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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 261 229 237
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +8
Contract jobs citing HNC 17 35 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.35% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 1.34% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 4
Average daily rate £343 £375 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £415 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £400 £263
% change year-on-year
-38.12% +52.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +13.01%
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
2678 2612 2487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.79% 26.25% 26.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1663 1410 1244
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 121 118
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +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 29 April 2016.

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
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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +12 11 - - 1
Hampshire -3 3 - - 1
Surrey -21 2 £270 +12.50%
Buckinghamshire +9 1 £415 +3.75% 1
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 24 (60.00%) HND
2 21 (52.50%) Telecoms
3 19 (47.50%) 3G
3 19 (47.50%) 4G
4 16 (40.00%) Nokia
4 16 (40.00%) LTE
5 14 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (32.50%) ITIL
6 13 (32.50%) Back Office
7 11 (27.50%) 2G
8 10 (25.00%) High Availability
9 9 (22.50%) SLA
10 8 (20.00%) CCNP
10 8 (20.00%) SOAP
10 8 (20.00%) LDAP
10 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
10 8 (20.00%) Change Management
10 8 (20.00%) Ericsson
10 8 (20.00%) Project Management
10 8 (20.00%) INAP
10 8 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
10 8 (20.00%) SPML
10 8 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
11 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
11 7 (17.50%) MGW
11 7 (17.50%) Network Design
11 7 (17.50%) Remedy
11 7 (17.50%) CCNA
12 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
12 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) AutoCAD
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
3 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.50%) MicroStation
4 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.50%) MS Project
4 1 (2.50%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (2.50%) ProjectWise
4 1 (2.50%) PTC Creo
4 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.50%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 19 (47.50%) 3G
1 19 (47.50%) 4G
2 16 (40.00%) LTE
3 11 (27.50%) 2G
4 8 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (20.00%) INAP
4 8 (20.00%) LDAP
4 8 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
5 7 (17.50%) MGW
6 6 (15.00%) VoLTE
7 4 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (7.50%) ATM
8 3 (7.50%) Wireless
9 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
9 2 (5.00%) Nokia DX200
10 1 (2.50%) Internet
10 1 (2.50%) LAN
10 1 (2.50%) MPLS
10 1 (2.50%) Node B
10 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.50%) MS Access
General
1 21 (52.50%) Telecoms
2 13 (32.50%) Back Office
3 6 (15.00%) Front Office
4 4 (10.00%) Finance
5 2 (5.00%) Military
6 1 (2.50%) Electronics
6 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Transmission Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Back Office Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Support Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Linux Support
3 6 (15.00%) Linux Support Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Design Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Electrical Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) IP Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Mobile Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Access Transmission Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) RAN Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) SOAP
1 8 (20.00%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.50%) User Experience
3 2 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Linux
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
1 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (12.50%) Unix
3 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) High Availability
3 8 (20.00%) Change Management
3 8 (20.00%) Project Management
3 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 7 (17.50%) Network Design
5 6 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (15.00%) Incident Management
5 6 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (7.50%) Workflow
6 3 (7.50%) Workflow Management
7 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.00%) Service Management
7 2 (5.00%) Time Management
8 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.50%) CAD
8 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) AWK
1 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.00%) Perl
1 2 (5.00%) Python
1 2 (5.00%) sed
1 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (60.00%) HND
2 14 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (20.00%) CCNP
4 7 (17.50%) CCNA
5 6 (15.00%) Degree
5 6 (15.00%) MCSE
5 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (15.00%) RHCSA
6 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) XenApp
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Nagios
1 4 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Nokia
2 8 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 7 (17.50%) Remedy
4 6 (15.00%) Huawei
4 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 5 (12.50%) BT
5 5 (12.50%) Citrix
5 5 (12.50%) HP
5 5 (12.50%) Nokia Networks
5 5 (12.50%) Siemens
6 4 (10.00%) Altiris
7 3 (7.50%) Arqiva
7 3 (7.50%) NEC
7 3 (7.50%) NetCracker
7 3 (7.50%) Telindus
7 3 (7.50%) Virgin Media
7 3 (7.50%) ZTE
8 2 (5.00%) IBM
8 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
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