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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 248 259 226
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -33
Contract jobs citing HNC 9 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.18% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.67% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 11
Median daily rate £305 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £321 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £410 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 £60.00 £20.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +190.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +66.66%
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
2090 2674 2427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.98% 26.93% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1605 1238
Median daily rate £400 £398 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 115 119
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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
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 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 September 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 -1 5 - -
Surrey +9 1 £305 -
Buckinghamshire +8 1 £413 +10.00%
Hampshire +5 1 - -
Kent - 1 £130 -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 18 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 17 (65.38%) 3G
3 16 (61.54%) 4G
4 15 (57.69%) Nokia
5 13 (50.00%) HND
5 13 (50.00%) Service Delivery
5 13 (50.00%) LTE
6 11 (42.31%) Degree
6 11 (42.31%) Back Office
7 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
8 9 (34.62%) Change Management
8 9 (34.62%) High Availability
9 8 (30.77%) SPML
9 8 (30.77%) Diameter Protocol
9 8 (30.77%) SIGTRAN
9 8 (30.77%) 2G
9 8 (30.77%) INAP
9 8 (30.77%) LDAP
9 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
9 8 (30.77%) SOAP
10 7 (26.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 7 (26.92%) Ericsson
10 7 (26.92%) Siemens
10 7 (26.92%) SLA
10 7 (26.92%) Project Management
10 7 (26.92%) BT
10 7 (26.92%) Huawei
10 7 (26.92%) MGW
10 7 (26.92%) Nokia Networks
10 7 (26.92%) Virtual Machines

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 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 6 (23.08%) MS Visio
3 5 (19.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (7.69%) MS Office
5 1 (3.85%) CATIA
5 1 (3.85%) MS Project
5 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) 3G
2 16 (61.54%) 4G
3 13 (50.00%) LTE
4 8 (30.77%) 2G
4 8 (30.77%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (30.77%) INAP
4 8 (30.77%) LDAP
4 8 (30.77%) SIGTRAN
5 7 (26.92%) MGW
5 7 (26.92%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (19.23%) Wireless
7 2 (7.69%) Nokia DX200
8 1 (3.85%) ATM
8 1 (3.85%) Node B
8 1 (3.85%) VPN
8 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (19.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) eggPlant
1 1 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
General
1 18 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 11 (42.31%) Back Office
3 6 (23.08%) Front Office
4 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.85%) Finance
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Telecoms Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Design Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Telecoms Assistant
4 3 (11.54%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Mobile Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) RAN Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) SOAP
1 8 (30.77%) SPML
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Life Science
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 9 (34.62%) Change Management
2 9 (34.62%) High Availability
3 7 (26.92%) Project Management
4 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Network Design
4 6 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (19.23%) Dashboard Development
6 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL
8 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.85%) Change Control
8 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.85%) PDM
8 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.85%) Validation
8 1 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) HND
2 11 (42.31%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (3.85%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Nokia
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 7 (26.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 7 (26.92%) BT
3 7 (26.92%) Ericsson
3 7 (26.92%) Huawei
3 7 (26.92%) Nokia Networks
3 7 (26.92%) Siemens
4 6 (23.08%) Cramer
4 6 (23.08%) Tellabs
5 5 (19.23%) Arqiva
5 5 (19.23%) Citrix
5 5 (19.23%) NetCracker
5 5 (19.23%) Nortel
5 5 (19.23%) Remedy
5 5 (19.23%) Telindus
5 5 (19.23%) Virgin Media
5 5 (19.23%) ZTE
6 1 (3.85%) SAP
6 1 (3.85%) VMware