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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 220 227 207
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Contract jobs citing HNC 43 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 0.66% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £196 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £284 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £263 £315
% change year-on-year
+45.71% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% -30.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-28.26% -3.15%
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
2698 2414 1933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.52% 25.48% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1427 1181 916
Average daily rate £375 £356 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +5.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 126 115
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -18.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.44 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £24.90
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -27.71%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +14 15 £240 - 8
Berkshire -4 11 £246 +51.53% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 10 £400 -
Hampshire -4 4 £283 -1.73% 2
Kent - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 1
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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 47 (70.15%) HND
2 36 (53.73%) Telecoms
3 21 (31.34%) Degree
4 17 (25.37%) Radio Access Network
4 17 (25.37%) ITIL
5 16 (23.88%) 3G
5 16 (23.88%) 2G
5 16 (23.88%) Project Management
6 15 (22.39%) LTE
7 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
8 13 (19.40%) Perl
8 13 (19.40%) SQL
9 12 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (16.42%) Change Management
10 11 (16.42%) Ericsson
10 11 (16.42%) MS Project
10 11 (16.42%) PRINCE2
11 10 (14.93%) UNIX
11 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
11 10 (14.93%) CCNA
11 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
11 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
12 9 (13.43%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (13.43%) CCNP
13 8 (11.94%) Nokia
13 8 (11.94%) Oracle
13 8 (11.94%) Service Management
13 8 (11.94%) Network Planning
13 8 (11.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 8 (11.94%) 4G

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) TeamSite
2 1 (1.49%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.49%) WordPress
2 1 (1.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) MS Project
2 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
3 6 (8.96%) MS Office
4 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.99%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.37%) Radio Access Network
2 16 (23.88%) 3G
2 16 (23.88%) 2G
3 15 (22.39%) LTE
4 8 (11.94%) 4G
5 4 (5.97%) Structured Cabling
5 4 (5.97%) HSRP
5 4 (5.97%) DNS
5 4 (5.97%) Firewall
5 4 (5.97%) MPLS
5 4 (5.97%) OSPF
5 4 (5.97%) BGP
6 3 (4.48%) DHCP
7 2 (2.99%) FTP
7 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.99%) LAN
7 2 (2.99%) ATM
7 2 (2.99%) SSH
8 1 (1.49%) SS7
8 1 (1.49%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) MS Access
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
General
1 36 (53.73%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.45%) Electronics
3 5 (7.46%) Back Office
4 4 (5.97%) Finance
5 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.48%) Publishing
6 2 (2.99%) Marketing
6 2 (2.99%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (17.91%) Project Manager
2 9 (13.43%) RAN Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Configuration Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) RAN Configuration Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Change Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) IP Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Project Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Linux Support Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Back Office Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Linux Support
9 2 (2.99%) Assistant Project Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Auditor
9 2 (2.99%) Data Centre Project Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Trainer
9 2 (2.99%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) XML
2 1 (1.49%) HTML
2 1 (1.49%) CSS
2 1 (1.49%) XSL
2 1 (1.49%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.49%) Replication
4 1 (1.49%) Economics
4 1 (1.49%) GIS
4 1 (1.49%) PMI
4 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.93%) UNIX
2 6 (8.96%) Windows
2 6 (8.96%) Linux
3 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) ITIL
2 16 (23.88%) Project Management
3 11 (16.42%) Change Management
3 11 (16.42%) PRINCE2
4 9 (13.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (11.94%) Service Management
5 8 (11.94%) Network Planning
6 7 (10.45%) Incident Management
6 7 (10.45%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.97%) Logistics
8 3 (4.48%) Coaching
8 3 (4.48%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (2.99%) QMS
9 2 (2.99%) Time Management
9 2 (2.99%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.99%) Test Strategy
9 2 (2.99%) PRINCE
9 2 (2.99%) Six Sigma
9 2 (2.99%) Migration
9 2 (2.99%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) Perl
1 13 (19.40%) SQL
2 2 (2.99%) Java
3 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.49%) C
3 1 (1.49%) C#
3 1 (1.49%) VB
3 1 (1.49%) VBA
3 1 (1.49%) PHP
3 1 (1.49%) Bourne shell
3 1 (1.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 47 (70.15%) HND
2 21 (31.34%) Degree
3 12 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (14.93%) CCNA
4 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
4 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
5 9 (13.43%) CCNP
6 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (7.46%) APMP
7 5 (7.46%) DV Cleared
8 4 (5.97%) MCSE
9 3 (4.48%) RHCSA
10 2 (2.99%) GNVQ
10 2 (2.99%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.49%) CCA
11 1 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) QA
2 3 (4.48%) SLA
3 2 (2.99%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.49%) NFS
3 1 (1.49%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (5.97%) Nagios
2 4 (5.97%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.42%) Ericsson
3 8 (11.94%) Nokia
3 8 (11.94%) Oracle
3 8 (11.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (10.45%) Nortel
5 4 (5.97%) F5
5 4 (5.97%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.97%) Citrix
5 4 (5.97%) HP
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco
5 4 (5.97%) Remedy
6 3 (4.48%) VMware
6 3 (4.48%) Altiris
6 3 (4.48%) Veritas
6 3 (4.48%) Isilon
7 2 (2.99%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.99%) SAP
8 1 (1.49%) NEC
8 1 (1.49%) Cramer
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £46.08 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £31 per hour + DOE
Posted: 27 days ago