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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 216 221 200
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -21
Contract jobs citing HNC 22 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.68% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 9
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£246 £240 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% -34.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £139 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £269 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £340
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £35.02 £23.00 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.26% -29.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £23.00 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.84 £23.00 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.09 £22.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+106.98% -7.14%
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
2593 2070 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.78% 24.87% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1252 981 714
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 110 125
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -45.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.15 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +2 10 - - 4
Buckinghamshire -6 5 £300 +160.86% 2
Berkshire +2 4 £240 +16.36% 3
Hampshire -20 2 - - 4
Kent - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 37 (68.52%) HND
2 17 (31.48%) Telecoms
3 16 (29.63%) Project Management
4 13 (24.07%) Windows
5 12 (22.22%) Linux
5 12 (22.22%) MCSE
5 12 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 12 (22.22%) UNIX
5 12 (22.22%) Perl
5 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
6 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
7 10 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (18.52%) 3G
7 10 (18.52%) MS Project
7 10 (18.52%) Service Delivery
7 10 (18.52%) LTE
7 10 (18.52%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 9 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (16.67%) 2G
8 9 (16.67%) NetBackup
8 9 (16.67%) ITIL
8 9 (16.67%) Nagios
8 9 (16.67%) Red Hat
8 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 9 (16.67%) HP
8 9 (16.67%) Citrix

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) TeamSite
2 2 (3.70%) Drupal
2 2 (3.70%) WordPress
3 1 (1.85%) CMS
3 1 (1.85%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Project
2 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.85%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) 3G
1 10 (18.52%) LTE
1 10 (18.52%) Radio Access Network
2 9 (16.67%) 2G
3 8 (14.81%) DHCP
3 8 (14.81%) DNS
4 5 (9.26%) 4G
5 4 (7.41%) BGP
5 4 (7.41%) MPLS
5 4 (7.41%) OSPF
5 4 (7.41%) Firewall
5 4 (7.41%) HSRP
6 2 (3.70%) FTP
6 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.70%) SSH
7 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.85%) SS7
7 1 (1.85%) GSM
7 1 (1.85%) UMTS
7 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) MS Access
2 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
General
1 17 (31.48%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.26%) Back Office
3 4 (7.41%) Finance
3 4 (7.41%) Electronics
4 2 (3.70%) Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Project Manager
2 12 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Support Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) RAN Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Linux Support
4 6 (11.11%) Linux Support Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Configuration Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) IP Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) RAN Configuration Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Back Office Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Assistant Project Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Data Centre Project Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) XML
2 2 (3.70%) XSL
2 2 (3.70%) CSS
2 2 (3.70%) HTML
2 2 (3.70%) HTML5
3 1 (1.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Thin Client
1 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 6 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.85%) GIS
2 1 (1.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Windows
2 12 (22.22%) Linux
2 12 (22.22%) UNIX
3 9 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Project Management
2 12 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 10 (18.52%) Service Delivery
4 9 (16.67%) ITIL
5 8 (14.81%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.26%) Time Management
6 5 (9.26%) Network Planning
6 5 (9.26%) Change Management
7 4 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.56%) Software Deployment
8 3 (5.56%) Coaching
8 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.70%) PRINCE
9 2 (3.70%) CAD
9 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.70%) Service Management
9 2 (3.70%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (3.70%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.85%) Test Planning
10 1 (1.85%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) Perl
2 6 (11.11%) C
2 6 (11.11%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) VB
2 6 (11.11%) Korn
2 6 (11.11%) Bourne shell
3 2 (3.70%) PHP
3 2 (3.70%) Java
3 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (68.52%) HND
2 12 (22.22%) MCSE
2 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
4 10 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (16.67%) CCA
5 9 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (14.81%) CCNA
6 8 (14.81%) Degree
7 7 (12.96%) CCNP
8 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
9 3 (5.56%) RHCSA
10 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.85%) BS15000
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) NFS
3 2 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.85%) NDS
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 9 (16.67%) Nagios
2 5 (9.26%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 9 (16.67%) HP
2 9 (16.67%) Citrix
3 8 (14.81%) Isilon
4 7 (12.96%) EMC
4 7 (12.96%) Ericsson
5 6 (11.11%) Nokia
5 6 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (9.26%) Oracle
7 4 (7.41%) Cisco
7 4 (7.41%) Nortel
7 4 (7.41%) F5
8 3 (5.56%) Altiris
8 3 (5.56%) Remedy
8 3 (5.56%) Veritas
9 2 (3.70%) SAP
9 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.70%) VMware
9 2 (3.70%) 3PAR
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