28%) 2G
2 10 (21.28%) 3G
3 9 (19.15%) LTE
4 6 (12.77%) 4G
5 4 (8.51%) Structured Cabling
5 4 (8.51%) LAN
6 2 (4.26%) ATM
6 2 (4.26%) Internet
7 1 (2.13%) Network Security
7 1 (2.13%) GSM
7 1 (2.13%) DWDM
7 1 (2.13%) SS7
7 1 (2.13%) SDH
7 1 (2.13%) UMTS
7 1 (2.13%) VoIP
7 1 (2.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) MS Access
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 24 (51.06%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Electronics
3 3 (6.38%) Publishing
3 3 (6.38%) Military
3 3 (6.38%) Finance
4 2 (4.26%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) Change Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Project Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Configuration Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) RAN Configuration Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) RAN Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (4.26%) Trainer
6 2 (4.26%) Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Designer
6 2 (4.26%) Implementation Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Trainer
6 2 (4.26%) Solutions Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Auditor
6 2 (4.26%) Service Transition Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Designer
7 1 (2.13%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Economics
1 2 (4.26%) Statistics
1 2 (4.26%) Mathematics
1 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.13%) CCTV
2 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) UNIX
2 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) ITIL
2 10 (21.28%) Project Management
3 9 (19.15%) Service Management
4 7 (14.89%) Change Management
5 6 (12.77%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.64%) Logistics
6 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.51%) Network Planning
8 3 (6.38%) ITSM
8 3 (6.38%) Change Control
8 3 (6.38%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.26%) QMS
9 2 (4.26%) Release Management
9 2 (4.26%) Test Strategy
9 2 (4.26%) SDLC
9 2 (4.26%) Migration
9 2 (4.26%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) Perl
3 2 (4.26%) C#
3 2 (4.26%) Java
4 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (70.21%) HND
2 22 (46.81%) Degree
3 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) APMP
4 6 (12.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (12.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (10.64%) CCNP
5 5 (10.64%) CCNA
5 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.26%) GNVQ
8 1 (2.13%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Ericsson
2 4 (8.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 3 (6.38%) Nokia
3 3 (6.38%) Nortel
4 2 (4.26%) VMware
4 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
4 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.13%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.13%) Remedy
5 1 (2.13%) Cramer
5 1 (2.13%) Alcatel-Lucent